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Headlines for April 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
VIDO clinches funding for Saskatoon pandemic research centre

“Whenever a new disease emerges anywhere in the world, the same day, we can start the critical work on it.”

Sask. calls money for VIDO-Intervac positive, looks for more details on other federal budget promises

Saskatchewan’s premier and finance minister say they need more time to evaluate Monday’s federal budget.

Global News
Budget 2021: VIDO in Saskatoon poised to become ‘Canada’s centre for pandemic research’

The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) received a major booster shot in the 2021 federal budget.

CTV News
Alberta post-secondary students pleased with ‘positive’ federal budget

Alberta post-secondary students say the new federal budget will help student affordability and recent graduates navigate a rocky job market.

The Hill Times
The problem is pandemics and Canadian university research is the solution

Universities are uniquely positioned to steer us out of the COVID-19 crisis and the next pandemic.

CTV News
Steve Paikin resigns as Laurentian University chancellor

Television journalist Steve Paikin has resigned as chancellor of Laurentian University.

University of Sudbury bucks Laurentian’s bid to break up with federation

The University of Sudbury has filed a notice of motion to stop Laurentian University from cutting ties with it.

CTV News
‘It’s a betrayal’ says Sudbury Franco-Ontarian community of cuts at Laurentian University

Sudbury’s francophone community says the cuts made to programming last at Monday at Laurentian University are a betrayal for everything they fought for in the last few decades.

Times Higher Education
Students anxious over Toronto mental health tactics

University tries to allay fears that reporting mental health issues could result in students being barred from campus.

The Globe and Mail
Firms established by DMZ incubator participants surpass $1-billion in total funding

The DMZ, a startup incubator based at Ryerson University, announced last week that companies established by its participants have collectively raised a total of $1-billion from investors since the program launched in 2010.

London Free Press
Most Western University students have moved home after COVID woes

Amid an eighth COVID-19 outbreak in less than a month at student dormitories, fewer than 20 per cent of residence students at Western University remain on campus, the school says.

Student publishes guide to Indigenous resources at N.B. archives

A St. Thomas University student hopes the guide to the provincial archive’s Indigenous resources will help educators and researchers tell a fuller story of Indigenous history and culture.

The Tyee
Historic Bargaining Finally Begins for SFU Research Assistants

Student workers have been without a contract, along with full health-care plans and other benefits, for 18 months.

The Toronto Star
University of Victoria women’s rowing coach resigns by mutual agreement

The University of Victoria says the head coach of its women’s rowing program has resigned effective immediately.

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