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Headlines for Feb. 23, 2021


CTV News
University students release investigation into First Nations water issues

Students at the University of Regina School of Journalism and First Nations University of Canada have released an investigation into First Nations water issues across Canada.

CTV News
Mysterious cyber-attack on Lakehead University’s network under investigation

Lakehead University security experts in Orillia are trying to solve a debilitating cyber-attack and get students and staff back online.

Minister makes no promise to N.B. universities after call for emergency funding

The New Brunswick cabinet minister responsible for universities says he knows they want more money because of the pandemic, but he’s not willing to commit to give them any.

Cheating at MUN increasing in pandemic era of online learning
The 23 students in Marco Merkli’s math 3001 course wrote a midterm exam last week, and their professor is not sure if any of them cheated.

Ottawa Citizen
Carleton student Cihan Erdal, jailed in Turkey since September, to stand trial this spring

The 32-year-old Canadian permanent resident is accused of inciting terror and violence, but is adamant that he is innocent of all charges.

Wilfrid Laurier students create COVID-19 fake news detector

A group of students at Wilfrid Laurier University have come up with a COVID-19 fake news detector to help fight the spread of misinformation online.

Vancouver Sun
Indigenous online powwow fitness class organized for university students

Indigenous woman merged powwow and fitness classes and teaches from her home in Michigan.

CTV News
Sask. researchers who predict COVID-19 trends by testing sewage expand project to Sask. First Nations

After a successful study last year that found new cases of COVID-19 can be predicted in wastewater, a research team at the University of Saskatchewan has been granted $137,392 from the Public Health Agency of Canada for more research – and some new partnerships.

Peterborough Examiner
Trent University students find a way to continue annual sleepout during pandemic

Trent University students from the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon are planning a 72-hour sleepout in support in Peterborough this weekend in the Venture North parking lot.

Young adults find careers, dreams, relationships on hold a year into COVID-19 pandemic

Manan Shah’s day starts when he logs on to his computer at 1 a.m., the glow of the screen illuminating his face as he takes online classes until the sun comes up.

The Hill Times
The fight about academic freedom in Canada is whitewashed

François Legault’s fight against ‘wokeness’ and social advocacy isn’t about academic freedom. It’s about a small group of white people refusing to change or hear about any other lived experience. We might as well call it Karen University.

Academic Matters
The ugly side of performance-based funding for universities

With the economic and labour disruption wrought by COVID-19, for a time it seemed Ontario and Alberta had realized the folly of judging their universities’ performance against metrics over which the universities themselves had little or no control.

Study International
Canada reigns supreme as top study abroad destination: survey

Canada is the top study abroad destination during this pandemic, according to international students.

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