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Headlines for March 7, 2022


Global News
2 northern Ontario institutions to be come independent universities, government says

Two post-secondary institutions in northern Ontario will soon become independent universities with degree-granting authority.

CTV News
Tuition deferrals possible for Russian UBC students impacted by sanctions

The University of British Columbia is encouraging international students from Russia to reach out for help if the sanctions imposed in response to their home country’s invasion of Ukraine have left them financially vulnerable.

Global News
U of L board of governors, faculty union to enter mediation process

Come Mar. 14, the two parties will enter mediation to try to settle the terms of a future collective agreement.

The Montreal Gazette
McGill doctors provide virtual training to medics in Ukraine

No country’s health-care system is prepared for the medical effects of a military invasion, says Dr. Dan Deckelbaum, co-director of the Centre for Global Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre.

Professors, librarians at Université Sainte-Anne walk off the job

Professors at Nova Scotia’s five Université Sainte-Anne campuses are on strike.

The Brampton Guardian
‘Don’t know where all this money went’: Council shelves Brampton U after consultants rack up $600K tab

Council engaged in a heated debate over the issue at its Mar. 2 meeting after it was revealed the city had spent more than $600,000 on the initiative, which is now ostensibly dead.

CBC News
Flexibility of virtual learning prompts some postsecondary students to pursue more online studies

Students with disabilities, anxiety disorders and socioeconomic issues all benefit from access to online programs, Johnson said, and as pandemic restrictions ease, the power now lies in the hands of the universities to keep them going.

The Montreal Gazette
‘Guerrilla pharmacologists’ provide a drug-checking service on McGill campus

McGill University’s zero-tolerance policy has left students less willing to openly discuss safer drug-use practices, the student-run group says.

The London Free Press
Western University’s new 5G connection ‘a game changer’ in virtual learning

A new 5G network, exponentially faster than anything that has come before, is being touted as “a game charger,” by Western officials who say they are the first university in Canada to have the technology.

CBC News
How these groups are helping international students on P.E.I. struggling with the rising cost of food

From grocery gift card to emergency fund, these are how some P.E.I. groups are helping international students.

CBC News
Students feel ‘frustrated’ and ‘confused’ as Lethbridge university strike wears on

Faculty and administration have not met for bargaining since strike began Feb. 10.

CBC News
Full campus experience, lost during pandemic, returning to Manitoba universities

Brandon U president David Docherty touts ‘critical benefits’ of learning together.

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