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Headlines for Feb. 11, 2021


The PIE News
Canada: students demand answers on Québec visa processing

International students seeking to study in Québec, Canada are facing extreme stress as a result of delays in study visa issuance and extra checks being made relating to certain institutions in this Canadian province, after processing was suspended at the end of 2020.

CTV News
Can universities force students to attend classes in person? PQ blasts governments on lack of specifics

Quebec’s opposition parties are calling on the Coalition Avenir Quebec government to get specific on whether CEGEP and university students will be heading back to classrooms.

CTV News
Program, faculty cuts needed for Laurentian University to survive, court hears

Lawyers for Laurentian University and unions representing faculty sparred Wednesday over the role of the province in the school’s ongoing insolvency crisis.

The Sudbury Star
Coalition forms to fight Laurentian cuts and underfunding

Close to 100 people came together through a Zoom call Tuesday night over concerns that Laurentian University will axe programs and jobs in its bid for creditor protection.

Timmins Daily Press
‘This proceeding is about whether … Laurentian University can be saved’

Lawyers for Laurentian University say insolvency proceedings are about whether the school can be ‘saved’ and that politics should play no role in the process.

CTV News
Students push for empty Concordia dorm to become temporary homeless shelter

Concordia University students are calling on the school’s administration to turn an unused dormitory into temporary housing for the homeless.

CTV News
First-year university students in Toronto increasingly deferring school amid pandemic

The challenges of online learning have some post-secondary students in Toronto exploring the option of deferring their studies.

CTV News
‘Students don’t feel supported’: U of L Students’ Union uses snow penguins to protest government changes

A small army of snow penguins stood in front of Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf’s office on Monday.

CTV News
Over $33k in COVID-19 fines issued by U of G campus police

Campus police at the University of Guelph have issued 73 fines for violations of COVID-19 protocols, for a total of $33,080.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph ‘strongly recommends’ students stay put for winter break amid COVID-19 pandemic

University of Guelph students are being discouraged from going home during reading week next week, especially if they are isolating due to COVID-19.

Global News
McMaster University eliminates barrier to post-secondary education for foster kids

McMaster University is helping level the educational playing field for a vulnerable group.

UWindsor flight school concerned over possible loss of city’s air traffic control tower

The potential loss of the air traffic control tower at Windsor International Airport could have an effect on students training to be pilots at the University of Windsor.

CTV News
Clinical trials start in Halifax for USask’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Clinical trials have begun for another Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with three people receiving an initial dose on Wednesday.

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