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Headlines for August 26, 2022


Globe and Mail
International students waiting for visas from Ottawa at risk of missing start of classes

Delays in processing student visas have put a large number of international students at risk of missing the start of fall classes this year, as the federal Immigration Department struggles to keep up with what it describes as a surge in applications.

Globe and Mail
Universities and colleges should be proactive to prevent monkeypox spread on campus, says expert

An expert is urging Canadian universities and colleges to be proactive about preventing monkeypox from gaining a foothold on campus.

Financial Post
Rents are so high in Toronto that students are living in homeless shelters

Lack of supply is one of the reasons rents for one-bedroom apartments have increased 20% since last year.

Ottawa Citizen
Opinion: Accusations of systemic racism on campus aren’t proof it exists

Accusations of systemic racism have become increasingly commonplace on university campuses, led primarily by anti-racist activists. With the return to classes in September we can expect more of this.

CBC News
Universities, colleges taking varied approaches to COVID-19 as students set to return to campus

Grab bag of measures, from mask and booster shot mandates to encouragement.

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