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Headlines for March 16, 2022


Global News
Ontario to add hundreds of medical school positions over next 5 years

Scarborough, an area chronically short of family physicians and specialists, will get its own medical school at the University of Toronto campus.

The Toronto Star
University of Toronto Scarborough will get its own medical school, province announces

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is partnering with the Ministry of Advanced Education to deliver an International Education Practitioner Program in Saskatchewan, the first of its kind in Canada.

Global News
Ryerson University hopes to open Brampton medical school by 2025

The province said 80 undergraduate seats and 95 postgraduate positions would be licensed to Ryerson University to run the medical school.

CBC News
Province adds more student spots for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will gain spots for 30 undergraduate students and 41 for postgraduate students over the next five years.

The Record
Waterloo Region could see boost from province’s medical school announcement

The working group at McMaster University will decide whether some of its 28 new medical school positions announced on Tuesday are earmarked for Waterloo campus.

The London Free Press
Quick study: Western University gets funding for so-called microcredentials”

The provincial funding will go toward developing microcredentials “leading to microcertificates in healthy aging, pedorthics and biotechnology for the food and bio-pharmaceutical industries,” according to a release from Western.

CBC News
Laurentian should respond to Freedom of Information requests: Privacy Commissioner
A mediator is set to step in early this week to try to help the University of The Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) is now asking Laurentian University to meet its obligation to respond to Freedom of Information requests.

CBC News
Quebec students see ‘no future’ for them due to religious symbols law, study suggests

A new study looking into how university students feel about Quebec’s religious symbols law is painting a bleak picture, with many saying they’ve lost faith in the province and plan to leave.

Global News
Manitoba universities working with impacted Ukrainian students

Manitoba universities are working with Ukrainian students impacted by the war on a case-by-case basis.

CBC News
University of Alberta initiative aims to protect Ukrainian archives, research
Academics at the University of Alberta are aiming to help protect digital data in Ukraine under threat because of the war.

Global News
‘I am where I should be’: Simon Fraser University professor in Ukraine teaches virtually

Matviyenko travelled to Ukraine in February last year after more than a year away from family due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Record
UWaterloo, Laurier move to in-person graduation

For the past two years, students have watched pre-recorded videos or attended virtual convocations for graduation day.

Burnaby Now
Burnaby students start petition to keep masks mandatory on campus
The province of B.C. removed the indoor public mask requirement. Langara College has also followed suit with masks no longer being a requirement in the hallways or classrooms.

The Chronicle Herald
Cape Breton University only one in Atlantic Canada dropping face mask policy

The extra layers of protection against COVID-19 and other respiratory virus infections at Cape Breton University is moving to voluntary status.

The Toronto Star
Jewish and Metis academics discuss self-identification vs state-identification
Two errors in the most recent Canadian census were the starting point for a discussion between a Jewish and a Metis academic about the commonalities and distinctions between their peoples.

Enhanced mediation begins between University of Lethbridge, faculty union

It’s been five weeks since the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association (ULFA) voted to strike, and on Tuesday, a mediator stepped in to try to help the association reach an agreement with the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors.

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