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Headlines for September 1, 2022


Global News
With health care in spotlight, some Ontario nursing programs see record applications

The Council of Ontario Universities says more than 13,000 people applied to a university nursing program in 2022 — up around 8 per cent compared to 2021, and 25 per cent compared to 2018 and 2019.

The Toronto Star
Western U student government rejects call to oppose mask mandate

Just over a week ago, Western announced it was updating its vaccine policy and implementing a mask mandate for all students, faculty, staff and some visitors in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 this fall.

CBC News
University students struggle to find housing amid high rents

Some university residences are full this year due to high demand, and at least one university is asking students who don’t have housing to delay their studies.

Global News
Alberta advanced education minister extends deadline for Athabasca University to move staff to town

Demetrios Nicolaides says he’s granted a brief extension for Athabasca University to comply with his decree to move 500 staff to the town the institution is named for.

Global News
University of Saskatchewan research project aims to cure HIV

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) stats show Saskatchewan was the leading province for reported human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases, with double the national average in 2020.

CTV News
‘Universities keeping close eye on monkeypox as students return

As monkeypox cases continue to rise in Canada, local post-secondary institutions are raising awareness in the hopes to keep students healthy.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster Students Union joins nationwide call to action for addressing on-campus sexual assault

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) has signed onto a nationwide call to action that demands both institutions and government work to address sexual violence on post-secondary campuses immediately.

The Whig Standard
Queen’s offers sneak peek of new residence

When first-year Queen’s University students move in to residence Saturday, more than 300 of them will find themselves in one that’s never been occupied before.

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