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Headlines for June 10, 2021


Global News
Game on! Atlantic University Sport announces plan for full return to sports this fall

Student athletes in the Atlantic region will be back competing this fall.

Vaccine lottery: Manitobans eligible for cash, scholarships if they get a COVID shot

The Manitoba government is launching a lottery that will award nearly $2 million in cash and scholarships to people who get a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Toronto Star
The reckoning and push for ‘X University’ at a Toronto school

It was a powerful image seen across Canada: the statue of Egerton Ryerson, chief architect of the residential school system, torn down at the namesake university campus in Toronto.

CTV News
Laurier University’s incoming class largest in school history

The number of Ontario high school students who have accepted an offer of admission from Wilfrid Laurier University is reportedly the highest total in the school’s history.

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Brock University preparing to welcome more than 4,000 new badgers this fall

Brock University is expecting to welcome a large new group of badgers in the fall as the school outpaces provincial growth averages.

Opposition Questions Compensation of MUN President in the Face of Rising Tuition

For the second time in a week, the Opposition Tories have caught the government off guard by breaking news during Question Period.

CTV News
Here’s how universities in Waterloo Region are preparing for the fall semester

Universities in Waterloo Region are moving ahead with plans to offer in-person learning this fall amid ongoing uncertainty about what COVID-19 pandemic restrictions will look like in the coming months.

CTV News
Money shot: Getting vaccinated could earn you cash at Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University, in Sydney, N.S., is offering cold, hard cash as an incentive for students to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

The Toronto Star
Manitoba predicts ‘near-normal state’ by fall

Public health officials have informed colleges and universities their best projection is that life in Manitoba will be “near normal” after Labour Day with few, if any, restrictions — a promising sign there could be a robust return to in-class learning on campus this fall.

Global News
Supporting Indigenous students

“I know in the past it’s been not a place for Indigenous people. So I think that it’s important that we kind of reclaim our spaces in university, in the work place.”

New U of C research position 1st in Canada to focus on psychedelic drug therapy for mental health

Jim Parker was impressed enough with the improvements his niece had shown after being treated with psychedelic drugs for post-traumatic stress disorder that he was willing to put up his own money for further research.

The Globe and Mail
Why do so many Chinese international students in Canada end up back home?

The 2017 class at Rotman Commerce arrived at the University of Toronto just as Xi Jinping became China’s President.

‘Wake-up call for Canada’: Security experts say case of 2 fired scientists could point to espionage

China says its scientific co-operation with Canada should not be politicized, responding to questions about two scientists fired from Canada’s only Level 4 lab — a case that has led to an RCMP investigation, demands for details in Parliament and concerns about Chinese espionage.


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