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Headlines for Feb. 25, 2021


Sudbury councillors vote to send letter to province about Laurentian funding

The City of Greater Sudbury is joining the growing call for the province of Ontario to provide additional funding to Laurentian University.

National Post
Ryerson Review of Journalism temporarily cuts ‘Ryerson’ from its name

The magazine long known as the Ryerson Review of Journalism is temporarily removing “Ryerson” from its name.

The Toronto Star
International students aren’t making as much money as their Canadian classmates in the first years after graduation, report suggests

Despite equal Canadian education credentials, international students earn less than their Canadian peers after graduation, Statistics Canada says.

The Timmins Daily Press
Sudbury will lose hundreds of jobs when Laurentian restructures, MPP warns

Laurentian University needs immediate provincial government funding or it will be gutted, sparking the loss of hundreds of jobs and programs, Sudbury MPP Jamie West said Wednesday during Question Period.

CTV News
‘Woodsy Scholarship’ honours memory of late sports broadcaster

The memory of long-time sports broadcaster Warren Woods will be honoured with a scholarship in his name at the University of Regina.

Being Black on campus: Why students, staff and faculty say universities are failing them

A law student at the University of Windsor says he’s come face-to-face with what it means to be Black on campus in Canada, and the reality of what that means scares him.

French language profs at Laurentian worry about cuts in wake university’s insolvency

A group of francophone professors at Laurentian University is worried about the future of francophone programs as the institution re-structures under creditor protection.

Medical student equity program at U of A expanding to reach more underrepresented communities

A student-led medical program at the University of Alberta is expanding eligibility to reach more communities that are underrepresented in the medical field.

London Free Press
Western University grad returns to lead fundraising

Western University has named Jeff O’Hagan as its vice-president in charge of university fundraising.

UPEI planning a ‘more normal’ academic experience in fall 2021

The University of Prince Edward Island announced it is planning a return to a “more normal” academic experience in the fall of 2021.

Waterloo region college, universities get $1.2M for mental health and addictions

The province has pledged $1.2 million to post-secondary schools in Waterloo region to help expand mental health and addiction services on campus.

Global News
Martin Luther King III gives insight on racial issues, guidance on allyship at King’s virtual talk

A global human rights activist who is also the oldest son of the late Martin Luther King Jr. joined students at King’s University College in London, Ont., for a virtual talk Wednesday evening.

The Hill Times
Now is the time to think long term, plan for next pandemic or major health crisis

We know that these viruses are with us forever, that they will continue to mutate, and that we must remain vigilant in our collective efforts to control them. In response to this need, CIHR is supporting the creation of a new Centre for Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies.

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