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Headlines for July 13, 2021


The Toronto Star
Canadian colleges and universities need to mandate vaccines for students within the next two weeks

As a professor at a Canadian university, I am worried about the low (64 per cent) and plateauing COVID vaccination rates amongst post-secondary aged students.

International students say MUN’s tuition hike will cause others to rethink enrolment

Some of Memorial University’s international students say those who are following them won’t look to the school as a viable option for education anymore, in light of a recent announcement that tuition will nearly double in 2022.

Global News
St. Thomas University to help international students who need to quarantine

The federal restrictions on international travelers who aren’t vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Health Canada is forcing at least one university to create a contingency plan.

The Globe and Mail
Evening Update: National security risk now a factor in research funding decisions

Many Canadian researchers hoping to secure federal grants for their work have a new layer of scrutiny to consider: national security investigators.

Take a tour of Memorial University’s new science and engineering building

Memorial University’s new core science building will open in a matter of weeks, six years after builders first broke ground on the $325-million project.

Winnipeg Free Press
Medical emergency buries international student in debt

Ugandan hit with more than $120,000 in bills after near-month hospital stay from life-saving stomach surgery, COVID.

Global News
COVID-19: New Brunswick universities prepare plan for vaccinated international students

International students coming to New Brunswick to study at university will face COVID-19 isolation requirements, but what support each institution is offering those students is different.

Will university students need to be fully vaccinated to return to campus? Yes, and no

UNB spokesperson Heather Campbell said while vaccinations are not required to attend classes at this time, they are highly recommended.

MUN staff hope to welcome students back to Harlow campus as early as January

After more than a year of virtual learning, Memorial University students are expected to be back on their England campus this fall.

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