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Headlines for Aug. 31, 2020


Huffington Post
Post-Secondary Students Want To Get Back To School. But Many Can’t Afford Tuition Anymore.

With the CESB coming to an end, the costs of school could prove to be too much for some students.

The Globe and Mail
Virtual parties, online movie nights and mandatory masks: Universities prepare to reopen

“Don’t be a space invader,” says the poster outside the residence study hall. The decals on the lobby floor say “park yourself here.” Drawings of masked faces near the elevators urge students to protect their friends and classmates at Ryerson University.

National Post
Artwork, pandemic law and politics: Ontario universities to include COVID-19 courses in fall curriculum

Back in early March, as Ontario’s colleges and universities scrambled to prepare for government shut-down orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ilene Sova packed up as many art supplies as she could in anticipation of the months of isolation that would follow.

Global News
Coronavirus: USask residence housing a fraction of students compared to previous years

It’s almost the start of the school year, which means university students will be moving into residence soon.

Global News
Victoria singer loses voice from COVID-19, still graduates top of her class

What is a singer without her voice?

Times Higher Education
Now more than ever, graduates need a helping hand from universities

Rosalie Minnitt calls on institutions to offer greater support to those struggling to find work in the midst of a pandemic.

The Globe and Mail
Canada extends restrictions on international travel until at least Sept. 30

The federal government is extending travel restrictions by one month to limit the spread of COVID-19.

North Bay Nugget
Big changes this fall in student residence

Whether it’s mask wearing or closed-off areas, students will notice a few changes in residence at Canadore College and Nipissing University this fall.

Campus move-in day looks different, with University of Calgary residences at 30% capacity

On move-in day, hundreds of volunteers would usually help thousands of new students settle in to residences at the University of Calgary.

The Peterborough Examiner
Fall semester will look different at Trent, Fleming in Peterborough

Students returning to Trent University and Fleming College classes in September will have to adjust to new coronavirus protocols.

Lethbridge News Now
New student orientation goes virtual at the U of L

The University of Lethbridge is preparing to welcome new students to school.

U of O opening its own COVID-19 testing centre

The University of Ottawa is opening a COVID-19 assessment centre on campus for students, professors and staff — the first of its kind at an Ontario university, according to administrators.

Global News
U of Calgary researcher says COVID-19 impact on foreign workers could affect food prices

University of Calgary researcher Robert Falconer joins Global News Morning to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on temporary foreign workers in Canada’s food production industry, and how it could translate to higher prices at the grocery store.

UVic researchers harness power of tobacco relative for potential serology test

If you think plant science has nothing to do with combating the COVID-19 pandemic, think again.

Global News
Canadians could join clinical trials for new COVID-19 vaccine, says researcher

A Hamilton infectious disease doctor says Canadians may soon be a part of a clinical trial for a new coronavirus vaccine being developed overseas.

Global News
Focusing on personal finance before back-to-school

MoneySense editor-in-chief Sandra Martin joins Global News Morning to share some tips on mastering the art of the budget before students head back to class.

Pure Country 99.5
Province supporting sexual violence prevention projects

Government is funding more projects to prevent sexual violence and keep students safe on university and college campuses.

Indigenous professors cite racism, lack of reform in University of Saskatchewan exodus

A group of Indigenous professors and staff say they’ve been forced to leave the University of Saskatchewan because of racism, a hostile work environment and the slow pace of reforms.

Prince George Citizen
UNBC creates school of engineering

On Wednesday UNBC’s senate authorized the creation of a school of engineering to unify the university’s engineering programs – including the new civil engineering program.

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