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Headlines for March 3, 2021


Global News
COVID-19 outbreak declared at Western University residence

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a Western University residence.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donate $250K to Indigenous mentorship program

Celebrities Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are donating $250,000 to help launch a Canadian mentorship program for Indigenous post-secondary students, the program’s chairperson announced on Tuesday.

Global News
UBCO research highlights student food insecurity

Research from UBC Okanagan is shedding light on the problem of food insecurity on campus.

CTV News
Online, in-person town hall set for Wednesday to oppose cuts at Laurentian University

Sudbury NDP MPP Jamie West is hosting a town hall Wednesday to voice opposition to expected program and staffing cuts at Laurentian University.

COVID-19 has made education more accessible for university students with mobility disabilities

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a struggle for Alicia-Ann Pauld, who has muscular dystrophy, to get to Concordia University’s campus in downtown Montreal, especially during the winter.

Edmonton Journal
MacEwan Pride is upon us, virtually — culminating with a drag and burlesque grand finale for all

It’s Pride Week at MacEwan University, culminating with its streaming Grand Finale extravaganza featuring drag, burlesque and “none of the COVID,” according to the billet. Bonus — there will be juggling!

CTV News
New study shows children believe gender wage gap is unfair

A new study from Dalhousie University shows that young children believe that gender pay inequity is unfair.

Alberta NDP calls for rethink to post-secondary cuts in latest provincial budget

Alberta’s Opposition wants the UCP government to change some of what it has planned for post-secondary institutions outlined in last week’s 2021 budget.

London Free Press
Huron University College appoints governors as it moves toward independence

Already planning to grant its own degrees, a Western University-affiliated school is taking another step toward independence by appointing its own board of governors.

The Record
University of Waterloo’s Innovation Arena project gets $1.5M boost from local investor

The new home of for the University of Waterloo’s signature entrepreneurship program received a big boost from a local entrepreneur and angel investor this week.

Montreal Gazette
Université de Sherbrooke creates prize honouring researcher who died from COVID-19

The Université de Sherbrooke is giving a prize in honour of one of its former researchers, Dr. Huy Hao Dao, believed to be the first doctor to have died from COVID-19 in Quebec.

The Hamilton Spectator
Partnership between McMaster and Saskatchewan will protect Canadians today and from future pandemics

As researchers and health experts around the world try to understand and address the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear there is no time to start from scratch.

The Filipino Post
Travel rules a nightmare for international students
Canada’s new border control measures for air travellers are turning into a nightmare for international students, said Languages Canada, a national non-profit representative for 203 accredited English and French language education programs.

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