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Headlines for March 18, 2021


Global News
University of Lethbridge business school becomes 1st to add Indigenous course requirement to core degree

The University of Lethbridge’s Dhillon School of Business has become the first business school in Canada to include an Indigenous course requirement as part of its students’ core business degree.

Timmins Daily Press
Labour council pushes for Laurentian University funding

The North Bay and District Labour Council is calling for immediate and long-term funding for Laurentian University in Sudbury in order to end its current insolvency filing.

National Observer
Anatomy of a campus mental health crisis

While his classmates at the University of Toronto were preparing for fall exams in 2014, Christian Roman was preparing to end his life.

The Telegram
P.E.I. government to ease post-secondary cost barriers with $2-million investment

P.E.I. is investing over $2 million towards lowering post-secondary education costs for students.

McMaster president looks to speed up fossil-fuel divestment

McMaster University’s president is pushing the school’s board of governors to divest from fossil fuels “as soon as possible,” saying the school’s students and staff are pushing for more action to address climate change.

Ontario sets $2.35 million for OHL post-secondary scholarships as part of initiative

The Ontario Hockey League will receive $2.35 million from the Ontario government as part of $15.3 million in funding to support sport and recreation organizations and high-performance athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MUN Tops Atlantic Universities Bringing in $135-Million in Research Grants in 2020

Despite the pandemic, Memorial University brought over $135 million dollars in research funding into the province in 2020.

Global News
COVID-19: University of Manitoba plans for limited return to in-person learning this fall

The University of Manitoba is preparing to cautiously bring students back for in-person lessons in a limited capacity this fall.

University of Waterloo plans for more in-person classes this fall

The University of Waterloo has released more details on its plan to expand in-person learning on campus for this September.

Research Money
Performance-based funding for universities is an unsound policy that sounds good

Ontario and Alberta, and now it appears, Manitoba and New Brunswick, have jumped on the performance-based funding bandwagon.

Global News
Update on campus at the University of Saskatchewan

From Merlis Belsher Place becoming a mass immunization site to hope for a return to an open campus by next year, USask President Peter Stoicheff joins Global News Morning with the latest on campus.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University residence student in Peterborough has COVID-19

A student living in residence at Trent University’s Symons Campus in Peterborough has tested positive for COVID-19, the university reported Wednesday.

Edmonton Journal
Opinion: Investing in textbook alternatives makes post-secondary education more affordable

For post-secondary students in Alberta who have to make the choice between paying tuition and buying enough groceries, open education resources (OER) could make an unimaginable difference. Students in Ontario and B.C. have already saved over $11 million and $20 million respectively from government investment into OER, helping to make their schooling affordable.

CTV News
U of A researchers study long-term impacts of COVID-19 on vital organs

University of Alberta researchers are studying the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the body’s most vital organs.

Montreal Gazette
Researchers to study COVID-19’s impact on workers in grocery stores and restaurants

Researchers at Université Laval, the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval and Université de Montréal have received a $2.2-million subsidy for the study.

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