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Headlines for May 28, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Chinese AI firm blacklisted by U.S. gave funds to two Ontario universities

Two Ontario universities, York and Queen’s, have been collaborating with a major Chinese artificial-intelligence company that has been blacklisted by the U.S. government for supplying surveillance equipment used against Muslim Uyghurs.

CTV News
Higher education institutions in Canada can now share cybersecurity threats internationally

A new global cybersecurity initiative will allow higher education institutions to share real-time data to mitigate growing incidents of cyber threats.

CTV News
Western to require COVID-19 vaccine for students in residence

Western University says it is preparing for a full return to in-person classes this fall, and will require students living in residence to have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Global News
Queen’s University researches unveil a prototype for a device that makes walking easier

Queen’s University researchers developed a prototype for a device that will help make walking easier by removing energy used.

CTV News
Laurentian University prepares to deal with claims from former staff, unions and its many creditors

Laurentian University is working through its insolvency process, preparing a way to deal with claims against it, including ones before it declared bankruptcy and after.

The Timmins Daily Press
Laurentian rejected $12-million lifeline from province: Source

The province offered Laurentian University a $12-million grant to help the debt-laden school survive until April and potentially avoid a court-supervised overhaul, The Star has learned.

Telegraph Journal
Mount A budget includes $886K deficit, tuition hike

Mount Allison University has approved a new budget that includes a tuition hike, more funds for student assistance and a deficit of $886,000.

Global News
Ontario provides $2M for Fleming College, Trent University virtual learning projects

The Ontario government is providing more than $2 million to Trent University and Fleming College in Peterborough to support virtual learning projects.

Global News
UBC launches 13-week COVID-19 test trials

The University of British Columbia has launched a 13-week COVID-19 rapid testing clinic for students and a select group of people living and working on campus.

Livewire Calgary
‘This is my survivor love letter’: University campaign aims to change the culture around sexual violence

May was Sexual Violence Awareness Month in Alberta, and universities across Calgary are doing their part to show survivors of sexual assault that they’re supported.

CTV News
University of Lethbridge staff could win parking for a year as part of COVID-19 vaccination contest

Two weeks after a contest was launched encouraging University of Lethbridge students to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a similar effort has started aimed at faculty and staff.

Lakehead University prepares for virtual convocation

Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University is preparing to host its annual, and virtual, convocation ceremony this weekend, an event that will include the recognition of five exceptional people for their achievements, the institution said.

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