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Headlines for March 28, 2022


Global News
Ukrainian students in Canada struggle with financial strain of war

Ukrainian students in Canada say they’ve been worrying about being able to afford living here as their families at home are displaced and lose access to their earnings.

Global News
Nova Scotia international students struggling with work limits and rising living costs

Many of the students work while studying but there are limits to how much they’re allowed to work.

The Globe and Mail
Students launch petition against University of Montreal professor over comments supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Two University of Montreal students have launched a petition against a long-time history professor over “shocking” comments he made on social media that supported Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

CTV News
Universities in Canada plan in-person convocation ceremonies after lengthy hiatus

In a few weeks, the graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University will finally get a chance to walk across the stage at a convocation ceremony to mark the completion of the bachelor’s program she finished two years ago.

CBC News
Report shines light on anti-Black racism on University of Windsor campus

The dean of the University of Windsor’s law faculty said she’s taking steps to address issues of anti-Black racism on campus, which are being highlighted in a new report.

The Montreal Gazette
McGill gives students’ society ultimatum on its Palestine Solidarity Policy

The president of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) says it’s upholding “the student body’s will and democratic vote” and says the administration’s threat undermines the SSMU’s autonomy.

Niagara Falls Review
McMaster, Mohawk say Ontario tuition freeze ‘strains’ budgets

Hamilton post-secondary institutions say a third year without raising tuition fees puts further pressure on finances.

Global News
U of L not offering tuition refund for transferring students ‘feels like a slap in the face’: students

The university is offering 20 per cent tuition refunds to graduating students and a tuition credit of the same percentage for those returning to the school next year.

Global News
COVID-19: McMaster University pausing vaccine, masking requirements May 1

McMaster University in Hamilton is joining a growing number of post-secondary institutions across Ontario that are pausing COVID-19 vaccination and masking requirements for students and staff as of May 1.

CTV News
UVic senate moves to reinstate COVID-19 mask mandate on campus

Students and staff at the University of Victoria may be required to once again wear face masks on campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic after the university senate voted on the issue Thursday.

CTV News
University of Waterloo terminates 49 staff over vaccine rules

The University of Waterloo has terminated 49 of its staff over the school’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination requirement.

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