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Headlines for April 28, 2020


CTV News
MPs to convene House of Commons Wednesday to pass student aid measures

The House of Commons is being recalled on Wednesday to study, debate, and likely pass the federal government’s promised suite of measures aimed at helping students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Globe and Mail
Conservatives seeking legislative changes to Ottawa’s $9-billion student support package

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says his party is pushing for legislative changes to the federal government’s $9-billion support package for post-secondary students so that it includes incentives for them to accept available jobs.

Universities rebuff calls to waive summer tuition for graduate students

The third year of Doug Yearwood’s PhD at Queen’s University isn’t going as planned.

Business in Vancouver
Copyright ruling harmful to creators and publishers, agency says

A Canadian copyright royalties agency says a Federal Court of Appeal ruling that copyright tariffs are not mandatory is cause for concern for creators and publishers of written work and images.

Global News
Dalhousie University food security expert warns of COVID-19 effects on agriculture industry

A food security expert is warning the negative effects of the COVID-19 on Canada’s agriculture sector could outlast the coronavirus pandemic.

MRU expands mandatory unpaid leave for employees as COVID crisis continues

Mount Royal University has told employees that an increasing number of them will have to go on mandatory unpaid leave as the COVID-19 emergency continues.

What the COVID-19 recovery plan means for masks, ATVs, universities and playgrounds

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs used his daily COVID-19 briefing Monday to tackle some confusion surrounding the provincial plan for recovery from the harsh impact of the pandemic.

The London Free Press
Fall university classrooms may look very different, thanks to COVID-19

Nobody can predict precisely what university classrooms will look like come fall, but their demographics may be very different from what they were a year ago, education experts say.

Prince George Citizen
UNBC students about to get pandemic primer

Pandemics are a hot topic and biomedical anthropologist Lianne Tripp is about to share her knowledge of the history of large-scale outbreaks of infectious disease with her students at UNBC.

Global News
Kitchener hospital to house patients in Waterloo college dorm

A Waterloo college says it has reached an agreement with Kitchener‘s Grand River Hospital to house non-urgent patients amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Montreal Gazette
McGill medical students lend a helping hand to vulnerable women

When Minuoja Chandramohan was a first-year medical student at McGill University, she spent half a day every week shadowing a family doctor who worked on a hospital service with many HIV-positive patients.

Q & A: Meet John Cappuccitti, new director of UW Velocity Incubator

Former entrepreneur and management consultant John Cappuccitti is taking the reigns at the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Incubator, following the departure of Jay Shah.

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