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Headlines for Aug. 19, 2021


The Walrus
The Shadowy Business of International Education

Foreign students are lied to and exploited on every front. They’re also propping up higher education as we know it.

The Globe and Mail
Western Canada: B.C. and Alberta universities debate COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Will universities in both provinces bring in requirements for students and staff to be vaccinated before classes start?

Canadian Nobel scientist’s deletion from Wikipedia points to wider bias, study finds

Wikipedia — the world’s largest online encyclopedia — celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. One of the biggest collaborative efforts in human history, thousands of volunteers around the world create and edit the content on its pages.

Global News
Indigenous issues shaping the federal election

“This will probably be the third federal election where Indigenous issues will be at the forefront…”

The Globe and Mail
Science literacy will be key in the ‘infodemics’ battle

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly shone a light on the importance of collaboration in scientific discovery and innovation.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University to require students, faculty, staff to be double vaccinated to attend campus

Trent University will require all students, faculty and staff on campus to provide proof of having had two COVID-19 vaccinations effective on Sept. 7 when the new school year starts.

The Peterborough Examiner
Algoma U wants students to attest to getting jabbed

Two thousand Algoma University students will be asked to attest that they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 when they return to the Queen Street East campus next month.

Edmonton Journal
U of A wavers on proof of vaccination; Process for students and faculty to self-declare status underway

Less than 24 hours after saying students, faculty and staff would not be required to provide documentation when self-declaring their COVID-19 vaccination status, the University of Alberta now says they could be asked to.

My Prince George Now
UNBC President supports mandatory vaccination and mask usage

UNBC President Dr.Geoff Payne has announced the school does support mandatory mask-wearing and vaccinations in the school community, agreeing with UBC President, Santa J. Ono’s statement made on Friday.

CTV News
McGill law professors say school has ‘a legal obligation’ to enforce mandatory vaccines for on-campus attendance

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition demanding McGill University make vaccines mandatory for students on-campus, while voices from each side debate whether it would be legal to do so.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: COVID-19 vaccination is a must for medical students

August is an exciting time for many incoming medical students, since we are set to begin our long journeys as physicians.

Vancouver Sun
Scott Lear: The case for mask and vaccine mandates in B.C.’s colleges and universities

Opinion: Returning to campus should be a welcome event, but many students are anxious about the current public health measures, which could further erode the mental health of our students.

Dalhousie Faculty Association demands COVID-19 vaccines for students, staff

The faculty association at Dalhousie University is demanding the Halifax school require all staff, students and faculty be vaccinated against COVID-19.

University of Regina student union concerned about privacy, cybersecurity with mandatory vaccines

The University of Regina’s announcement that vaccines will be mandatory for students and staff has the president of the student’s union raising some concerns.

Revelstoke Review
PHOTOS: Proposed design unveiled for UBC Okanagan downtown Kelowna campus

UBC Okanagan’s massive downtown Kelowna campus is starting to take shape.

The Toronto Star
York University gets $1.5 million for infrastructure projects

York University has been awarded more than $1.5 million for infrastructure projects that it hopes will help attract and retain top talent from around the world.

CTV News
Artificial intelligence soccer unveiled at Dalhousie University

When you combine the world’s most popular sport with jaw-dropping computer science technology, the result is a new and innovative soccer game.

Historic Magrath Mansion acquired by Concordia University of Edmonton

A historic Edmonton mansion that had been on the market for more than a year has made history again.

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