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Headlines for April 27, 2022


The Globe and Mail
Ryerson will be called Toronto Metropolitan University after board approves name change

Ryerson University will now be called Toronto Metropolitan University, becoming the first such institution in Canada to change its name in response to recent debates over colonization and historical commemoration.

The National Post
Ontario university research positions restricted to those who are women, transgender, non-binary or two spirit

The University of Waterloo has restricted hiring for at least three top-tier research positions to certain demographic groups, in two instances excluding applications from all cisgender men.

The Toronto Star
Million dollar research and health care donations often a bitter pill to swallow

Multi-million dollar donations to hospitals and universities are a source of ‘reputation washing’ for large firms facing criminal charges or bad PR.

The Record
‘Housing affordability is a human rights issue’: Wilfrid Laurier students exploring housing concerns with City of Cambridge

Wilfrid Laurier students annually share research with city to better housing situation.

The Peterborough Examiner
Amid shortages of family doctors across Canada, med school grads increasingly don’t want the jobs

The number of medical graduates in Canada is rising, but more family medicine positions are left vacant compared to specialty roles.

The Observer
Bachelor of Education program coming to Laurier Brantford

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Bachelor of Education program is expanding to the Brantford campus thanks to a provincial government announcement made Tuesday.

University World News
‘Racist’ officials blamed for high Africa student visa refusals

The African Scholars Initiative, a charity mentoring bright African students who intend to pursue higher education in Canada, has joined several other stakeholders concerned about a high study visa refusal rate for applicants from Africa.

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