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Headlines for Sept. 14, 2021


The Globe and Mail
COVID-19 vaccination debates cause rifts on university campuses

A professor at Huron University College was placed on paid leave for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

National Post
Group of nine Alberta universities, colleges to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Nine universities and colleges in Alberta say they are ramping up COVID-19 measures by making vaccination a requirement to enter their campuses.

Laurentian student tests positive for COVID-19 as classes resume on campus

The president of Laurentian University says he was informed by Public Health Sudbury and Districts on Sept. 10 that a student had tested positive for COVID-19.

The Globe and Mail
Western University reels as student dies from assault; social media sparks investigation into alleged sexual violence

The University of Western Ontario is reeling after a first-year student died of his injuries following an early-morning assault and police opened a separate investigation into social-media reports of young women being drugged and subject to sexual violence at a university residence.

Global News
London, Ont., police investigate social media posts about alleged sexual assaults at Western University student residence

Students are concerned about their safety despite the fact police say they have yet to speak with any alleged victims.

London Free Press
First-year Western University student mourned after near-campus killing

A first-year Western University student who dreamed of becoming an army doctor is being mourned after a fatal late-night assault near campus mere days into his studies in London.

London Free Press
Mayor lashes Western University after troubling weekend of violence, rowdiness

Wild late-night parties on the notorious Broughdale Avenue.

The Toronto Star
Arrests made as Western University tightens campus security after reports of sexual violence, student death

Western University has increased security on campus and in student residences following several reports of sexual assault during Orientation Week. Around the same time, a first-year student died after a violent assault near campus, adding to students’ sense of shock.

London Free Press
Western University: ‘Very little information’ found yet in residence probe

Students at a Western University residence are expressing fear, anger and frustration amid a probe into allegations of ‘sexual violence’ while unconfirmed online speculation fills the information vacuum.

Global News
Students call for action in the wake of sexual violence allegations at Western University

It’s a worrying time for students at Western University, in the wake of reports of sexual violence in student residencies, the same week classes resume for the fall semester.

BNN Bloomberg
How to pay for that massive tuition bill during the pandemic

Rachel Morency entered her first job interview after applying to almost a dozen without getting any response.

Simon Fraser University moves to significantly increase Black representation among faculty

The Simon Fraser University senate has voted in favour of hiring at least 15 more Black tenure-track faculty members to improve inclusion at the B.C. school.

MUN project helps Indigenous students become Healers of Tomorrow

A Memorial University program for Indigenous high school students considering careers in health care kicks off its fourth edition this week.

Vaccine-mandate protest targets Brock

Holding signs decrying segregation and cheering to the relatively frequent sound of supportive car horns, a few dozen anti-COVID-19-vaccine-mandate protesters gathered at the main entrance to Brock University Monday to challenge the institution’s policy requiring jabs in order to enter the campus.

Global News
2,500 students gathered in Waterloo’s University District Friday night, police say

Waterloo Regional Police say that around 2,500 students gathered in the Ezra Avenue area of Waterloo on Friday night.

Tickets issued after ‘unofficial gathering’ on University of Guelph’s campus over the weekend

The University of Guelph says it’s aware of a “large, unofficial gathering” on campus over the weekend, and the campus safety office is investigating.

Global News
Large gatherings continue at Queen’s University despite warnings, increased fines

Despite new emergency orders that carry hefty fines and warnings from Kingston’s city mayor that offenders will be publicly named and shamed, Kingston police say they’re “dismayed” that large gatherings continue to take place in the University District.

The Fulcrum

UBC’s fraternities are throwing public parties despite making a commitment last year to only hold private events moving forward.

CFJC Today
TRU lowers flags to half-mast for Kamloops student who passed away due to accidental overdose

Aaron Manson’s family says it’s been a “sad go” since April 26.

Edmonton Journal
Edmonton post-secondaries to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, rapid testing no longer accepted alternative

Four Edmonton post-secondaries have announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate with proof of vaccination required for staff, students, and visitors, saying a negative rapid test will no longer be accepted as an alternative.

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