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Headlines for April 14, 2021


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 French-language university education in Sudbury, the federal government would consider financial support, the area’s Liberal MPs say.

Northern Ontario
Shock and disappointment as more than 100 Laurentian faculty positions terminated

It was a devastating day for members of the Laurentian University community, particularly those in the Faculty of Arts, as dozens of programs were eliminated.

City council seeks to help displaced LU employees find local employment opportunities

The City of Greater Sudbury wants to help the employees who are losing their jobs at Laurentian University.

Toronto Sun
‘ATTACK ON THE NORTH’: Laurentian University to slash nearly 70 programs, more than 100 faculty jobs

Nearly 70 programs will be slashed at Laurentian as part of a restructuring process meant to get the insolvent university back on its feet.

The Toronto Star
Every university in Canada should learn from Laurentian layoffs

The unprecedented iceberg-calving layoffs at Laurentian University in Sudbury on Monday morning — imagine the horror of being fired on Zoom — shouldn’t have surprised anyone.

Global News
NDP, University of Alberta students demand freeze on post-secondary tuition hikes

The NDP said some University of Alberta students will have their tuition more than double as a result of cuts to post-secondary education.

CTV News
University of Alberta proposing tuition hikes ranging from 17 per cent to 104 per cent

The University of Alberta is proposing tuition hikes that some say will drive students away and seem to go beyond what the province allows.

CTV News
Dalhousie and King’s plan to resume in-person classes in September

Halifax’s Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College both announced plans to resume in-person classes this September.

Cape Breton Post
Dalhousie University administrative, technical support staff ready to strike over pension proposal for new contract

Administrative and technical support workers at Dalhousie University say they’re prepared to strike after the university refused to remove a contract proposal that would would see them lose a new federal Canada Pension Plan enhancement.

The London Free Press
New Western program will give students ‘tools’ to address climate crisis: prof

Consider it a sign of the times.

CTV News
Former University of King’s College professor charged with second historical sexual assault, indecent assault

A long-time professor at Halifax’s University of King’s College, who was already facing one charge of sexual assault, is now facing a second charge of sexual assault and a charge of indecent assault.

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