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Headlines for March 21, 2022


CBC News
Students feel increasing burden of balancing tuition, basic living expenses

University and college students across Canada are struggling with the burden of managing tuition and basic living expenses as inflation steadily increases the cost of living.

The Toronto Star
Scholar Strike 2022: Why professors and students will hit the streets in a show of resistance

It’s a labour action where scholars, activists and students from across the country will first participate in two days of virtual “teach-ins” that are free and open to the public, and then walk through the downtown core at various historical sites of resistance to oppression.

The Globe and Mail
OPINION: What is lost when universities self-censor

A survey by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and RealClearEducation found that about four in five university students report self-censoring at least some of the time, and roughly one in five students say they do it often.

Global News
University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean celebrates Francophone month

March is Francophone month and the rich history extends deep into the province of Alberta.

The Toronto Star
Queen’s and grad student workers reach agreement

A labour dispute between Queen’s University and PSAC 901, the union representing grad student workers, has come to an end.

CTV News
Laurier student teachers developing curriculum and tools for STEM classes across Canada

The university’s Faculty of Education is partnering with Waterloo ed-tech company Inksmith to design and implement the curriculum. It’s being done through a grant from the Canadian Space Agency.

Global News
Court dismisses former Acadia prof’s lawsuit against school, orders him to pay $20K

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has dismissed a former Acadia University professor’s lawsuit against the school and its faculty association and ordered him to pay them $10,000 each to cover their court costs.

The Sudbury Star
Sudbury column: To move forward, Laurentian needs to stop looking back

It’s time for the community, and industry and civic leaders, to rally behind Sudbury’s university.

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