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Headlines for April 8, 2020


The PIE News
Canada unis help with student self-isolation

Canadian universities have introduced a range of measures to help international and domestic students returning to Canada from study abroad to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The Financial Post
Threat actor selling access to a Canadian university’s domain

A Canadian university’s network may be at risk from a cyber attack, according to KELA, an Israeli threat intelligence firm.

The Huffington Post
International Students In Canada Navigate Pandemic Without Their Families

Accessing health care is one of the many challenges international students face amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
Manitoba suspends student loan repayments amid COVID-19

The Manitoba government is suspending repayment on all student aid loans until the end of September to soften the financial blow by COVID-19.

Global News
Maritime universities establish emergency funds for students during coronavirus crisis

As COVID-19 continues to spread, a number of universities across the Maritimes have established a student relief fund to help students address financial burdens caused by the pandemic.

CTV News
Nobel Prize winner helping create simple ventilator for mass production in Canada

A team of Canadian researchers is working on a stripped-down version of much-needed ventilators designed to be delivered to hospitals by the end of the month.

Global News
Coronavirus: Saskatchewan post-secondary student unions say more emergency funds needed

Student unions for Saskatchewan’s two largest post-secondary institutions say more emergency supports are needed during the COVID-19 closedown.

Global News
Coronavirus: Western University launches $1-million research fund

Western University announced it’s launching a new $1-million research fund aimed at supporting COVID-19 pandemic research.

Emergency support fund set up for students at University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo has launched an emergency support fund to help students with unexpected expenses due to COVID-19.

Global News
‘We have to be careful’: University of Lethbridge professor recovers from COVID-19

University of Lethbridge psychology professor Jennifer Mather is recovering from COVID-19.

Global News
Faculty and students from Queen’s University as well health care professional take part in Code Life ventilator challenge

A Kingston team takes the ventilator challenge.

Global News
University of Alberta researchers develop online tool to map COVID-19 data

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, a group of researchers at the University of Alberta have developed an interactive online tool to help map the virus.

Global News
Alberta medical students help with COVID-19 contact tracing

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the province, medical students in Alberta are stepping up to help health-care workers trace possible exposures to the virus among the public.

The Globe and Mail
Sinai Health researchers develop robotic system to survey for widespread exposure to COVID-19

With demand growing for blood tests that can reveal who may have already been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus, researchers at Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto are tailoring a robotic system to process such tests on a massive scale.

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