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Headlines for April 16, 2020


During the coronavirus, academics have found themselves in a crisis of their work

Rinaldo Walcott: After decades of pushback, the move to online teaching has been swift. It’s time for academics in the humanities and social sciences to step out of the virtual classroom and into the community.

Global News
Longtime professor named president of Ontario’s proposed French-language university

The dean of Concordia University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences has been appointed president of Ontario’s proposed French-language university.

The PIE News
Don’t cancel summer internships – redesign them

Just as we quickly adapted to working from home, scheduling Zoom meetings instead of dinners with friends, and realising that trips to the grocery store are now the highlight of our social lives, we can also shift our approach to internships and placements.

Global News
Researchers at McMaster University developing 30-minute home test for COVID-19

A team of Ontario researchers say they’re working on a 30-minute home-based COVID-19 test that could hit the market soon.

Global News
Coronavirus: U of C scientists receive federal funding for antiviral drug research

Two University of Calgary scientists are receiving federal funding to help further their work in developing effective drug treatment for COVID-19.

CTV News
U of M international students facing deadline to move off campus

Around 600 international students who live on campus at the University of Manitoba have until the end of April to find a new place to live.

Housing uncertainty adds to COVID-19 pandemic stress for international students in Manitoba

Housing uncertainty is heightening anxiety brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic for some international students in Winnipeg, as a deadline to leave residence looms and the number of international flights dwindles.

Nearly-graduated nursing students fast-tracked into service after COVID-19 crisis cut practicums short

Nursing students who were only hours away from completing their programs will be aiding the fight against COVID-19 in Alberta.

CTV News
Carleton’s therapy dogs provide virtual love and support during COVID-19 pandemic

Carleton University’s therapy dogs can no longer physically engage with students during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are still offering love and support virtually.

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