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Headlines for Nov. 27, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Ontario to tie funding of universities and colleges to labour-market needs

The Ontario government is moving ahead with performance-based funding for postsecondary institutions but will delay its implementation for another two years as schools deal with the impacts of the pandemic.

Students and NDP urge return of moratorium on student loans

Student groups and the federal NDP are urging the Liberal government to bring back the moratorium on Canada Student Loan payments.

The pandemic has ramped up students’ money woes

There are no jobs. But there are bills to pay. And there are online classes to attend. Luckily, there are some lifelines.

CTV News
‘Really easy to feel alone’: Ontario university students struggle with online learning during COVID

Students are giving online learning a failing grade, according to a new poll released this week.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster student tests positive for COVID-19

Another McMaster student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Global News
Following Mount Saint Vincent University, Memorial offers free tuition to former foster kids

Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador will offer free undergraduate tuition to 20 students formerly in foster care, beginning this spring.

CTV News
A ‘white students’ union’ wants to set up a chapter at McGill University

A self-styled “white students’ union” that has had run-ins with several Toronto universities says it’s setting up a chapter at McGill University in Montreal.

CTV News
UWindsor launches investigation after fraternity members allegedly shared racist messages

The University of Windsor is alleging members of an off-campus fraternity house used “extreme racist language” on social media.

The Guardian
P.E.I. to provide free period products for students

The provincial government will be providing free period products for Island students in a bid to reduce stigma and promote equity.

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