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Headlines for Aug. 12, 2020


The PIE News
Canada to expect growth and US to lose market share, agents predict
Canada’s market share of international students is likely to grow following Covid-19 and its government’s handling of the crisis, agents have suggested, while US market share is expected to witness a “marked decline”.

Global News
University of Manitoba to sell president’s residence in break with tradition
The University of Manitoba is following in the footsteps of other post-secondary institutions by doing away with an old tradition.

The Hamilton Spectator
Ontario hammers out $1.3 million for skills trade at McMaster University
Over 230 mature and undergraduate students will have their tuition paid for to improve their manufacturing and trade skills at McMaster University.

Students from outside Atlantic bubble start arriving on P.E.I.
P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison outlined initial plans for dealing with the arrival of post-secondary students from outside the Atlantic bubble Tuesday morning.

The Guardian
STUART KINNEY: St. F.X. betrays own values with waiver foisting COVID risks on students
To browse the website of St. Francis Xavier University, and especially to peruse its strategic plan, is to come face-to-face with an institution of higher learning, steeped in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, which, ostensibly, aspires to exemplify the highest principles of human endeavour.

Global News
Coronavirus: Lethbridge university and college prepare for students in residences
The 2020 fall semester is just around the corner and some students attending the University of Lethbridge will be settling into residency to begin a new and untraditional year of post-secondary education.

U of S prof urges province to consider COVID-19 ‘pool testing’ of students returning to school
Kyle Anderson says he knows it’s not practical to individually test thousands of students for COVID-19 when they return to schools next month.

Brandon Sun
BUSU president resigns after his reinstatement
After launching a lawsuit to regain his position, the president of the Brandon University Students’ Union has submitted his resignation less than a month after being reinstated.

Ottawa Citizen
Denley: Carleton criminology profs want to end student internships with police, citing racial bias
There’s no doubt that police services across Canada face challenges of racial bias in the way they do their work.

Global News
Parr family donates over $9 million to Western University for students’ mental health
Western University has received a $9.2-million donation to create a centre to help support student’s mental health and well being.

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