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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 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 04 2021

The Globe and Mail First-ever image of COVID-19 variant supports faith in current vaccines, UBC says The first images of a mutation on a COVID-19 variant of concern have been captured by researchers at the University of British Columbia who say the photos offer some reassurance about how the virus strain may react to current […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 03 2021

Globe and Mail Pandemic intensifies struggles for international students at Canadian schools Last week, Canada suspended direct passenger flights from India and Pakistan, adding to the challenges for some international students from those countries. CTV News Feds formalizing request made by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to suspend arrival of international students Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 30 2021

CTV News No way universities will return to jam-packed lecture halls, Canadian researcher says A University of Calgary professor says universities need to modernize themselves and adapt to the advent of remote learning​, which isn’t going away anytime soon.​ CTV News Rise in unemployment for recent graduates of Maritime universities: report The unemployment rate for […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 29 2021

CTV News In historic first, 30 per cent of Polytechnique engineering grads are women For the first time in the school’s history, 30 per cent of engineering graduates at Ecole Polytechnique this year were women. The Globe and Mail Federal government willing to assist financially troubled Laurentian University The federal government says it is willing […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 28 2021

Inside Higher Ed Universities Must Do More to Address the Climate Emergency In the face of unprecedented crises, we should be collaborating more with the youth movement to bring about significant and lasting systemic change, Santa Ono and Grace Nosek urge. CBC Applications to Ontario universities rise for fall 2021, preliminary figures show Applications to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 27 2021

CTV News Alberta’s largest university plans for 80% in-person learning in fall 2021 The University of Alberta (U of A) will be gradually returning to in-person learning in the fall. CBC Innovative way to prevent fentanyl ODs wins University of Alberta students $100,000 A trio of university students have come up with a way of […]