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Headlines for May 27, 2021


The Toronto Star
The WE Charity scandal wiped out Ottawa’s jobs program for students last summer. Where did the money go — and will it be available this year?

When the Canada Student Service Grant launched last June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted the program as a way for pandemic-battered students to give back to their communities, gain work experience and earn some cash in the process.

Global News
‘Trailblazing’ medical grad looks forward to providing care for underserved Indigenous communities

A Manitoba First Nation is celebrating a local university graduate for more reasons than one.

Root of Laurentian’s money problems still foggy, but university leaders past and present playing ‘blame game’

Almost four months into the insolvency saga at Laurentian University, exactly how the Sudbury school dug itself into a financial hole remains fuzzy.

The Sudbury Star
Did province offer financial help to Laurentian?

A Northern MP says the public deserves to know what was communicated between Laurentian leadership and both levels of government before the school took the desperate step of filing for creditor protection.

Richmond Sentinel
Major donation helps KPU expand research capacity

A major donation from the Dr. Sherman Jen Education Foundation will allow Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) to expand its applied research capacity. The $3-million gift will also support students pursuing global studies.

More problems with controversial nursing exam, while New Brunswick jobs go unfilled

Despite hundreds of job openings for registered nurses in the province, new graduates who speak French say red tape is making it difficult for them to put their education and training to use.

The PEI News
Canada: Trent adds credits to ESL courses

Trent University in Canada has approved two ESL courses to be credit-bearing meaning they will count as elective courses towards undergraduate degrees.

The Globe and Mail
The ‘she-cession’ spawned a wave of ‘she-ducation’ – and young men risk being left behind

We’ve heard a lot over the past year about the she-cession – the pronounced inequities in the COVID-19 economic downturn that have disproportionately hurt women. Now, let me introduce you to a silver lining that has emerged from that gender-skewed cloud: she-ducation.

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