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Headlines for Feb. 2, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Facing insolvency, Laurentian University files for creditor protection

Laurentian University says it is facing insolvency and has filed for protection from creditors, bringing to a head a deteriorating financial situation exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timmins Daily Press
Despite Laurentian’s problems, president remains optimistic

The president of Laurentian University remains optimistic, despite news Monday the post-secondary institution is seeking creditor protection.

The Sudbury Star
‘Insolvent’ Laurentian U files for protection from creditors; minister angry

‘It is deeply concerning that Laurentian University has found itself in a situation where such drastic and immediate action is needed to ensure its long-term sustainability.’

High school students consider post-secondary options during pandemic

With application deadlines looming, Canadian high school students are considering their plans for higher education during the pandemic, with some choosing to wait until in-person classes resume.

CTV News
‘We were only six out of 300’: Universite de Montreal looking to enrol more Black med students

The University of Montreal is encouraging Black prospective students to enrol in its medical courses, following a finding that just 1.5 to three per cent of medical students are Black — a number that holds steady across Canada.

The Toronto Star
School curriculum needs more Black history: academics

Black people have a strong history in New Brunswick stretching back over 250 years, but the public school curriculum does not do a good job recognizing many of their significant contributions, said Alicia Noreiga-Mundaroy, a PhD candidate in the University of New Brunswick’s education department.

The Toronto Star
What we don’t know about the history of slavery in Canada — and why we don’t talk about it

Canadians generally have a pretty good grasp of the Underground Railroad, the network to help enslaved Black people in the U.S. escape north to Canada, which was established in the 30 years following the abolition of slavery in this country.

Calgary Herald
Braid: Post-secondary schools fear UCP will link funding to grads’ job success

The UCP government has quietly shelved the idea of creating a provincial superboard to govern all of Alberta’s universities and colleges.

CityNews Toronto
Ontario enlists teacher candidates for supply jobs to address COVID-19 shortages, absenteeism

Ontario says it will allow students in teacher-education programs to work in supply positions this year.

The Record
University of Toronto must act now to uproot antisemitism

A poisoned atmosphere of antisemitism has been allowed to fester for years at the University of Toronto.

The Chronicle Herald
Acadia’s Wolfville wastewater surveillance part of larger COVID-19 research project

Study’s findings could help inform public health response.

The Kingston-Whig Standard
Proposed changes to post-secondary policies to better support victims of sexual violence

New proposed changes set out by the provincial government will require post-secondary institutions to amend the sexual violence and harassment policies to ensure victims aren’t asked irrelevant questions about their own sexual history.

Happy, concerned and in between: MUN staff return to campus

Staff are back at Memorial University campuses as of Monday, prompting a mixed reaction related to the policy change announced last month.

The Chronicle Herald
Schools cancelled as messy storm rolls into Nova Scotia

Public schools across Nova Scotia have cancelled classes for the day as a messy winter storm bears down on the region.

Former Dal, King’s professor charged with sexual assault

Halifax police have charged a retired professor at Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College with sexual assault.

Vancouver Sun
COVID-19: RCMP looking into reports of UBC students partying at Wreck Beach

The RCMP detachment at the University of B.C. said it’s looking into complaints about crowds of students gathering at Wreck Beach.

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