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Headlines for April 29, 2021


CTV News
In historic first, 30 per cent of Polytechnique engineering grads are women

For the first time in the school’s history, 30 per cent of engineering graduates at Ecole Polytechnique this year were women.

The Globe and Mail
Federal government willing to assist financially troubled Laurentian University

The federal government says it is willing to provide funds to assist financially troubled Laurentian University and is in discussions with the Ontario government about how best to support French-language postsecondary education in the province.

Inside Higher Ed
A University in Tatters

Laurentian University’s financial insolvency leads to 110 faculty layoffs and grave questions about the future of the institution and its three federated universities — including one of Canada’s oldest Indigenous studies programs.

What Laurentian University might sell to get out of its financial hole

If Laurentian University’s financial restructuring plan gets the greenlight in court Thursday, one of the next steps would be reviewing its real estate holdings.

The Sudbury Star
Sudbury column: Laurentian University cuts world-renowned programs

Sudbury is known as the city of lakes and for its famous regreening programs, yet university is slashing expertise in those areas as it restructures.

Laurentian’s restructuring plan goes before court-appointed mediator today

Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., is at a critical point today as it goes before a judge, hoping to win approval of its efforts to address its financial problems and plan for the future.

The Timmins Daily Press
Sudbury column: Ford government indifferent to Laurentian’s plight

With more than 30 years dedicated to educating and furthering the lives, dreams, and future careers of local students, it is difficult for me to witness the crisis happening in our city and community surrounding Laurentian University.

The Timmins Daily Press
Laurentian protests to continue; vigil planned as key date approaches

A car rally and candlelight vigil are in the works for Friday — the deadline for Laurentian to get its restructuring plan approved and the last day of work for many of the staff who have been let go as part of the recent upheaval at the university.

Global News
Murray Sinclair named as Queen’s University’s 15th chancellor

Former Senator Murray Sinclair has been appointed as Queen’s University‘s new chancellor.

Vancouver Sun
Hamish Telford: Vaccine program needs to ramp up before universities resume face-to-face teaching in September

Opinion: At the current pace, most university students won’t be fully vaccinated until closer to the end of the fall term.

B.C. post-secondary educators demand vaccine priority

Teachers in B.C. elementary and secondary schools are being prioritized to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, but post-secondary educators say they’re being left out.

CTV News
Tuition to increase nearly four per cent on average for U of S students

After freezing tuition for the majority of programs last year, the University of Saskatchewan plans to increase tuition rates for the 2021-22 academic year.

Global News
N.B. reporting 8 new COVID-19 cases, outbreak at UNB Fredericton residence grows

Public Health in New Brunswick is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 in the province Wednesday, as the outbreak at a university residence grows and officials react to two other exposures.

The Hamilton Spectator
Employees at McMaster, No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart, Fortinos and Sobeys test positive for COVID

Cases of COVID-19 have been found at McMaster University, Shoppers Drug Mart, Fortinos, No Frills and Sobeys in Hamilton.

Global News
University of Manitoba student stuck in Pakistan amid flight bans

University of Manitoba student Saif Mirza won’t be returning to Winnipeg as planned after the federal government announced a 30-day ban on all flights from Pakistan and India.

CTV News
Post-secondary students worried about another jobless summer

There’s an added stress for post-secondary students wrapping up final exams for the semester, finding a summer job with student loans adding up and tuition on the rise.

How one student feels about being locked down in UNB’s Magee House

Violet Eliza-Sioux James has been taping signs inside her apartment window, sharing what life has been like under the COVID-19 lockdown at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

Livewire Calgary
Calgary researcher hoping to provide community-focused public engagement toolkit

Upcoming work by a University of Calgary researcher could help give city communities better tools to navigate the public engagement process when development hits their area.

New bursaries available for P.E.I. students pursuing French-language post-secondary studies

New multi-year bursaries are available to students on P.E.I. who want to pursue French-language post-secondary studies that are not offered on the Island.

CKBG Today
UNBC’s $250,000 supercomputer helps international research study glacial loss

A quarter of a million dollars supercomputer at the University of Northern British Columbia helped an international team of researchers to figure out the rate of which the mass of the Earth’s glaciers are depleting.

The Toronto Star
Campaign for University of Toronto Scarborough Chair in Tamil Studies reaches $3M goal

Tamil Canadians have raised the $3 million needed to start a Tamil Studies Chair at University of Toronto Scarborough, a “historical feat” and a first for Canada, organizers announced on Monday, April 26.

Brandon Sun
New cancer research lab coming to BU

Brandon University recently secured a $1.2-million funding boost to help establish a new breast cancer research laboratory on campus.

CTV News
Employee accused of stealing more than $500K from University of Lethbridge

A 57-year-old Lethbridge woman faces fraud, theft and possession of stolen property charges following a police investigation into missing funds at the University of Lethbridge.

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