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Headlines for Jan. 12, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Canadian universities, colleges urge extra precautions as students prepare to return

Postsecondary institutions across Canada are asking their students to take extra precautions to ensure they don’t bring the coronavirus to campus with them when they flood back following the winter break.

Times Higher Education
Overseas students face financial struggles in Covid-era Canada

Survey suggests nation is risking welfare of those it hopes will assist its future growth.

Global News
N.B. students attending N.S. universities feeling impacts of new isolation requirement

University student Taylor Roberts might not have got much sleep Friday night.

UWindsor Law faculty announces steps to tackle anti-Black racism

As Black students and faculty at the University of Windsor continue to observe a day of mourning, the school’s law faculty has released a list of actions addressing anti-Black racism.

CTV News
Police break up 100-person gathering near UVic
Two people were served fines after a large gathering was reported near the University of Victoria on Saturday.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster University staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member at McMaster University has tested positive for COVID-19.

Pandemic taking a toll on mental health of university students

University students are facing unprecedented mental health challenges caused by the pandemic, according to the chairperson for the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Federation of Students.

Canada building facilities to make vaccines for COVID-19 and other viruses

In the initial sprint to create a vaccine for COVID-19, Pfizer and Moderna crossed the finish line first. But for Canadian researchers who continue to work away at coronavirus vaccines and therapeutics, there are still big potential wins ahead.

The Globe and Mail
Tax Court judge accused of pressuring university to rescind job offer faces disciplinary review

A disciplinary case against a judge over alleged interference in a university hiring process is one step closer to a public hearing that could lead to a recommendation for removal.

The PIE News
Canada expands pathway to residency for work permit holders

Canada has announced a policy for former international students with post-graduation work permits to apply for open work permits in a bid to retain talent as it seeks more international graduates to become permanent residents.

CTV News
PM to shuffle cabinet with Navdeep Bains retiring from politics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to conduct a small shuffle of his cabinet Tuesday, sparked by the departure of Navdeep Bains, the minister of innovation, science and industry.

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