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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 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 09 2021

The Toronto Star Why Canada’s COVID recovery needs to include international students When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the borders and threw Canada’s immigration system into chaos, one of the most affected groups was international students — a group that contributes both short- and long-term benefits to Canada’s economy and society. Global News Manitoba to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 09 2021

CBC Laurentian selects $273K real estate adviser bid to help restructuring university possibly sell assets Laurentian has been granted court approval to hire a real estate adviser, as the creditor-protected Sudbury, Ont., university looks at ways to make money from its buildings and property holdings. CTV News Feds injecting $8.2M in UW’s 3D printing lab […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 07 2021

The Globe and Mail McMaster team closes in on cause of rare AstraZeneca-related blood clots Canadian researchers have established the most definitive link yet between the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and a rare blood clotting syndrome that shattered public confidence in the vaccine earlier this year. The PIE News Canada: returning students boost population size The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 06 2021

Global News UNB’s new long-term care simulation lab to examine how viruses like COVID-19 spread in facilities The University of New Brunswick cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art research facility at Saint John’s Loch Lomond Villa Monday. Study International Canadian Express Entry candidates now have 60 days to apply From now onwards, candidates of the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 05 2021

The Globe and Mail Universities have a once-in-a-century chance to reset. What should they look like post-COVID? With the rapid pace of vaccination and the decline in new COVID cases, barring a surge in variants, we can anticipate a small measure of normalcy by this fall. For universities, this will mean a gradual and safe […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 30 2021

The Star Phoenix Jacqueline Ottmann named First Nations University of Canada 10th president Growing up surrounded by strong public servants, including both her parents, Jacqueline Ottmann has always been compelled to help others, making her well-poised for her newest endeavour — the First Nations University of Canada’s tenth president. Niagara Falls Review Brock human rights […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 29 2021

The Toronto Star Ryerson University losing donors as debate over namesake’s residential school legacy rages Ryerson University says it has lost donors over the ongoing debate surrounding its connection to one of the architects of Canada’s residential school system. Narcity Ontario Labour Minister Catches Heat For Mocking University Degrees On Twitter Ontario’s Minister of Labour, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 28 2021

Global News The ethical questions about mandating vaccines at Canada’s post-secondary schools University of Toronto’s Bioethics and Global Health Professor, Kerry Bowman, shares his insight on the medical ethics and implications of mandating COVID-19 vaccines for post-secondary students. CTV News International students navigate numerous barriers as they look to begin fall classes A prospective student […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 25 2021

The PIE News Canada reveals first phase of border reopening Universities Canada has welcomed the government’s first phase of easing border measures for travellers entering Canada as a “strong positive” for its member institutions. The Tyee Cyber Attacks Involving Huawei Devices in Canada Spiked after Meng Wanzhou Arrest Soon after Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 24 2021

CTV News Canadian vaccine yields promising early results The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has announced positive early results from phase one trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate: COVAC-2. CBC Thorneloe loses court appeal in fight for survival as Laurentian University restructures A three-judge Ontario court panel has ruled Thorneloe University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 23 2021

CBC University students concerned about fall semester Not all Canadian post-secondary institutions are requiring students to be fully vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall, fuelling concerns among some learners. CBC What’s it like entering the workforce during a pandemic? These grads are about to find out Normally right about now, you’d see university […]