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Headlines for April 1, 2020


CTV News
Many Canadian universities are allowing undergrads to ‘freeze’ grades amid COVID-19

Grades may seem trivial in the middle of a pandemic. But for undergraduate university students who’ve spent countless hours studying in hopes of getting into competitive graduate programs, COVID-19 has thrown an unexpected twist into those plans.

The Globe and Mail
What can new grads do when career events and networking are cancelled?

There’s no question that the current graduating class is facing an unprecedented job market.

The Toronto Star
Petition calls for Toronto residence to cancel leases for international students fleeing COVID-19

A petition is calling for a private residence affiliated with the University of Toronto to cancel leases and refund money to international students who are “fleeing” the COVID-19 virus.

Global News
Carleton president reports 1st coronavirus case in university community

A Carleton University employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus — marking the first case within the university community, according to the Ottawa school’s president.

The Globe and Mail
From academic to politician: How Jean-Yves Duclos is learning crisis management on the fly

He is the President of the Treasury Board and the vice-chair of the federal cabinet committee on COVID-19, but deep down, Jean-Yves Duclos is still a professor.

Education News Canada
COVID-19: Developing nations face different risks

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact countries worldwide, we’ve seen how nations around the world are working to mobilize populations, resources, and government assistance to mitigate spread of the virus and help those who have been affected. But how are developing nations impacted differently than developed nations in this crisis?

Windsor Star
Ontario government expands on student loan forgiveness

The Ontario government is providing college and university students with financial and online help.

North Delta Reporter
COVID-19: B.C. universities opt out of in-person spring graduation ceremonies

B.C.’s largest universities are making tough decisions about convocation ceremonies for students set to graduate this spring as COVID-19 continues to spread.

McMaster students can replace failed course with ‘no credit’ amid COVID-19

McMaster University is offering students a chance to change a mark or failed course because of how the novel coronavirus has disrupted their second semester of school.

Windsor Star
University of Windsor announces grading options

The University of Windsor has announced three options for students on how they receive grades for the winter term after classes were disrupted mid-March by the coronavirus.

The Kingston Whig-Standard
Union, students ask Queen’s to waive graduate student summer tuition

Queen’s University has informed graduate students at the university that they will have to pay their tuition for the summer term.

Max 104.9
U de M establishes emergency fund for students struggling with COVID-19

The University of Moncton has established an emergency fund for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Record
Waterloo Region campuses go remote but ‘real classrooms have an advantage’

The virus-driven pivot to virtual classrooms has put universities and colleges on a steep learning curve as campuses shut down to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Global News
Western University experts band together to produce medical face shields

By the end of the day on Tuesday, 80 medical face shields designed and produced at Western University will be in a London, Ont., hospital for testing.

Global News
Quebec collective gathering (virtually) to design makeshift equipment to fight COVID-19

A new coalition of Quebec experts is working together to better meet the province’s medical needs as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads.

CTV News
Student visa fraud targeting new immigrants to Canada: EPS

Those hoping to come to Canada for school are being victimized by scammers who promise to help them, according to Edmonton police.

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