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Headlines for April 21, 2020


Global News
University of Regina enrolment up despite online-only classes

The University of Regina’s spring/summer semester will be solely delivered via remote learning, using online resources due to policies enacted to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Global News
B.C. considers alternating days for students once they return to class

British Columbia’s top doctor says the province is considering a return to school that would see students attend class on alternate days or attend for only part of the day.

University students say Manitoba is ‘backward’ in forcing cuts

University students say they want to see more online courses in the spring and summer session, now that thousands of them have not being able to get a job or have lost their job because of COVID.

The Telegram
Grenfell Campus may have to put parts of new strategic plan off as it works beyond COVID-19

As Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook works to respond to the impact COVID-19 has on the institution and learning, it’s also trying to stay on track to address the priorities outlined in its new five-year strategic plan.

U of Lethbridge drops men’s, women’s hockey, citing budget cuts

The University of Lethbridge has shut down its men’s and women’s hockey teams citing three straight years of cuts to its operating grant.

University of Alberta sports teams bracing for changes due to funding cuts

The University of Alberta won’t be cutting any sports programs this fall, but their operations will have to change.

Global News
Trent University raises over $70,000 in emergency support for students impacted by coronavirus

A campaign at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., to support students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $70,000.

CTV News
Post-secondary students feeling the financial crunch

Some post-secondary students are concerned they may not be able to pay for rent over the summer, tuition in the fall, and many other expenses because they do not qualify for financial assistance or cannot find a job.

Students first: How MUN profs shifted their courses from the classroom to online

When Sarah Martin describes how she feels about the end of Memorial University’s current semester, there’s one word that keeps popping up: sad.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph prof adapts food sanitation device to clean N95 masks

As the province deals with a shortage of personal protective equipment, a professor at the University of Guelph has turned to food science as a means of boosting supply.

On the front lines of the coronavirus-vaccine battle

Canadian virologist Alyson Kelvin raced across the country to begin a collaboration to develop vaccines against COVID-19.

Global News
UBCO engineering instructor designs small device with big impact for health workers

“We are in a state of war with COVID-19,” said Ray Taheri, senior instructor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Engineering.

Sudbury Star
LU donates thousands of masks to front line

Laurentian University is doing its bit to help critical workers stay safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
University of Calgary researchers study risk of COVID-19 transmission from humans to pets

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, infectious disease specialists with the University of Calgary are researching the possibility of people transmitting the virus to their pets.

Ottawa should explore ‘Innovation Lanes’ for post-COVID-19 recovery

Canada’s tech sector has shown remarkable growth over the last five years, but if Silicon North is to remain the fastest growing tech hub in North America post COVID-19, the federal government needs to double-down on their opening bet.

The Logic
Navdeep Bains on Ottawa’s plan to save Canadian tech amid COVID-19

Navdeep Bains thinks he’s found a way to assuage the concerns of Canadian technology companies that don’t qualify for the billions in pandemic relief funding the federal government has announced prior to today.

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