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Headlines for Aug. 14, 2020


Chronicle Herald
With insurance expiring and a questionable waiver, St. F.X. welcomes students

Some 40 percent of the students expected to show up on campus for the upcoming school year will come from outside the Atlantic bubble, though the school won’t have liability insurance for COVID-19 claims past December.

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Students already self-isolating at Mount Allison University

In Sackville, N.B., some Mount Allison University students have already begun their mandatory 14-day isolation period ahead of classes.

Financial Post
Opinion: From pass/fail to pass/pass in schools this fall

A brain-teaser for schools, colleges and universities who are going at least partly online is how to evaluate students’ work.

Winnipeg Free Press
U of Manitoba must pay $286,000 to prof accused of sex assault

Retired music professor Steve Kirby filed a union grievance against the U of M in which he claimed the university violated his privacy – and an arbitrator agreed.

The Province
Supreme Court won’t review disclosure ruling in case of alleged defamation of former UBC professor

The court will not review a judge’s decision to grant Steven Galloway access to emails between a woman who accused him of sexual assault and staff at the university.

NSCAD U students, faculty rally outside school calling for board changes

Group upset by recent firing of Dr. Aoife Mac Namara, the former president of the university.

Laurentian University suspends admissions to 17 programs

The affected programs span 13 different disciplines, and include archaeology, anthropology, geography, modern languages and music, among others.

CTV News
No in-person fall graduations this year at York, Ryerson, U of T, Seneca

Four Toronto postsecondary institutions have decided not to hold in-person convocation ceremonies this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Post
University of Victoria’s new president joins school from Australia

Kevin Hall, currently a vice-chancellor at the University of Newcastle in New South Whales, will become the eight president of the university on Nov. 1.

National Post
U.S. requires Confucius Institute center to register as foreign mission

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo labeled the Confucius Institute U.S. Center “an entity advancing Beijing’s global propaganda and malign influence campaign on U.S. campuses and K-12 classrooms.”

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