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Headlines for March 30, 2021


The Globe and Mail
University of Toronto hiring decision not affected by judge: report

A report into allegations of improper interference in a hiring decision at the University of Toronto law school has found that a sitting judge expressed concerns about a candidate to the administration, but his actions had no influence.

CTV News
More than 100 join Sudbury car rally to save Laurentian University

Well over 100 people from the Laurentian University community came out in force on Sunday afternoon, braving the elements, to send a message to Ontario government and Premier Doug Ford.

The Globe and Mail
University of British Columbia offers first bachelor’s degree in Indigenous language fluency

Students at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus will soon be able to receive an Indigenous language fluency degree.

Kamloops This Week
TRU realizes $3-million surplus as 2020-2021 fiscal year ends

The Thompson Rivers University board has approved its 2021-2022 budget worth $238 million.

The Chronicle Herald
N.S. invests $16.8 million in university computer science programs

Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin provided a boost to computer science programs on Monday while also taking a tour of the lab at Dalhousie University where leading researcher Jeff Dahn is delving into lithium-ion energy storage in a partnership with Tesla.

Calgary Herald
U of C, provincial budgets portend a brain drain, says student leader

Provincial austerity trickling down to post-secondary budgets could prompt a brain drain from Alberta, a University of Calgary student leader said Monday.

Global News
Moncton company teams up with UNB for new technology to detect lung cancer

A Moncton based company is working with the University of New Brunswick to develop a breath screener that it says can detect lung cancer in patients.

Anti-cheating software in use at UNB provokes privacy concerns among students

The University of New Brunswick’s use of software that records students’ webcams during online exams is sparking pushback — and questions over how the data will be used.

African immigrants steered away from university education in high school, study says

A recent study out of Wilfrid Laurier University found young men who immigrated to southern Ontario from African countries faced discrimination from their high school teachers and counsellors, and were often discouraged from taking the courses they needed to pursue a university education.

Helping international students feel at home in Cape Breton

Prince Dutta remembers a snowy, chilly welcome to Cape Breton when he first arrived three years ago.

Northern Ontario Business
OPINION: French-language postsecondary education in Ontario: crisis or opportunity?

How the Laurentian and Université de l’Ontario français issues could open the door to Franco-Ontarians’ dream institution.

Global News
11 cases now linked to COVID-19 outbreak at University of Waterloo

There are now 11 cases connected to a COVID-19 outbreak in a residence at the University of Waterloo, according to Waterloo Public Health.

CTV News
COVID-19 cases on the rise within Western University residence outbreaks

The number of COVID-19 cases are on the rise at Western University following two outbreaks at a pair of residences last week.

CTV News
Wastewater COVID-19 testing of UWindsor residence discovers asymptomatic case

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit confirmed an asymptomatic case of COVID-19 at the University of Windsor’s Alumni Hall residence Monday following widespread testing of students Sunday morning.

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