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Headlines for June 1, 2021


Mandating vaccines at universities could set dangerous precedent, says bioethicist

A Montreal bioethicist says Western University’s plan to make vaccines mandatory for students living in residence is ethically problematic, because it’s a form of discrimination.

CTV News
No physical distancing for CEGEP, university students in Quebec next fall

CEGEP and university students will no longer be required to maintain physical distancing in the classroom for back-to-school season next fall, the government announced Monday.

Global News
UBC reviews honorary degree given to principal of Kamloops Indian Residential School

The University of British Columbia is now reviewing an honorary degree given to Bishop John O’Grady in 1986.

The Globe and Mail
Ontario’s ‘externships’ pay nursing students to help lighten hospital staff’s load

The Ontario government has expanded a program to train student nurses on the job in a bid to ease some of the staffing pressures caused by the pandemic.

MUN will hike tuition in 2022, says university president

The latest Newfoundland and Labrador budget has spelled the end of the long-standing tuition freeze at Memorial University, with its president saying a tuition hike will be coming in for 2022.

New report says university’s economic impact is dramatic and transformative

A new report assessing the economic impact of the University of Windsor, released Monday, concludes the school has had a “dramatic and transformative economic impact on the region, the province and at a national level.”

Mandatory vaccines unlikely, but not off the table at northeastern Ontario universities, colleges

When students return to campus at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie in September, Brianne Pringle hopes there will be much more “normalcy” for students.

CTV News
‘Happiest place on the Earth’: How University of Waterloo pharmacy students are helping with COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Maria Anton and Olivia Joy McPherson can see people laugh and cry after receiving their COVID-19 vaccine.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University hosting pop-up vaccine clinic for students in Peterborough

Trent Student Health Services and Peterborough Public Health are holding another pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students 18 and older at Trent University in Peterborough.

Toronto Star
Markham campus site of first Canadian UN leadership training centre opening at York U

York University and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will establish Canada’s first Centre International de Formation des Acteurs Locaux (CIFAL).

CTV News
New tool helps cochlear implant patients hear with improved clarity

Advancements in cochlear implant research at Western University might just be music to the ears to the deaf or hard of hearing.

The Timmins Daily Press
Nipissing and Canadore receive $700,000 to improve online learning

Enhancing and improving virtual learning programs and courses will only attract more students and benefit institutions like Nipissing University and Canadore College, say its leaders.

Undergrad students in Waterloo face housing cost, quality issues — some living in cars or parks: survey

A new report from the Waterloo Undergraduate Students’ Association (WUSA) suggests many students struggle to find affordable and quality places to live, with some saying they even experienced homelessness.

The Hamilton Spectator
Meet the Mac Procrastiknitters: A McMaster University knitting club creating community amid isolating year for students

A student-run club at McMaster University is forging friendships and giving back to the community one stitch at a time.

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