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Headlines for March 14, 2022


Science Business
Canada hits science ties with Russia, creates fund for Ukrainian students

Ottawa announcements add to the list of Western countries sanctioning relations with Russian science – and reflect huge Ukrainian community in Canada.

CBC News
Rising tuition, student debt weigh heavily on postsecondary students

Facing ever-rising tuition as well as higher prices for food, housing, and other necessities, postsecondary students in Canada are concerned about the debts that loom after graduation.

The National Post
Irwin Cotler controversy renews anti-Semitism debate at University of Toronto

One of Canada’s most-admired human rights experts has found himself at the centre of controversy at the University of Toronto, accused of “anti-Palestinian racism” by some faculty at a school often criticized as having an anti-Semitism problem.

The Toronto Star
Ontario universities to keep mask mandates in place until end of term

As Ontario prepares to lift its mask mandate on March 21, universities in the province are opting to keep them in place until the end of winter term.

The Regina Leader-Post
Sask. bill aims to ensure ‘accountability’ at post-secondary schools

The province has introduced a bill that Advanced Education Minister Gene Makowsky says will ensure universities spend their dollars wisely, but critics worry the government is overstepping with legislation that could allow it to change the way postsecondary schools are funded.

The Toronto Star
Why an investigation into cheating on Ontario bar exams may point to a $15 billion online industry

Hundreds of prospective Ontario lawyers have had their futures put on hold amid an investigation into cheating on the online bar admission exams — no surprise in the lucrative world of “contract cheating,” experts say.

CTV News
University of Alberta Students’ Union disappointed by decision to drop mask mandate

Students and staff at the University of Alberta will no longer be mandated to wear masks starting March 16.

CTV News
SFU Burnaby says wearing a mask a ‘matter of personal choice’

UBC announces masks will be required in public indoor spaces on both campuses until April 30, 2022.

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