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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.