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Headlines for Feb. 12, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Money intended for research at Laurentian University went to keep the lights on instead, researchers say

Laurentian University spent millions of dollars in research grants to keep the lights on because it had one main bank account where funds intended for academic work were mixed with money for operating costs.

Timmins Daily Press
Laurentian has until April 30 to restructure

Superior Court Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz has given Laurentian University until April 30 to present a plan designed to get its financial house in order.

The Toronto Star
Donation to Canada’s smallest medical school will help train northern doctors

A $1.2-million “out of the blue” donation to Canada’s youngest and smallest medical school from an American doctor will help create a centre for social accountability to address issues that affect Indigenous health, such as racism, says its dean.

CTV News
‘I’ve been the only woman in the room’: Top female scientists inspire next generation

Thursday marked International Day of Women and Girls in Science and it was a day for inspiration and education for girls interested in STEM.

Financial Post
Jack M. Mintz: COVID shocks higher education. Good, it’s about time

Laurentian University has gone into creditor protection, a first in Ontario history, but the pandemic is not all to blame.

Global News
Ontario universities urge students not to travel during reading week amid COVID-19

Several Ontario universities are urging students living on campus not to travel during the upcoming mid-semester break known as reading week in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Field of dreams: The uncertain future of l’Université de l’Ontario français

What if you build it and nobody comes?

Calls increasing for provincial funding to save Sudbury’s insolvent Laurentian University

A growing chorus of voices is calling on the Ontario government to provide additional funding to Laurentian University; to allow the institution to survive now, and be sustainable into the future.

Anglo institutions are in Quebec nationalists’ crosshairs, but there are new twists to this old tale

Dawson College is cramped, or at least it will be whenever the pandemic subsides and its nearly 8,000 students return to the downtown Montreal campus full-time.

Global News
Post-secondary institutions in Lethbridge recognizing Black History Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has Black History Month celebrations at both Lethbridge’s college and university looking different this year.

St. FX event brings together Black students to talk about university experience

It’s an especially turbulent time to be a Black student at university, says St. Francis Xavier sociology student Tara Reddick.

The Kingston-Whig Standard
Study to examine Queen’s students transmission of, immunity to virus

A team of researchers at Queen’s University has received just over $223,000 in federal funding to study the transmission of and immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 on a sampling of the university’s health sciences students, who are required to attend classes in person and interact with people who may transmit it.

Daily Hive
Canada is one of the best countries in the world for international students

A new ranking has listed the world’s best countries for international students, and Canada made the top five.

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