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Headlines for Aug. 31, 2021


Peterborough Examiner
Trent University student tests positive for COVID-19

A Trent University student has tested positive for COVID-19 in the first case of the virus at the Peterborough campus since about May.

The PIE News
Gen Z career aspirations “radically altered” by pandemic – INTO survey

Some 55% of under 25s surveyed by international education partnering organisation INTO University Partnerships have suggested the Covid-19 pandemic has led them to reconsider their career paths.

Times Higher Education
Online research relationships blossom in pandemic

With academic conferences on hold, novel ways of collaborating have taken off – from preprints and digital networks to AI-backed matchmaking, writes Jack Grove.

Global News
UBC Okanagan hosts on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics ahead of proof of vaccination mandate

With just a week to go before university classes resume for another year, Interior Health (IH) has teamed up with the University of British Columbia-Okanagan (UBC-Okanagan) to hold vaccine clinics on campus.

Global News
University of Regina students head back to campus for first day of fall 2021 semester

Halls at the University of Regina (U of R) are once again filled with students, following months of pandemic learning.

Global News
Province announces flexible learning options for Albertans looking to add skills

Alberta post-secondary students looking to re-train or upskill will have more choices this fall.

CTV News
On-campus learning returns but Lethbridge post-secondary schools prepared to pivot

Both Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge are preparing to return to on-campus learning this fall, although with COVID-19 numbers rising, the schools are prepared to pivot if necessary.

Global News
Ryerson University welcomes students back on campus

After a year of virtual learning, first and second year students of Ryerson University are getting ready to start the fall semester.

Global News
COVID-19: Students scrambling as UBC Okanagan program suddenly shifts online

Parents and students are scrambling as the Human Kinetics program at UBC Okanagan was suddenly moved online just one week before the start of the fall 2021 semester.

Global News
Kingston University District parties back in a big way this past weekend

Although Queen’s University’s official move-in dates don’t start until mid-week, it seems traditional move-in celebrations have already taken off, despite pleas from the city to curb partying due to rising COVID-19 cases across the province.

Halifax Today
NSCAD becomes the latest university to implement vaccine requirements

Proof of vaccination will now be required at NSCAD university as the fall semester gets underway.

The London Free Press
Western University vaccine rules will help curb campus COVID: Top doctor

London’s top doctor says Western University’s vaccination rules are likely to blunt any outbreaks this fall, as the threat of COVID-19 infection shifts to school-aged children who can’t get the shots.

The Record
Three professors among group opposing vaccine mandate at the University of Waterloo

At least three professors are among a small group of university staff and students who are calling on the University of Waterloo to revoke their vaccine mandate.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
University of Saskatchewan launches process for checking vaccine status, testing

While twice-weekly testing will be an option for some wishing to return to campus, only the vaccinated may live in residence or participate in Huskie sports.

Post-secondary schools help international students meet vaccination requirements

Ontario post-secondary schools finally reopening to in-person learning are working to ensure students coming from overseas can meet COVID-19 vaccine requirements with minimal disruption to their studies.

Niagara Falls Review
Brock University, Niagara College to focus on candidates as voting removed from campuses

Students wanting to cast their ballots at Brock University or Niagara College campuses will need to find an off-site polling location to vote in the federal election.

The Toronto Star
Student groups in Durham concerned as Vote on Campus program scrapped

College and university students in Durham won’t be able to cast their ballots on campus in the upcoming federal election.

The Toronto Star
Loss of campus polls decried

As far as one local student leader is concerned, Ottawa’s decision not to host polling stations on post-secondary campuses during the federal election is “a disservice to Canada’s democratic process.”

Calgary Herald
Province priming post-secondary education to boost economy

The province is boosting specific post-secondary fields in a bid to more quickly supply the job market with badly-needed employees.

The Toronto Star
York University offers OSAP-eligible programs to retrain workers

York University’s School of Continuing Studies is offering a number of programs to help workers quickly retrain for new careers.

Global News
UVic students facing “unprecedented’ housing crisis

University of Victoria students are taking to social media to complain that they can’t find housing, and the university is doing little to help them.

The Toronto Star
Truth Test: Is the Trudeau government profiting off of student debt?

The Truth Test is a project of The Canadian Press that examines the accuracy of statements made by politicians. Each claim is researched and analyzed to provide Canadians with facts instead of spin.

The Globe and Mail
If going back to school is your idea of fun in retirement, you’re not alone

Lily Eng has lost track of just how many courses she’s taken since retiring from her teaching job two decades ago: 20 or 30. Probably more.

New scholarship at Saint Mary’s to support students of African Nova Scotian descent

Saint Mary’s University will offer a new scholarship for students of African Nova Scotian descent aiming for careers in writing.

Global News
McMaster researchers say trial suggests common medications cut heart attack, stroke risk in half

A recent study driven by data from a pair of Hamilton-based researchers is suggesting a combination of common daily medications can cut a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke in half.

Aldergrove Star
Trinity Western University in Langley will close classes for a day to focus on Indigenous issues

On Thursday, Sept. 30, morning and afternoon classes at Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley will be canceled, part of a campus-wide day of learning to foster greater knowledge and understanding of Indigenous history and culture, and to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools.

Global News
A Blackfoot home in the middle of campus: Teepee raised at University of Calgary

A teepee was raised at the University of Calgary on Monday as part of an effort to welcome students to campus.

Global News
Western University’s space dreams taking shape with simulation in Labrador

Western University‘s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, known as Western Space, will be holding a two-week simulation in northern Labrador at the Mistastin Lake meteorite impact crater.

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