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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 30 2022

The London Free Press Western must explain rationale for COVID booster mandate: experts Western University should be more transparent about the reasons behind its booster dose mandate for staff and students, experts say, on the heels of a weekend protest on campus over the policy. CTV News Toronto Metropolitan University goes Bold with new nickname […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 29 2022

Globe and Mail Canadian universities are rushing to address critical shortage of student housing A hot rental market across Canada is squeezing postsecondary students with universities and private companies trying to meet growing demand with a mini-boom in residence building. CBC News How universities are navigating COVID-19 and the return to campus Infectious diseases specialist […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | AUG 26 2022

Globe and Mail International students waiting for visas from Ottawa at risk of missing start of classes Delays in processing student visas have put a large number of international students at risk of missing the start of fall classes this year, as the federal Immigration Department struggles to keep up with what it describes as […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 25 2022

The Toronto Star Will your school require masks and proof of vaccination this fall? Here’s what we know Some universities and colleges have opted to enforce more stringent COVID-19 protocols, while others have dropped those requirements. The Ottawa Citizen Students, faculty concerned as Carleton, uOttawa, Algonquin will not require masks, vaccination against COVID-19 for fall […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 24 2022

The Toronto Star Some universities across Canada requiring masks despite provincial health orders Universities that require masks on campus are in the minority as the fall semester and the prospect of another wave of COVID-19 infections loom. CTV News Post-secondary education in Quebec should be free: study Researchers from a Quebec institute are proposing that […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 23 2022

The National Post Western University mandating booster dose, masks in return to campus The university said proof of vaccination documents must be submitted by Oct. 1. The Conversation Professor flexibility, recorded lectures: Some positive university legacies of the pandemic “With international colleagues who are geography experts, I studied lessons learned during the pandemic.” CBC News […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 22 2022

CTV News Here’s what Manitoba post-secondary schools are doing to prepare for the return of students With no public health restrictions in place, some institutions are being more cautious than others when it comes to on-campus COVID-19 protocols. CBC News UPEI officials asking students without housing not to come this fall The University of Prince […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 19 2022

CBC News New land-based educational program combines Western science and Indigenous culture Holly Griffiths, director of science and innovation with Ulnooweg Education Centre, says the point of the week-long program is to not only get Indigenous youth interested in STEM but also encouraging the idea of etuaptmumk. The Edmonton Journal Students brace for expensive fall […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 18 2022

CBC News UBC Senate votes to rescind honorary degree given to bishop involved in residential schools John Fergus O’Grady was former principal of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. CBC News UPEI celebrates first-ever graduation at New Cairo campus Graduating students celebrated the first-ever convocation at the UPEI campus in New Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday. The […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 17 2022

The Globe and Mail Nigerian students challenge English language proficiency requirements as unnecessary, discriminatory Students from African countries have begun challenging the policies, which they say are costly, unnecessary and discriminatory. The Sault Star Laurentian board, unions urge creditors to vote for plan to save university Ahead of a vote that could well determine Laurentian […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 16 2022

Niagara Falls Review New Brock president hopes to help university soar to new heights Western University vice-president of research will take over the job Nov. 1, after what Brock called an ‘international search’ for its next leader. CBC News Promised SFU medical school still years from opening despite doctor shortage NDP pledged in 2020 to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 15 2022

CBC News Athabasca University staff, faculty frustrated over lack of consultation Staff and faculty at Athabasca University want to be included in talks about staff relocation after the provincial government asked to have 65 per cent of university staff live in the region or risk losing some of its public funding. CTV News Canadian universities […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 12 2022

Globe and Mail Student scientists demand action on federal scholarships Scientists and researchers hold a petition with over 7,100 signatures calling on the federal government to increase funding for graduate and post-doctoral scholars, during the ‘Support Our Science’ rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Aug. 11. Global News Relocation dispute between Athabasca University and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 11 2022

Global News Hundreds of scientists set to rally for more federal funding Organizers of the “Support our Science” rally say they will present an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Science and Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne that has been signed by thousands of scientists and measures more than 60 metres long. Globe and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 10 2022

Globe and Mail Alberta relaxes some restrictions on university partnerships with links to Chinese government The Alberta government has eased some restrictions on the province’s four major universities that prevented them from forming new partnerships with entities or individuals linked to the Chinese government. CTV News Sask. university prepares for dental therapy program to open […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 09 2022

CTV News Laurentian University staff union to take LU administrators to court One of Laurentian University’s biggest unions is considering taking some members of the university’s administration to court. Global News International research team uncovers genetic defects that lead to heart failure Health Matters August 8: An international research team, including University of Alberta scientists, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 08 2022

Global News Advanced Education minister says Alberta will help with the relocation of 500 Athabasca University school staff Alberta’s Advanced Education minister says he is willing to help Athabasca University with whatever it wants — including money — to relocate 500 employees to the small town that’s the school’s namesake but says the school has […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | AUG 05 2022

CTV News Terminated faculty call for a ‘no’ vote to Laurentian’s plan of arrangement A committee representing some terminated faculty members at Laurentian University have issued an open letter, calling on creditors to vote against the school’s plan of arrangement. The Province Replacing Santa Ono: Hiring a university president is exciting, but oh, so challenging […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 04 2022

Toronto Star B.C. government contributes $77.8 million for collaborative post secondary school campus on Vancouver Island The money is on top of $19 million from Royal Roads University and $27 million from the city of Langford for a total of $125 million to develop a West Shore campus for Royal Roads, the University of Victoria, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 03 2022

Toronto Star Canada rolls out measures to help international students stay — and work — in this country After weeks of delays, Canada is rolling out interim measures to allow international students who have been left in a kind of immigration limbo due to pandemic backlogs to stay and work legally in this country. Global […]