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Headlines for July 8, 2021


Laurentian selects $273K real estate adviser bid to help restructuring university possibly sell assets

Laurentian has been granted court approval to hire a real estate adviser, as the creditor-protected Sudbury, Ont., university looks at ways to make money from its buildings and property holdings.

CTV News
Feds injecting $8.2M in UW’s 3D printing lab to boost businesses’ manufacturing power

The federal government is investing $8.2 million in the University of Waterloo’s 3D printing lab to support businesses across southern Ontario in adopting advanced manufacturing technologies.

University of Calgary hits pause on bachelor’s program in oil and gas engineering

For more than two decades, the bachelor’s program in oil and gas engineering at the University of Calgary was popular with students seeking a career in energy — and maybe a job in one of the office towers downtown.

Global News
University of Guelph’s ‘One Bench One Tree’ project honours health-care workers

The University of Guelph says a fundraising project led by its students is offering “the gift of rest” to health-care workers across Canada who worked tirelessly against COVID-19.

Education as reconciliation: U of A Indigenous history course sees spike in enrolment

A free online University of Alberta course that teaches Canadians about the history of Indigenous peoples is seeing a spike in enrolment as the country grapples with the legacy of residential schools.

The Hamilton Spectator
Quarantine led to invention of tech that translates signing into spoken words

When the pandemic first emerged and schools shuttered back in March last year, friends Jin Schofield and Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad started thinking about how they could spend their time while helping others.

The Globe and Mail
Experts argue why making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory doesn’t necessarily work

With nearly a quarter of the eligible population in Canada still completely unvaccinated against COVID-19, the debate over whether to make vaccines mandatory has intensified.

CTV News
UVic says it has implemented recommendations after fatal bus crash near Bamfield

The University of Victoria says it has met all the recommendations put forth in the wake of a 2019 bus crash that killed two students and injured several others during a field trip to a remote Vancouver Island marine science centre.

Global News
COVID-19 charges laid against 3 Queen’s students for Aberdeen Street party: Kingston police

Three people are facing COVID-19-related charges following a massive street party in Kingston’s university district over the weekend, Kingston police announced Wednesday.

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