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Headlines for March 31, 2021


The Toronto Star
Students interning by Zoom this summer now ‘business as usual,’ Royal Bank says

Get ready for another summer of virtual wellness sessions, hackathons and Zoom coffees.

More than virtual: How universities have embraced pandemic learning

Beyond the ‘pivot to virtual,’ Canadian universities have developed some pretty ingenious ways for students to learn and get to know each other.

The Toronto Star
How medical students at Queen’s University are revamping their curriculum to include diverse skin tones

Throughout their first two years of medical school, a group of students at Queen’s University noticed that class after class, slide after slide, most of the images their instructors added were of white people.

Should Huron drop the Western University name? Students don’t think so, at least not yet

Huron University College announced it’s looking to amend the affiliation agreement with Western.

U of C faces tuition hikes, job cuts and spending reductions to offset $25M funding loss

Increased tuition, job cuts and spending reductions on campus are strategies the University of Calgary will use to remain financially sustainable after a $25-million loss in provincial funding.

Global News
Coronavirus: Kingston-area post-secondary schools planning for in-class learning in the fall

Kingston-area post-secondary schools are making plans for a return to in-person learning this fall.

CTV News
COVID-19 outbreak declared in all University of Waterloo residences

Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared outbreaks in all University of Waterloo residences following 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

CTV News
First Nations group at Laurentian University calls on school to honour its commitments to Indigenous education

An advisory council at Laurentian University is concerned about the development of a French-only school at the University of Sudbury and how it could impact the future of the Indigenous Studies Program.

The Toronto Star
External review exonerates U of T in faculty hiring fiasco, but exposes what critic calls a ‘gold mine of impropriety’

An external review has exonerated the University of Toronto in a hiring decision that sparked an international firestorm and deeply divided its faculty of law. But it has also offered the first public confirmation and glimpse of external pressure on that decision.

How to find the perfect university scholarship

You don’t need the highest grades in your class or serious financial need in order to be eligible for awards. Says one expert: ‘You can’t win if you don’t try.’

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