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Headlines for May 12, 2021


The Hill Times
Budget investments not enough to replace need for new round of COVID student benefits, says Green leader Paul

Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz says the market has recovered enough to replace the benefit with actual employment, but students advocates say the jobs aren’t there yet.

The Globe and Mail
CSIS first alerted Ottawa to national-security concerns of two scientists at top disease laboratory

Canada’s spy agency urged the removal of security clearances for two scientists who were later dismissed from the country’s top infectious-disease laboratory because of national-security concerns relating to their work with China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, according to two sources.

Public Health Agency refusing to disclose uncensored documents on Winnipeg virus lab

As the Public Health Agency of Canada refuses to release uncensored internal documents, a Conservative MP says he wants to know how far Canada’s collaboration with China on Level-4 pathogens went — and why two federal scientists were let go by the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg in January.

Employers say virtual recruiting from universities has quickly become the norm

Darrell Wellington heads a growing tech company that used to do almost all its employee recruitment in person, except for a few overseas candidates — until last year.

CTV News
Laurentian University to offer courses on-campus this fall, as well as online

Laurentian University is planning a return to in-person learning this fall, the school announced Tuesday.

Study International
Canada is now ‘the most attractive study destination’: agents

Canada wins the title of “most attractive study destination,” a recent survey of agents has found. Its appeal continues to grow, boosted by strong government policy response to COVID-19.

CTV News
Students choosing fifth year ‘victory lap’ of high school as pandemic interrupts learning

Remote learning, cohorts and quadmesters have disrupted the way students get an education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timmins Daily Press
Federal government rejected $20M request for Laurentian complex

A failed application for federal infrastructure funding appears to be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back at the Ben F. Avery Complex at Laurentian University, according to a KPMG draft report leaked to The Sudbury Star.

Timmins Daily Press
‘Perfect storm’ sank Laurentian: Board

Former members of the Laurentian board of governors say a series of unpredictable events created a “perfect storm” that drove the university deeper into debt.

Timmins Daily Press
Opinion: It was the Liberal ‘gravy train’ that ruined Laurentian University

My name is Robin McArthur and for those who do not know me, I am a long-time union representative and I have represented the hard-working people of this community for more than 40 years.

CTV News
Opinion: Scientists who are great communicators must be recognized and respected

I’ll be a granddad soon. That might be why I’m paying more attention than usual to what I see written about young children.

Livewire Calgary
Hands-on Calgary degree programs to have some in-person exemptions for online classes

Students in Calgary post-secondary programs like athletic therapy and nursing have expressed concerns over what will happen if they can’t continue in-person courses.

Lakehead international students serve up cookbook for the community

A group of international students enrolled at Lakehead University are using food and their cultures to reach out to the broader community of Thunder Bay, Ont.

Revelstoke Review
Thompson Rivers the 1st B.C. university to supply free menstrual products

Thompson Rivers University will offer menstrual products for free in all of its washrooms by September.

Global News
‘It’s going to be a lot harder’: Moving from high school to university sports during a pandemic

As an outside hitter, Jordy McEachern feeds off the thrill of the back-and-forth action in a volleyball game.

Windsor Star
Windsor professor lands $1.8 million for electric motor and drive train research

University of Windsor engineering professor Narayan Kar has received grants totalling $1.8 million for a three-year project aimed at developing cheaper, more powerful and robust electric motors and drive systems.

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