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Headlines for April 21, 2021


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 times to the depths of a pandemic-induced recession, one thing stays the same in the job market: it’s not youth-friendly.

Ottawa Citizen
Young Canadians have always had it rougher when it comes to finding work — is the new $5.7-billion federal youth employment plan enough?

“I think it’s very important to remember to make post-secondary education more affordable and to remove barriers to accessing post-secondary education in the years to come.”

CTV News
Nova Scotia to close borders to non-essential travel from anywhere except P.E.I., N.L.

Nova Scotia has announced new restrictions on travel to the province, which will restrict the borders to any travellers, except for those from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Tyee
Writers Are Broke. Is This Government Policy to Blame?

We’re supposed to celebrate authors, books and their readers on April 23, World Book and Copyright Day. But this year, Access Copyright is asking us to take a moment to consider how a landmark 2012 copyright decision, which added a “fair dealing” exception to copyright for educational uses in Canada, has led to lower annual incomes for writers.

The Timmins Daily Press
U of S developing plan for standalone French school

Work is now underway to transform the University of Sudbury into a French-language university on the Laurentian campus.

Global News
McMaster research gift to help improve at-risk seniors’ lives

McMaster University is getting $5 million for research on improving the lives of at-risk seniors and the institution didn’t have to go far for the gift.

Global News
Queen’s School of Medicine launches first university-owned technology group

Software developers at Queen’s University have officially launched a health sciences learning platform called Elentra that connects students, professors and curriculum virtually. The platform is also the first corporation ever owned by the university.

CTV News
Queen’s School of Medicine launches first university-owned technology group

A group of scientists and doctors at the University of Manitoba are developing a point-of-care screening test for chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Green MLA calls for government review of UPEI sexual violence policy

The MLA for Charlottetown-Victoria Park is calling on the government to review UPEI’s policy on sexual violence, after an incident of voyeurism on campus.

CTV News
Mayor Plante announces Camille-Laurin alley at Universite de Montréal

The City of Montreal is doing an about-face and announcing that an alley on the science campus of the Université de Montréal will be named after former Parti Québécois minister Camille Laurin.

The Toronto Star
University of Sudbury offers best hope for a French university in Northern Ontario, supporters say

Some of the strongest Francophone voices in Northern Ontario are continuing their call this week for a “renewed, independent and fully francophone University of Sudbury.”

CTV News
‘It’s frustrating,’ Laurentian Indigenous advisory group left out of university discussions

It’s been a tenuous time for all on the Laurentian University campus, but particularly for those involved in Indigenous Studies.

CTV News
Head of northern med school says it ‘doesn’t belong to any institution,’ welcomes move to make it independent

The head of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine issued a statement Tuesday embracing the province’s plan to make it a standalone university.

The Timmins Daily Press
Column: NOSM weakened by split

The government of Ontario has announced its intention to grant University degree-granting status to The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the College Universaire de Hearst.

The PIE News
Laurentian Uni cuts cause concern for future

In a bid to get back on its financial feet after going into creditor protection, Laurentian University in Canada has cut almost 200 jobs and 58 educational programs.

Ottawa Citizen
Cutting the midwifery program at Laurentian University will be felt in Ottawa

With the program at the Sudbury university being cut, Ontario will lose one-third of its midwifery graduates at a time when services are increasingly in demand.

The Toronto Star
Franco-Ontarian writer so angry about Laurentian cuts, he’s handing back 2002 honourary doctorate

In the beginning of a letter written to Laurentian University president Robert Haché on April 15, playwright, novelist, poet, screenwriter and actor Jean Marc Dalpé, three-time recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award and pillar of Franco-ontarian culture, recalled the sunny day he received his honorary doctorate from Laurentian university in 2002.

International student fears losing time, money after Laurentian nixes poli-sci program

International students at Laurentian University have immigration questions, due to program cuts under the school’s restructuring process.

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