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Headlines for Aug. 18, 2020


Why experts worry about students returning to university residences amid COVID-19

As universities and colleges across Ontario prepare for tens of thousands of students to move back into dorms next week, some health experts are concerned safety protocols the schools have put in place may not be enough to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Edmonton Journal
French Canadian association suing Alberta government, U of A over Campus Saint-Jean funding

Alberta’s French Canadian association is taking the province and the University of Alberta to court, claiming chronic underfunding at Campus Saint-Jean violates a more than four-decade-old agreement.

University of Manitoba uses anti-cheating software to monitor remote exams

The University of Manitoba is using anti-cheating software that records students’ webcams during some remote exams to ensure academic integrity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Halifax Today
Memorial bursary set up in honour of former journalist killed in Snowbirds crash

A memorial bursary has been established at the University of King’s College in honour of a former journalist killed three months ago when a Snowbirds jet crashed in Kamloops, B.C.

The Globe and Mail
Reflecting on my recent success, and what I can do with this new part of my identity

After years of research and hard work, this summer I was promoted to full professor by Brock University.

Halifax Today
The McGill students on a mission to keep books out of landfills

As many as 580,000 tonnes of books are thrown into the world’s landfills every year, and two McGill University students have a plan to put them to better use instead.

The Record
Was the PhD worth it? This jobless 27-year-old lives a very frugal lifestyle. Saddled with $20,000 in student debt she’s worried about her future career prospects

Was the PhD worth all the time and money? That’s what 27-year-old Ashley is wondering as she falls deeper into student debt finishing up her final year of studies.

The Globe and Mail
A well-educated work force is key to the recovery

Canada needs the bedrock of a well-educated work force if it hopes to stay competitive and innovative, and universities shoulder a big responsibility for this.

Ottawa Citizen
Shantz: Let’s commend the courage of Carleton to end police internships

Last week, Carleton University’s Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (ICCJ) announced a rather groundbreaking series of changes on how it would relate to institutions of criminal justice, including police and prisons.

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