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Headlines for Sept. 8, 2021


The Toronto Star
Ryerson announces new names for its newspaper, magazine

Ryerson’s School of Journalism announced the renaming of the university’s newspaper and magazine.

Global News
UBCO students head back to class amid fourth wave

A lot of university students were happy to be back on campus at UBC Okanagan on Tuesday.

CTV News
Eleven people in Kingston, Ont. facing $10,000 fines for large parties

The City of Kingston says 11 people in the city are facing the possibility of $10,000 fines following several large gatherings in the city’s university district.

Global News
Guelph police respond to 15 noise complaints over Labour Day weekend

With university students heading back to class this week, Guelph police kicked off Project Safe Semester over the Labour Day long weekend.

Global News
N.S. paramedics union raises alarm after people climb ambulance at St. FX

The union representing paramedics in Nova Scotia is concerned after seeing a video showing people climbing and sitting on an ambulance at St. Francis Xavier University over the weekend.

How Indigenous institutes are reclaiming education

It was a major victory for a group of Indigenous educators back in 2017, when the Ontario government passed an act that formally recognized Indigenous institutes in the province.

Global News
Frank McKenna donates $5M to create UNB institute focused on digital technology

The University of New Brunswick has announced a new institute intended to create jobs and prosperity in the field of digital technology and transformation.

Global News
UBC student says dozens contracted COVID-19 after indoor frat party

A UBC student says dozens of people who attended an indoor frat party on campus last week have tested positive for COVID-19.

CTV News
U of C students protest last-minute transition to online study

Students at the University of Calgary protested the school’s decision to allow online classes that members of the student body believe came with little consultation or consideration for their needs.

Global News
1,000 students gather on Ezra Avenue in Waterloo: police

Waterloo Regional Police say a crowd of around 1,000 people gathered on Ezra Avenue in Waterloo on Monday night.

Hundreds of partygoers seen at University of Victoria

‘Nearly 1,000’ young people were at UVic days before the 2021 in-person fall term kicks off, leading to the university urging against further outdoor events.

CTV News
UVic urges students to avoid gatherings after hundreds attend ‘unacceptable’ party

The University of Victoria is pleading with students to avoid large gatherings after several hundred students, most of them without masks, attended a large party on campus Sunday night.

Laurentian University president addresses insolvency and return to classes

Filing for insolvency was the only option available to Laurentian University, said the institution’s president.

London Free Press
Western University president’s stern warning to hard-partying students

Western University officials have fired a warning shot across the bow of back-in-town students whose hard partying has started in earnest: Keep it up, and in-person school will be cancelled.

Researchers at Laurentian University raise concerns about access to federal funds

As Laurentian continues to work its way out of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), some researchers question whether funding for their efforts has been lost, and why they have to justify access to their own accounts.

Return to campus very different for two Winnipeg universities

The pandemic has meant a slightly different story at two of Manitoba’s largest universities.

Nipissing-Timiskaming candidates debate COVID recovery and Laurentian University

The candidates running in Nipissing-Timiskaming squared off in a Zoom debate Tuesday night.

Laurentian students navigate difficult transition as classes start

When classes begin at Laurentian University on Wednesday, it will be a very different experience for some students.

Union calls for St. FX partygoers who climbed on ambulance to be disciplined

The union representing Nova Scotia paramedics is calling for disciplinary action to be taken after two young partygoers climbed on an ambulance Sunday during an incident at St. Francis Xavier University.

Criminal charges, expulsion possible for students who took part in illegal weekend gatherings: WLU

Students who took part in illegal gatherings this weekend that led to vandalism of city and university property could face suspension or expulsion, Wilfrid Laurier University said Tuesday.

Times Higher Education
Research collaboration ‘key for female career progression’

Increasing number of co-authors is linked to speedier career progression, especially for women, says Royal Society paper.

Windsor Star
UWindsor research teams lands $500,000 for COVID research

A University of Windsor team has received $500,000 in federal funding to continue its research in various ways to detect COVID-19 and to limit the spread of its variants.

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