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Headlines for April 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 have many wondering what future holds

The weather was dark and gloomy over Laurentian campus on Tuesday, much like the mood around campus, as many people deal with the aftermath of Monday’s cuts.

‘Under duress,’ Laurentian University faculty ratify new collective agreement

Two days after deep staff and program cuts were announced, the Laurentian University Faculty Association has ratified its collective agreement — but its president says it was done under duress.

The Globe and Mail
Laurentian University staff agree to pay cut in new collective agreement

Professors at Laurentian University have agreed to a 5-per-cent salary cut in a new contract ratified just days after dozens of programs were eliminated and more than 100 faculty were fired or took early retirement.

CTV News
Federal NDP granted emergency debate on Laurentian University crisis

The federal New Democrats have been granted an emergency debate on Laurentian University, where large staffing and program cuts have stunned the community.

Montreal Gazette
Quebec denounces cuts to French programs at Laurentian University

The National Assembly unanimously adopts PQ motion to be sent to the office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

CBC – The Current
Impact of Laurentian University cuts on staff

Amid financial trouble, Laurentian University has cut more than 60 programs, and more than 100 faculty positions.

The Globe and Mail
If we want to be ready for the next pandemic, Canada’s biotech industry will need to be stronger

We are at a critical point in the fight against COVID-19.

The Peterborough Examiner
As med students, we’ve seen how The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought Ontario to a breaking point. More than 600 of us demand change

Driven by more virulent and transmissible variants of concern, case counts are rising rapidly, and Ontario’s intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy has reached an all-time high.

Edmonton Journal
University of Alberta defends proposed tuition hikes to 12 programs for fall 2022

The University of Alberta defended proposed tuition hikes to 12 of its programs Wednesday, saying they are necessary to improving the school’s quality of education.

Students having trouble finding work during pandemic hoping for help in federal budget

Answering question prompts on a screen instead of talking to real people during interviews, never getting a follow-up and feeling hopeless are regular aspects of searching for a job these days, students say.

Sudbury Star
Laurentian administration, Romano could have prevented crisis: LUFA

Leadership from the Laurentian University Faculty Association and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations repeated calls on Wednesday for the resignation of senior administrators and the board chair of Northern Ontario’s largest university over the recent cuts to positions and programs under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

The Timmins Daily Press
How to fix Laurentian University without gutting it

Recent pronouncements emanating from Robert Hache, president of Laurentian University, aided and abetted by the management, has precipitated a tsunami of events that has surely poisoned the well for the university, started by the insolvency crisis and culminating by severing ties with the three federated universities, along with throwing students and the community under the bus simultaneously.

New McMaster course on Black Caribbean diaspora shows progress toward potential program

McMaster University is introducing a new course on Black Caribbean culture that is another step forward toward a potential new program focused on Black studies.

CTV News
Queen’s University students ask for gently used cellphones for a good cause

A new campaign is asking you to donate your gently used cellphones to women’s shelters in the city of Kingston.

Global News
U of A researchers using type of A.I. to predict different COVID-19 scenarios

A team of researchers at the University of Alberta is using machine learning to predict what could happen with COVID-19 in the province.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S researchers showcase work through captivating imagery

After a solitary year of exploration and discovery, University of Saskatchewan researchers are showcasing the beauty in their work for all to see.

The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton lab one of the few in the world testing for rare blood clotting from COVID-19 vaccines

For 40 years, staff and medical students in a laboratory at McMaster University have been researching bleeding disorders such as blood clots.

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