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Headlines for July 23, 2021


The Globe and Mail
E-mails shed new light on N.S. art college development battle

The former president of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design raised concerns for months about members of the board of governors who she felt were pushing a proposal for a developer to build a new campus before she was abruptly fired, according to recently released e-mails from the university.

The Toronto Star
U of M team to study to natural microbes impact on Arctic oil spills

As sea ice declines and shipping and industry increases in the Arctic, University of Manitoba researchers will study whether naturally-existing bacteria in ocean ice and water can degrade petroleum as a response to potential oil spills.

Peek inside a physically distanced University of Toronto residence

The University of Toronto has rearranged kitchens and common rooms in student residences to allow for physical distancing ahead of the 2021/22 school year.

The PIE News
Canada PR applicants eligible for work permits

International graduates in Canada who have applied for the recently opened pathway to permanent residency will be eligible for open work permits while they wait for application results, the Canadian government announced on July 15.

Guelph Mercury
COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for U of Guelph students living on campus

Looking to live on the University of Guelph campus in the fall? You better make sure you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

CTV News
Waterloo, Guelph universities will require COVID-19 vaccinations for students living in residence

Students living in residence at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, or the University of Guelph in the next school year will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Revelstoke Review
COVID-19 vaccine not mandatory to return to campus this fall: UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan (UBCO) will not be requiring students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to be on campus this fall.

CTV News
Vaccines not mandatory when Windsor post-secondary students return this fall

While vaccines are now mandatory for Seneca College students in Toronto to attend campus and will be required for Western University and UOttawa students to live in residence, Windsor post-secondary schools, taking a different approach.

The Record
Vaccinations mandatory for university and college students living in residence

Students living in residences at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Students stressed and anxious as universities deny residence spots due to COVID-19

Some Canadian universities are turning down residence applications by the hundreds this year, and the rejected students — who were hoping for an on-campus experience after the COVID-19 pandemic ate their final years of high school — say it’s a major disappointment. Many say they’re struggling to find alternative housing.

The Sudbury Star
New minister won’t intervene in Laurentian’s restructuring process

A coalition opposed to the sweeping cuts at Laurentian is calling on the new minister of post-secondary education to speak out against the court-supervised insolvency proceedings that are currently underway, fire the existing LU president and board, and restore severance for terminated profs, among other demands.

Advocacy group asking new minister of colleges and universities to save Laurentian University

The Sudbury Workers, Education and Advocacy Centre (SWEAC) is asking the new Minister of Colleges and Universities to lift Laurentian University out of insolvency.

Times Higher Education
Toronto plans equity review in music after racism and sexism claims

New dean at top Canadian school hopes outside perspective can resolve months of protest over behaviours and curriculum.

Times Colonist
$89.6 million UVic engineering, computer science expansion aims to foster innovation

The University of Victoria’s engineering and computer science building is being expanded and a new research and structures laboratory equipped with a gantry crane will be built as part of the $89.6-million project.

Edmonton Journal
Opinion: Open educational resources would make post-secondary costs more affordable

“Open” is the key word for Alberta this summer. Come fall, college and university students across Alberta will be keen to see how the provincial government lives up to another promise for open — open educational resources or OER.

U of S reverses decision on placements at controversial pregnancy centre that favours ‘gift of life’

The University of Saskatchewan college of medicine has decided to stop offering medical students the choice to do a placement at the Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre (SPOC) after months of review, advocacy and social media backlash.

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