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Headlines for Dec. 10, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Michael Houghton’s Nobel Prize win shows Canada’s strength in biotechnology

Amid the challenges of COVID-19, this week’s awarding of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine to University of Alberta virologist Dr. Michael Houghton could not have been better timed.

Global News
Canada’s post-secondary students feeling financial pinch as fall semester ends

University and college students across the country are getting ready for what is looking like a tough holiday season.

Policy Options
Exploring ways to bridge the gap between professors and the public service

More interchange programs for scholars and civil servants would give Canada some of the best aspects of the U.S. public service model.

The Star Phoenix
Opinion: University innovation needed in times of crisis

News of a made-in-Saskatchewan ventilator that will save lives in the fight against COVID-19 exemplifies the best spirit of our Prairie community — collaborative, solutions-oriented and innovative by nature.

Windsor Star
Minister warns of sanctions related to post-secondary campus racism

Ontario’s Minister of Colleges and Universities warned Wednesday that post-secondary institutions could face sanctions, including those tied to operational funding, for violations of anti-racism and anti-discrimination policies.

CTV News
UWindsor getting $3.12M for critical repairs and upgrades
The University of Windsor is getting $3.12 million in capital funding from the Ontario government to help make critical repairs and upgrades and provide a modern and safe learning environment for students, faculty and staff.

Lethbridge News Now
U of L blaming pandemic for new layoffs

The University of Lethbridge is permanently laying off 13 workers and blames financial complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ottawa Citizen
Anti-racism coalition ends U of O sit-in, regroups to fight another day

When Jason Seguya spent his first night on the floor of University of Ottawa’s Tabaret Hall last Friday, he fully expected a hearing with top university administrators.

Global News
2 Kingston COVID-19 cases traced back to University District house parties: public health

At least two recent COVID-19 cases have been traced back to several house parties held on Dec. 4 and 5 in Kingston’s University District, according to Dr. Kieran Moore, medical officer of health for KFL&A Public Health.

Global News
University of New Brunswick campuses going smoke-free in Fall 2022

The largest university in New Brunswick has announced that its campuses will go smoke-free starting in the fall of 2022.

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