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Headlines for April 15, 2020


The Toronto Star
Students press Ottawa for help as a jobless summer looms

For students, it seems like a bleak summer job market just got bleaker.

Global News
COMMENTARY: With COVID-19 and rising unemployment, Canada could use a ‘new deal’ jobs program

The federal government announced Wednesday that because of the alarming economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, university and college students and others under the age of 25 years would be eligible for a 100 per cent subsidy if hired through the Canada Summer Jobs Programme.

Canadians value science, medical advice over economic factors in COVID-19 response: York U study

Elected officials should lean heavily on scientific evidence and advice from doctors to maintain the trust of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new public opinion study.

The Toronto Star
For young people, job prospects looked uncertain before COVID-19. Now they’re downright grim

Buried deep within the federal bureaucracy is a group of smart crystal-ball-gazers who predict the future and warn policy-makers about the implications.

Regina Leader Post
Canadian health researchers and firms targeted with COVID-19 phishing

COVID-19 phishing scams have been reportedly going out to consumers, trying to get them to buy face masks, protective gear, phony medical cures as well as give up bank or government login credentials to get government-backed coronavirus financial aid.

P.E.I. announces financial support and jobs for post-secondary students

The P.E.I. government announced a number of supports for post-secondary students in a briefing on Tuesday.

Winnipeg Free Press
U of M international students face housing dilemma

University of Manitoba international students who remain on campus are feeling the crunch as the school’s residence move-out date nears and Canada’s borders remain closed.

London Free Press
Western University researcher: Two metres of COVID-19 ‘physical distancing’ may not be enough

Six feet, two metres, the length of an extra-long hockey stick – the rules for “physical distancing” to slow the spread of viruses like COVID-19 may fall short if you’re near someone who’s coughing, new research from Western University suggests.

CTV News
Queen’s University students aim to build a ventilator with easy to find parts

Queen’s University students are working to create a ventilator that can be made from easy to find parts, as part of an international competition to address the ventilator shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph dorms now available for health care, emergency response workers amid pandemic

The University of Guelph could soon see some new residences moving on to campus — but it will not be students.

Global News
University of Guelph donates more nitrile gloves, N95 masks for coronavirus fight

The University of Guelph says it is making another large donation of personal protection equipment to local public health authorities in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

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