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Headlines for Aug. 27, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Ryerson University decides to change name amid reckoning on Indigenous residential schools

Ryerson University will change its name following a recommendation from a special task force that examined the legacy of its namesake, Egerton Ryerson.

The Toronto Star
Indigenous historian greets Ryerson University’s plan to change its name with profound relief

“It feels like a prophecy: we were told this day would come.”

Student unions ‘very concerned’ over loss of campus voting program

As the federal election approaches, student unions in northeastern Ontario want to make sure students know how to cast their ballot.

The Toronto Star
NDP’s Singh urges Elections Canada rethink plan to forgo on-campus voting

Elections Canada should reconsider its decision to not have on-campus voting stations in an effort to make voting more accessible for young people, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Thursday.

The cancellation of the Vote on Campus program is an extraordinary mistake

I don’t know who’s going to win this election, but I know who’s going to lose.

Trent University won’t have a student polling station for this federal election

Trent University won’t have an advance poll station for students for the Sept. 30 federal election after Elections Canada opted out of having polling stations at post-secondary institutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTV News
Several Ontario universities strengthening campus vaccination policies

Several Ontario universities are strengthening their COVID-19 vaccine policies before classes begin next month following a recommendation from a group representing public health officers across the province.

The Globe and Mail
Reducing the financial stress of postsecondary education

Students in South Korea face an incredibly stressful time when it comes to getting into university.

Burnaby Now
COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled at SFU Burnaby and BCIT

Burnaby post-secondary students scrambling to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 so they can move into student housing, play sports and eat at school pubs will have plenty of chances to get the jab on campus in the coming weeks.

Global News
COVID-19 vaccines now mandatory to access Queen’s University campus

Queen’s University in Kingston is implementing a more stringent COVID-19 vaccine mandate, now requiring all those who access campus to be vaccinated.

Cape Breton University adds name to list of post-secondary schools requiring vaccination

Cape Breton University is joining the list of Nova Scotia’s post-secondary institutions that will require proof of vaccination later this fall.

CTV News
COVID-19 vaccine or recent negative test now needed to enter Brandon University

Brandon University is implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the coming fall term.

Professors call on universities to introduce or strengthen vaccine mandates

University communities in Nova Scotia are about to come back together in person and some faculty members are concerned by the absence of vaccine mandates at certain institutions.

Global News
Calls for a vaccine mandate at post-secondary institutions

UBC Economics Professor Mauricio Drelichman talks about why he feels a vaccine mandate is a must for post-secondary students.

The Toronto Star
Former U of M law dean faces professional misconduct charge

A former law dean at the University of Manitoba is facing a charge of professional misconduct, following an investigation into allegations that he misused school funds during his stint at Robson Hall.

The Sault Star
Laurentian University seeks to extend its restructuring process

LU wants to extend stay of proceedings to Jan. 31, 2022; has cut $40 million so far in effort to balance its books.

Global News
$500,000 donation will help University of Guelph student-athletes

The University of Guelph says a $500,000 gift will go towards helping student-athletes excel both in the classroom and in competition.

Global News
Edmonton post-secondary students share their fears and hopes about returning to the classroom

Edmonton post-secondary students are facing anxieties as they prepare to return to in-person learning this year. Many are hesitant about leaving pandemic precautions behind.

Global News
University of Waterloo researchers working on app to help find missing people with dementia

The University of Waterloo says researchers from the school have teamed up with community leaders to develop a mobile alert app to assist in finding missing people who have dementia.

Edmonton Journal
U of A names new Kipnes chair in study of lymphatic disorders

The University of Alberta has named the new Dianne and Irving Kipnes Chair in Lymphatic Disorders, with research into medical problems in the lymphatic system to soon commence.

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