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Headlines for April 7, 2020


‘Cast aside’: student job seekers say they’ve been forgotten in federal pandemic plan

Keihgan Blackmore, a McGill University law student, had plans to spend his summer in New York after a prospective research position opened up at a tech startup. That was before the city became an epicentre for the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world.

Huffington Post
Students Left Out Of CERB And Other Benefits Look For Income Help From Feds

Ally Lecky was surprised when she learned she wasn’t covered by the Canadian government’s COVID-19 emergency benefit.

The Globe and Mail
How to make Canada a more self-reliant country in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic

Canadians have worked together to flatten the coronavirus curve. We need to do the same to bend the economic curve back in our favour.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S students ask for tuition freeze, pass/fail options in light of pandemic

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union is asking the university to freeze tuition hikes and give students a pass/fail option for remaining courses as the institution adjusts to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ottawa Citizen
Germain: COVID-19 means universities will face a funding crunch in the fall

Like all public institutions, universities are facing many challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timmins Press
International students face uncertainty amid pandemic

International students who came to Canada to gain an education find themselves far away from home in the midst of a global pandemic.

McGill researchers seek Quebecers exposed to COVID-19 for hydroxychloroquine study

The Research Institute at the McGill University Health Centre is looking for volunteers to test how effective the drug hydroxychloroquine is in treating symptoms of COVID-19.

Niagara Falls Review
McMaster University researchers say medical masks are good enough amid provincial shortages

McMaster University researchers say common medical masks are safe for treating COVID-19 patients and a higher level of protection should be reserved for invasive procedures like inserting breathing tubes.

Global News
University of Regina alumnus takes unique approach to fight against COVID-19

Nevan Krogan, the director of the Quantitative Biosciences Institute at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has been working since January on finding what human proteins the novel coronavirus uses to reproduce, and what drugs act as a shield.

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