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Headlines for July 12, 2021


Memorial University to double tuition to $6K a year, ending 22-year freeze

Memorial University will more than double its student tuition beginning in the fall of 2022, according to president Vianne Timmons.

MUN tuition hike will impact N.L.’s ability to attract and retain students, say critics

A significant tuition hike planned for Memorial University has some worried that the increased prices could keep both local and international students out of classes.

Global News
University of Regina welcomes new president and vice-chancellor

Global’s Daniella Ponticelli speaks to the University of Regina’s new president, Dr. Jeff Keshen.

CTV News
Ministry help coming for Laurentian students affected by program cuts

Help will soon be on the way for students who had their academic careers uprooted at Laurentian University.

National Post
Colleges, universities grapple with making vaccines mandatory for students

Canada appears to be hitting a complacency wall, with the lowest uptake being among the university-age demographic, the 18- to 29-year-olds.

CTV News
Statue of university namesake and slave-owner James McGill removed after most-recent bout of vandalism

After repeated demands and bouts of vandalism, McGill University has removed a statue of the school’s namesake James McGill.

CTV News
UQAM researchers, victims join forces to improve how universities respond to sexual violence complaints

Since 2017 Quebec has had a new law on the books geared towards preventing sexual violence in CEGEPs and universities — but is it making a difference?

The Record
Cambridge Memorial Hospital establishes a diversity bursary

Cambridge Memorial Hospital is set to establish the CMH Staff Trust Diversity Bursary to assist African Canadians, Indigenous people, LGBTQ2S+ individuals and people of colour with pursuing post-secondary education in a health related discipline.

Province Introduces New Tuition Relief Programs to Aid Students

The provincial government is bringing in new programs to help post-secondary students in light of tuition increases. It will be a two-pronged approach.

If MUN was an Oil Company Looking for an Investment, Government Would Have Treated this Differently: Dinn

Students and the Opposition alike say tuition increases at MUN continue a pattern of education getting the short end of the financial stick.

Atlantic universities join forces to attract Indigenous, Black students to business

A new program at universities across Atlantic Canada seeks to attract more Indigenous and Black students to business programs in an effort to diversify boardrooms across the country.

Misconduct allegations spur calls for universities to cut ties with running club

Some current and former athletes and academics are calling on Carleton University and the University of Ottawa to cut ties with the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club, after news another former coach is being investigated for historical sexual misconduct.

U of T’s music program fosters culture of sexual harassment and fear, students, faculty claim

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are demanding that the University of Toronto address what they say is a toxic culture within the faculty of music that allows sexual harassment and other misconduct to continue unchecked.

Windsor Star
UWindsor maps out plans for fall semester

University of Windsor administration continues to hammer out details of what the fall 2021 semester will look like for students and staff.

The Hamilton Spectator
Mel Rutherford becomes first transgender department head at McMaster

Me Rutherford, a world renowned psychologist specializing in social/emotional cognition, facial expression and perceptual development, including how they relate to autism, has become McMaster University’s first transgender department head and ond of the first in all of Canada.

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