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Headlines for April 27, 2020


CBC News
‘A race against the disease’: Canadian researchers part of global effort to develop COVID-19 vaccine

‘We have a highly motivated team, and everybody is willing to step up and do as much as they can’.

Sarnia Observer
Nipissing offers temporary accommodations for health workers

Nipissing University is partnering with the North Bay Regional Health Centre to provide temporary accommodations in its vacant residences for health-care workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Star Phoenix
U of S ‘simulation’ helps hundreds of health workers prepare for COVID-19

“We’re like a theatre,” said department of health sciences clinical learning services director Mary Freeman. “We mock up our space to look exactly like the place that people would do this procedure in.”

National Post
COVID-19 can be spread by building ventilation, argue Canadian researchers working on an HVAC fix

The outbreak of COVID-19 at a restaurant in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou was a puzzle.

CBC News
‘Flat-out incorrect’: Anti-lockdown ‘rant’ from associate biology professor draws ire of Sask. scientists

Widely shared video suggested ‘most’ in Saskatchewan have already been infected by coronavirus.

Edmonton Journal
Edmonton firm donates $10,000 to feed University of Alberta medical students

The Rohit Group and the Covenant Foundation have teamed up to give the gift of food to University of Alberta medical students who are helping reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Halifax Today
International students left out of $9 billion federal aid package

“Other countries have their borders closed, and so there isn’t a way for students to go home and work. It’s a huge gap.”

CBC News
‘To do it all remotely is pretty impossible:’ Campus closings hamper hands-on school programs

Students need access to labs, gear, co-op jobs to be ready to graduate.

How universities are dealing with requests for refunds during coronavirus

Some schools are offering a flat amount for residence and meal-plan fees, some have offered pro-rated reimbursements. Students want more transparency around the process.

Winnipeg Free Press
Countless uncertainties for Canadian universities

Post-secondary institutions struggle to adapt to pandemic disruptions.

Times Colomnist
Comment: Universities planning together for a post-virus future

A commentary by the presidents of the University of Victoria, Camosun College and Royal Roads University.

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