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Headlines for April 28, 2021


Inside Higher Ed
Universities Must Do More to Address the Climate Emergency

In the face of unprecedented crises, we should be collaborating more with the youth movement to bring about significant and lasting systemic change, Santa Ono and Grace Nosek urge.

Applications to Ontario universities rise for fall 2021, preliminary figures show

Applications to Ontario universities, for fall 2021, have risen by tens of thousands over the previous one-year period, according to preliminary figures.

Public Health to review plan to return students to campuses this fall

The Nova Scotia government is hoping to find a way to return campus life to something closer to normal in September for students planning to attend one of the province’s 10 universities.

CTV News
CEGEPs, universities could have 60 per cent of students learning in-person in fall: cabinet minister

While schools won’t return to normal before 2022, Quebec Minister for Higher Education Danielle McCann said there may be more students on CEGEP and university campuses in September.

CTV News
Thorneloe would face bankruptcy if relationship with Laurentian terminated, report says

Thorneloe University says it would have to enter an insolvency process of its own if Laurentian University is allowed to terminate its agreement with federated universities, court documents show.

Prof raises questions about the appointment of Ontario’s special adviser in Laurentian’s insolvency case

An academic at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont. says a recent discovery is contributing to mistrust between faculty members and the provincial government as Laurentian goes through restructuring due to insolvency.

The Timmins Daily Press
Sudbury council makes last-ditch appeal to province to help Laurentian

City council is making a last-ditch effort to lend a helping hand to Laurentian University.

The Hamilton Spectator
Laurentian cuts threaten Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, advocates say

For now, Laurentian University’s restructuring process has spared Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies.

The Kingston Whig-Standard
St. Lawrence programs shouldn’t be affected by partnership with Laurentian

St. Lawrence College students in business and nursing programs that collaborate with Laurentian University shouldn’t see an interruption in their education with the latter school facing financial issues.

The Toronto Star
32-storey student residence at York University Markham campus ‘critical piece’ of puzzle

A 32-storey student residence for York University’s Markham campus could open its doors in 2024, if all goes according to plan.

Global News
COVID-19: Online learning to continue at Fleming College and Trent University for spring semester

As the pandemic forges on, Fleming College and Trent University will continue with mostly online learning for the upcoming spring semesters, which run into the summer.

The Toronto Star
Dalhousie University to investigate students fined for public health violations

A Halifax university is investigating an incident involving some of its students after they were fined for attending a gathering that violated COVID-19 protocols.

‘It was a huge disruption for me’: Hundreds of international students looking to study in Windsor are in limbo

Arpith Sengupta was supposed to travel to Windsor from India in May and start studying at St. Clair College, but a temporary flight ban has derailed those plans.

Global News
Okanagan pet advocate joins calls for expanded post-secondary training to address vet shortage

An Okanagan pet advocate is joining a chorus of calls asking the provincial government to fund more spaces in training college to address the animal doctor shortage in B.C.

CTV News
Canadian researchers help uncover oldest evidence of human activity in African cave

A team of archeologists and geologists has confirmed the oldest cave dwelling at Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert, dating back nearly two million years.

CTV News
Low student loan interest rates could be an opportunity for head start on investing

When the federal government set the interest rate for federal student loans at zero and provincial interest rates were set at a low 3.5 per cent in Ontario, Chantelle Gubert decided it was a perfect opportunity to divert more money toward her long-term savings.

The Timmins Daily Press
Romano announces new post-secondary internship program

The internships will include an initial target of up to 100 spaces in the intellectual property stream will be offered through Mitacs, a national non-profit organization that builds partnerships to support industrial and social innovation in Canada.

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