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Headlines for April 8, 2021


CTV News
Sudbury’s Laurentian, Huntington universities reach separation agreement

After it terminated its agreement with federated schools April 1, Laurentian University has reached a deal with Huntington University that takes effect May 1.

Laurentian University to acquire Huntington’s gerontology program

Laurentian University and Huntington University have negotiated terms following the severance of their federated relationship last week. As part of the agreement, Laurentian has acquired a program developed at Huntington.

CTV News
City awaits details of Laurentian University restructuring plan released during closed-door meeting

Details of Laurentian University’s restructuring plan were unveiled during a closed-door Senate meeting Tuesday, but it could be some time before details are made public.

CTV News
Post-secondary students in N.B. expected to return to on-campus learning this fall

Post-secondary students in New Brunswick should expect to return to in-person, on-campus learning this fall.

Global News
Queen’s University aiming for in-person classes come fall 2021 semester

Queen’s University principal Patrick Deane has confirmed the school’s “optimism” for in-person learning in the fall, despite the current dire state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Toronto Star
Ryerson law school to be renamed after Lincoln Alexander

Ryerson’s new law school is being renamed in honour of Lincoln Alexander, a trail-blazing politician who was the first Black member of Parliament and lieutenant-governor of Ontario.

Global News
Pandemic takes tragic toll on international students with rising deaths by suicide: report

International students are being pushed to the brink during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mounting pressures have led to a rise in death by suicide cases across Canada, according to a report by the nonprofit One Voice Canada.

The Globe and Mail
Legendary scientist Dr. Louis Siminovitch shaped research in Canada

Dr. Louis Siminovitch was a leading Canadian scientist who made brilliant contributions to cell virology, stem-cell research and genetics.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
New post-secondary multi-year funding model ‘extremely well-received’ by U of S: Stoicheff

Included in the budget is the first dispersal of of a four-year operating funding commitment to the province’s universities and colleges.

UNBC faculty signs collective agreement ending lengthy labour dispute with university

The faculty association of the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has reached its first collective agreement with the university administration since 2014, putting an end to unrest that has led to two strikes and closed classrooms.

The Chronicle Herald
Campaign for Acadia: $86.8 million raised will position Wolfville university for future success

President says funds will support Acadia’s strategic direction.

Halifax Today
Dalhousie University student and graduate announced as inaugural McCall MacBain Scholars

The scholarship enables students to pursue a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University while connecting with mentors and participating in an intensive leadership development program.

CTV News
UQAM, student reach settlement over explicit social media post lawsuit

The Universite de Quebec a Montreal has reached an out-of-court settlement with a visual arts student after suing her for $125,000.

Montreal Gazette
Concordia Student Union apologizes to Montreal’s Jewish community

“The CSU has assisted in fostering a campus culture where Jewish students are afraid to openly identify as Jewish,” it said in a letter.

Professor accuses N.B. university of misrepresenting details of job offer

A high-profile business professor is accusing Mount Allison University of reneging on a promise to give him a special deal to reduce his teaching load if he brought his academic star power to the idyllic New Brunswick school.

The Guelph Mercury
Canadian honoured with biomedical research award

Dr. Daniel Drucker didn’t expect his decades-worth of groundbreaking research on gut hormones to garner so much attention in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montreal Gazette
Pandemic? Try infodemic: McGill study says COVID-19 misinformation is a virus

As if the pandemic’s super-spreader events like unlawful and unmasked gatherings and waffling restrictions weren’t enough, a recent study by researchers from McGill University and the University of Toronto asserts that Canadians are consuming an “infodemic” of COVID-19 misinformation from the United States and are, in turn, spreading it themselves.

Global News
Western University PhD student creates missing persons research hub

A Western University sociology PhD student noticed a lack of national data and information-sharing when it comes to missing persons cases and decided to address it herself.

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