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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 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 26 2021

The Globe and Mail Schools raise fears about ‘further erosion of Northern universities’ The Northern Ontario School of Medicine didn’t approach the provincial government about becoming an independent university, according to the school’s president, but was pushed in that direction by the Minister of Colleges and Universities. Policy Options Why do we keep allowing cuts […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 23 2021

The Toronto Star University teachers body issues rare censure against U of T law school for ‘serious violations of academic freedom’ The Canadian Association of University Teachers Council has taken the rare step of censuring University of Toronto for “serious violations of academic freedom” over a hiring scandal at the school’s prestigious Faculty of Law. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 22 2021

CBC Lakehead and Northern Ontario School of Medicine at loggerheads over move to make medical school independent With the Northern Ontario School of Medicine possibly gaining independent university status after provincial legislation was tabled last week, academic and political leaders in the north are in disagreement over what it means for the future of the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 21 2021

iPolitics Federal budget gives indebted students a break The way hundreds of thousands of Canadians repay their post-secondary student loans could soon change in a big way. The Peterborough Examiner Young Canadians have always had it rougher when it comes to finding work — is the new $5.7-billion federal youth employment plan enough? From boom […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 20 2021

The Globe and Mail Liberals unveil budget measures to offset cost of tuition grants, make students debt easier to pay Ottawa is earmarking more than $5.7-billion over the next five years to help young Canadians pay for education and land jobs, as they grapple with high levels of unemployment stemming from the pandemic. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 19 2021

CBC Student leaders cry out for support in federal budget, wary of long-term pandemic consequences For Osob Mohamed, finishing her final semester at Simon Fraser University is bittersweet. Despite feeling the accomplishment of completing her health sciences degree, she’s apprehensive what’s next for her during the COVID-19 pandemic. iPolitics Federal budget caught between third wave […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 16 2021

The Globe and Mail Ontario to make two new universities following Laurentian’s financial troubles The Ontario government moved to grant independence to a medical school and a francophone university in Northern Ontario on Thursday, just days after more than 100 faculty positions and nearly 70 programs were eliminated at Laurentian University. CTV News Province to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 15 2021

The Globe and Mail Ottawa aims to grant residency to 90,000 temporary workers and students The federal government plans to grant permanent residency to more than 90,000 temporary foreign workers and graduated international students as part of its goal to admit 401,000 immigrants this year. CTV News Deep cuts to staffing, programs at Laurentian university […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 14 2021

CBC Laurentian University students, graduates, politicians condemn ‘devastating’ cuts Students at Laurentian University continue to react to news the school is cutting dozens of programs and laying off about 100 professors. The Sudbury Star Show us a plan for French university education in Sudbury, MPs say If the provincial government presents a plan to offer […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 13 2021

The Globe and Mail Laurentian fires professors, slashes programs Laurentian University fired dozens of professors and slashed its program offerings in an unprecedented round of cuts on Monday aimed at tackling the university’s insolvency. The Sudbury Star Black Monday for Laurentian University Hundreds expressed sadness and anger through social media and an online forum Monday […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 12 2021

The Globe and Mail Laurentian professors in precarious spot as university navigates insolvency Tenured professors at Laurentian University expect to know Monday whether they will be laid off as part of an extraordinary restructuring aimed at cutting costs at the insolvent and debt-burdened school. CTV News Affected Laurentian faculty to get termination notices Monday It’s […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 09 2021

Times Higher Education Canadian university’s aggressive restructuring tactics criticised Huntington accepts separation from Laurentian, but Thorneloe sees danger to students and faculty nationwide. Edmonton Journal U of A institute gets $20 million funding for vaccine and virus research A University of Alberta institute researching vaccines and viruses like COVID-19 is getting a $20-million boost over […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 08 2021

CTV News Sudbury’s Laurentian, Huntington universities reach separation agreement After it terminated its agreement with federated schools April 1, Laurentian University has reached a deal with Huntington University that takes effect May 1. CBC Laurentian University to acquire Huntington’s gerontology program Laurentian University and Huntington University have negotiated terms following the severance of their federated […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 07 2021

CTV News Largest education investment in Sask. history leans on property tax increase in 2021-22 budget The 2021-22 provincial budget includes Saskatchewan’s largest education investment in history, with $2.66 billion to support Prekindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms early learning and child care, and libraries and literacy. It’s an increase of $59.6 million from 2020-21. CTV […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 06 2021

CTV News Unions at Laurentian University lose fight to unseal documents related to insolvency process Unions representing staff and faculty at Laurentian University lost a court fight last week aimed at unsealing two confidential letters between the province and the university. CBC Laurentian prof says retirement his best option as colleagues stressed ‘like crazy’ amid […]