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Headlines for Aug. 7, 2020


Global News
Data of Trent University alumni, faculty may have been copied during cybersecurity attack
Trent University staff, faculty, alumni, donors, and external contacts may have had their information compromised, after a recent cybersecurity attack was launched on a third-party customer relationship service affiliated with the university.

Some students not happy with plans for campus meals under COVID-19 restrictions
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing universities to change the way food is provided to students, and some are finding the new plans hard to swallow.

The Tyee
Now Would Be a Great Time to Drop Tuition Fees
COVID-19 has university students and their parents anticipating the beginning of an academic year like no other. Most classes are being offered online due to COVID-19, and opportunities like studying abroad and community-engaged learning will be very different, if they’re available at all.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph providing up to $4M to help international students hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic
The University of Guelph is making millions of dollars available to help out international students.

Western University names special advisors on anti-racism
Western University named two special advisors on anti-racism Thursday, whose job will be to advise the school’s president on how to create a safer place for students and staff on campus.

University of Calgary’s new vice-provost focused on equity, diversity and inclusion
Malinda Smith, the University of Calgary’s new vice-provost of equity, diversity and inclusion, says she’s committed to real action, not just virtue signalling.

Concordia students launch petition condemning film professor’s use of N-word in class
A group of Concordia Film Studies students is circulating an online petition condemning the actions of Prof. Catherine Russell, who used the N-word on two occasions during a class in the fall of 2019.

The PIE News
Canada: BSCA launches online portal
The Business Schools Association of Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans) has launched a new online portal for international and domestic students to access information about studying business in the country.

Sault Star
Laurentian announces return-to-school safety measures
More cleaning. Staggered move-in dates. Reduced occupancy.

More dates added to review of Black student athletes’ experiences at McMaster
McMaster University has added three more days to its review of Black student athletes’ experiences following allegations from alumni of racist behaviour inside the school’s athletic department.

Born of profits from slavery, McGill celebrates bicentennial without confronting its past
To usher in its upcoming 200th birthday, McGill University launched an initiative called The Road to 200 to research some of the world’s “grand challenges” and “strive to be a model for how universities can meet the challenges of a future that defies imagination.”

Global News
McMaster graduate student banned from campus amid misconduct probe
An ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct in McMaster University‘s department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour has led to the suspension of a graduate student.

Global News
Alumni money restores University of Alberta hockey teams for next season
Men’s and women’s hockey at the University of Alberta has been reinstated for next season because of financial contributions from donors.

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