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Headlines for July 19, 2021


The Toronto Star
Colleges, universities should plan for normal this fall, government says

Ontario colleges and universities can fully reopen this fall with no capacity limits for classes or physical distancing requirements for students, says a government memo obtained by the Star.

CTV News
Mandatory vaccinations for some Ontario university students: could it happen in Quebec?

As Ontario post-secondary schools announce mandatory vaccination rules for class attendance and residence, some east of the border may wonder: could that happen in Quebec?

CTV News
Memorial scholarships honour victims of London, Ont. attack

Western University is establishing two scholarships to honour Madiha Salman and her husband Salman Afzaal. Both hold degrees from the London, Ont. school and both were killed in a vehicle attack in June.

The Toronto Star
Should university tuition fees go down — or up? These politicians’ answers might surprise you

Brace for student sticker shock on campus. Prepare to dig deep into your pockets for post-secondary tuition.

Sherbrooke Record
Quebec creates new scholarships for women studying in male-dominated fields

The Quebec government is adapting and improving its information technology scholarship programs in an effort to encourage young women to complete their education in fields that are high in demand.

Opposition Calling on Government to Address “Administrative Bloat” at MUN

The Opposition is calling on the provincial government to address what it calls “administrative bloat” at Memorial University before “forcing” the university to have to hike tuition by cutting tuition offsets.

Western University biology professor wants mandatory COVID-19 shots for return to campus

A Western University biology professor is pushing for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff returning to campus for in-person learning this fall.

UBC signs agreement with drone delivery company to send medical supplies to remote First Nation

The University of British Columbia has inked a deal with Drone Delivery Canada to deploy drones to the Stellat’en First Nation and the Village of Fraser Lake in Northern B.C.

International students coming to Canada facing multiple hurdles, headaches

Earning a degree at a Canadian university is a dream come true for many international students, but the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the dream into a costly headache for some.

The Sault Star
Sault College, Algoma U not following Seneca’s vaccination stance

Algoma University and Sault College are not following Seneca College’s decision to require students and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are going to be on campus this fall.

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