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Headlines for May 6, 2021


A year of post-secondary life during the pandemic

A year like no other for post-secondary students has taken its toll on their studies and mental health.

Global News
Unlike many U.S. schools, B.C. won’t require vaccines on post-secondary campuses

British Columbia will not require students and staff on post-secondary campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but will be encouraging it.

How university students can overcome challenges of pandemic learning

A psychiatrist and education expert talk about the challenges post-secondary students have faced during the pandemic and how to help overcome struggles with learning and mental health.

The Globe and Mail
Immigration Minister promises to address concerns over new federal immigration program

The federal Immigration Minister says he is working to address concerns about a program launching this week that is aimed at creating a pathway to permanent residency for 90,000 people.

The Toronto Star
Canada’s special, one-time immigration program for international grads and essential workers is set to open. Here’s what applicants can expect

The federal government is set to fire the starting gun in the race for 90,000 coveted spots in a new, one-time program offering permanent residence in Canada.

The Toronto Star
Michaëlle Jean faces mounting pressure to boycott U of T after law school’s hiring fiasco

Will she or won’t she? That is the question.

Mi’kmaw education authority to receive GG’s Innovation Award

The Indigenous education authority in Nova Scotia is getting a Governor General’s innovation award for its approach to schooling.

Global News
Canadian medical students push for COVID-19 vaccine IP waiver

There are growing calls for Canada to support lifting patents for COVID-19 vaccines and other coronavirus-related medical products that could potentially boost global access to supplies amid the pandemic.

CTV News
U of S gears up for fall reopening

The University of Saskatchewan is preparing for classes and in-person labs to return in September.

Regina Leader-Post
U of R announces staged reopening of campuses for fall

As vaccines ramp up, the University of Regina has begun planning for what it calls a “carefully staged” reopening of its campuses for the fall.

The Record
WLU commits to hiring 12 Black and Indigenous faculty

Wilfrid Laurier University has committed to hiring at least six new Indigenous faculty members plus six Black faculty members.

Telegraph Journal
Prof ‘not teaching’ next term, assigned diversity training after blog probe: Mount A

Rima Azar, an associate professor of health psychology at Mount Allison University, will be required to take equity, diversity, and inclusion training following an investigation into her blog, which drew criticism and complaints some of its posts were racist and offensive, according to the university.

CTV News
Canadore, Nipissing U change mind on grades for nursing students

In a statement Wednesday, Canadore College and Nipissing University announced it was reversing its earlier decision that gave 200 nursing students “unsatisfactory” or “in progress” grades for their clinical courses.

Laurentian student urging others to file complaints with Ontario Ombudsman over French language cuts

Laurentian University student Charlie Dedo is urging fellow students to file complaints with the province’s French Languages Unit in the Ontario’s Ombudsman’s office.

The Sudbury Star
Minister’s words little comfort to Sudbury’s midwifery students

Vague assurances from the province that midwifery education in Northern Ontario will be revived are not doing much to comfort those dealing with the immediate impact of the program loss at Laurentian University.

CTV News
Sudbury mayor takes issue with tweet from federal NDP leader about Laurentian University

Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger says he hasn’t lobbied local Liberal MPs to get the federal government to intervene in the crisis at Laurentian University.

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