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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 22 2022

CTV News Manitoba’s 2 largest universities plan to lift vaccine requirements this spring U of W also lifting mask requirement, while U of M still mandates their use. CTV News Some Montreal universities will continue to require masks after province lifts mandate Although the Quebec government plans to remove mask mandates by April, some Montreal […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 21 2022

CBC News Students feel increasing burden of balancing tuition, basic living expenses University and college students across Canada are struggling with the burden of managing tuition and basic living expenses as inflation steadily increases the cost of living. The Toronto Star Scholar Strike 2022: Why professors and students will hit the streets in a show […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 18 2022

The National Post Ontario’s universities look to the future as they continue to support the province’s recovery Universities — students, faculty, and staff — demonstrated adaptability and unwavering dedication throughout the pandemic. CTV News UQAM lecturers vote to strike amid failed negotiations with the university Lecturers who are members of the Syndicat des professeurs enseignants […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 17 2022

The Pie News Students urge Canadian gov’t to waive work limits as inflation spirals Rising costs – including rent, bills, tuition fees and food – have left some international students unable to afford basic necessities. The Toronto Star International students: it’s often their survival that’s on the line Is Canada being fair to its international […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 16 2022

Global News Ontario to add hundreds of medical school positions over next 5 years Scarborough, an area chronically short of family physicians and specialists, will get its own medical school at the University of Toronto campus. The Toronto Star University of Toronto Scarborough will get its own medical school, province announces The Canadian Bureau for […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 15 2022

Global News 5 Canadian scholars win $100K Killam Prize for outstanding research The Canada Council for the Arts named this year’s winners of the prestigious Killam Prize on Tuesday. CTV News International education training program launched in Sask. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is partnering with the Ministry of Advanced Education to deliver […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 14 2022

Science Business Canada hits science ties with Russia, creates fund for Ukrainian students Ottawa announcements add to the list of Western countries sanctioning relations with Russian science – and reflect huge Ukrainian community in Canada. CBC News Rising tuition, student debt weigh heavily on postsecondary students Facing ever-rising tuition as well as higher prices for […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 11 2022

CTV News University of Waterloo keeping mask requirement through Winter term The University of Waterloo is keeping its mandatory mask requirement through the end of the Winter term. Calgary Herald Large tuition increases approved for several U of C programs Several programs at the University of Calgary will see large tuition increases next year. Toronto […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 10 2022

Y95.5 Protest At Université Sainte-Anne The clang of pots and pans could be heard loud and clear at Université Sainte-Anne today. CTV Edmonton MacEwan University drops mandatory masking, proof of vaccination MacEwan University will no longer require students, staff and visitors to mask up while on campus. Keremeos Review UBC drops weekly COVID testing for […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 09 2022

CTV News ‘I might have to drop out’: Worries rise for some international Ukrainian students in Canada As the war in Ukraine rages on, the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) says that international students from that country are being left in the lurch, with little idea of how to support themselves. CTV News University of […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 08 2022

The Globe and Mail The future of medicine looks female. The culture needs to catch up “Seeing women in medicine is no longer new or unusual. We now dominate medical school enrolment and many areas of practice.” CTV News Ontario student and youth groups call for free menstrual products on post-secondary campuses Student unions and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 07 2022

Global News 2 northern Ontario institutions to be come independent universities, government says Two post-secondary institutions in northern Ontario will soon become independent universities with degree-granting authority. CTV News Tuition deferrals possible for Russian UBC students impacted by sanctions The University of British Columbia is encouraging international students from Russia to reach out for help […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 04 2022

The Cape Breton Post Acadia senate says school year will end on time in wake of faculty strike Acadia University students will finish the school year on time despite the four-week strike by members of the faculty union last month. The London Free Press Western University students council declares campus sexual violence ‘crisis’ The students’ […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 03 2022

Global News Reports recommend major changes for Laurentian University A pair of independent reports recommend Laurentian University make significant changes to its governance and strategic plan after finding the insolvent school lacks accountability. Burnaby Now Some UBCO students concerned for safety after on-campus homicide Some students at UBC Okanagan say they are feeling confused and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 02 2022

CTV News University-led consortium gets $1.5M to help with demand for registered nurses A $1.5 million funding boost from the provincial government aims to support the university-led Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) in updating its competency-bridging program of study for internationally educated nurses. CFJC Today Ukrainians studying at TRU raising awareness and funds […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 01 2022

CTV News Royal Roads University buys property in Langford, prompting rumours of new postsecondary institution In a statement to CTV News, Royal Roads University said that local institutions are discussing the future of the land. CTV News ‘We demand you get back to the table’: Students call for action to end U of L faculty […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 28 2022

The Toronto Star Mixed reviews for Alberta’s education budget The Government of Alberta’s 2022 budget includes an increase of $700 million in new funding for K-12 over a three-year period and $47 million in funding for the expansion of the province’s charter schools and collegiate models. The Lethbridge News Now ULFA strike drags on Negotiations […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 25 2022

CTV News Manitoba government ordered to pay $19.3 million to UMFA members in response to 2016 strike Taxpayers are footing a hefty bill for the Pallister Government’s interference in labour negotiations which a judge says lead to a 2016 strike. CTV News UBC introduces first-ever Indigenous nursing lead The University of British Columbia has recruited […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 24 2022

CTV News Manitoba government ordered to pay $19.3 million to UMFA members in response to 2016 strike Taxpayers are footing a hefty bill for the Pallister Government’s interference in labour negotiations which a judge says lead to a 2016 strike. CTV News UBC introduces first-ever Indigenous nursing lead The University of British Columbia has recruited […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 23 2022

InfoTel News Vaccines, masks required at universities despite broader relaxing of restrictions Several Canadian universities are maintaining COVID-19 precautions such as vaccine mandates and masking for in-person classes even as governments roll back pandemic restrictions. CBC News Post-secondary life could be tough test for pandemic grads Remote learning offered during pandemic shutdowns no substitute for […]