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Headlines for June 2, 2021


Global News
COVID-19: First vaccination dose required for Trent University students in residence; Fleming College explores options

Trent University says beginning this fall, students will require at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if they wish to live in campus residence in Peterborough and Durham region.

Global News
Calls grow to rename Ryerson institutions across Ontario

The statue of Egerton Ryerson in downtown Toronto at Ryerson University has been a flashpoint of controversy for some time. On Monday night, new paint splashed across the monument and spray-painted words called for action in response to the remains of 215 children discovered in unmarked burial sites in Kamloops B.C.

Toronto Star
‘Students will live anywhere’: Ontario schools, governments asked to push for safe, affordable off-campus housing

Max Lightstone, a graduate this year from McMaster University, is acutely aware of what standard of housing postsecondary students will accept.

Global News
McMaster University will not mandate vaccination for students in residence

Associate vice-president and dean of students Sean Van Koughnet says such a mandate would carry a “tremendous administrative burden.”

CBC News
Ryerson University to rename journalism school publications ahead of new school year

School says Egerton Ryerson was ‘indisputably’ one of the architects of the residential school system.

Toronto Star
Opinion: Indigenous education is central to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery

Indigenous peoples in Canada face a large educational disparity when compared to other populations.

CTV News
Feds say they offered to help Laurentian preserve French programs, but province didn’t respond

The federal government offered in January to help the government of Ontario preserve French programs at Laurentian University.

CTV News
Laurentian expecting about 15 claims of more than $5M from creditors, court documents show

A judge has approved proposals from Laurentian University on how to handle claims from creditors, a major step as the school attempts to emerge from its insolvency process.

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