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Headlines for June 7, 2021


The Toronto Star
Post-secondary schools ponder pushing vaccination for students in residences

Most public colleges and universities in Manitoba have ruled out requiring students who live on campus to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall, but a mandate for student housing residents is still on the table at two schools.

The Globe and Mail
Twenty years of the power gap: How 15 Ontario universities compare

The Globe conducted an in-depth review of salary and gender for 15 university campuses in Ontario from 1999-2019. Here’s what the data show.

The Globe and Mail
Power Gap: How progress has stalled for female academics

Women have been graduating from university at higher rates than men for decades but are still under-represented in the best-paid jobs, like university deans and full professors.

CTV News
UWindsor renames Macdonald Hall in recognition of Indigenous, Métis and Inuit communities

The University of Windsor is renaming of Macdonald Hall to Residence Hall West.

The Toronto Star
University won’t replace Egerton Ryerson statue toppled by protesters

The statue of Egerton Ryerson at Ryerson University in Toronto will not be restored or replaced after protesters toppled it on Sunday, the institution says.

CTV News
Statue of Egerton Ryerson on university campus toppled

A much-maligned statue of Egerton Ryerson was toppled in Toronto on Sunday.

CTV News
Brandon investigation underway on unmarked residential school graves

Forensic and archival research is underway to identify the names of children buried in unmarked graves at the former Brandon Residential School.

The Globe and Mail
Inside NSCAD’s real-estate row: Ousted president battled with board over Halifax properties, internal e-mails show

Before she was fired last summer, Aoife Mac Namara resisted a plan to sell heritage buildings in exchange for a new campus. The Globe obtained correspondence showing how the board pushed to change her mind.

How Indigenous science could help us with our sustainability and diversity crisis

Researchers looking at the long history of human impact on natural environments suggest that their work shows integrating historical and Indigenous practices could help us use our landscapes more sustainably.

The Financial Post
Bye-bye four-year degree. Canadian companies want workers faster

The skills shortage is so acute the private sector is stepping up training programs tailored for the jobs on offer rather than wait for universities.

New program gets UNB international students ready for job searches

Yosabeth Agonafer came to Canada in 2018 from Ethiopia with plans to pursue chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.

CTV News
Remote work opens up doors for co-op students during pandemic

Graduating during a pandemic can be a scary time for people looking to land a job. But despite some hardships at the onset of the pandemic, co-op programs report an uptick in the number of employers bringing students onboard.

The London Free Press
Jewish group criticizes Western University professor’s tweets

A national Jewish advocacy group is taking aim at a Western University professor’s social media comments about supporters of the state of Israel, calling for immediate action by the school administration.

CTV News
Northern Ontario School of Medicine marks first day as standalone institution

On Thursday, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine became a standalone institution, the first of its kind in Canada.

Sudbury coalition intends to take back French programming from Laurentian University

A coalition to establish a French language university in Sudbury, for and by francophones, is preparing to repatriate French programming from Laurentian University.

The Sudbury Star
Coalition calls on feds to fund University of Sudbury

A group seeking to create a standalone French university is asking Ottawa to redirect French-language funds from Laurentian to the University of Sudbury.

CTV News
Thunder Bay, Sudbury have very different reactions as med school moves closer to independence

News this week that the province has passed legislation enabling the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to become independent prompted very different reactions from the two northern cities the school calls home.

Global News
First Nation works with SMU anthropologist to search site of former Shubenacadie Residential School

The Sipekne’katik First Nation is working with Saint Mary’s University’s anthropology department to search the site of the former Shubenacadie Residential School for evidence after the bodies of 215 children were found at a former residential school site in Kamloops, B.C.

Niagara Falls Review
A blend of in-person and online learning is becoming the norm. Post-pandemic, let’s make it work

There’s been a lot of loss for young adults, especially college and university students, in this pandemic. Loved ones. Jobs. Friendships and connections. A sense of promise about the future.

How some grads are crushing their student debt during the pandemic

Three years ago, Godwin Scott graduated from Carleton University with about $120,000 in student debt.

The Record
Student petition alleges Laurier prioritizing incoming class to fill its residences

A petition created by a group of “uninspired lives” is alleging that Wilfrid Laurier University is prioritizing incoming students over returning students for its return to campus plan this fall.

Calgary Herald
Muriel Kovitz, first female U of C chancellor, dies at 95

Muriel Kovitz, the first female chancellor at the University of Calgary, died last weekend.

Global News
Three former UBC football players charged with sexual assault

Three former members of the UBC Thunderbirds football team have been charged with an alleged sexual assault near the university’s Vancouver campus in 2018.

The Toronto Star
RCMP says a settlement reached in university student’s lawsuit against B.C. officer

The RCMP say a settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit filed last year by a university student who claimed she was injured by a police officer who was supposed to be doing a health check in Kelowna, B.C.

University World News
Laurentian – Insolvency, mass firings and the erosion of multiculturalism

Laurentian University, which became the first publicly funded entity in Canada to seek creditor protection after declaring insolvency earlier this year, has fired 100 academics, cut 69 programmes – and shattered what it proudly billed as its tri-cultural mandate by disproportionately cutting back francophone and indigenous offerings.

Global News
Renowned researcher joins USask VIDO lab to study coronaviruses

A renowned virus researcher has joined the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO).

CTV News
Childhood cancer discovery may stop tumour spread, UBC researchers say

There’s promising new research out of the University of British Columbia that could prevent cancer cells from spreading beyond their primary tumour site.

The Tyee
The Push to Protect Lab Animals in Canada

For Elisabeth Ormandy, the turning point came in a laboratory as undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph sends barley to space

The University of Guelph is looking to help make a whisky that is out of this world (while also doing important scientific research).

Regina Leader-Post
Opinion: Sask.-based research offers hope in unsettling times

Uncertain times require robust social sciences and humanities analysis, and leadership from scholars to discuss complex issues with the public.

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