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Headlines for Oct. 29, 2021


Globe and Mail
Alberta postsecondary tuition increases highest in the country: Statscan

Alberta has had the highest postsecondary tuition-fee increases in the country for the past two years, according to data from Statistics Canada.

A Cree family’s canoe is returned, after sitting in a University of Saskatchewan storage room for years

It was repatriated to the First Nations community whose members had built it nearly 50 years earlier.

CBC News
New Brunswick seeks post-secondary students to work in long-term care homes during pandemic

Union surprised by jobs posting, which government says is unrelated to looming strike or vaccination deadline.

Reclaiming the Thunderbirds sports team name at the University of British Columbia

At UBC, the athletics department is working with local First Nations to decolonize and Indigenize sport. They have a new tagline and are introducing renewed storytelling about how the Thunderbirds—the school’s varsity teams—got their name.

TRU partners with Interior universities to create work opportunities for students

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has partnered with two other Interior universities to help small and medium businesses create more work opportunities for students.

Ottawa Citizen
Staff, students frustrated by ‘bimodal’ learning at uOttawa

Half-way through the fall term, students, staff and faculty at the University of Ottawa say “bimodal” learning, where some students are in class while others watch online, has been a bust.

U of S removes negative COVID-19 test option from its vaccine mandate for winter term

The University of Saskatchewan will no longer offer the option to submit negative COVID-19 test results to wilfully unvaccinated workers and students who wish to access campus during the winter term.

CTV News
COVID-19 measures protested by students, anti-vaccine activists outside Mount Royal University

A small protest was held in front of Mount Royal University (MRU) Thursday to speak out against Alberta post-secondary schools’ vaccination rules.

Toronto Star
Amid Canada-wide recruiting war, Nova Scotia guarantees jobs for all its nursing grads

For the next five years Nova Scotia’s nursing grads won’t need to worry about polishing their resumes — they’ll be walking out of their schools and straight into a job.

CTV News
Laurentian University picks firm to conduct operational review

Laurentian University has picked Nous Group to conduct its operational review.

Alberta announces a new vision for post-secondary education

Alberta’s government is introducing a number of legislative changes aimed at supporting the strategic direction of the Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs initiative and recommendations of the Skills for Jobs Task Force.

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