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Headlines for August 3, 2022


Toronto Star
Canada rolls out measures to help international students stay — and work — in this country

After weeks of delays, Canada is rolling out interim measures to allow international students who have been left in a kind of immigration limbo due to pandemic backlogs to stay and work legally in this country.

Global News
Alberta threatens funding cut to Athabasca University in ongoing battle

The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca University, directing the online-oriented school to get busy making sure more staff work in the small northern town or risk losing millions of dollars in funding.

The Conversation
Students returning to campus want the ‘university experience’ missed during COVID-19

Universities are implementing COVID-19 safety plans to maintain safe and healthy environments — through protocols like enhanced cleaning or a focus on ventilation and air quality — for the imminent return of students to in-person learning on campuses.

Soo Today
Algoma U first in Canada to offer Tailwind mental health program

Algoma University is the first Canadian post-secondary institution to implement the Tailwind training application which is designed to “prepare incoming university students for the mental stresses of their academic journey,” states a news release issued by the university.

CBC News
University of Saskatchewan turns to Indigenous governments to root out identity fraud

Status cards and the Métis Registry will determine who is eligible for Indigenous-specific positions.

Peterborough Examiner
Trent University develops Ontario’s first kinesiology course on exercise and sport for Indigenous health

Trent University is developing a new kinesiology course on sports and exercise for Indigenous health and wellness.

Toronto Star
Ontario Tech plans to develop a new property in downtown Oshawa

The university recently purchased a parcel of land at 154 Bruce St., adjacent to its building at 61 Charles St., which houses classrooms, lecture halls, a library and the Student Life office.

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