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Headlines for May 13, 2021


University of Waterloo plans for 50% capacity classes in September

The University of Waterloo says students can expect more in-person learning this coming September and is planning to hold classes at 50 per cent capacity.

Global News
USask students optimistic for on-campus return come fall disappointed in fee increase

While the COVID-19 pandemic made dramatic changes to their post-secondary experience in the 2020/2021 sessions, students hoping to return to on-campus classes this fall will be faced with increased fees.

Global News
COVID-19: Queen’s University entrepreneurs develop tool to aid vaccine rollout

A group of five entrepreneurs at Queen’s University have developed a medical appointment tool that can be used to assist with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Timmins Daily Press
University of Sudbury declares partial victory

While it failed to block Laurentian University from terminating its federation agreements, University of Sudbury officials are taking comfort in a judge’s comments about its plans for a French-language university.

International students face uncertainty as Ontario requests entry ban

With flights to and from India and Pakistan on hold due to major COVID-19 outbreaks and Ontario trying to stop international students from entering the province altogether, study permit holders are facing an uncertain future.

Revelstoke Review
B.C. funds research chair for Lou Gehrig’s disease at UBC

The B.C. government is donating $3 million to add to the $2.3 million raised from private donations to establish a research professorship at the University of B.C. studying ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The Globe and Mail
As federal election looms, millennial and Gen Z Canadians will matter more than ever before: survey

A survey by Environics Institute for Survey Research projects diverse and politically engaged young Canadians, who are confident that progress can be made in solving race and gender issues.

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