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Headlines for March 24, 2021


CTV News
Feds to table 2021 budget on April 19: Freeland

The federal government will be tabling the 2021 budget on April 19, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Tuesday.

Singh’s student-debt plan could push other parties to offer more for youth

Post-secondary groups are welcoming NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s proposal to cancel up to $20,000 in new graduates’ student debt, saying it could push other federal parties to offer young Canadians more in the next election.

Montreal Gazette
Quebec announces committee to examine academic freedom, censorship

The most recent example involves controversial statements on Quebec by University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran.

Policy Options
Canada needs a university-based, domestic vaccine-making capability

Canada lost its edge in the ’70s when Connaught Laboratories was sold. Time to invest and ensure that vaccines will once again be produced here.

Global News
University of Manitoba Students’ Union slams tuition hike, commends program funding

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) says students will be facing a 3.75-per cent average tuition increase across all programs for the 2021/2022 school year.

3.75% tuition increase in store for University of Manitoba students

Students at Manitoba’s largest university will pay an average 3.75 per cent more in tuition next school year.

Prince George Citizen
UNBC students to be sheltered from tuition fee hike

The University of Northern British Columbia’s board of governors approved a two-per-cent increase to tuition fees on Friday – but students will be sheltered from the hike for the coming school year in the form of financial aid equivalent to the jump.

Vancouver Sun
False Indigenous ancestry claims panned as ‘pretendian’; Incidents add to concerns race-shifting penalizes legitimate First Nations people

Recent revelations that a Vancouver arts curator’s claims to Indigenous identity may be fraudulent adds to growing concerns about race-shifting in the arts and academic communities, where false claims of Indigenous identity can reap rewards and leave real Indigenous community members out in the cold.

Vancouver Sun
Human rights fight involves TRU professor and students

Thompson Rivers University law professor Charis Kamphuis and her former students are at the centre of a legal battle with the Canadian government over redacted information detailing its involvement in alleged human rights abuses in Guatemala.

Timmins Daily Press
Independent board should control French programs at Laurentian: Profs

‘Autonomy would allow us to rebuild French-language university education based on the needs of the Francophone community and thus protect the distinctiveness of the French fact on campus.’

Lakehead University Student Union focused on supporting students, survivors following sexual assault charges

The impact of sexual assault charges laid against a Lakehead University professor are still reverberating through the student community two weeks after they were announced by Thunder Bay police.

CTV News
Regina closes rec facilities, U of R sends students back online amid spiking COVID-19 cases

Regina Mayor Sandra Masters says the City of Regina will be closing city-run recreation facilities, following additional public health measures from the provincial government.

The Chronicle Herald
Mount Allison cancels non-essential activities after COVID-19 variant confirmation

All non-essential in-person student and public activities at Mount Allison University have been cancelled after a positive case of COVID-19 at the university was confirmed as a variant.

CTV News
Mount Allison students feel uneasy after confirmed case of COVID-19 varient at school

At Mount Allison University, students are feeling uneasy after a confirmed case of a COVID-19 variant has been reported.

Windsor Star
UWindsor researchers launch COVID testing pilot project on campus

Researchers at the University of Windsor have launched a pilot project for on-campus COVID-19 testing in hopes it lays the foundation for a safe return to in-person learning.

CTV News
Study examines prevalence of dating violence in Canadian youth

A study out of the University of Calgary that looked into the prevalence of violence in adolescent relationships in Canadian youth has found that one-in-three youth experienced dating violence in the past 12 months.

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