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Headlines for April 23, 2020


Trudeau announces $9B to support students — including a new $1,250 benefit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $9 billion in new financial support for post-secondary students.

Federal government offers relief to northern students facing summer job reductions

The announcement of federal aid for students is going to come as welcome news to Northwest Territories students, who will be facing a severe lack of employment opportunities this summer.

Global News
New federal aid program for post-secondary students

The prime minister has unveiled a $9-billion dollar financial aid package aimed at post-secondary students.

Yahoo News
Uncertain fall ahead for colleges and universities as pandemic continues

Canadian colleges and universities are developing contingency plans to deliver classes in the fall, as students prepare for an uncertain semester due to COVID-19.

The Globe and Mail
The government should help seniors financially in this pandemic, but young adults must come first

The financial help the federal government is offering to businesses hurt by the pandemic should come with a condition: When things get better, you need to hire some recent graduates.

The Toronto Star
As pandemic rages, limits lifted on foreign students working in Canada’s ‘essential services’

Restrictions that limit international students from working more than 20 hours a week during school are being lifted by the federal government if the students’ jobs are deemed an “essential service.”

CTV News
Feds to announce new measures to mobilize scientists in COVID-19 fight

The federal government is expected to announce today new measures aimed at mobilizing the country’s scientists and researchers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Post
Kyle Hiebert: In the COVID-19 world, open source textbooks are the way of the future

For post-secondary schools, the coronavirus pandemic has spurred a paradigm shift in teaching and learning, as courses have migrated online.

CTV News
Struggling students want rent relief during COVID-19 pandemic

The federal government announced a $9 billion package to help students facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and for students who still pay rent, but have moved back home, it couldn’t have come a moment too soon.

The Brandon Sun
Faculty association decries possible post-secondary cuts

The Brandon University Faculty Association came out against proposed cuts to post-secondary institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic in a statement released Tuesday afternoon.

‘We’re really at a tipping point’: COVID-19 brings research into other medical conditions to a grinding halt

Ever since their son Michael was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, Terry and Georgia Pirovolakis have been racing to find a cure. They were getting close, and then everything came grinding to a halt.

Regina Leader Post
Grade 12 students worried about university after classes cut short

Across Saskatchewan, Grade 12 students are anxious about starting their first year of university in the weeks ahead after their final high school classes were cut short.

Vancouver Sun
Vancouver radiologists and UBC students build database of COVID-19-affected lung images

Most COVID-19 patients experience mild symptoms and recover within a week or two without treatment. But for those with moderate to even fatal cases, there is still a lot unknown about how the virus progresses.

Global News
Kingston political, academic, economic forces team up to guide organizations through COVID-19

The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, the City of Kingston and the Economic Development Corporation are combining forces to help local organizations navigate and survive the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Times Colonist
Capilano University’s students’ union contributes to emergency financial aid fund

The union representing students at Capilano University is committing $75,000 to the post-secondary institution’s emergency financial assistance fund, the Capilano Students’ Union announced Tuesday.

The London Free Press
Western University sets up COVID-19 relief funding for students

Applications are already flowing in for an expected $13.5 million in special funding from Western University to help its students deal with “significant financial impacts” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, says a school official.

Max 104.9
Cape Breton University shares special rendition of ‘Rise Again’ to bring comfort to Nova Scotians

A Maritime university is sharing a special rendition of a classic Nova Scotia song in hopes of providing comfort during a time of tragedy.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph to drop all fossil fuel investments by 2025

The University of Guelph will be stepping away from its investments in the fossil fuel industry — but not necessarily from the companies that profit from them.

Daily Hive News
UBC ranked top Canadian university for meeting UN sustainability goals

The University of British Columbia has been ranked the top university in Canada for its work in meeting the United Nations’ 17 sustainability goals.

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