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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 09 2021

Times Higher Education Canadian university’s aggressive restructuring tactics criticised Huntington accepts separation from Laurentian, but Thorneloe sees danger to students and faculty nationwide. Edmonton Journal U of A institute gets $20 million funding for vaccine and virus research A University of Alberta institute researching vaccines and viruses like COVID-19 is getting a $20-million boost over […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 08 2021

CTV News Sudbury’s Laurentian, Huntington universities reach separation agreement After it terminated its agreement with federated schools April 1, Laurentian University has reached a deal with Huntington University that takes effect May 1. CBC Laurentian University to acquire Huntington’s gerontology program Laurentian University and Huntington University have negotiated terms following the severance of their federated […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 07 2021

CTV News Largest education investment in Sask. history leans on property tax increase in 2021-22 budget The 2021-22 provincial budget includes Saskatchewan’s largest education investment in history, with $2.66 billion to support Prekindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms early learning and child care, and libraries and literacy. It’s an increase of $59.6 million from 2020-21. CTV […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 06 2021

CTV News Unions at Laurentian University lose fight to unseal documents related to insolvency process Unions representing staff and faculty at Laurentian University lost a court fight last week aimed at unsealing two confidential letters between the province and the university. CBC Laurentian prof says retirement his best option as colleagues stressed ‘like crazy’ amid […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 01 2021

The Globe and Mail Ottawa settles human-rights complaint on research chairs The federal government has settled a human-rights complaint about equity issues in the Canada Research Chairs program, committing universities to hit hiring targets or they will lose their positions. Global News Starving Student’: Meal Exchange takes action to combat food insecurity among post-secondary students […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 31 2021

The Toronto Star Students interning by Zoom this summer now ‘business as usual,’ Royal Bank says Get ready for another summer of virtual wellness sessions, hackathons and Zoom coffees. Maclean’s More than virtual: How universities have embraced pandemic learning Beyond the ‘pivot to virtual,’ Canadian universities have developed some pretty ingenious ways for students to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 30 2021

The Globe and Mail University of Toronto hiring decision not affected by judge: report A report into allegations of improper interference in a hiring decision at the University of Toronto law school has found that a sitting judge expressed concerns about a candidate to the administration, but his actions had no influence. CTV News More […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 29 2021

CTV News Canada’s schools draw fewer international students due to pandemic travel rules Many international students have postponed or cancelled their plans to study in Canada since Ottawa decided last month to limit entry options to the country to just four airports and require international travellers to pay for a mandatory hotel quarantine. The Tyee […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 26 2021

Maclean’s The strange experience of starting university during a pandemic It isn’t easy, but being able to study during the crisis is a blessing, says Sham Al Mukdad, a Syrian-Canadian who lived most of her life in Syria and experienced a different, harsher kind of lockdown. The Toronto Star Mr. Noodles or Kraft Dinner? Canada’s […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 25 2021

CTV News Court ruling allows Laurentian University to reduce value of pension plan payouts A court ruling this month as part of Laurentian University’s ongoing insolvency process will allow the school to reduce pension plan payouts to more than two dozen former staff. Global News Some Queen’s students going through disciplinary processes, evictions for COVID-19 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 24 2021

CTV News Feds to table 2021 budget on April 19: Freeland The federal government will be tabling the 2021 budget on April 19, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Tuesday. iPolitics Singh’s student-debt plan could push other parties to offer more for youth Post-secondary groups are welcoming NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s proposal […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 23 2021

The Toronto Star Immigrant children are starting out poorer — but getting to university more often and earning better salaries, Canadian statistics show They may grow up poor, but they are also more likely to pursue a higher education — and ultimately find socioeconomic success in Canada. CTV News UW, WLU plan for return to […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | MAR 22 2021

National Post Ontario government establishes $100M fund for colleges, universities hit by pandemic The minister of colleges and universities says the cash will go to schools that have lost revenue while incurring additional expenses related to remote learning and personal protective equipment. CBC Pandemic prompts Alberta government to pare back post-secondary funding model changes Starting […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | MAR 19 2021

CTV News Prepare for full return to in-person learning this fall, says AB advanced education minister Demetrious Nicolaides cites Alberta’s promise to give all adults their first vaccine dose by the end of June as a reason why universities and colleges should make the transition from online to in-person learning. Global News Waterloo get-togethers lead […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 18 2021

Global News University of Lethbridge business school becomes 1st to add Indigenous course requirement to core degree The University of Lethbridge’s Dhillon School of Business has become the first business school in Canada to include an Indigenous course requirement as part of its students’ core business degree. Timmins Daily Press Labour council pushes for Laurentian […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 17 2021

CBC Ottawa launching bursary fund to help anglophone postsecondary students study in French The federal government will spend $12 million over the next four years on bursaries to help English-speaking students pursue post-secondary education in French. The Timmins Daily Press University of Sudbury wants to go its own way The University of Sudbury says it […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 16 2021

CBC University of Sudbury pushes to become French only L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), a group representing Franco-Ontarians, has thrown its support behind the University of Sudbury in its push to become a French-only school. VOCM MUN to Expand On-Campus Services as Risk Level Lessens Additional services should start being offered at the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 15 2021

Global News Canada’s expanded travel restrictions too costly, say international students The Canadian government expanded travel restrictions on Feb. 22 to include a mandatory three-day hotel stay where travellers are expected to pay out of pocket. CTV News Sask. universities experiencing more academic misconduct as online learning continues Saskatchewan universities are reporting an increase in […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 12 2021

CBC Medical students launch plan to improve skin tone diversity in course material Skin conditions, cancers appear differently on brown, black skin. Edmonton Journal Alberta Education research aims to track learning loss during COVID-19 Some Alberta students in kindergarten to Grade 3 will have their reading skills measured to see if they’ve fallen behind during […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 11 2021

The Globe and Mail Canadian universities announce plans for in-class learning in September A growing number of Canada’s universities say they’re planning a return to in-person instruction this fall as the rollout of vaccines gathers pace and institutions turn their attention to the year ahead. Global News Young Canadians struggled most financially in 1st year […]