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Headlines for March 11, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Canadian universities announce plans for in-class learning in September
A growing number of Canada’s universities say they’re planning a return to in-person instruction this fall as the rollout of vaccines gathers pace and institutions turn their attention to the year ahead.

Global News
Young Canadians struggled most financially in 1st year of COVID-19 pandemic: Ipsos poll

While the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc across the country, when it comes to personal finances, young and unemployed Canadians have been the hardest-hit, a new poll has found.

Global News
Okanagan students optimistic about returning to campus

After a year of mostly online learning, Okanagan post-secondary schools and their students are welcoming news they may be heading back to in-person classes in September.

My Coast Now
Vancouver Island University excited and ready for return of fall in-class programs

Vancouver Island University says it’s exciting to have students come back to the classroom this September.=

Global News
University of Alberta dealing with massive budget cuts

The University of Alberta is finding ways to address massive budget cuts from the province. While the university president says he is optimistic about the future, there are concerns around how the school’s reputation could suffer.

Global News
University of Alberta says it bears brunt of provincial budget cuts; worries about quality, reputation

Concerns are growing regarding how Alberta’s provincial budget cuts are going to “disproportionally” hit the University of Alberta.

Global News
Future of the University of Alberta amid budget cuts

Vinesh Pratap speaks with the Bill Flanagan, University of Alberta president, following a provincial budget that means major cuts for the institution.

The Hill Times
Canada’s health security depends on increased support for high-risk, high-reward scientific research

Growing the biotech industry would accelerate our transition to a knowledge-based economy, and provide new drivers of economic prosperity.

Global News
One year into COVID-19, a look at when and where the next pandemic could emerge

As the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus that has upended life as we know it, experts say this is not the last pandemic we will see. But when and where the next one could emerge is nearly impossible to know.

The Toronto Star
Study finds Toronto rivers and watershed contaminated with road salt — even in summer

Road salt applied in wintertime is threatening at least two-thirds of the aquatic life found in the four rivers within the Greater Toronto Area.

CTV News
Slippery season: University of Calgary researchers publish study that could help lower surgery wait times

It’s no surprise that icy surfaces can lead to more slip and fall injuries, but without research based evidence, it’s just a hunch.

Daily Timmins Press
Province ‘committed’ to Laurentian University, minister says

Students should be confident about Laurentian University’s future because the provincial government still backs the Sudbury post-secondary institution, Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano says.

The Toronto Star
COVID-19 didn’t cause Laurentian University’s financial woes, minister says

Laurentian University’s financial woes were years in the making and have nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic, says Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano.

The Toronto Star
Ryerson’s journalism students are demanding a safe learning environment because school failed them. Like our media industry, changes need to be made

Ryerson School of Journalism is arguably one of the top schools in the country.

CTV News
Police preparing for possible St. Patrick’s Day partiers
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Waterloo regional police say they’re working on a plan to deal with any potential partiers.

The Hamilton Spectator
Part-time McMaster instructor under fire for comments about homosexuality

An LGBTQ advocacy group says comments about homosexuality made by a part-time McMaster University instructor during a Toronto Catholic school board meeting last week “border on hate speech.”

UOttawa expanding Windsor campus to train more French teachers

The University of Ottawa is spending $1.2 million to make more space to educate Francophone teachers in downtown Windsor.

Lakehead University professor charged with sexual assault involving a student

A 57-year-old university professor in Thunder Bay has been charged with sexual assault involving a student.

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