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Headlines for March 10, 2021


CTV News
U of M studying impact of virtual health care during the pandemic

As it has been almost a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba, people have had to adjust to the times.

Global News
B.C. post-secondary schools could reopen campuses in fall

Some encouraging news for high school seniors looking ahead to college or university: post-secondary students across B.C. could be back to attending class on campus by the fall.

CTV News
UVic preparing for in-person learning this fall

The University of Victoria is forging ahead with plans to reopen to in-person learning this September.

CFJC Today
TRU preparing to welcome students back in person in September

Post-secondary institutions are beginning to plan for September, 2021.

Acadia University to return to full in-person learning in the fall

Acadia University is the first post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia that’s largely relied on online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic to announce a full return to in-person classes this fall.

Times Higher Education
Will the pandemic widen the gap between higher education systems?

The Covid crisis has restricted travel and funding, affecting even regions spared its worst. But institutions in emerging economies are getting creative and cooperating to continue their work, with even momentum for growth and change.

Global News
‘There is a lot of mistrust’: Researchers look at vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous Canadians

As Canada expands its vaccination program, a number of Indigenous people are still reluctant to get the COVID-19 shot — and for good reason.

CTV News
Labour groups step up fight against expected program cuts at Laurentian University

A day after the president of Laurentian University issued a statement on the school’s ongoing insolvency process, groups opposed to expected program cuts issued news releases of their own.

Daily Timmins Press
Protest over Laurentian crisis to target Sault MPP, minister

Protestors wanting the provincial government to help Laurentian University will protest outside MPP Ross Romano’s office in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday.
Opinion: The Laurentian mess stems from a major failure in leadership

Dr. Dieter Buse, an emeritus professor of history at LU, says from his POV the university’s financial quagmire resulted from successive boards of governors, made up of wealthy and influential Sudburians, and complicit senior administrators failing to assert their authority over a powerful CEO.

Global News
Those who spread BS are more likely to be duped by it themselves: UWaterloo study

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo found that those who attempt to show bravado or persuade people with “misleading exaggerations and distortions” were more likely to fall for similar claims.

Global News
USask study using dentistry to learn saliva spread of COVID-19

University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry associate dean Dr. Walter Siqueira joins Global News Morning to share a USask study on COVID-19 saliva spread in a field that involves a lot of close contact.

CTV News
From fetal cells to microchips, B.C. COVID-19 researcher using TikTok to dispel vaccine rumours

The social media app TikTok isn’t all viral pranks and teen drama.

Global News
COVID-19 one year anniversary: The university experience in Manitoba

For students making the transition from high school to university, the change hasn’t been big – because it’s been done from their desks at home.

Times Colonist
Students excited at prospect of returning to campus

When the pandemic forced colleges and ­universities to move their classes online, Quinn Cunningham had to leave Victoria and return to his family in the Okanagan-Similkameen.

Windsor Star
UWindsor students make pandemic pivot to help at-risk women

A group of University of Windsor students have garnered some real-world experience on how to successfully pivot a project during a global pandemic.

Global News
Phase 1 clinical trial for Alberta-made COVID-19 vaccine candidate ‘imminent’

A made-in-Alberta COVID-19 vaccine candidate is ready to head into Phase 1 of a clinical trial in hopes it will eventually be approved for use by Health Canada.

Regina Leaderpost
New U of R president Jeff Keshen ready to tackle pandemic challenges

Jeff Keshen, who will take over as president of the University of Regina on July 1, told the Leader-Post about moving across the country and his vision for the institution.

Hundreds of Alberta students waiting on student aid money delayed by provincial system glitch

Hundreds of Alberta post-secondary students are waiting on the loan money they rely on to pay bills and tuition because of a glitch in the province’s system.

International university students face additional challenges during year of remote learning

Yuhang Liu was 13 hours ahead of his classmates, but he couldn’t keep up with them.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster-incubated company using brainwaves to test cannabis impairment

What can brainwaves tell us about a cannabis high?

The Globe and Mail
Canadian-linked foundation offers travel to China in exchange for research from academics, scientists

A foundation with Canadian connections and murky origins that operated out of a house in Southern California has been offering Canadian academics and scientists business-class flights to China and stays at five-star hotels in exchange for sharing their research.

CTV News
Self-driving shuttle bus could be coming to University of Waterloo campus this year

Students at the University of Waterloo could soon be able to get around campus using a self-driving shuttle bus.

CTV News
How Sask. researchers cracked the code of predicting Rocky Mountain snowpack

University of Saskatchewan scientists have developed a way to predict the depth and movement of snowpacks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the school announced on Monday.

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