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Headlines for Aug. 5, 2020


Global News
Advisory committee to consider renaming Sir John A. Macdonald Hall at Queen’s
Over the next eight weeks, an advisory committee will be deliberating over whether to rename the faculty of law building, currently named after Sir John A. Macdonald.

Concerns over NSCAD’s Fountain Campus deepen board-community divide
The longtime home of NSCAD University has become a source of conflict as the Halifax art and design school grapples with what to do with its aging Granville Street campus.

The Tyee
Twitter Shaming Won’t Change University Power Structures
Another one bites the dust,” a colleague quipped. They were responding to news that Michael Korenberg, chair of the University of British Columbia board of governors, had resigned.

Policy Options
Filling Canada’s Indigenous skills gap would be an economic boon
Gaps in Indigenous education and skills training harm Indigenous business and overall economic growth. Better data are needed to address the problem.

Global News
Nova Scotia announces expansion of nurse practitioner education program
The province announced Tuesday it is expanding a program to fund salaries of six registered nurses while they attend Dalhousie University’s two-year Master of Nursing nurse practitioner program full-time.

CTV News
Nova Scotia announces expansion of nurse practitioner education programMade-in-Canada vaccine passes animal testing hurdle, seeks government funding
A Canadian drugmaker says it has produced “compelling” early results from animal testing of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, but the government hasn’t responded to its application for funding that would allow it to advance to human clinical trials.

The Kingston Whig Standard
Student-created app to bring Queen’s University peers together
Now that in-person lectures and events are unable to connect Queen’s University students to their peers, a new phone app is doing just that.

International student stuck at U of O still waiting to go home to Chinar
Yiou He had plans to return home to China in April, once the University of Ottawa school year ended.

Ottawa Citizen
Carleton researcher examines how changing crop field sizes can radically improve biodiversity
Imagine if we only had one-day weekends.

The Chronicle Herald
Alan Walter: Building a recession-proof career plan
This COVID -19 pandemic and the recession accompanying it will forever change the workplace as we now know it.

P.E.I. post-secondary schools getting ready for students from outside Atlantic bubble
Students will be returning to post-secondary schools on P.E.I. in the next few weeks and moving into on-campus residences — but it will be done differently this year due to COVID-19 for those coming from outside the Atlantic bubble.

International students at Western upset by tuition hike during pandemic
Some international students at Western University are protesting tuition fee hikes saying the increase does not justify the services the school is offering this year.

The Toronto Star
Opinion | Rosie DiManno: U of T scientist says federal delay is leaving his made-in-Canada COVID-19 treatment stuck in limbo
What a bitchy world scientific academia can be.

Whitehorse Daily Star
Yukon University shares details on fall semester
Yukon University has provided more details to new, prospective and returning credit program students about the fall semester, and has created a new student support initiative, Connect2YukonU.

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