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Headlines for March 16, 2021


University of Sudbury pushes to become French only

L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), a group representing Franco-Ontarians, has thrown its support behind the University of Sudbury in its push to become a French-only school.

MUN to Expand On-Campus Services as Risk Level Lessens

Additional services should start being offered at the St. John’s campus of Memorial University as of tomorrow.

London Free Press
London’s student party-linked COVID outbreak doubles to 45 cases

The fallout of a COVID-19 outbreak linked to rule-breaking student house parties has doubled in days with 45 now infected, a cautionary tale as the biggest party day of the year looms, public health officials say.

Queen’s University COVID-19 outbreak spreads into community

Queen’s University is urging students who have been in contact with anyone outside their household to get a COVID-19 test, even if they have no symptoms, after two outbreaks, including one that’s spread into the Kingston, Ont., community.

The Toronto Star
U of M’s Asper School hosts international Indigenous research conference

The Indigenous Business Education Partners (IBEP) at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business has come up with a few events for Indigenous students as well as senior and junior scholars this year.

New grant to provide Western social science students with full-time jobs after graduating

A new program in partnership with Western University and the London Economic Development Corporation aims to give recent grads full-time jobs in London to help the city hold onto new talent.

The Tyee
UBC Says Tuition Increase Necessary for COVID-19 Supports, Racial Equity

It’s not uncommon for the University of British Columbia to raise tuition fees for international and domestic students. In fact, it’s become an annual tradition.

The Guardian
Federal funding announced to help international students, families in Cape Breton

More than $600,000 is being given to New Dawn Enterprises to help international students in Cape Breton.

Burnaby Now
SFU loses Burnaby Mountain strata battle over president’s air conditioning

The president of Simon Fraser University could be in for an uncomfortably warm summer thanks to an unsuccessful battle with a strata council over air conditioning in her official Burnaby Mountain residence.

Times Higher Education
University applications to Canada during the pandemic: FAQs

The pandemic has changed many things for universities and students but a few things haven’t changed.

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