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Headlines for Sept. 13, 2021


CTV News
Not just student debt: Experts say the youngest voters’ key issues are being ignored
With a little over one week left in the 2021 federal election campaign, experts are raising concerns that party leaders have not done enough to address the issues impacting post-secondary students, potentially hampering voter turnout among young Canadians.

The Toronto Star
Laurentian University’s collapse shows federal government must protect public institutions from private-sector restructuring

Even though Laurentian University announced its insolvency crisis in early February, fallout at the small institution in Sudbury, Ont. continues to this day.

Times Higher Education
Canadians protest as on-campus voting axed for snap election

Despite chronically low youth turnout, federal agency sees bigger pandemic need to aid elderly with ballots.

The Rebel to Rabble Review: On-campus voting challenges

Amid the head-scratching — and eyebrow-raising of the more conspiratorially minded — caused by Elections Canada’s decision to suspend its campus-voting program, newly minted Rabble national-politics reporter Stephen Wentzell explores the possible impact of what “some students are calling voter suppression,” but the agency maintains was merely the result of “the lack of official lead time (before) this premature, snap election.”

North Bay Nugget
‘We are here to shape the next generation of leaders for Northern Ontario’

Robert Hache could not have taken the mantle of Laurentian University president and vice-chancellor at a more challenging time, though it’s likely that when appointed by the LU board of governors in February 2019, he could hardly have envisioned what a rocky road lay ahead.

The Globe and Mail
Oil is no longer king – and that’s fuelling a revamp in some schools

Mustafa Al-Asadi has been stung by the energy sector before.

Global News
London’s Western University investigating reports of sexual violence on campus

Officials with a university in southwestern Ontario say they have increased security on campus and in student residences following reports of sexual violence.

The PIE News
Canada: students worry about unaffordable course withdrawal

International students enrolled at Canadian institutions have said they are unable to withdraw from their courses and get refunds due to college policies and visa processing delays.

Push to remove ‘pretendians’ from Algonquin membership rekindled after CBC investigation

A CBC investigation that cast doubt on the authenticity of a letter which has enabled more than 1,000 people to claim Indigenous ancestry is reinvigorating efforts to remove so-called “pretendians” from the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) membership list.

Student candidates in federal election balance classes with campaigning

Meghan Piironen isn’t just studying political science. She’s doing it — running for the New Democratic Party in Ontario’s rural Haldimand-Norfolk riding in southwestern Ontario, where she lives with her parents.

CTV News
New Brunswick university campuses reopen after ‘possible bomb threat’

The University of New Brunswick has returned to normal operations Saturday, after campuses were evacuated Friday afternoon due to a ‘possible bomb threat to campus’.

CKPG Today
Sexual violence prevention campaign launches in post-secondary schools

The B.C. government has relaunched a campaign called “…. is not yes” to increase awareness about sexual violence prevention and available supports for post-secondary students.

My Coast Now
Province offering training resources for suicide prevention on campus

B.C.’s colleges and universities have a new tool to support students facing mental health crises on campus.

Times Colonist
Monique Keiran: Why did some students’ grades soar when learning went online?

Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry emphasized earlier this year the importance of B.C.’s universities and colleges returning to in-person classes due to the pandemic’s impacts on students.

Physio grads, professionals question validity of national licensing exam after latest glitches

The virtual clinical exams to certify physiotherapy graduates in Canada experienced difficulties again this week, leaving many applicants unable to finish the test.

The Record
Police step up enforcement around universities in Waterloo following ‘inexcusable’ street parties

Calling large street parties in the university district “irresponsible” and “extremely disappointing,” Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin said his officers are stepping up enforcement in the area.

Global News
City of Kingston increases fines, names partygoers to crack down on gatherings

The City of Kingston has issued a new emergency order meant to tamp down the large street parties recently seen in the Queen’s University District.

Queen’s student leaders search for answers after party-filled long weekend

Student leaders at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., say they’re trying to come up with safer alternatives for young people returning to campus after a raucous long weekend that left the city’s mayor “appalled.”

My Caribou Now
TRU Williams Lake Campus hosting vaccine clinics and rapid testing for staff and students

Thompson Rivers University will be giving faculty, staff, and students at the Williams Lake campus an opportunity to get vaccinated next week.

The London Free Press
Nearly all students, staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Western University

Nearly 100 per cent of students and staff attending Western University and its affiliated colleges are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new figures shared by Western.

UPEI COVID-19 vaccine clinic sees steady turnout

A steady stream of people trickled in this morning to get their COVID-19 shots at the vaccine clinic hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island.

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