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Headlines for June 22, 2021


CTV News
Canada’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine lab opens in Montreal

The first laboratory in Canada that will produce COVID-19 vaccines is opening on Tuesday in Montreal, CTV News confirmed.

CTV News
First-year students staying away from Laurentian University following insolvency crisis

The number of first-year students attending Laurentian University is expected to drop significantly this fall with many who applied and were accepted now getting cold feet.

The Toronto Star
U of W’s new Indigenous languages program ‘anchored in community’

A new program at the University of Winnipeg will soon let students work towards a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Languages.

The Globe and Mail
‘It’s about more than one individual’s success’: Indigenous leaders share their stories, strategies and life lessons

Indigenous scholars are among those leading the way in exciting new research in science, business and beyond.

The Globe and Mail
A growing proportion of Canadians recognize role to play on reconciliation: survey

A large proportion of Canadians recognize that individuals have roles to play in efforts to bring about reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, according to a newly released survey.

CTV News
Medical residents on frontlines of pandemic face obstacles in becoming fully licensed doctors

Thousands of medical residents who have been working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic are facing continued administrative delays preventing them from becoming fully licensed physicians.

The Globe and Mail
Top public-health official defies Parliament and refuses to release documents on fired scientists

The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada defied an order of the House of Commons on Monday and refused to provide unredacted documents about the dismissal of two scientists from Canada’s high-security infectious disease laboratory.

Global News
Thompson Rivers University apologizes for accepting law students then putting them on waitlist

Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops is apologizing to 42 students who were initially accepted to attend the law school in September, but who have now been moved to the waitlist.

Niagara Falls Review
Brock University offering free chest binders and breast forms for students

Brock University’s Student Justice Centre is offering free breast forms and chest binders to students.

Canada has never had a voice on the UN’s disability committee. Meet the legal scholar tapped to change that

A University of Windsor law professor could become the first person to represent Canada on the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Globe and Mail
Building back better should mean building up accessibility

With COVID-19 effectively pressing pause on our lives for more than a year, many Canadians have been given an opportunity to slow down and reflect. For me, it’s meant looking back on how far we’ve come in creating a more equitable and accessible world for people with disabilities.

Niagara Falls Review
Now, more than ever, it is time for all of us to come together

As we begin to emerge from the global COVID-19 pandemic, around the world, and certainly on campus at McMaster and other universities, ethnic and religious tensions have been running high.

The Kingston Whig-Standard
Queen’s University to increase footprint with pending purchase of KCVI

Queen’s University and the Limestone District School Board have agreed to the pending sale of the former Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute building.

The Windsor Star
UWindsor names next Paul Martin professor

Chile Eboe-Osuji has been named the Paul Martin professor in political science, international relations and law for the next two years at the University of Windsor.

National Post
Analysis: The ‘feedback loop’ that pits students against politicians in the campus free speech crisis

Universities are failing to come to grips with problems of censorship, ideological suppression, protest and no-platforming — and conservative politicians are taking advantage of it.

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