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Headlines for Dec. 11, 2020


Global News
Students, universities prepare for holiday travel outside Atlantic Canada during a pandemic

Ally Hancock, a fourth-year student at Nova Scotia’s St. Francis Xavier University, said she’s a bit apprehensive about her flight back home to Toronto for the upcoming holiday break.

The PIE News
Canada: national credential wallet platform launched

A new bilingual credential wallet for post-secondary learners and graduates has been announced by the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada.

Global News
Queen’s projects almost $30-million deficit due to COVID-19 challenges

Queen’s University says the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to make it a financially challenging year. The post-secondary institution is currently projecting a $29.6-million operating budget deficit for the 2020-21 academic year.

Laurentian University introduces ‘compassionate grading’

Students at Laurentian University in Sudbury now have a new grading option, which the university says will provide “compassionate and equitable outcomes” for all students — in particular those who have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hamilton Spectator
Whisper Network: Seven lessons from an investigation into sexual violence at McMaster

McMaster University is faced with a moment of truth for how it handles campus sexual violence.

Edmonton Journal
‘A huge, prestigious honour’: U of A virologist awarded the second Nobel Prize in Medicine in Canada

A University of Alberta virologist has officially become the second Canada-based scientist to receive the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

The Signal
What Halifax universities are doing to reduce carbon emissions — and what they’re not

In the absence of government regulations, Halifax universities are approaching the problem of climate change with varying degrees of urgency.

Kamloops This Week
BMO donates $750K for Indigenous students at TRU

The Bank of Montreal has donated three-quarters of a million dollars to fund awards for Indigenous students at Thompson Rivers University.

The Chronicle Herald
Mental illness caused MUN student to attempt murder on Signal Hill in St. John’s, judge says

Medical advice to stop taking antidepressants and “go for walks and enjoy nature” may not have been the best course of depression treatment for a Memorial University student who later attempted a murder-suicide on Signal Hill, a St. John’s judge said Thursday.

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