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Headlines for June 25, 2021


The PIE News
Canada reveals first phase of border reopening

Universities Canada has welcomed the government’s first phase of easing border measures for travellers entering Canada as a “strong positive” for its member institutions.

The Tyee
Cyber Attacks Involving Huawei Devices in Canada Spiked after Meng Wanzhou Arrest

Soon after Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver, there was a spike in sophisticated cyber attacks attributed to Huawei devices in Canada, according to a newly uncovered 2019 government report.

CTV News
Groups challenge decision allowing judge involved in U of T controversy to keep job

Complainants are challenging a review body decision that allowed a federal judge to keep his job after he was accused of bias against Palestinians over his views on a proposed university appointment.

The PIE News
Canadian unis look at capacity as brand Canada remains strong

Higher education institutions across Canada are considering how to put new modes of learning into practice as they face capacity issues on campuses and challenges around the country’s domestic student demographic forecasts.

London Free Press
Western University launches Indigenous-focused training for professors

Western University professors and graduate students will soon be offered a new course to ensure Indigenous perspectives are included in their lessons.

Move 105.7
Brock University cancels Indigenous Peoples Awareness Week events after discovery in Saskatchewan

Brock University is cancelling the remaining Indigenous Peoples Awareness Week events as the community mourns the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves in Saskatchewan.

Global News
McMaster researchers working with biotech firm in hopes of creating oral COVID-19 vaccine strip

Researchers at McMaster University have teamed up with a Burlington, Ont., biotechnology company in the hopes of creating an orally deliverable COVID-19 vaccine in the form of dissolvable film, much like current store-bought breath strips.

The Hamilton Spectator
More than 100 McMaster students demand the university do more to address sexual assault allegations

More than 100 current and former graduate students in McMaster’s Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour (PNB) are demanding in an open letter to the university that McMaster take stronger action in the face of sexual assault allegations plaguing the department.

The Kingston Whig-Standard
Queen’s medical students call for report to include precariously housed in city processes

A group of Queen’s medical students are celebrating as the City of Kingston embraces their calls for more inclusionary housing and homelessness policy development.

The Hamilton Spectator
‘Sometimes I forget what age I am’: Vivian Xie, 16, becomes one of University of Toronto’s youngest grads

Like other students graduating from the University of Toronto this summer, Vivian (Qiao) Xie spent most of her on-campus days with friends searching for events offering free snacks, visiting the infamous food trucks and hanging out at bubble tea shops. The difference? She’s just 16.

CTV News
‘This place is the heart’: Members battle to keep decades-old U of S University Club open

The University Club at the University of Saskatchewan is permanently shutting down due to financial issues — a decision some members are trying to reverse.

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