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Headlines for Oct. 25, 2021


Globe and Mail
Opinion: Queen’s students: Kingston’s ‘educated idiots’

Times have changed. So, too, has the level and coarseness of student misbehaviour.

Sault Star
Enrolment jumps at Algoma University

Enrolment at Algoma University’s three campuses is up significantly from last fall with more than 40 per cent of Algoma’s students coming from other countries.

CBC News
Kingston Police grapple with unsanctioned street parties for 2nd weekend in a row

Police estimate 3,000 people part of crowd.

Global News
University of Manitoba faculty union sets November 2 strike deadline

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association says it is setting a bargaining deadline of October 31 and a strike deadline of November 2 as it continues to battle with school administration over a new deal.
Failed RFP process sees Laurentian select firm to review university operations, governance

Submitted proposals came from companies that ‘weren’t appropriate, either didn’t have the experience or potentially had conflict or independence issues’ says redevelopment officer, which Laurentian a window to approach others directly.

Global News
University of Regina celebrates Fall convocation and new president

A record 1037 credentials were awarded to 998 students at the 2021 Fall Convocation Ceremony. Both are record numbers for a Fall Convocation.

Globe and Mail
No enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine requirements on B.C. university campuses, professors say

Halfway into the first in-person university semester since the pandemic began, some faculty and staff members at B.C.’s biggest universities say they don’t know whether they and their students are being protected against COVID-19 spread because the schools are not following through on plans to ensure no one comes to class infected.

Peterborough Examiner
Wilder than ever: why a pandemic backlash and social media are fuelling mayhem at Canada’s universities

For a few hours last Saturday morning, homecoming at Queen’s University was shaping into a lowkey event.

CTV News
Ontario university vaccine mandates mean some students being barred from campus

Several universities in Ontario are moving to bar unvaccinated students from campus as their mandatory vaccination policies take full effect.

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