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Headlines for May 3, 2021


Globe and Mail
Pandemic intensifies struggles for international students at Canadian schools

Last week, Canada suspended direct passenger flights from India and Pakistan, adding to the challenges for some international students from those countries.

CTV News
Feds formalizing request made by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to suspend arrival of international students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he is working to formalize a request made by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to suspend the arrival of international students in the province.

CTV News
Multi-city rally held to protest cuts made to Laurentian University

The emotions were raw on Friday morning as supporters of Laurentian University gathered to mark what will be a dark day in the school’s history.

Globe and Mail
Pitching in: Ryerson University chancellor helps drive a bigger commitment to racial justice

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold last year, Janice Fukakusa has been alarmed at the increase in anti-Asian racism.

CBC News
University of Sask. faculty want vaccine requirement for those returning to campus

Motion was passed by faculty association earlier this week.

Global News
Dalhousie University offers to help clear COVID-19 testing backlog

Nova Scotia’s microbiology lab is currently dealing with a backlog of PCR COVID-19 tests.

Sudbury Star
New threats to an old problem: The pandemic has made ‘brain drain’ even worse

With physical borders closed and virtual ones open, highly skilled tech workers getting poached by international companies.

CTV News
Judges reject appeals from federated universities, Laurentian insolvency plan can proceed

In decisions released late Sunday, two judges have dismissed appeals from Thorneloe University and the University of Sudbury trying to stop the termination of the agreement Laurentian has with its federated universities.

Sudbury Star
Romano should resign over Laurentian mess: faculty leaders

Federal and provincial faculty groups are calling for the resignation of Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano, along with members of upper management at Laurentian.

CTV News
Better to let Laurentian go bankrupt than cancel federated university agreement, lawyer says

The lawyer for the University of Sudbury argued Friday that it would be better for Laurentian University to go bankrupt than to allow it to cancel its agreement with its federated universities.

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