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Headlines for March 17, 2021


Ottawa launching bursary fund to help anglophone postsecondary students study in French

The federal government will spend $12 million over the next four years on bursaries to help English-speaking students pursue post-secondary education in French.

The Timmins Daily Press
University of Sudbury wants to go its own way

The University of Sudbury says it wants to break off from Laurentian University and form an independent, French-language school.

Windsor Star
UOttawa expands Windsor francophone campus

A new University of Ottawa satellite campus in Windsor will double its capacity to train francophone teachers when it opens in 2022.

Maritime university enrolments hang on during the pandemic

Despite having relied on international students to keep enrolments up in recent years, Maritime universities recorded a slight increase in the number of students during the pandemic, according to a study released Tuesday by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.

Global News
COVID-19 concerns swirl for Western University students ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

Despite a growing outbreak of COVID-19 that’s been linked to scholarly peers, some Western University students are hoping for another quiet St. Patrick’s Day in London, Ont.

Global News
Coronavirus: 7 more cases associated with Queen’s University, 40 active in Kingston region

Public health is strongly urging Queen’s students to get tested for COVID-19, as the university announces seven more cases of the virus linked to the school.

Windsor Star
P.E.I. professor develops method to deter students from cheating during remote tests

A University of Prince Edward Island professor has come up with a clever method he thinks will stop his students from cheating during online exams.

Medical students see opportunity, and challenges, caring for patients during a public health crisis

Medical students like Catherine Kim-Anh Nguyen are getting their first shot at working in a hospital in the middle of a pandemic.

Burnaby Now
No evidence of racial profiling in violent SFU Burnaby arrest: review

An external review of a controversial, violent arrest of a Black alumnus at SFU’s Burnaby Mountain campus in December has been found lacking by the university’s student union.

Global News
UBC Okanagan leads international diabetes research team

A UBC Okanagan professor has been named the lead for a 13-person team that recently won an “internationally-competitive” $1-million award to accelerate diabetes research.

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