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Headlines for Aug. 19, 2020


Students head to university campus despite online classes

Even if the majority of their classes are online, some university students are choosing to move on or near campus to get a fuller student experience outside the classroom.

The PIE News
International students question fee hikes at Canadian HEIs

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic, international fees at some institutions across Canada have increased by almost 40% for some courses, as HEIs seek to cover costs and invest further in support services.

The Globe and Mail
University of Toronto school of public health to launch pandemic institute

Canada’s first research institute dedicated to studying pandemics will help to address the biggest questions about the current global outbreak of disease – and aims to be prepared for the next one.

CTV News
‘Definitely unusual’: University students in N.B. self-isolating in residence ahead of classes

As universities and colleges prepare for a different school year, some out-of-province students have already arrived on campuses in Atlantic Canada to quarantine ahead of the start of classes.

Ottawa Citizen
Kee: Online university will be challenging – but will offer unexpected opportunities

Thousands of recent high school graduates, having spent spring learning remotely, then graduating from their living rooms, are asking the same questions: Should I defer the coming academic year, and come back when times are better? If I go, what will university be like?

The Record
Number of students choosing to live on campus at UW and WLU drops by over half

After accepting an offer to study at the University of Waterloo, high school graduate Makayla Dickson had another tough choice ahead of her: where to live.

Times Colonist
Universities preparing for return of international students

With three weeks to go before the start of the school year, post-secondary institutions on the Island are preparing for the return of international students who will need to quarantine.

Student residence experience goes virtual at the University of Guelph

Forget what you’ve heard about the life of a first year student living on campus at a post-secondary institution.

Nova Scotia Advocate
The place to draw the line is here – On NSCAD and the real threat to universities

If you think creativity, learning and exploration should be priorities for any university board of governors, you’re in good company. Aoife Mac Namara thought so and she should know.

Artnet News
Faculty at One of Canada’s Top Art Schools Demand to Know Why the University’s Progressive-Minded President Was Let Go

On June 26, Aoife Mac Namara, the president of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax, Canada, was abruptly removed by the school’s board of governors.

The Telegram
RESEARCH THAT MATTERS: East Coast universities hoping to feed the planet by growing fish using safer methods

Teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for life, the old saying goes.

The Huffington Post
Dan Levy Enrolls In Free Online Indigenous Course By University Of Alberta

Dan Levy would love to be your classmate.

Global News
Student information, financial info published in suspected RMC data leak after cyber attack

What seems to be data from the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada was leaked on the dark web this week, after the institution was targeted by a cybersecurity attack in early July.

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