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Headline for March 9, 2021


National Post
B.C.’s universities to start preparing for a return to in-person education this fall

British Columbia’s minister of advanced education and skills training says universities and colleges will begin to prepare for a full return to campus starting this fall.

Universities and colleges prepare for in-person education starting in September

After an unprecedented year that saw post secondary institutions move to virtual learning environments, students will once again be walking the halls of universities, colleges and institutes beginning in September.

CTV News
Laurentian faculty union, others launch court fight to unseal court documents in insolvency case

On Monday, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario, and Laurentian University Faculty Association filed an appeal to unseal correspondence between Laurentian University and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities that relates to the insolvency being claimed by Laurentian University.

National Post
Head of Ryerson School of Journalism steps down amid calls to address racism

The head of a prestigious journalism program at a Toronto university has stepped down amid calls for sweeping changes at the school to address systemic racism and discrimination.

Timmins Daily Press
Next two months ‘critical’ for Laurentian: Hache

There are no ‘easy fixes’ to university’s issues, he says, adding ‘it is critical that we do not waste any time in their pursuit.’

CTV News
VIU expands awards named after alumni killed in 2019 Ethiopian Airlines crash

Community donations have allowed Vancouver Island University to expand its endowment awards named after a university graduate who died in a plane crash in Ethiopia two years ago.

The Toronto Star
Doug Ford helped create a crisis for Ontario’s universities. Now it’s up to him to save them

Bleeding cash, Ontario’s universities are begging for a $500 million cash infusion to stay alive during COVID-19.

CTV News
Study: Hourly wage gap between men and women persists in Quebec, even with university education

Even with a university education and after years of pay equity legislation, women still earn less than their male counterparts, the Institut de la statistique du Québec said Monday.

Global News
Queen’s University commerce student donates proceeds from clothing line to charity

Oliver Page chooses United Way KFLA as recipient for money made from St. Paddy’s Day apparel.

CTV News
Clarity on Laurentian University’s future should emerge by April 15, president says in a statement Monday

Some clarity on the future of Laurentian University should emerge by April 15, the university’s president said Monday in his first statement since Feb. 1, when it was announced the school was insolvent.

Global News
New website lets Calgarians track traces of COVID-19 in their wastewater

Researchers at the University of Calgary are using data from wastewater samples to track COVID-19 cases. The researchers say it will help health officials make decisions in their response to larger outbreaks.

Global News
Initiative aims to determine what it will take to keep young people from leaving Calgary

A community initiative is aiming to find out what it will take to keep young people from leaving Calgary.

London Free Press
Ousted students urge Western University to reverse apartment rejig

A group of upper-year Western University students forced to move out of their school-owned apartment complex say they now face “uncertainty” in finding living quarters next year.

Globe and Mail
Ryerson’s new health-sciences complex goes up in dense downtown area

It’s been the best of times and worst of times for Ryerson University’s 28-storey health-sciences building, located on its tight downtown Toronto campus.

Global News
COMMENTARY: Scientists must keep their work front and centre — even after the pandemic

This essay is part of a series of perspective-based essays written by healthcare workers at the University Health Network (UHN), that delve into how they’ve survived the pandemic as people, parents, and professionals.

National Post
‘Truth to power:’ Lab was not enough for renowned scientist David Schindler

His research in the lab and the field was published in some of the world’s top journals, but that was never enough for David Schindler, who died Thursday at age 80.

Timmins Daily Press
‘Visionary’ Vezina honoured with Athena Award

Algoma University president and vice-chancellor Asima Vezina is this year’s Athena Award recipient.

Global News
Health Matters: Women’s health research gets a boost

On International Women’s Day, an Alberta group has launched an awareness and fundraising campaign to boost women’s health research. And one University of Alberta researcher is part of a national study on pregnancy and prescription drugs.

Inuvik’s Western Arctic Research Centre receives $1.69M in funding for warehouse project

Aurora College has received $1.69 million toward a purpose-built steel warehouse for the Western Arctic Research Centre (WARC) in Inuvik.

Global News
Ontario Tech drive provides laptops to seniors at Bowmanville Older Adult Association

Staying connected is now more important than ever, and Ontario Tech University is helping older adults do just that.

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