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Headlines for April 27, 2021


CTV News
Alberta’s largest university plans for 80% in-person learning in fall 2021

The University of Alberta (U of A) will be gradually returning to in-person learning in the fall.

Innovative way to prevent fentanyl ODs wins University of Alberta students $100,000

A trio of university students have come up with a way of detecting fentanyl in substances to help protect users from overdosing.

Kamloops This Week
TRU exceeds $50-million Limitless fundraising goal

A total of 4,500 donors contributed $53.7 million, money that will go toward supporting students, innovation in research and new equipment and construction at the university.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster is refusing to release the full report looking at sexual violence in one of its departments

McMaster says “solicitor-client privilege” prevents it from releasing the full report into a months-long “climate review” that allowed sexual violence allegations within its Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour (PNB).

The Globe and Mail
Programs target Canada’s chronic biotech talent shortage by training academics to run businesses

A pair of Canadian biotechnology venture capital firms have launched new programs to arm academics with entrepreneurial skills in an effort to help fix a chronic talent gap in the country’s burgeoning life sciences sector.

The PIE News
Only expect recovery in 2023, says Lang Canada

Languages Canada does not expect the flow of international students to the country to fully resume until 2023, the language-industry organisation told members at its virtual conference on Wednesday.

Global News
UNB confirms 6 cases of COVID-19, community transmission at Fredericton campus

Public health has confirmed six cases at a residence building on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick.

Global News
Queen’s University announces another COVID-19 outbreak at two residences

Queen’s University is dealing with another COVID-19 outbreak, this time impacting 2 student dorms on campus.

Anishinabek News
Opinion: A call for an Inter-Indigenous Nation-to-Nation University

On April 19, 2021, we “called in” a number of esteemed Indigenous scholars and grassroots activators to respond to multiple inquiries about Indigenous thought in relation to Indigenous education in light of Laurentian University’s declaration of bankruptcy, the subsequent CCAA proceedings, and the dissolution of the Indigenous Studies program housed in the University of Sudbury, which is a Jesuit denomination institution and one of Laurentian’s now-former federated partners.

The Toronto Star
Supporters fight to keep midwifery program in northern Ontario

Losing the country’s only bilingual midwifery program — which was cut by Laurentian University as it deals with its dire financial situation — is nothing short of tragic, supporters say as they urgently try to find the highly sought-after program a new home.

Edmonton Journal
U of A student stabbed at LRT station in latest high-profile violent incident on ETS system

Questions about the safety of Edmonton’s transit system are being renewed after a University of Alberta student was stabbed by a stranger over the weekend.

The Timmins Daily Press
Sudbury column: Laurentian administrators’ actions ‘unforgivable’

As a graduating student with Thorneloe University in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and a woman of Francophone descent, I greatly value the tri-cultural education that I obtained at LU.

The Sudbury Star
More Laurentian turmoil is predicted

While Laurentian may soon be granted an extended period of time and an additional emergency loan to pursue its restructuring plan, critics say this would do little to help the students and faculty who have already been impacted by program and job cuts.

The Toronto Star
New Democrats worried about impact on Northern health care because of Laurentian University restructuring

There is a concern that if the financial restructuring for Laurentian University continues under the CCAA (Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act) process, that the overall level of health care in Northern Ontario will be negatively impacted.

CTV News
Sudbury-area MPPs call for moratorium on cuts to Laurentian

The cuts being made at Laurentian University will have a devastating impact on the region’s health care if not reversed, says Sudbury area’s two NDP provincial politicians, Jamie West and France Gelinas.

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