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Headlines for March 22, 2021


National Post
Ontario government establishes $100M fund for colleges, universities hit by pandemic

The minister of colleges and universities says the cash will go to schools that have lost revenue while incurring additional expenses related to remote learning and personal protective equipment.

Pandemic prompts Alberta government to pare back post-secondary funding model changes

Starting this fall, five per cent of provincial funding to polytechnics, colleges and universities will be contingent on their ability to meet one target.

Prince George Now
Singh commits to cancel up to $20,000 in tuition in election campaign-style promise

New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says that, if elected, he would also freeze federal student loan payments until the pandemic winds down and cancel interest on student debt.

Toronto Star
University of Manitoba institute leads ‘momentous’ vaccine rollout to First Nations

The Canadian government has now given responsibility to the University of Manitoba in providing COVID-19 vaccinations to all 63 Manitoba First Nations.

Globe and Mail
Canadian linked to North Korea was part of MacEwan University cyberheist

In the summer of 2017, MacEwan University in Edmonton was duped into sending more than $11-million to someone posing as a construction contractor.

Global News
Laurier, University of Waterloo COVID outbreaks connected to same cluster

A COVID-19 outbreak at Wilfrid Laurier University has been connected to the cluster of cases reported by Waterloo Public Health earlier this week.

National Post
Leading Indigenous institute set to launch new standalone bachelor’s degree programs

First Nations Technical Institute will launch eight bachelor’s programs, with degrees conferred through the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council.

The Timmins Daily Press
Conservatives ‘abandon Laurentian’: Sudbury MPP

The Ford government has shown it has no interest in preserving programs and staff at Laurentian after failing to “provide a penny” to the university in a funding announcement on Friday, according to Jamie West.

CTV News
‘Extremely racist’ event by Concordia student groups cancelled, guest condemns ‘sad day for freedom of speech’

Student groups at Concordia University found themselves in hot water this week after inviting the Turkish ambassador to give a talk on the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

“We say no to hate”: Memorial president challenges racist message targeting Black student association

Memorial University president Vianne Timmons is calling out a recent incident of racism targeting Memorial’s Black Student Association, and she’s asking others to do the same.

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