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Headlines for May 21, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Postsecondary students could lose summer work placements due to delayed federal funding extension

When the pandemic threatened to cancel the work terms of postsecondary students across the country last year, professors got creative and used government relief money to fund scores of positions that hadn’t been available before.

Laurentian president addresses students, says pandemic was ‘final straw’ that broke school

Robert Haché, Laurentian University’s president, said it wasn’t until he hired a third party to comb through the university’s books that he realized how dire its financial situation was.

The Toronto Star
Powassan council urges govt. action for a stronger, healthier Laurentian

Laurentian University in Sudbury is getting a morale boost from council for the Municipality of Powassan.

The Toronto Star
Time to Extend Free Education Past High School

It’s time to rethink post-secondary education in Ontario.

CTV News
‘It no longer felt right’: Indigenous University of Sask. professor quits over alleged racism, discrimination

An Indigenous University of Saskatchewan (U of S) assistant professor has resigned after he says he experienced racism on the job.

Edmonton Journal
Opinion: Alberta universities right to foster better understanding of China

Recently, there has been criticism of the University of Alberta’s programs that have connections to China, including an op-ed in the Edmonton Journal on May 18.

Yukon News
Input sought on post-secondary education in the North

A task force appointed to recommend post-secondary education improvements in the North is moving into the public engagement phase of its work.

Global News
University of Calgary study looks at abandoned oil well burden in Alberta

A new report from the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy is highlighting the troubling number of abandoned and inactive oil and gas wells in Alberta.

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