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Headlines for Aug. 21, 2020


The Toronto Star
What will living in a university dorm look like this fall? Health experts warn about possible COVID-19 outbreaks

It’s move-in day. You open the door of your dorm room. It’s just you, no roommates this year.

The Current for Aug. 20, 2020

What’s it like to self-isolate for two weeks in a small dorm room? Noelle Cook, a first-year student at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, tells us what it’s like to start university and try to make new friends, when you’re spending 22 hours a day in a small room.

Global News
Students coming to Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic bubble to receive mandatory coronavirus tests

Premier Stephen McNeil has announced that post-secondary students coming to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic bubble will be required to take three COVID-19 tests during their isolation period.

Universities preparing for influx of students

Students across the country will be heading back to colleges and universities.

Calgary Herald
Opinion: Online learning is not a retreat — it’s how we’re advancing university education

Every September, school begins. But this year the experience will be different.

Global News
Enrollment appears to be up at Waterloo universities despite pandemic

Given the challenges that university students face as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it would be natural to assume that there would be plenty of them taking a year off this fall but that does not appear to be the case at the two Waterloo universities.

Online labs, tuition costs concern Sask. university students

Elementary and high school students are preparing for physically distanced classrooms and more. However, university students are gearing up for a completely online learning experience.

University and college food banks prep for students this fall

School is just around the corner and even though there won’t be as many students on college and university campuses this year, organizers with food bank services are busy crafting plans for the fall.

Lethbridge News Now
U of L announces plans for “virtual” fall convocation

Students graduating from the University of Lethbridge can expect a similar convocation to the one seen this spring.

The Record
University of Waterloo announces racism and equity plan

The University of Waterloo has announced new racism and equity initiatives, but students and staff who raised the issues in the first place say they were not consulted.

The Toronto Star
‘They were out to fire me’: Ryerson staffer honoured for anti-racism work accuses university of anti-Black racism

A Ryerson University staffer widely recognized for her anti-racism work on campus is accusing the university of anti-Black racism, discrimination based on gender and disability, harassment and reprisal after she was fired last year while on medical leave.

Windsor Star
Report on student housing concerns ‘not enough,’ says disappointed west-end councillor

One of the west side’s most pressing problems — the takeover of residential neighbourhoods by student rentals, with all their accompanying problems — gets short shrift in a new report, according to Ward 2 Coun. Fabio Costante.

Global News
Apology, compensation coming to B.C. students given botched 2019 provincial exam scores

The B.C. Ministry of Education says it will apologize to and compensate students who were financially harmed by botched provincial exam scores revealed in July 2019.

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