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Headlines for March 2, 2021


Anti-Black racism alive and well on Manitoba campuses: student and professor

A Winnipeg student and professor are speaking out about anti-Black racism on campus here at home after a Black law student in Ontario was partially banned from school for a fight he had with a white student — who didn’t face the same consequences.

CTV News
WLU launches campaign suggesting courses based on TV shows

With awards season upon us, Wilfrid Laurier University is taking a nod from pop culture picks to help get students excited about the upcoming semester.

Global News
University of Lethbridge kicks off virtual Indigenous Awareness Week

Each year, the University of Lethbridge hosts a variety of events to celebrate its Indigenous Awareness Week.

Global News
Peterborough student residence outbreak could lead to community lockdown: Medical Officer of Health

A COVID-19 outbreak at a student residence near Fleming College in Peterborough has confirmed cases of a “variant of concern.”

CTV News
Relay for Life, Laurentian University’s annual cancer fundraiser, holding virtual event March 13

Laurentian University is celebrating the sixth annual Relay for Life event on March 13.

Global News
Why 42% of UBCO students are food insecure, and how they’re working to change that

After a pre-COVID poll found 42 per cent of UBC Okanagan students were food insecure, Casey Hamilton and her team went looking for solutions.

Global News
University of Regina announces new president, vice-chancellor

Jeff Keshen has been named the eighth president and vice-chancellor of the University of Regina following a yearlong search.

CTV News
Sask. researcher uses spit samples to study COVID-19 risks in dentistry

A Saskatoon dentistry professor is helping with a national study investigating COVID-19 infection rates, transmission risks, and immune system responses in those working in dental clinics, laboratories, and offices in universities.

CTV News
Compensation now open for B.C. students whose 2019 exam scores were botched by province

British Columbia students whose Grade 12 provincial exams were incorrectly graded in 2019 can now apply for financial compensation from the province.

Kingston Whig Standard
Students shocked by federal debt

During its short time at Queen’s University Tuesday, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s federal debt clock quietly ticked past $632,629,379,766 and nobody said much.

The Hamilton Spectator
‘Beacons of hope.’ Toronto students among 170 across Canada to win Horatio Alger scholarship

Erazmo Popovic has his hands full, from managing a small business focused on sustainability by refurbishing sneakers to staying on top of International Baccalaureate classes.

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