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Headlines for Feb. 17, 2021


Global News
SFU warns of cyberattack impacting as many as 200,000 people

Simon Fraser University says a cyberattack on one of its servers has exposed the personally identifiable information of thousands of current and former students, faculty, staff and student applicants.

CTV News
Lakehead University victim of cyber attack

Lakehead University is investigating a cyber attack affecting campus servers.

The Globe and Mail
COVID-19 is Changing Our World: It’s Time to Rethink International Education

Since the onset of the pandemic, our governments and higher education institutions have been gravely concerned about the effect on enrolments.

The Globe and Mail
Ottawa needs to address postsecondary funding, access problems aggravated by pandemic: coalition

Ottawa needs to address the funding and access problems regarding postsecondary education that have been aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a coalition of university faculty, student and labour groups.

The Hill Times
The time for innovation in higher education is now

Research and innovation in universities across the country help the world become a better place and improve the quality of life of Canadians. But innovation in higher education is an uncomfortable discussion.

The Toronto Star
‘So what is the future looking like for them:’ This 30-year-old Tory MP talks about the challenges facing Canada’s post-pandemic workforce

Raquel Dancho is sifting through printed out new stories in her home office in Winnipeg.

Calgary Herald
Young, educated Albertans fleeing the province for better opportunities

As a longtime Calgarian and recent graduate of Sir Winston Churchill High School, Mohammad Ali was excited at the prospect of working in Alberta’s energy industry after finishing his degree.

The PIE News
Manitoba to attract int’ls to meet skills needs

The Canadian province of Manitoba has launched its new Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy for the post-secondary sector that will focus on anticipating skills needed for the future, aligning education and training to labour market needs, fostering entrepreneurial skills, and growing, attracting and retaining talent.

The Timmins Daily Press
As it restructures, Laurentian will put students first: president

It has been a few weeks of upheaval for Laurentian University. For Sudbury. For Northern Ontario.

The London Free Press
Degrees of separation: Huron College may cut ‘Western’ from diplomas

Huron University College officials want to start handing out degrees that don’t bear Western University’s name – a move that would alter the schools’ relationship after some 150 years.

The Record
Uphill struggle to add more Black professors to universities

Some might say Barrington Walker has a daunting task at hand.

The Star Phoenix
City council set to back U of S ‘pandemic centre’ ambitions

Saskatoon city council is set to attach its name, and potentially its money, to a bid to establish a national pandemic response centre.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph says new partnership will make COVID-19 testing faster, more definitive

Technology out of the University of Guelph will be used for high-volume testing for COVID-19 and its variants.

Montreal Gazette
Quebec university profs praise Legault’s stand on academic freedom

The group says universities need tools to resist outside pressure and strengthen their independence.

CTV News
Group of McGill students facing permanent eviction from dorms over gatherings

After being temporarily kicked out of their McGill dorms last month for small gatherings that broke COVID-19 protocols, a group of students is now facing real eviction for the same offences.

How this McGill professor is challenging systemic racism, one institution at a time

Myrna Lashley has worked with governments, police forces and community organizations for more than 30 years.

Meet Joanne Weber, Canada’s first-ever research chair in deaf education

A public school resource teacher and professor at the University of Alberta has been named as Canada’s first research chair in deaf education.

Edmonton Journal
Opinion: U of A’s Ring Houses contain the school’s DNA

In a recent opinion piece in the Edmonton Journal, I was quoted regarding the University of Alberta’s proposal to demolish/sell the Ring Houses, and now I wish to speak for myself.

Peterborough Examiner
Trent University Lands and Nature Areas Plan revision approved

Trent University is looking to the future through its newly revised Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan.

The Hill Times
COVID-19 innovations hold lessons for national policy

The ability to lead in the future economy or respond to the next crisis is already under development at Canada’s world-class research universities and innovative start-ups.

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