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Headlines for May 20, 2021


Calgary Herald
Exceptional tuition hikes up to 51 per cent proposed for engineering, medical and MBA students at UCalgary

Some domestic University of Calgary students could see tuition hikes as high as 32 per cent in fall 2022, with even steeper increases proposed for international students.

Hamilton police tech crime unit investigates cyber security incident at McMaster University

Hamilton police are investigating a cyber security issue at McMaster University.

University of Windsor erred in handling student’s sexual assault complaint, court rules

The University of Windsor failed to properly resolve a student’s sexual assault complaint through a process she says left her feeling powerless and scared, an Ontario court has ruled.

Francophone students at Laurentian leaving Sudbury for other Canadian schools in wake of cuts

Some Laurentian University students looking to finish their studies in French say they’ll have to leave Sudbury, Ont., despite the school’s promise there are options to complete their degrees locally as it goes through restructuring.

Global News
UBC launches COVID-19 vaccine study for pregnant, breastfeeding individuals

University of British Columbia researchers are launching a Canada-wide COVID-19 vaccine registry and survey to collect immunization data from pregnant and breastfeeding individuals.

Global News
Researcher at Western University finds quicker way to track provincial death statistics

A student at Western University has confirmed a more timely way to track deaths by analyzing provincial cremation data.

The Toronto Star
Funding provided to help develop, understand and use Indigenous laws, build governance structures

The Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge at the University of Alberta is one of 21 recipients in the second round of funding in the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program (JPIP) offered by Canada’s Department of Justice.

The Toronto Star
U of T philosopher Joseph Heath wins $50K Donner Prize for best public policy book

Philosopher and author Joseph Heath has won the Donner Prize for “The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State.”

Prince George Citizen
All this remote learning is turning more university students into night owls

Ralph Mistlberger is not what you would call a morning person.

The Hamilton Spectator
Emails reveal extent McMaster staffers controlled narrative of sexual assault investigation

Internal emails obtained by the Hamilton Spectator shed light on the behind-the-scenes communications as McMaster University was dealing with a crisis involving allegations of sexual violence in one of its departments.

The Hamilton Spectator
Pandemic means financial struggles for students

Canadian post-secondary students are facing immense financial burden, now more than ever, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only has the global pandemic brought a negative financial impact on students, it has also brought poor mental-health outcomes.

Telegraph Journal
UNB can lead Canada’s transition to a digital economy

The University of New Brunswick’s president Paul Mazerolle writes about the steps the university is taking to prepare for an increasingly digital workforce.

The Toronto Star
Amnesty International suspends ties with University of Toronto law program

Human rights organization Amnesty International has paused its relationship with the University of Toronto’s law program, according to a letter sent by the non-profit and reviewed by the Star Wednesday.

Globe and Mail
Infectious-disease scientists at Canada’s high-security lab collaborated with China

Scientists working at Canada’s highest-security infectious-disease laboratory have been collaborating with Chinese military researchers to study and conduct experiments on deadly pathogens.

Global News
Canadian professor Hassan Diab ordered to stand trial in France over 1980 Paris bombing

A French court has upheld a decision directing Ottawa sociology professor Hassan Diab to stand trial in the decades-old bombing of a Paris synagogue.

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