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Headlines for June 14, 2021


Meet the Canadian scientist who paved the way for for groundbreaking mRNA COVID vaccines

Every week, more Canadians are rolling up their sleeves to get the shot that will protect them against COVID-19.

CTV News
U of S surgery professor questions severity of COVID-19 pandemic and safety of vaccines in online video

The College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan says it does not support the views of one of its surgery professors who appeared in a video last week questioning the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

Queen’s University defends faculty, staff against allegations they’re falsely claiming to be Indigenous

Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., is defending its faculty, staff and community partners after an anonymous report surfaced online this week alleging six of its instructors, professors and associates had falsely claimed Indigenous identity.

University World News
US in prolonged decline, Canada reversing stagnation

Overall, 177 American universities are ranked out of a total of 1,300 institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2022.

Global News
Trent University holds its largest graduation virtually

June 12 saw more than 2,300 graduates represented in Trent University’s second ‘Grad From Your Pad’ graduation ceremony.

Hiking tuition fees won’t get us through a fiscal crisis, and could harm those who need help the most

Since 1999, students in Newfoundland and Labrador have benefited from a tuition freeze. However, in response to the provincial budget, Memorial University president Vianne Timmons said tuition fee hike is inevitable.

Sault Star
Vaccines not mandatory – yet – for student residences

Sault College and Algoma University have yet to make proof of COVID-19 vaccination necessary for students to live in on-campus residence this fall.

Vancouver is Awesome
UBC announces plan to get students back to campus this summer and fall

With public health leaders confident in the safe resumption of on-campus activities by post-secondary institutions, UBC plans to return students and staff to its campuses this fall.

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