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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 09 2021

CTV News Should post-secondary schools mandate vaccines for on-campus learning? With a new school year quickly approaching and COVID-19 case numbers going up across Canada, some are beginning to ask whether post-secondary institutions should require staff and students to be vaccinated if they want to learn on campus. University World News Will Supreme Court ruling […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 06 2021

The Toronto Star ‘A recipe for disaster’: Western University profs will avoid the classroom due to lack of campus vaccination policy Adrian Owen works with ICU patients who’ve had severe brain injuries, including those whose brains were harmed by COVID-19. CTV News Carleton University making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory to live in residence, play sports Carleton […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 05 2021

CTV News Court dismisses government’s appeal of ruling that struck down student fee opt-out Ontario’s highest court has dismissed an appeal from the government after a provincial directive making some post-secondary student fees optional was ruled to be unlawful. University World News Long way to go for parity for women in HE leadership The latest […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 04 2021

CTV News Faculty at U of C calling for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines on campus Some professors at the University of Calgary want the post secondary to make COVID-19 vaccines a requirement as students return to campus in person in September. Global News COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for U of Guelph varsity athletes The University […]

BY IAN MUNROE | AUG 03 2021

National Newswatch Copyright collective can’t force tariffs on university, Supreme Court rules A copyright collective cannot force York University to pay fees for the use of published works in the classroom, given that the school bowed out of a formal arrangement, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The Globe and Mail Academics of Chinese […]

BY IAN MUNROE | JUL 30 2021

Maclean’s Canada’s universities and colleges are failing science By not requiring COVID-19 vaccination like the world’s top institutions, Canada’s universities are making themselves the dunces of COVID-19. The Globe and Mail Without mandatory vaccines, more campus shutdowns are inevitable To get ahead of future outbreaks, we need to act now and make vaccinations mandatory for […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUL 29 2021

The Record WLU launching examination of university’s namesake Wilfrid Laurier University is launching a public-education initiative that will examine the era and legacy of the Waterloo university’s namesake. Toronto Star International students show ‘increased loyalty’ toward Canada despite COVID-19 woes, survey finds The prospect of in-person classes and access to vaccines — as well as […]

BY IAN MUNROE | JUL 28 2021

CTV News Laurentian asks for more time to finalize process to deal with claims from former staff Laurentian University is asking the courts for more time to come up with a process to handle compensation claims from former staff members. Global News Trent University plans for mostly in-person learning in fall, Fleming College takes gradual […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUL 27 2021

Pie News 52% of students favour vaccine passports More than half of international students now believe universities should require vaccine passports before they are allowed onto campus, a survey has found. Times Higher Education Most overseas study plans ‘unchanged by pandemic’ Traditional worries like cost and job prospects trump would-be international students’ safety and travel […]

BY IAN MUNROE | JUL 26 2021

CBC News University students scramble to get into residence on campus University students are getting an education in something not in the lesson plan — pandemic housing. The Tyee Why Was UNBC’s Board Chair Fired? The NDP government blames ‘racist and discriminatory’ comments. But Aaron Ekman blames performative politics. CTV News Local campus communities asking […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 23 2021

The Globe and Mail E-mails shed new light on N.S. art college development battle The former president of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design raised concerns for months about members of the board of governors who she felt were pushing a proposal for a developer to build a new campus before she was […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 22 2021

Ottawa Citizen Online and in-person students in university classrooms cause concerns for teachers, teaching assistants and students Unions representing faculty, teaching assistants and students at the University of Ottawa are concerned about the effectiveness of teaching students attending classes in-person and online. Soo Today CANADA: Ottawa commits money to lay foundation for Indigenous law centre […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 21 2021

CTV News University of Regina hosting hundreds of northern Sask. wildfire evacuees The University of Regina is hosting more than 450 people from the Shoal Lake Cree Nation and the Red Earth Cree Nation who have evacuated their homes due to wildfires in the area. Global News COVID-19: Faculty union seeks vaccine mandate at Western […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 20 2021

The Toronto Star Harassment ride in Canada’s higher education, study finds One third of women and almost a quarter of men teaching and researching on Canadian university and college campuses deal with harassment, much higher rates than in most other workplaces, a study released by Statistics Canada on Friday showed. CTV News Ontario post-secondary schools […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 19 2021

The Toronto Star Colleges, universities should plan for normal this fall, government says Ontario colleges and universities can fully reopen this fall with no capacity limits for classes or physical distancing requirements for students, says a government memo obtained by the Star. CTV News Mandatory vaccinations for some Ontario university students: could it happen in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 16 2021

CBC Students living on Cape Breton University campus will need to be fully vaccinated Cape Breton University will be requiring students staying in residence this fall to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the only university in Nova Scotia that is putting in the measure. CTV News North Bay post-secondary schools undecided if vaccinations […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 15 2021

CBC University of Ottawa mandates COVID-19 vaccines for students living on campus Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is now mandatory for students planning to live at University of Ottawa residences in the upcoming academic year. The Globe and Mail The new security research rules threaten universities’ ability to be open and inclusive On Monday, the Canadian […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 14 2021

The Globe and Mail Want to go back to school this fall? First, take two COVID-19 shots This week, Seneca College became the first. The Toronto-area public college, which prior to the pandemic had 30,000 full-time students annually and 60,000 part-time registrants, announced that students and staff must be fully vaccinated if they want to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 13 2021

The Toronto Star Canadian colleges and universities need to mandate vaccines for students within the next two weeks As a professor at a Canadian university, I am worried about the low (64 per cent) and plateauing COVID vaccination rates amongst post-secondary aged students. CBC International students say MUN’s tuition hike will cause others to rethink […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 12 2021

CBC Memorial University to double tuition to $6K a year, ending 22-year freeze Memorial University will more than double its student tuition beginning in the fall of 2022, according to president Vianne Timmons. CBC MUN tuition hike will impact N.L.’s ability to attract and retain students, say critics A significant tuition hike planned for Memorial […]