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BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 02 2021

Global News COVID-19: First vaccination dose required for Trent University students in residence; Fleming College explores options Trent University says beginning this fall, students will require at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if they wish to live in campus residence in Peterborough and Durham region. Global News Calls grow to rename Ryerson […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 01 2021

CBC Mandating vaccines at universities could set dangerous precedent, says bioethicist A Montreal bioethicist says Western University’s plan to make vaccines mandatory for students living in residence is ethically problematic, because it’s a form of discrimination. CTV News No physical distancing for CEGEP, university students in Quebec next fall CEGEP and university students will no […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 31 2021

Prince George Citizen UNBC board chair dismissed UNBC sent out a terse press release late Friday, announcing that UNBC board of governors chair Aaron Ekman has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. CBC Supporters of U of T doctor describe allegations of antisemitism as ‘disingenuous’ and stifling Friends and colleagues are rushing to the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 28 2021

The Globe and Mail Chinese AI firm blacklisted by U.S. gave funds to two Ontario universities Two Ontario universities, York and Queen’s, have been collaborating with a major Chinese artificial-intelligence company that has been blacklisted by the U.S. government for supplying surveillance equipment used against Muslim Uyghurs. CTV News Higher education institutions in Canada can […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 27 2021

The Toronto Star The WE Charity scandal wiped out Ottawa’s jobs program for students last summer. Where did the money go — and will it be available this year? When the Canada Student Service Grant launched last June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted the program as a way for pandemic-battered students to give back to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 26 2021

CBC Laurentian University president grilled by northern Ontario MPs at Commons committee The president of Laurentian University was called to a House of Commons committee Tuesday to discuss Indigenous midwifery education, but faced pointed questions about the school’s finances and its staff and program cuts. The Timmins Daily Press Laurentian met with provincial, federal governments […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 25 2021

Globe and Mail Alberta orders major universities to suspend pursuit of new partnerships with China Alberta has ordered its four major universities to suspend the pursuit of partnerships with individuals or organizations linked to the Chinese government or ruling Chinese Communist Party, citing concerns over national security and the risk that the research could be […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 21 2021

The Globe and Mail Postsecondary students could lose summer work placements due to delayed federal funding extension When the pandemic threatened to cancel the work terms of postsecondary students across the country last year, professors got creative and used government relief money to fund scores of positions that hadn’t been available before. CBC Laurentian president […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 20 2021

Calgary Herald Exceptional tuition hikes up to 51 per cent proposed for engineering, medical and MBA students at UCalgary Some domestic University of Calgary students could see tuition hikes as high as 32 per cent in fall 2022, with even steeper increases proposed for international students. CBC Hamilton police tech crime unit investigates cyber security […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 20 2021

CBC Federal government invests $200 million to build an mRNA vaccine plant in Ontario The federal government today announced a $200-million investment to help a Mississauga, Ont.-based company build a plant that can churn out millions of mRNA vaccines. CBC Permanent residency program for air disaster victims’ families excludes international students The wife of a […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 18 2021

CTV News Challenges mount for international students as province requests tighter travel restrictions Confusion and uncertainty continue for international students with Canada suspending flights from both India and Pakistan, and now the government of Ontario asking for even tighter restrictions. My Caribou Now UNBC decides against proof of vaccination requirement for students The return to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 17 2021

CTV News Standalone northern medical school a waste of money, Lakehead says Ahead of hearings next week on the province’s plan to make the Northern Ontario School of Medicine a standalone university, Lakehead University is calling the plan a waste of money. CBC Teachers worry high school grads will struggle in post-secondary education due to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 14 2021

CityNews Canada announces new pathway to permanent residency for families of crash victims Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced a new policy to help the families of victims of two major airline disasters become permanent residents in Canada. CTV News Families feel Laurentian University should pay compensation for cancelled programs Laurentian University in Sudbury is in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 13 2021

CBC University of Waterloo plans for 50% capacity classes in September The University of Waterloo says students can expect more in-person learning this coming September and is planning to hold classes at 50 per cent capacity. Global News USask students optimistic for on-campus return come fall disappointed in fee increase While the COVID-19 pandemic made […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 12 2021

The Hill Times Budget investments not enough to replace need for new round of COVID student benefits, says Green leader Paul Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz says the market has recovered enough to replace the benefit with actual employment, but students advocates say the jobs aren’t there yet. The Globe and Mail CSIS first alerted Ottawa […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 11 2021

Global News COVID-19 vaccine makes University of Lethbridge students eligible to win full tuition The University of Lethbridge says it’s worth a shot for students to get vaccinated before school starts this fall. The Toronto Star ‘People are dying’: Internationally trained doctors forced to sit on the sidelines as Ontario battles pandemic’s third wave After […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 10 2021

Global News Several U.S. colleges to require COVID-19 vaccination. What have Canadian schools said? As universities across Canada weigh the option of reopening their doors to students come the fall semester, one question is top of mind for many students — will I need a COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus? The Canadian Press Some […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 07 2021

The Globe and Mail U of A opens bargaining with proposal that staff pay back money already earned The University of Alberta is asking faculty and non-academic staff to take a 3-per-cent pay cut, accept reduced benefits and pay back wages they’ve already received as it negotiates new collective agreements following a big drop in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 06 2021

CBC A year of post-secondary life during the pandemic A year like no other for post-secondary students has taken its toll on their studies and mental health. Global News Unlike many U.S. schools, B.C. won’t require vaccines on post-secondary campuses British Columbia will not require students and staff on post-secondary campuses to be vaccinated against […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 05 2021

The Globe and Mail Alberta vows to curb university’s research ties to China The Alberta government is expressing alarm and vowing to take action to curtail the University of Alberta’s collaboration with China in strategically important scientific and technology fields. Corporate Knights Canadian universities on a long road to fossil fuel divestment When the University […]