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Headlines for Jan. 21, 2021


The Toronto Star
International students can start their co-op work earlier as they await their permit

International students who are on a co-op work term don’t have to wait for their permit to begin their job placements, according to a new policy released earlier this week by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The Province
Douglas Todd: Canada’s foreign-student policy needs public review, say experts

The public is in the dark about how Canadian immigration policy has been changed to give preference to international students, say experts.

Kamloops This Week
TRU looks to finish fiscal year in the black

The fiscal year will end with a surplus after all, but the pandemic has the university bracing for another year of uncertainty and deficit budget for 2021-2022.

Deserted university campuses undercut businesses that rely on student spending

Some days, hours go by without a single customer coming into Renaissance Coffee at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C.

Bishop’s University hopes to limit outbreaks with COVID-19 tests for students living on campus

In an effort to limit outbreaks on campus, Bishop’s University has hired a private firm to perform COVID-19 tests for students living in residence.

CTV News
One new COVID case at Laurentian University residence; Sudbury adds new eight cases Wednesday

Laurentian University has a second case of COVID-19 on its campus, the school announced Wednesday.

The London Free Press
Western University faculty, students slam chancellor over holiday trip

A holiday trip out of the country by Western University’s chancellor is “insulting” to the school’s staff and students, says the head of the union representing 1,500 faculty members.

The London Free Press
Sims: Chancellor earns failing grade for honesty, contrition and usefulness

Time for a little “veritas et utilitas.”

Global News
Ontario Tech nursing students call for access to labs

Some nursing students at Ontario Tech University say they’re not being afforded the same opportunities as their peers at other institutions.

CTV News
New drug that could treat aggressive forms of cancer created at U of A

The University of Alberta is touting a new drug that could treat breast and blood cancers.

Times Higher Education
‘Biden bump’ boosts international applications for US study

Initial estimates indicate jump in applications for coming year in excess of 10 per cent.

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