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Headlines for March 25, 2021


CTV News
Court ruling allows Laurentian University to reduce value of pension plan payouts

A court ruling this month as part of Laurentian University’s ongoing insolvency process will allow the school to reduce pension plan payouts to more than two dozen former staff.

Global News
Some Queen’s students going through disciplinary processes, evictions for COVID-19 breaches

Queen’s principal Patrick Deane says the university has been taking action against a small number of students who have been in breach of COVID-19 regulations.

Global News
Wilfrid Laurier reports 15 COVID-19 cases among students over 2-week span

Fifteen students at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past two weeks, the school reported Tuesday.

National Post
Local economies in Atlantic Canada hope for return of post-secondary students

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many universities in Atlantic Canada were forced to close campuses, residences and office buildings for the 2020-21 academic year.

CTV News
Children who come to Canada more likely than those born here to enter post-secondary education

When Sara Asalya immigrated to Canada with her young family from the Palestinian territories nine years ago, she knew very little English and she had few connections to build on.

UBC’s Sheryl Lightfoot appointed UN representative for the rights of Indigenous Peoples

UBC professor Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot has been appointed as a member of the United Nations committee to promote and protect the rights of Indigenous people.

The Toronto Star
No cash relief in budget for young Ontarians

Young people no longer in high school didn’t get the cash stimulus Ontario’s government offered their parents for younger siblings on Wednesday and will still be paying off their student debt for years, but at least they can claim some of the cost of job training.

Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law launching Indigenous Law and Justice Institute

Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law will receive up to $437,139 to launch an Indigenous Law and Justice Institute, the Maamawi Bimosewag – They Walk Together, and expand the law program, thanks to the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program offered by Canada’s Department of Justice.

Timmins Daily Press
Column: A blueprint for Laurentian and all Ontario universities

“Despite our best efforts … Laurentian is insolvent.” With these words, Ontario marked a first: never before had a public university filed for creditor protection.

The Chronicle Herald
Acadia University student journalists defend campus news sources under threat of defunding

Amid worries of threat to campus news, students’ union president says ASU supportive of Axe Radio, Athenaeum.

Edmonton Journal
University of Calgary delivers ground-breaking work in sport science

What unites great research universities? It’s the impact they have on their community.

CTV News
King’s University College students create roadmap to help transition aged youth

King’s University College psychology students have partnered with Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) to design a mental health roadmap, to help transition-aged youth (TAY) across the region access more mental health resources.

Toronto Sun
U of T students allege anti-Semitism ingrained on campus

A graduating student based at University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus told a town hall on anti-Semitism Tuesday night that he has the “utmost disdain” for the university and its administration because, he says, they have failed to make him “feel safe” as a Jewish student.

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