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Headlines for March 8, 2022


The Globe and Mail
The future of medicine looks female. The culture needs to catch up

“Seeing women in medicine is no longer new or unusual. We now dominate medical school enrolment and many areas of practice.”

CTV News
Ontario student and youth groups call for free menstrual products on post-secondary campuses

Student unions and youth advocacy groups across Ontario are calling on the provincial government to ensure free menstrual products are made available on all post-secondary campuses.

The Calgary Herald
Women’s health research merits equal funding; Time for CIHR to correct a grave injustice, Sharlene Rutherford writes

New evidence from Alberta Women’s Health Foundation (AWHF) shows that despite being 51 per cent of the population, women’s health research in Alberta receives only 3.4 per cent of total funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

The Sudbury Star
Laurentian restructuring cost more than $79M last year

A sizeable deficit recorded by Laurentian in its 2020-21 fiscal year speaks to the challenges that lie ahead as the university continues to seek firm financial footing.

Global News
University of Lethbridge strike raises concerns about job action’s lasting impacts

Over the weekend, the University of Lethbridge said mediation is now planned as a faculty strike carries on, but it won’t begin until next week.

The Cape Breton Post
Université Sainte-Anne hopes strike by professors and librarians is short-lived for sake of students

The president of Université Sainte-Anne says for the sake of the students, the hope is a strike by professors and librarians that started March 3 will not last too long.

Times Higher Education
Gender equality: How global universities are performing – part 1

As campaigners fight to ensure that progress on women’s advancement does not move backwards, our data-led report marking International Women’s Day examines whether higher education is setting a leading example for other industries.

Times Higher Education
Most universities fail to show proof of gender equality policies

THE research finds that high share of global institutions fail to provide relevant documentation, despite claiming to have numerous measures aimed at supporting women.

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