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Headlines for March 19, 2021


CTV News
Prepare for full return to in-person learning this fall, says AB advanced education minister

Demetrious Nicolaides cites Alberta’s promise to give all adults their first vaccine dose by the end of June as a reason why universities and colleges should make the transition from online to in-person learning.

Global News
Waterloo get-togethers lead to cluster of 23 COVID-19 cases, university outbreak

Waterloo Public Health says a series of get-togethers held by students in early March has been connected to 23 COVID-19 cases as well as an outbreak at the University of Waterloo.

The Peterborough Examiner
New long-term-care home planned at Trent University

Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith announced Thursday that Peterborough’s getting one of 80 new long-term care homes announced by the provincial government — and that it will be at Trent.

The Timmins Daily Press
U of Sudbury will need provincial support to become independent

The university does not have degree-granting authority and its religious affiliation is a barrier to funding.

Opinion – Invaders to the buffalo hunt: False claims of Indigenous heritage in education

Colonialism is repeating itself as non-Indigenous people take advantage of the buffalo’s resources.

Toronto Star
Ryerson School of Journalism faculty commit to equity, inclusion measures after student letter charges racism

The school will provide equity training to staff, faculty, and instructors, hire at least two faculty members from diverse backgrounds, and re-examine the curriculum through the lens of equity, among other changes.

Global News
University of Lethbridge discontinues committee tasked with reviving Pronghorns hockey

After months of working to identify a sustainable funding model for the University of Lethbridge’s Pronghorns hockey programs, the committee trying to revive the teams was discontinued this week. Danica Ferris has more.

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