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Headlines for March 8, 2021


CTV News
‘A really stressful year’: Dalhousie students react to second proposed tuition hike during pandemic

A possible tuition hike at Dalhousie University isn’t setting well with students, who say they need more support from the university during COVID-19.

London Free Press
Ousted students urge Western University to reverse apartment rejig

A group of upper-year Western University students forced to move out of their school-owned apartment complex say they now face “uncertainty” in finding living quarters next year.

McMaster students raise mental health, privacy concerns with anti-cheating software

Students at McMaster University say the online proctoring system that captures video and audio is causing heightened anxiety among their peers — and they’re also concerned about where this data can end up.

Funding for Laurentian’s graduate students in limbo, group says

Graduate students at Laurentian University say they’ve been left waiting for funding as the school deals with a financial crisis.

CTV News
Statistics Canada considered delaying this year’s census to 2022 due to pandemic

Newly released documents show Statistics Canada considered delaying this year’s census until 2022 over pandemic-related health concerns that could erode the quality of data relied on by policymakers across the country.

CTV News
Why this Montreal couple is donating $1 million for COVID-19 research

Suzanne Legge and Jeff Orr knew they had to do something when coronavirus progressed into a pandemic.

The Guardian
Cape Breton woman first student to publish book on CBU’s open textbook platform

A Cape Breton University student’s undergrad thesis aims to inspire a love of bees and promote open access to education textbooks.

Times Higher Education
Canadian Nobelists warn country over innovation malaise

Top scientists say Canada must provide more fulfilling careers for its science graduates.

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