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Headlines for June 17, 2021


Watchdog to probe French program cuts at Laurentian University

Ontario’s government watchdog on Wednesday announced it will investigate cuts to French-language programs at Laurentian University.

The Toronto Star
From COVID-19 vaccines to in-person classes: How Ontario universities are preparing for September

It’s been a year of educational ups and downs for Grade 12 student Olivia Rymkiewicz, and with “no guarantees” around what universities will look like in September, the uncertainty continues.

The PIE News
Canadian sector mulls mandatory vaccinations

As Canadian international education programs plan for a fall reopening, the next question is whether vaccinations should be mandated for international students, staff and homestay hosts.

The Toronto Star
City in talks with University of Guelph-Humber to relocate campus to Brampton

Brampton council has approved a motion to work with the University of Guelph-Humber to relocate its campus to a planned Centre for Innovation in downtown Brampton.

The Hamilton Spectator
Demand to boost nursing enrolment rapped

A senator who represents nursing instructors at the University of Manitoba is raising red flags about a provincial directive to colleges to expand their enrolment to graduate more nurses as soon as possible.

The Toronto Star
Open letter from U of T students demands action on sexual harassment, ‘systemic inequalities’ at faculty of music

Students at the University of Toronto’s faculty of music have penned an open letter to the school calling for action to address “historical and ongoing misogyny and systemic inequalities which have once again been brought to light.”

Livewire Calgary
Possible privatization of the University of Calgary campus bookstore sparks worry from students

Textbook prices for students at the University of Calgary might be reaching new highs as the university looks to shake up the way the campus bookstore operates.

CTV News
Tina Boileau, mother of late Jonathan Pitre, awarded honorary doctorate from uOttawa

Tina Boileau, the mother of the late Jonathan Pitre, who was known as the Butterfly Boy, has received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine.

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