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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 24 2021

CTV News Union calls for Ontario to institute distancing, capacity limits at universities A union representing workers on university campuses in Ontario is calling for the government to put classroom capacity limits and distancing requirements in place. Global News Alberta faculty associations call for more consistent and better COVID-19 protections Faculty and staff at post-secondary […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 23 2021

CBC 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 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 22 2021

The Globe and Mail A reckoning over alleged sexual assaults at Western University There is a reckoning happening on campus at Western University. CBC Fears that U of A’s extension of pandemic exam protocols could hurt students with disabilities Student leaders at the University of Alberta are warning that students with disabilities may be getting […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 21 2021

CTV News Province brings mobile vaccination clinics to Calgary’s universities Students at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University will have an avenue for COVID-19 immunization at their disposal this week without having to leave campus. Global News University of Victoria ‘deeply regrets’ use of racial slur in classroom The University of Victoria says […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 20 2021

Timmins Daily Press Sudbury column: ‘La Laurentienne’ as relevant as ever Most Francophone students want to study at a bilingual university, like Laurentian, survey shows. CBC Amid Western University allegations, more education needed to combat culture of sexual violence: advocate Reports and allegations of multiple sexual assaults on the London, Ont., campus of Western University […]

BY IAN MUNROE | SEP 17 2021

National Post Western University students set to walk out of class to protest ‘culture of misogyny’ Students at Western University are set to walk out of class today to protest what they call a “culture of misogyny” on campus after a series of sexual assault allegations surfaced in recent days. Global News Western University launches […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 16 2021

The Toronto Star Ontario directs universities to strengthen sexual assault reporting policies Ontario colleges and universities have until the end of next March to improve their sexual violence policies so that students who come forward with allegations cannot themselves be disciplined and won’t be asked questions about their past by school investigators. Newstalk 1290 CJBK […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 15 2021

The Toronto Star ‘Disappointing’: At universities and colleges across Canada, online classes and COVID protocols are making for a messy return to school Markus Lai has sat through orientation, attended his first classes, and is ready for the fall ahead in his new program at Seneca College. The Globe and Mail Western University students set […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 14 2021

The Globe and Mail COVID-19 vaccination debates cause rifts on university campuses A professor at Huron University College was placed on paid leave for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine. National Post Group of nine Alberta universities, colleges to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination Nine universities and colleges in Alberta say they are ramping up […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 13 2021

CTV News Not just student debt: Experts say the youngest voters’ key issues are being ignored With a little over one week left in the 2021 federal election campaign, experts are raising concerns that party leaders have not done enough to address the issues impacting post-secondary students, potentially hampering voter turnout among young Canadians. The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 10 2021

London Free Press Nearly all students, staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Western University Nearly 100 per cent of students and staff attending Western University and its affiliated colleges are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new figures shared by Western. CBC Queen’s student leaders search for answers after party-filled long weekend Student leaders at Queen’s […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 09 2021

CBC With restrictions eased and students in school, this virologist says COVID-19 could spread A virologist and immunologist at Memorial University says it’s “the perfect storm for opportunity” for COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador as tens of thousands of students return to school with fewer public health measures in place. iPolitics Youth could shape election […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 08 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 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 07 2021

Global News Uvic campus party raises questions about safety A huge party at the University of Victoria is raising questions about a lack of COVID-19 restrictions, as students head back to school. CTV News Four major charges laid after massive 4,000 person party throughout Kingston’s University District Kingston bylaw says four people are facing minimum […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 03 2021

CBC Laurentian students return to campus hopeful for a more normal year Julia Brady is entering her second year as a Laurentian University student, but in many ways this fall is her fresh start. Brady spent last year living at home in Ottawa while she attended online classes. CBC UWindsor researchers land $500K federal grant […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 02 2021

CTV News McGill students protest university’s decision to not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination As McGill University starts classes for the fall semester, members of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) opted for the front lawn over the classroom to protest the school’s decision not to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to be on […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 01 2021

Global News No polling stations at Manitoba post-secondary schools: Elections Canada The president of Manitoba’s largest university students’ union says he’s disappointed post-secondary students won’t have access to polling stations on campus during next month’s federal election, but he understands this isn’t a normal election year. The Toronto Star Other countries are investing in young […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 31 2021

Peterborough Examiner Trent University student tests positive for COVID-19 A Trent University student has tested positive for COVID-19 in the first case of the virus at the Peterborough campus since about May. The PIE News Gen Z career aspirations “radically altered” by pandemic – INTO survey Some 55% of under 25s surveyed by international education […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 30 2021

CBC Your student voting questions answered Sanjay Jeram, a senior lecturer in the political science department at Simon Fraser University discusses student voting in the 2021 federal election. Winnipeg Free Press Removal of polling stations on campuses ‘sad for students’ Student leaders fear move will spark apathy. CBC Loss of on-campus voting program leads to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 27 2021

The Globe and Mail Ryerson University decides to change name amid reckoning on Indigenous residential schools Ryerson University will change its name following a recommendation from a special task force that examined the legacy of its namesake, Egerton Ryerson. The Toronto Star Indigenous historian greets Ryerson University’s plan to change its name with profound relief […]