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Headlines for Feb. 22, 2021


The Globe and Mail
University students lash out at tuition hikes, poor quality of remote learning

A winter of discontent is brewing among postsecondary students as patience with online classes wanes and the prospect of rising tuition fees raises questions about value for money.

Ottawa Citizen
Full-time students suffering steep mental health decline during pandemic, study says

We are seeing now with lockdowns and remote learning that students aren’t getting the benefit of social support from others – faculty, staff and other students. It is a perfect storm of vulnerability.’

Policy Options
Reconciliation in post-secondary education requires courage and humility

Post-secondary education was built on a foundation of exclusion. Educators must park their fear, face their biases, and create systemic change.

Global News
Reducing student debt by accessing scholarships and grants

GrantMe founder Madison Guy joins Global News Morning Calgary live via Skype to discuss how students can get scholarship and grant funding for university amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTV News
Lakehead extends study break after cyber attack

Students at Lakehead University are getting an extended winter study break following a cyber attack.

Lakehead University still undecided about possible schedule changes after cyberattack

Lakehead University officials say they haven’t decided if the school will defer exams, extend reading week or move deadlines for assignments due to a cyberattack that shut down parts of its computer systems.

Some in-person courses to resume at Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University is set to resume some in-person operations on Monday.

Timmins Daily Press
LU woes highlight flaws in post-secondary system

The news that Laurentian University is insolvent should come as no surprise to anyone who’s familiar with the state of post-secondary education in Ontario.

The Globe and Mail
Out of the lab, into the marketplace: How one of Canada’s most celebrated scientists, Molly Shoichet, is bringing her key discovery to market

One of Canada’s most celebrated scientists, Molly Shoichet, is stepping up plans to take a key discovery out of her lab and into the marketplace.

The Toronto Star
How to solve the skills gap in Canada

There is widespread agreement that the labour force in Canada is changing, and that the changes will accelerate as baby boomers enter retirement, carbon-emitting industries are replaced by green jobs and we look to a post-COVID economic recovery.

CTV News
Mentorship program connects Black youth with role models at U of A

A local mentorship program is giving Black youth a chance to connect with role models that look like them.

CTV News
University of Windsor and St. Clair College to receive $729,389 toward mental health services

The University of Windsor and St. Clair College will receive a total $729,389 from the Ontario government to help students across all campuses better access to mental health and addiction services.

Arctic Inspiration Prize awards $3M to northern projects

The Arctic Inspiration Prize awarded more than $3 million to seven northern projects from music education to food sovereignty to Indigenous-led conservation.

Student says RCMP officer talked her out of laying charges against alleged serial voyeur on campus

Woman says investigating officer spoke at length about suspect’s ‘good values,’ potential.

CTV News
Queen’s University researchers looks to understand COVID-19 transmission on campus

A new study at Queen’s University is researching COVID-19 transmission and immunity on university campuses.

CTV News
Waterloo researchers able to perform remote ultrasounds in space

Researchers in Waterloo are using a new technology that allows them to perform remote ultrasounds on astronauts on the International Space Station.

Meet the nurse clinician shedding light on pioneering Black scientists

As a child, Stephanie Bumba never saw any Black people in the history books and cartoons she read, or the science movies she watched.

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