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Headlines for March 29, 2021


CTV News
Canada’s schools draw fewer international students due to pandemic travel rules

Many international students have postponed or cancelled their plans to study in Canada since Ottawa decided last month to limit entry options to the country to just four airports and require international travellers to pay for a mandatory hotel quarantine.

The Tyee
Canadian Universities Have a Racism Problem. We Went Deep into One

And what we found were myriad ways that people of colour struggle to find inclusion and justice.

Alberta government caps compensation for more than 400 post-secondary executives

Alberta universities, colleges and polytechnics will be bound by new provincial limits on pay and benefits they can offer their senior leaders.

Carleton University needs to talk about renaming of building linked to Inuit relocation, student says

Carleton University is renaming three campus buildings as part of its commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and the fight against anti-Black racism, but at least one student also wants the school to raise awareness about why the move is important.

CTV News
Province invests $6-million for medical students to practice medicine in rural Alberta

A new $6-million investment will be used over three years to support getting more new doctors to practice medicine in rural communities through the Rural Health Profession Action Plan.

CTV News
Arbitrator rejects wage rollbacks for 2,300 post-secondary education workers in Alberta

Provincial government wage rollbacks for 2,300 workers at post-secondary institutions will not be honoured after an arbitrator rejected the rollbacks.

How to choose the right university for you

There are so many post-secondary institutions to choose from in Canada and abroad. How should you weigh your options in order to figure out which school is best for you?

CTV News
UWindsor Faculty of Science addresses report of racism

The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Science is calling on the campus community to “come together” to fight against racism after one of its students reported experiencing discrimination.

New Indigenous media lab at University of Winnipeg to help creators combine art and technology

The director of a new Indigenous media lab at the University of Winnipeg envisions it as a community hub for many of the up-and-coming and established artists who call the city home.

Global News
University of Alberta holds rally against provincial post-secondary cuts

A parade of vehicles made its way to the legislature Saturday in protest of post-secondary cuts in Alberta.

CTV News
First Alberta congress of university students takes aim at UCP budget cuts to post-secondary

The first congress of post-secondary students in Alberta was hosted online to gather stories and share ideas on how to fight against cuts to advanced education in the province.

Windsor Star
COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges to U of Windsor international students

Pandemic conditions have been hard for many Windsor-Essex residents — but how about those who have travelled here from thousands of kilometres away in order to study in a foreign land?

The Telegram
Cape Breton University resuming in-person classes in May

The upcoming spring term at Cape Breton University will see students and staff bustling in the halls again. But it’s not back to class as pre-pandemic usual.

Cape Breton University
MUN Preparing for Return to On-Campus Learning in September

Memorial University is preparing for a return to on-campus teaching and learning in September.

Global News
U of C and United Way Calgary seek applications for recipients of new social fund

The University of Calgary has partnered with United Way Calgary to address the social needs of Calgarians.

The Varsity
The ethics of science research: reviewing U of T’s funding from Huawei

Tech research requires funding — but there are often ethical concerns regarding how that funding is used, especially when it comes from corporate pockets.

Yorkton This Week
USask research takes aim at improving water security, gender equity, and international co-operation

A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Saskatchewan has been awarded $289,000 for a project to develop water security solutions that contribute to enhanced gender equity in the West African nations of Ghana and Senegal, where women and girls are hit hardest by impacts of climate change.

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