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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 13 2022

CTV News Key facts ahead of vote on LU’s plan to pay creditors, emerge from insolvency On Wednesday, Laurentian University’s creditors will vote on a plan to settle those debts and allow the school to emerge from insolvency. The Globe and Mail Western University students complete training on sexual violence prevention as condition of acceptance […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 12 2022

CBC News Thousands of international students still waiting on permits after Canadian school year begins The government is still processing 163,600 study permits for international post-secondary students as of Aug. 18. CTV News Laurentian says it can pay creditors a year earlier than expected Thanks to a plan to sell its real estate to the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 09 2022

The PIE News International education marks passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Tributes to Queen Elizabeth II have poured in from the international education sector following her death on September 8. Regina Leader-Post First Nations University holds vigils across Sask. for James Smith Cree Nation victims “(The victims) need to be remembered as as […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 08 2022

Global News N.S. has highest undergraduate tuition by province, Quebec lowest: StatsCan Nova Scotia has the highest undergraduate tuition by province in the country, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. Global News Kingston, Ont. police lay over 40 charges during Queen’s move-in weekend Police in Kingston, Ont., were busy over the first weekend […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 07 2022

Montreal Gazette Report into systemic racism at MUHC includes chilling testimonials The Montreal Gazette obtained a preliminary draft of the 91-page report into racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice at the McGill University Health Centre, a bilingual network of five hospitals that treats patients from across Quebec, including Indigenous peoples and the Inuit of […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 06 2022

CTV News Should Canada forgive student loans? Numbers from 2019 showed that nearly two million Canadian students owed the federal government a total of $20.5 billion, with the average loan balance exceeding $13,000 at the time of leaving school — although these numbers don’t include debt to other sources, such as private student loans. Global […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 02 2022

CBC News How UPEI is planning to help students cope with rising costs The University of Prince Edward Island is gearing up to help its students deal with inflation during the upcoming school year. CTV News Alberta extends deadline for Athabasca U on deal to move staff into town Alberta’s advanced education minister has extended […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 01 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 […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 31 2022

CTV News Backlog processing study permits impacting international students destined for Manitoba Ottawa’s promised a pivot to approve more study permits for international applicants but delays mean some students may not be able to start the fall term, forcing them to delay their studies. CTV News University of Sask. researchers investigate advanced HIV treatment A […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 30 2022

The London Free Press Western must explain rationale for COVID booster mandate: experts Western University should be more transparent about the reasons behind its booster dose mandate for staff and students, experts say, on the heels of a weekend protest on campus over the policy. CTV News Toronto Metropolitan University goes Bold with new nickname […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 29 2022

Globe and Mail Canadian universities are rushing to address critical shortage of student housing A hot rental market across Canada is squeezing postsecondary students with universities and private companies trying to meet growing demand with a mini-boom in residence building. CBC News How universities are navigating COVID-19 and the return to campus Infectious diseases specialist […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | AUG 26 2022

Globe and Mail International students waiting for visas from Ottawa at risk of missing start of classes Delays in processing student visas have put a large number of international students at risk of missing the start of fall classes this year, as the federal Immigration Department struggles to keep up with what it describes as […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 25 2022

The Toronto Star Will your school require masks and proof of vaccination this fall? Here’s what we know Some universities and colleges have opted to enforce more stringent COVID-19 protocols, while others have dropped those requirements. The Ottawa Citizen Students, faculty concerned as Carleton, uOttawa, Algonquin will not require masks, vaccination against COVID-19 for fall […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 24 2022

The Toronto Star Some universities across Canada requiring masks despite provincial health orders Universities that require masks on campus are in the minority as the fall semester and the prospect of another wave of COVID-19 infections loom. CTV News Post-secondary education in Quebec should be free: study Researchers from a Quebec institute are proposing that […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 23 2022

The National Post Western University mandating booster dose, masks in return to campus The university said proof of vaccination documents must be submitted by Oct. 1. The Conversation Professor flexibility, recorded lectures: Some positive university legacies of the pandemic “With international colleagues who are geography experts, I studied lessons learned during the pandemic.” CBC News […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 22 2022

CTV News Here’s what Manitoba post-secondary schools are doing to prepare for the return of students With no public health restrictions in place, some institutions are being more cautious than others when it comes to on-campus COVID-19 protocols. CBC News UPEI officials asking students without housing not to come this fall The University of Prince […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 19 2022

CBC News New land-based educational program combines Western science and Indigenous culture Holly Griffiths, director of science and innovation with Ulnooweg Education Centre, says the point of the week-long program is to not only get Indigenous youth interested in STEM but also encouraging the idea of etuaptmumk. The Edmonton Journal Students brace for expensive fall […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 18 2022

CBC News UBC Senate votes to rescind honorary degree given to bishop involved in residential schools John Fergus O’Grady was former principal of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. CBC News UPEI celebrates first-ever graduation at New Cairo campus Graduating students celebrated the first-ever convocation at the UPEI campus in New Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday. The […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 17 2022

The Globe and Mail Nigerian students challenge English language proficiency requirements as unnecessary, discriminatory Students from African countries have begun challenging the policies, which they say are costly, unnecessary and discriminatory. The Sault Star Laurentian board, unions urge creditors to vote for plan to save university Ahead of a vote that could well determine Laurentian […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 16 2022

Niagara Falls Review New Brock president hopes to help university soar to new heights Western University vice-president of research will take over the job Nov. 1, after what Brock called an ‘international search’ for its next leader. CBC News Promised SFU medical school still years from opening despite doctor shortage NDP pledged in 2020 to […]

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