Skip navigation
Media Scan

Headlines for Aug. 27, 2020


Global News
Mount Allison reports travel-related case of coronavirus

A university in Sackville, N.B, says it’s been informed by New Brunswick Public Health of a positive case of COVID-19 on campus.

The PIE News
Canada adds more study and work permit flexibility amid Covid-19 restrictions

International students may now pursue their Canadian study program online from abroad with no time deducted from the length of a future post-graduation work permit, new measures announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada have revealed.

Global News
Increase in enrolment at Mount Royal University despite move to online classes

When it was first announced that university classes were going to be online this fall, no one knew what that would mean for enrolment.

Global News
International students struggle to access information amid COVID-19 crisis

Montreal is considered a university town and many from across the world dream of studying here.

Canadian COVID-19 clinical trial scrapped after China wouldn’t ship potential vaccine

A collaboration between a Chinese company and a Halifax research team aiming to carry out Canada’s first clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine has been abandoned amid rising tensions between the two countries.

Out-of-province university student fined $1,000 for not self-isolating

A university student in Antigonish, N.S., has been fined $1,000 after RCMP say they didn’t isolate after entering the Atlantic bubble.

Vancouver Sun
Douglas Todd: Sharp drop in foreign students and immigrants slowing real estate

Rental prices are softening in Vancouver and Toronto and housing prices are soon to follow as the number of new immigrants and foreign students falls sharply because of border restrictions aimed at combatting the spread of COVID-19.

Former University of Manitoba law dean no longer at U.K. school

A United Kingdom law school has changed course and will no longer be hiring a former University of Manitoba dean who left his position under mysterious circumstances.

CTV News
Coronavirus: This is what frosh week may look like for students this year

While there won’t be any pub crawls, water-balloon fights, or dance parties, universities across the country are reminding students that frosh week isn’t cancelled, it’s just going to be a little different this year.

Post a comment
University Affairs moderates all comments according to the following guidelines. If approved, comments generally appear within one business day. We may republish particularly insightful remarks in our print edition or elsewhere.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Click to fill out a quick survey