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Headlines for Sept. 23, 2021


Post-secondary students face patchwork of systems to prove vaccination status

Canadian post-secondary students are navigating a patchwork of systems to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status including self-screening forms, apps and student cards to access classes and services, but some aren’t sure the tools will be effective.

CTV News
Carleton University students with a disability can’t live in residence

Carleton University students with special needs are being told they won’t be allowed to live in residence this semester.

The Toronto Star
Ryerson University unveils monument celebrating Indigenous teachings

Ryerson University has a new public art piece on campus honouring the Dish With One Spoon Territory it sits on — a move one elder says is a positive step in the institution’s commitment to reconciling with Indigenous communities.

UWindsor international students facing housing rental woes

To check the legitimacy of potential rentals, international student Shafkat Chowdhury says a few of his Windsor friends went to view a handful of homes for him.

Staff, students raise alarm about inadequate COVID measures at UBCs

Despite having all summer to figure out a plan, the University of British Columbia (UBC) is being slammed for not implementing all the COVID-19 safety measures it promised staff and students it would in time for classes to resume.

Why isn’t Western University reporting COVID-19 cases when other schools do?

Although Western University is notifying affected students when there is a COVID-19 case in one of their classes, it is not making that information public, even though other post-secondary institutions maintain sites to track incidents of the virus.

London Free Press
Western University plans independent probe into OWeek allegations

Western University will invite an external investigator to examine the Orientation Week that saw allegations of sexual assaults and drugging of students.

At Consent Week, students discuss sex, abuse and toxic masculinity

Saint Mary’s University in Halifax has launched its fourth annual Consent Week for students, consisting of a series of online and in-person events and activities to promote an understanding and commitment to consent.

Students, emergency crews brace for weekend of parties near Western University

With the delta variant rampant in the community, public health officials have beefed up fines to try to stop large gatherings as emergency crews — and students — brace for a wild weekend of partying near Western University.

CTV News
Officials working to end ‘unsafe and unsanctioned’ gatherings in Waterloo’s University District

Officials in Waterloo, along with police, public health and emergency services, are working together to try to “ensure that there is an end to the unsafe and unsanctioned street gatherings” in the University District.

Leamington parents have heart-to-heart with son, after sexual violence rally at Western University

A Leamington couple drove nearly three hours up Highway 401 to have a heart-to-heart with their son about respect for women.

A terrifying week on campus at Western University

In today’s Big Story podcast, Western has always been known as a party school, and with that comes a culture that can lead to sexual violence.

Sexual violence education at post-secondary ‘far too late’, says sexual health educator

Thousands of students at Western University walked out of class Friday to stand with sexual violence survivors after multiple allegations of sexual violence during frosh week.

Survivors of sexual violence at Western University spark nationwide conversations

Larger conversations about rape culture and consent have been sparked around the country, after dozens of students at the Western University (UWO) in Ontario came forward saying they’d been drugged and sexually assaulted on campus.

MUN student questions freedom of speech on campus after staff remove tuition protest posters

A Memorial University student says his freedom of speech was violated after staff took down posters that he put up around campus calling for the resignation of university president Vianne Timmons.

North Bay Nugget
Sudbury cancer discovery receives $8M in critical research financing

Sudbury-based Rna Diagnostics, a Laurentian University spinoff, has secured $8 million in Series A financing to continue its work that could lead to better cancer treatment for patients.

CTV News
Manitoba funds Truth and Reconciliation Week programming

The Province of Manitoba has pledged $75,000 in funding for a host of Truth and Reconciliation Week events including workshops, activities and performances.

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