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Headlines for March 15, 2021


Global News
Canada’s expanded travel restrictions too costly, say international students

The Canadian government expanded travel restrictions on Feb. 22 to include a mandatory three-day hotel stay where travellers are expected to pay out of pocket.

CTV News
Sask. universities experiencing more academic misconduct as online learning continues

Saskatchewan universities are reporting an increase in academic misconduct investigations, almost one year after both schools switched exclusively to online learning because of the pandemic.

Global News
Lethbridge post-secondary schools prepare to welcome more students to campus this fall

Just like everyone, post-secondary schools in Lethbridge are eager to return to a greater sense of normalcy, which is why they’re planning to accommodate more students on campus this fall.

Global News
1 COVID-19 variant of concern, 15 total cases associated with Queen’s University

Dr. Kieran Moore says he expects to see more COVID-19 variants of concern related to an outbreak at a Queen’s University residence.

CTV News
‘True role models’: U of S sees surge in medical, nursing school applications

The University of Saskatchewan is reporting an increase in applications for both its College of Medicine and College of Nursing for the fall 2021 semester compared to last year.

Global News
Manitoba post-secondary groups tangle with province over control of student fees

A pair of organizations representing post-secondary students and faculty in Manitoba are questioning the government’s intentions, as it moves to give itself more control over student and tuition fees.

London Free Press
Western sees surge in applications, but different story at Ontario colleges

Ontario universities, including Western, are seeing a surge in applications for fall enrolment, but the opposite is happening at the province’s community colleges.

Global News
As concerns linger, Western University promises solution to remote exam proctoring software

Western University says it has identified a long-term solution to concerns raised over a remote proctoring software used by the school, but the solution may not arrive soon enough for some students.

No tinkering with university student union fees, Manitoba’s post-secondary minister promises

The Manitoba government says it won’t tamper with the fees paid for university student-run programs ranging from clubs to food banks.

Review of violent arrest of Black alumnus at SFU complete, campus groups reject findings

Three months after a Black alumnus was violently arrested at SFU an independent review of the incident has concluded, but campus groups are unsatisfied with it and troubled by its conclusions.

Kamloops This Week
TRU gets $400,000 to improve equity, diversity on campus

Federal funds amounting to $400,000 have been granted to Thompson Rivers University so the school can improve equity, diversity and inclusion in research.

Mount Saint Vincent University announces early departure of president

Mary Bluechardt has left the role of Mount Saint Vincent University president more than a year early, and her predecessor is stepping back into the job while the school searches for a permanent replacement.

Vancouver Sun
COVID-19: Radio station at SFU temporarily suspends program linked to website with pandemic conspiracy theories

The Global Research News Hour has been pulled off the air temporarily while staff at the radio station decide whether it fits with their objective to provide different views.

University in northern B.C. will fund free menstrual products in ‘period poverty’ pilot program

Beginning this fall, students and other members of the University of Northern British Columbia community will have access to free menstrual products in select washrooms at the Prince George campus.

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