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Headlines for July 30, 2021


Canada’s universities and colleges are failing science

By not requiring COVID-19 vaccination like the world’s top institutions, Canada’s universities are making themselves the dunces of COVID-19.

The Globe and Mail
Without mandatory vaccines, more campus shutdowns are inevitable

To get ahead of future outbreaks, we need to act now and make vaccinations mandatory for students, staff and faculty on postsecondary campuses.

Toronto Star
Canada’s international students are becoming less diverse. Here’s why Ottawa says that’s a problem

More and more foreign students are coming from the same countries, concentrating in particular school programs and provinces, and that could spell trouble for Canada’s international education sector, says a new study.

Global News
COVID-19 vaccine hurdles await international students eyeing campus life in Canada

Many universities and colleges have issued vaccine mandates to live or learn on campus, creating extra layers of complication and confusion for many would-be students from abroad.

CBC News
Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions not allowed to require proof of vaccination

Some university staff are asking the province to reconsider the rule.

Mount Allison University
Mount Allison releases sexual violence review

The recommendations reflect a broad scope of review, touching on many aspects of student diversity, inclusiveness, equity and accessibility, officials say.

Montreal Gazette
English in French universities worries Quebec language council

Of the programs surveyed, 88.5 per cent allow training to be received entirely in French, while the remaining contain elements of English.

Global News
Western University holds service for alumni killed in London attack

Two victims of the London, Ont., attack were at the centre of a memorial service held by Western University on Thursday in honour of their late alumni.

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