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Headlines for May 14, 2021


Canada announces new pathway to permanent residency for families of crash victims

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced a new policy to help the families of victims of two major airline disasters become permanent residents in Canada.

CTV News
Families feel Laurentian University should pay compensation for cancelled programs

Laurentian University in Sudbury is in the midst of a financial crisis and has slashed programs, laid off staff and told some students they have to leave.

CTV News
Quebec language reform: Francophones who attended English CEGEPs say they deserve the right to choose

Camille Lévesque is perhaps a rarity; she’s a perfectly bilingual Quebecer.

The Globe and Mail
Virtual onboarding guides easing new graduates into the remote workforce of the pandemic

Madison Sameshima has been working for experiential learning platform Riipen since last summer, when she joined the company’s people and culture department as an intern – but she still has yet to meet her colleagues face-to-face.

U of S, Trent U professors to teach remaining Indigenous courses at Laurentian

Laurentian is offering six Indigenous Studies courses this spring, but they’re not being taught by Laurentian faculty.

Global News
Better learning environment for queer students the focus of new U of L board teaching chair

The University of Lethbridge has named Dr. Suzanne Lenon the 2021 Board of Governors Teaching Chair (BOGTC), and the associate professor has big plans for her two-year term.

Global News
Indigenous students at Queen’s University involved in a NASA-sponsored rocket launch

A group of indigenous engineering students from Queen’s University are the only Canadian team to compete in a NASA-sponsored rocket launch.

The Kingston Whig-Standard
Queen’s medical students teach first aid virtually to elementary school students

Twenty-seven Queen’s medical students have been delivering online first-aid lessons to elementary school students since last November through the Jr. Medics program.

New study permit procedures allow for more specific timelines, expedited processes

To all international students applying for a study permit: submit a completed application by May 15 and you will receive a decision by August 6, as per new Government of Canada study permit procedures.

Impress Magazine
The Curious Case of the Vanishing Borders: A Look at International Partnerships in Science

It will likely not come as much of a surprise to most of us that international collaborations and partnerships in science continue to increase as globalization and technology advances.

Vancouver Sun
Conversations That Matter: B.C. life sciences sector is world class

What are life sciences and why should you care about them? While it may not be a top-of-mind topic, maybe it ought to be, especially considering the sector’s role in trying to control COVID-19.

The Record
Students badly want to be back on campus. How to make it safe?

When we talk about universities and colleges reopening safely for tens of thousands of students this fall, it seems like a high-stakes yet delicate job.

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