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Headlines for April 23, 2021


The Toronto Star
University teachers body issues rare censure against U of T law school for ‘serious violations of academic freedom’

The Canadian Association of University Teachers Council has taken the rare step of censuring University of Toronto for “serious violations of academic freedom” over a hiring scandal at the school’s prestigious Faculty of Law.

Global News
Some Queen’s students evicted from residence for COVID-19 non-compliance

Patrick Deane, principal of Queen’s University, said some students living in residence were evicted for not complying with COVID-19 guidelines.

The Toronto Star
Indigenous law on the ground at Ye’yumnuts

Travelling up residential streets in so-called Duncan, B.C., the houses become more elaborate as the elevation gets higher. At the end of a winding road, among immaculately-landscaped lawns, is an ancient Cowichan burial site known as Ye’yumnuts.

The Timmins Daily Press
U of S wants to preserve Indigenous program

The University of Sudbury has not given up on Indigenous studies, despite allowing Laurentian University to teach six courses in the coming spring semester.

Nobel Prize winner says Laurentian’s physics program cut means losing great minds, research funds

Laurentian’s decision to cut the physics department will severely impact the university’s research funding, as it loses some of the greatest minds in science, says a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist.

CTV News
Date set to hear argument against LU’s termination of federated university agreement

The judge overseeing the insolvency process at Laurentian University has set April 29 as the day to hear motions from Thorneloe University and the University of Sudbury opposing a plan to terminate their relationship with the beleaguered university.

Laurentian University plans real estate review to see what could help pay off debt

Laurentian University says it’s court-appointed monitor approves of steps taken so far to get the Sudbury, Ont., institution back on stable financial ground, and is seeking approval to move to its planned second phase as it investigates ways to pay off creditors.

The Timmins Daily Press
Laurentian abandoned incremental growth

I came to Laurentian University in 1971, having recently completed post-graduate studies in the UK. Even though Laurentian was founded in 1960, it was the new kid on the block — still, as it were, in its swaddling clothes in 1971, relative to the panoply of well-established and hallowed universities in Ontario like, for instance, University of Toronto and Queen’s.

University of Calgary Student-led project investing in Open Educational Resources

Students at the University of Calgary are taking matters into their own hands, to create a library of free textbooks after years of inaction from the provincial government.

International students find shelter from pandemic storm on Signal Hill

Mariana Esquivel Suarez and Saman Bazmi both came to Memorial University for an education. They never imagined they would find safe harbour from a raging global pandemic.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University welcomes new environmental scholarship

Trent University is taking on climate change with a new scholarship that looks to support graduate student studies in humanities, sciences and social sciences.

The Toronto Star
Why is a N.S. university giving Kyle Lowry an honorary doctorate? Everyone loves an underdog

Kyle Lowry is trying on a new title for himself.

CTV News
Huge plots of land near U of S could be developed into new neighbourhoods housing 60,000 people

Plans between the city and the University of Saskatchewan are underway to develop huge plots of land.


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