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Headlines for May 19, 2021


Federal government invests $200 million to build an mRNA vaccine plant in Ontario

The federal government today announced a $200-million investment to help a Mississauga, Ont.-based company build a plant that can churn out millions of mRNA vaccines.

Permanent residency program for air disaster victims’ families excludes international students

The wife of a University of Waterloo international student who was killed in a plane disaster in January 2020, says a federal program that allows family members of victims to obtain permanent residency isn’t inclusive enough.

Montreal Gazette
COVID-19 has changed how Canadian universities teach, possibly forever

The blended teaching model had been a plan for the future — until universities had no other choice but to move everything online.

Mi’kmaw lessons created by UPEI students to preserve language

Two students in UPEI’s indigenous education program have created some new lessons in Mi’kmaw for the Native Council of Prince Edward Island to share with its members.

The Timmins Daily Press
Province refused $20M in funding for Laurentian facilities

In the labyrinth of funding grants, it was the province that ultimately decided and then recommended projects to support under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

The Timmins Daily Press
A reply to Laurentian University’s ‘perfect storm’

I read Jim Moodie’s article in the Sudbury Star of May 11 with surprise. Surprise that we had finally heard, albeit indirectly, from some of Laurentian University’s important decision-makers, but also that excuses were offered instead of contrition and apologies.

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