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Headlines for Aug. 11, 2020


The Kingston Whig Standard
Queen’s University to see only about 6,600 students on campus
Usually, more than 24,000 students can be found on the Queen’s University campus in a given year. This fall, that number will be down to 6,600.

SFU asks all visitors to wear masks on its campuses
Simon Fraser University is now asking that all visitors to its campuses in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey wear a non-medical mask in indoor public spaces.

The Toronto Star
Post-secondary students deserve reduced tuition
There won’t be the usual exciting hubbub on the first day of classes on Canada’s university and other post-secondary campuses this fall.

CTV News
Thousands of branded masks will be provided to new Western students
A shipment of more than 121,000 Western University-branded masks were delivered to the university Monday, so students, faculty and staff can promote health and safety on campus come September.

The Record
UW student creates video game to fight COVID-19 misinformation
It was in late March that Ridhi Patel first became alarmed about misinformation around COVID-19. The third-year pre-med student had just returned to her hometown of Niagara Falls after her term at the University of Waterloo was abruptly cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ottawa Citizen
Egan: Tuition should be free, uOttawa students argue of new online campus
A few weeks ago, as an aside, a university professor raised an interesting question about the cost of tuition in a semester when courses are delivered only online.

CTV News
Student co-op jobs are tough to find but have never been more important: Concordia prof
In another effect of the pandemic on young people, a crucial building block in many professions is in trouble: co-op programs.

Winnipeg Free Press
Funding aimed at increasing inclusion
Manitoba universities will soon figure out whether their ranks resemble the province’s demographics, thanks to a federal push to make post-secondary intuitions more equitable.

CTV News
Vancouver Island University appoints Judith Sayers as university chancellor
Vancouver Island University (VIU) has appointed Judith Sayers as the university’s new chancellor.

N.W.T. government announces 2 new grants for post-secondary students
The government of the Northwest Territories is announcing two new grants for all post-secondary students accessing full-time student financial assistance benefits in the upcoming academic year.

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