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Headlines for Sept. 20, 2021


Timmins Daily Press
Sudbury column: ‘La Laurentienne’ as relevant as ever

Most Francophone students want to study at a bilingual university, like Laurentian, survey shows.

Amid Western University allegations, more education needed to combat culture of sexual violence: advocate

Reports and allegations of multiple sexual assaults on the London, Ont., campus of Western University shouldn’t come as a surprise given existing statistics about sexual violence at post-secondary institutions, says one advocate.

Western University students protest campus culture

Thousands of students at Western University walked out of classes Friday to protest misogyny and rape culture, and support survivors of sexual violence on campus.

The Globe and Mail
‘Not safe here’: Hundreds of Western University students rally in solidarity with sexual assault survivors

Thousands of students walked out of classes at the University of Western Ontario Friday to protest recent incidents of sexual violence and a campus culture that they say endangers students.

Censure against U of T temporarily suspended after school reverses course in hiring controversy

A censure against the University of Toronto has been temporarily suspended after the school reversed course on a hiring controversy that saw a federal tax judge allegedly try to block the hiring of an international law practitioner who has written widely on Israel-Palestinian affairs.

Global News
Police investigating after University of Guelph students allegedly have drinks spiked

Police say they are investigating reports that female students from the University of Guelph have had their drinks spiked with an unknown substance at multiple events.

Levelling the post-secondary playing field for former youth in care

Tuition bursaries offer former youth in foster care a path to continued education with less of a financial burden.

Laurentian University Faculty Association files claim against board of governors, senior administrators

The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) is looking at another avenue for compensation for its members as the Sudbury, Ont., university goes through restructuring under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).

North Bay Nugget
University of Sudbury formalizes secular status

The University of Sudbury has made French its official working language and has made the institution non-denominational.

CTV News
Enhanced sexual assault policy already in the works at UWindsor

An enhanced sexual assault policy at all post-secondary schools in Ontario is already in the works at the University of Windsor.

CTV News
Student union at Nipissing University launches safety tips for university students partying off campus

With recent sexual assault allegations at Western University, the Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) is sharing safe partying tips on its social media platforms to offer advice to students.

MOVE 105.7
Brock calls for better student behaviour after four arrests were made in Thorold last weekend

Brock University staff and student leaders are calling for better behaviour this weekend after Niagara Regional Police had to deal with off-campus parties in Thorold last weekend.

CTV News
Couple donates $5.9M to University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan received another substantial donation from alumni Ron and Jane Graham on Thursday; $5.9 million to be split into different four different organizations.

Shaken Maritime Sikh community helps settle international students

After the shocking death of one of its young members two weeks ago, a shaken Maritime Sikh community is helping international students settle into life in Canada.

Times Colonist
UVic students with disabilities campaign for online-learning options

When university classes moved online at the beginning of the pandemic, Julia Denley could finally watch her lectures without severe pain that made it next to impossible to focus.

The Toronto Star
Ryerson University plans to unveil new Indigenous monument later this month

Ryerson University is installing a monument commemorating the institution’s commitment to reconciliation that will be revealed on Sept. 22, two days prior to the university’s annual Pow Wow held during Indigenous Education Week.

CJFC Today
TRU named Sierra Club’s top Canadian post-secondary institution for environment track record

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is the only Canadian post-secondary institution included in the top 10 of the Sierra Club’s annual Coolest School rankings.

CTV News
University of Ottawa student-athlete Francis Perron dies shortly after Gee-Gees football game

The University of Ottawa is mourning the death of Gee-Gees football player Francis Perron, who died shortly after the Gee-Gees first game of the season.

Regulations to protect sexual violence survivors step in the right direction, says advocate

A Sudbury advocate says new regulatory amendments from the province, meant to protect sexual violence survivors at colleges and universities, are a step in the right direction.

London Free Press
In their own words: Students speak out at Western University walkout

An estimated crowd of 10,000 marched on Western University’s campus Friday afternoon, a protest that follows an orientation week during which a first-year student was killed in a near-campus assault and there is speculation of female students being drugged at an on-campus residence.

Western University student denied tenancy by landlord who said her tattoos were ‘scary’

A first-year Western University student who arrived in London, Ont., from Saskatchewan had a rental agreement cancelled last minute by a landlord who said she didn’t like her tattoos, in an act one lawyer said could result in a small-claims court action.

Post-secondary students share the new hoops they’re jumping through for on-campus learning

To get back onto campus, Canadian post-secondary students are coming face-to-face with new COVID-19 vaccination policies — many only announced or confirmed by school officials in recent weeks.

CTV News
McGill University to require vaccine passport for libraries, but many still want it to be mandatory for classes

McGill University has announced that it will soon require proof of vaccination for access to its libraries, but some faculty members who have been calling for a more widespread vaccine mandate say the new policy falls short of protecting people on campus.

Montreal public health asks post-secondary schools to help with COVID-19 contact tracing

Montreal public health is asking post-secondary school administrations to help with COVID-19 contact tracing until more investigators can be hired and trained.

CTV News
Restrictions return for New Brunswick students, leaving some to question if they were removed too soon

Rising cases in New Brunswick have doctors concerned that all restrictions were removed too soon.

Nearly all students, staff, faculty vaccinated against COVID-19, U of Sask. says

The University of Saskatchewan says the vast majority of its students, staff and faculty have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Calgary Herald
Calgary post-secondaries prepare return to campus after classes cancelled

Students at three Calgary post-secondaries will return to campus Monday with some new rules in place.

CTV News
MRU, U of C, SAIT return to in-person classes on Monday

Students will return to in-person classes at Mount Royal University on Monday, officials announced.

CTV News
Twelve people fined $2,000 each after Kingston police break up a house party in University District

Twelve people are facing $2,000 fines each after Kingston police and Kingston Bylaw Enforcement broke up an illegal house party in Kingston’s University District.

The Toronto Star
Vaccination status of some U of Guelph students still unknown

Thousands of University of Guelph students have yet to share their COVID-19 vaccination status with the school as per its mandatory vaccination policy.

Global News
COVID-19: 2 new cases in Peterborough; student case reported at Trent University campus

Peterborough Public Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday as active cases declined for the third day in a row.

Global News
COVID-19: 2 new cases in Peterborough; student case reported at Trent University campus

Peterborough Public Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday as active cases declined for the third day in a row.

Dalhousie students honoured for device that helps people with disabilities

Four Dalhousie University students were recently honoured in a national competition for their design of a device that helps shield wheelchair users from the elements as they get in and out of vehicles.

Disability Insider
Carleton University grads’ app to help people with visual disabilities wins top prize

Two graduates of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, developed a concept that helps people with visual disabilities choose their wardrobe independently.

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