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Headlines for March 23, 2021


The Toronto Star
Immigrant children are starting out poorer — but getting to university more often and earning better salaries, Canadian statistics show

They may grow up poor, but they are also more likely to pursue a higher education — and ultimately find socioeconomic success in Canada.

CTV News
UW, WLU plan for return to classroom in the fall

Both the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are working on plans to return to in-person learning for in the fall of 2021.

Ottawa Citizen
Kee: Post-secondary education must adapt to weather the COVID storm

The pandemic exposed many long-time fault lines. To fix this, it has become clear that providing students with skills that prepare them to be creative and critical thinkers must be at the top of the “to do” list.

Edmonton Journal
U of A academic staff launch online petition against post-secondary education funding cuts

University of Alberta employees have launched an online campaign in an attempt to reverse government funding cuts to post-secondary education.

CTV News
COVID in the eyes of the beholder: Montreal research helps development of new detection device

By now, many people have grown accustomed to the idea they might be stopped at the entrance to a hospital, store or airport while a security agent takes their temperature.

CTV News
Trudeau calls for end to University of Ottawa professor’s ‘Quebec bashing’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s fed up with “Quebec bashing” following controversial remarks from a University of Ottawa professor.

Montreal Gazette
PQ will get no apology from University of Ottawa over professor’s tweets about Quebec

Freedom of expression is not a buffet where one can pick and choose what kind of comments are acceptable, the rector said in a letter.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster staff member charged with sexual assault

A McMaster University staff member with links to the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.

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