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Headlines for Feb. 4, 2021


CTV News
‘Easily’ a decade before Canada’s youth recover economically from pandemic, experts say

The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly hard on Canadian youth and questions have arisen about how long it will take for them to recover economically, and what that will look like post-pandemic.

The Globe and Mail
Laurentian University’s move to restructure could lead to further revenue problems

Laurentian University’s move to seek creditor protection as it tries to create “Laurentian 2.0” could cause further revenue problems as prospective students consider whether to enroll next year.

The Globe and Mail
Laurentian University becomes a victim of a failing business model

Located in Northern Ontario, far from the province’s decision-making centres and big-name institutions of higher learning, Laurentian University does not typically get much attention from folks in the snobby south.

CTV News
Beyond ‘check-marking a box’: Getting Indigenous students into jobs paramount, advocate says

Getting Indigenous students into the corporate world and “bridging the gap” between academia and businesses is paramount, says Candice Loring of non-profit organization Mitacs.

Quebec universities, CEGEPs prepare for gradual reopening

Quebec universities and CEGEPs, and their students, are still trying to make sense of the provincial government’s decision to allow a gradual reopening of campus activities starting Feb. 8.

Kamloops This Week
TRU offers cash to help students leave motels with safety concerns

In October 2020, the City of Kamloops declared 10 motels and hotels to be nuisance properties, in violation of the city’s good neighbour bylaw after a number of events including criminal activity, fires and other disturbances.

UPEI Student Union calls for new moratorium on loan payments

The student union at UPEI is calling on the province to bring back its moratorium on student loan payments.

UWindsor international students say it’s ‘mentally tough’ coming to Canada amid pandemic

While classes remain online at the University of Windsor, some international students still made the trip to study in Canada this year, including Dilusha Kankanamge who left his friends and family behind in Sri Lanka to do his master’s in civil engineering.

The Toronto Star
‘Uber for student services.’ App offers flexible jobs while helping homeowners

Alex Ryzer and Marko Semcesen were frustrated with the hurdles involved in the student job market: inflexible hours, micromanaging and shoddy pay.

Global News
Queen’s plans for in-person Homecoming events dependent on coronavirus pandemic

Despite the current uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queen’s University has slated two weekends in October for in-person Homecoming celebrations.

International student alumni sponsor new scholarship

Some recent international student graduates from the University of Prince Edward Island have come together to try to make the university experience better for current students than it was for them.

Vancouver Sun
UBC study finds women with straight A’s in high school have same chances at leadership roles as men with failing grades

The UBC study also found that among parents, dads were four times more likely to have a supervising role at work than moms.

CTV News
‘They just don’t go deep enough’: Research suggests COVID-19 testing techniques across Canada may not be up to par

Researchers from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ont. are sounding the alarm on COVID-19 testing techniques across the country, saying most instructions for conducting nasal swabs are incorrect.

Montreal Gazette
Martine St-Victor: Exasperated that the N-word is in the news. Again

Using the N-word in literature has always been offensive. The difference is that today, students are reminding those who may have forgotten.

National Post
Ryerson student journalist claims he was fired from campus newspaper over his Catholic views

A Toronto student journalist claims he was fired from a Ryerson University student newspaper because he holds strict Roman Catholic views, including adhering to church and biblical teachings about how being gay or transgender is sinful.

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