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Headlines for May 26, 2021


Laurentian University president grilled by northern Ontario MPs at Commons committee

The president of Laurentian University was called to a House of Commons committee Tuesday to discuss Indigenous midwifery education, but faced pointed questions about the school’s finances and its staff and program cuts.

The Timmins Daily Press
Laurentian met with provincial, federal governments before cutting staff and programs

NDP MP says he wants to know what was discussed and why neither level of government offered to help the troubled university.

CTV News
Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ against cuts at Laurentian University

A parliamentary committee heard Laurentian University president Robert Hache explain some of the massive cuts made at the school. Hache also heard from others on how they’re being impacted.

More young women attending university in jobless COVID era: StatCan

More young women are enrolling in post-secondary education amid “unprecedented youth unemployment” due to closures forced by COVID-19, according to a new Statistics Canada report.

The Hill Times
Mental health support for post-secondary students has never been more critical

Our universities are prepared and eager to incorporate the recommendations of the new national mental health standard into our own operations. But we need help on the policy front.

The Globe and Mail
‘Things aren’t back to normal yet’: Students face another tough summer job market

Liz Weston has had a tough time finding work.

The Globe and Mail
Why students can’t catch a break on summer jobs

As warmer months and higher vaccination rates bring hope of a return to normal life for Canadians, the summer job market for young people is still dampened for now by public health restrictions in its most important sectors.

CTV News
‘Deeply concerned’: Alberta orders universities to pause partnerships with China and review current projects

The Alberta Government is ordering four universities to suspend new or renewed partnerships that could be linked to China and its governing party.

Global News
McMaster researchers join vaccine development, could boost flu protection

Researchers at universities in Hamilton, Ont., and Buffalo, N.Y., say there’s a promising study suggesting that a new nanoparticle vaccine may be significantly more effective in fighting off the flu virus than existing shots.

The Toronto Star
Teens off to university? Parents fear lack of life skills thanks to pandemic could lead to ‘restraint collapse’

Like so many others graduating from high school during a pandemic, my eldest son, Cameron, will be leaving the nest soon without any of the usual rituals of finishing high school.

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