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Headlines for April 22, 2021


Lakehead and Northern Ontario School of Medicine at loggerheads over move to make medical school independent

With the Northern Ontario School of Medicine possibly gaining independent university status after provincial legislation was tabled last week, academic and political leaders in the north are in disagreement over what it means for the future of the medical school.

The Timmins Daily Press
NOSM won’t move: Romano
Ontario’s minister of colleges and universities says he fully expects a continued partnership between the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and both Laurentian University in Sudbury and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, despite proposed legislation that, if passed, will make NOSM an independent institution.

Latest sad note at Laurentian: northern Ontario university cuts its music program

The only four-year music program at a northern Ontario university has been cut by Laurentian, the latest casualty as the Sudbury school restructures.

Laurentian financial crisis not typical of post-secondary sector, other northeastern schools say

Colleges and universities across the north say they’re not experiencing the same kind of financial crisis playing out at Laurentian University.

The Hamilton Spectator
Losses at Laurentian are profound to the North

The situation at Laurentian University in Sudbury is dire.

Global News
B.C. Budget 2021: Helping post-secondary students transition to the labour market

Anna-Elaine Rempel of the Alliance of BC Students discusses the integral role post-secondary students and graduates play in B.C.’s post-COVID recovery plan.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster engineering students showcase inventions in first-ever virtual expo

Senior engineering students at McMaster University usually ring in the end of their graduating year with a faculty-wide capstone project expo, the product of at least eight months of work.

The Kingston Whig-Standard
Kingston’s secret: A biological warfare lab

Examining data gathered in the laboratory in 1918, a Queen’s University professor of bacteriology and his assistants learned that their vaccines temporarily hindered bacterial influenza.

How a group of students led Brescia to ban plastic water bottle sales and become a Blue Community

It was a simple conversation that sparked a student community to dig deeper and do more for the environment.

Canada’s new science budget gets lukewarm reception from researchers

The relatively modest research investments outlined in Canada’s new federal budget could make it difficult for the nation to recruit and retain scientific talent, Canadian science advocates fear.

Research Money
Canadian universities and companies must proactively assess risks of collaboration with China

Canada has a rich history of collaboration with China. Over many decades, we helped to develop their agricultural products, medical techniques, and advanced technologies across many sectors.

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