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Headlines for October 5, 2021


What happens to sexual assault reports at Canadian universities? No one really knows.

Despite many schools having policies to deal with sexual violence, it is often unclear what actually happens when a report is made.

CTV News
Saskatoon team to study how well COVID-19 vaccines, infection protect vulnerable people

A Saskatoon researcher will investigate the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination or previous infection in older frail people and HIV-positive people in preventing infection with variants of concern.

CTV News
Auditor general argues legislation requires Laurentian to hand over privileged documents

According to court documents, Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is arguing legislation compels Laurentian University to provide access to all documents when she requests them as part of her audit process.

Western University buys downtown building

Western University has purchased a major piece of real estate downtown, where the school plans to hold public lectures and become part of the community off-campus, a key part of its strategic plan.

CTV News
‘It’s a jewel’: New Western University stadium drawing rave reviews

The aerial view of new field turf and the purple running track at Western University in London, Ont. is striking.

11 Mount Royal University students deregistered for not declaring vaccination status

Nearly a dozen Mount Royal University Students have been deregistered from classes by administration after refusing to say if they have had their COVID-19 shot.

University of Guelph alumni want fuller investigation into track program after coach fired for misconduct

A group of alumni from the University of Guelph track and field team want an investigation into what they say are systemic issues within the running program that have come under public scrutiny following the firing of coach Dave Scott-Thomas in 2019.

CFJC Today
SOUND OFF: Providing affordable housing for students requires a community solution

As we saw during the recent federal election, housing has become an issue of concern for citizens across Canada. People From Nova Scotia to British Columbia have raised concerns about a shortage of affordable rental units in their communities.

The Hamilton Spectator
Nicholas Martin: Council candidate seeks to bring in a local university

Nicholas Martin hopes being part of city council will aid his plans for a university in Medicine Hat.

Residents, councillor want answers after Panda Game party turns into ‘mayhem’

Residents of Ottawa’s Sandy Hill neighbourhood want to know how a street party after Saturday’s football game turned violent, and they suggest cancelling next year’s game.

CTV News
Ottawa police release photos of post-Panda game partiers

Ottawa police have released photos of people they’d like to speak with who attended a destructive street party in Sandy Hill over the weekend.

CTV News
University suspensions on the table after Waterloo party turns violent

There is no word on charges after several arrests were made in connection with a Waterloo party that turned violent over the weekend.

The Hamilton Spectator
Mac and police suggest homecoming party response was appropriate

Both Hamilton police and McMaster admit they didn’t anticipate a crowd of 5,000 partiers would overtake a neighbourhood and throw a raucous and destructive unsanctioned fake homecoming party on Saturday.

McMaster students ‘disappointed,’ say actions at destructive homecoming event ‘disgusting’

If you asked Ashley Hogan what she thought would happen Saturday after travelling out of town to her first rowing regatta, the first-year McMaster University student wouldn’t have guessed she’d end up in a hospital.

Global News
More participants likely to face discipline, charges following ‘unsanctioned’ McMaster homecoming

Westdale’s Ryan Griver says McMaster University “dropped the ball” for not better doing a better job mitigating a gathering of close to 5,000 who descended into multiple Hamilton neighbourhoods on Saturday for what police are calling an “unsanctioned” event.

CTV News
Man arrested after woman allegedly threatened with weapon, sexually assaulted at U of S

Saskatoon police have arrested a man in connection to an alleged sexual assault at the University of Saskatchewan.

The Toronto Star
‘Earth-shattering’: Why applicants to Canada’s special, one-time immigration program fear a computer glitch may have dashed their dreams

Parthkumar Patel graduated from a two-year program in computer science from the University of Regina in January but was having a tough time finding a job in his field in Canada.

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