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Headlines for Aug. 26, 2020


University Frosh Week goes virtual because of pandemic

Frosh Week will look very different this year at universities and colleges across Canada, as the pandemic forces a shift from large in-person events to virtual ones.

Global News
Coronavirus: Ontario students frustrated by full tuition fees for online classes

With the start of school two weeks away, there is growing demand from post-secondary students in Ontario to lower tuition fees.

Global News
Concerns raised about mandatory COVID-19 testing at universities

There’s growing uncertainty around the province’s mandated COVID-19 tests for university students.

Global News
University of Toronto research to explore racism in health-care system during pandemic

A new research project will look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racialized communities as well as existing biases in the health-care system.

Global News
Universities tackle frosh week during the pandemic

Many high school grads may be seeing another rite of passage blocked due to the pandemic.

CTV News
Campus coalition urging U of T to ‘listen to its own scientists’ in back-to-school plans

A campus coalition at Canada’s largest university is urging the school to listen to its own expert research on COVID-19 and roll back its plan to reopen doors to students and staff in the fall.

University of Manitoba makes masks mandatory on campus

Everyone at the University of Manitoba will need to wear a mask in all indoor common or shared spaces on its campuses, the institution announced.

Students in quarantine at UPEI getting meals delivered, structured outdoor time

Roughly 30 students from within Canada are quarantining at UPEI and the director of ancillary services at the school says everything is going according to plan so far.

University of Toronto receives D grade on reopening plan from one of its leading scientists

The University of Toronto received a “D” grade on its current reopening plan from one of its top epidemiologists at a virtual union meeting Monday night.

‘No parties in residence:’ Here’s how Windsor’s on-campus life will look this year

Though many of Windsor’s university and college classes will be online this fall, a number of students have still opted to live in residence.

Sault Star
COVID-19 limits student residence spaces

Campus housing at Sault College and Algoma University will welcome far fewer students in September due to social distancing efforts to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19.

Varsity students at U of G will be training this fall, but under strict rules

Sport stadiums at local universities and colleges will be a lot quieter than usual this fall, but that doesn’t mean varsity students at the University of Guelph won’t be training in hopes of an upcoming season.

The Telegram
UPEI soccer teams open training camp amid uncertainty over exactly what fall will look like

On a Saturday morning in mid-August, there’s plenty of places university students could be.

If you aren’t sick of the pandemic, Ontario universities offer COVID courses this fall

If you’ve haven’t thought about COVID-19 enough this summer, you can study it this fall.

Student groups expect lower turnout without campus polls

New Brunswick students won’t have access to advance polls at colleges and universities this provincial election, a move campus leaders expect will decrease turnout.

Global News
Regina university student creates non-profit to address mental health in sports

Paige Hamann now knows how to manage her anxiety and depression, but it wasn’t long ago the 18-year-old basketball and track athlete was at a loss.

The Chronicle Herald
U Sports mentorship mission: Acadia’s Chorkawy, Dal’s Clarke in female apprenticeship coach program

Michelle Wood and Vanessa Chorkawy were opponents on the volleyball court during their Ontario University Athletics playing days.

New abortion course for health students to be offered at Dal this year

A new interdisciplinary course about abortion care is being offered to Dalhousie University health students this year for the first time.

Sault Star
Johnston celebrates Syrian students

Former Gov. Gen. David Johnston delivers the keynote address to 51 Syrian students who are receiving university degrees from eight institutions in eight countries.

Global News
Young leaders provide mental health support for post-secondary students

Julia Caddy from joins Global News Morning Calgary live via Skype to discuss how the Canadian charity trains young leaders to provide mental health support for post-secondary students.

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