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Headlines for Aug. 13, 2020


Global News
Post-secondary students grapple with decision on whether to return to school: students’ group
With school just a few weeks away, post-secondary students are expressing their concerns. Some are choosing not to return due to financial burdens and changes to the lesson plan.

Global News
Coronavirus: Ontario researchers study ‘doors’ in human cells affected by COVID-19
Two Ontario researchers say they are challenging an “accepted truth” about the novel coronavirus believing that the “door” used to enter and infect a cell may not be the entry point widely accepted by many in the medical community.

My Caribou Now
Thompson Rivers University announces back to school plan
Classes for students at the Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake will look different as they are set to return in fall.

The Hamilton Spectator
Thousands of McMaster students still migrating to Hamilton for virtual classes
Every September, about 34,000 students populate McMaster University’s august campus, fill classrooms and libraries and residences, and inject the surrounding Westdale neighbourhood with new life.

Halifax Today
Rally planned at Halifax’s art and design school in support of former president
A rally is set to be held in today by members of Halifax’s art and design school to call for the removal of its board of governors.

The Toronto Star
Simon Fraser University drops the ‘Clan’ as sports team name
Varsity sports teams at Simon Fraser University will soon have a new name after school’s president announced it is retiring the “Clan” moniker following a community engagement process.

U of M internal investigation finds senior employee misused, mismanaged money
An internal investigation has found a senior employee at the University of Manitoba mismanaged and misused money, and also directed other employees to do so, according to a report posted online.

Mandatory face masks becoming more commonplace on Manitoba campuses
A number of post-secondary institutions in Manitoba have established new face mask policies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chronicle Herald
Virtual field trips, immersive videos and international speakers: How universities are adapting due to COVID-19
Since June, Mike Young has captured more than 50,000 photos at different sites in Nova Scotia using a drone and a handheld camera.

Brandon Sun
What No Student Loan Payments Until 2021 Means for You
You don’t have to make another federal student loan payment in 2020. Now is the time, though, to decide what to do before your bill arrives in January 2021.

The Guardian
COMMENTARY: With COVID under control, Canada gains competitive edge among international students
Now, well into the summer, Canadians can take relative solace in how our governments have successfully worked together to manage the many challenges emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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