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Headlines for Dec. 15, 2020


Home for the holidays: Post-secondary students navigate vague guidelines, self-isolation

Whether donning a mask to venture out to meet her lone study buddy or rushing to grab food on a 15-minute break between online lectures, Western University first-year student Madison Francoeur always hears her father’s voice in her head, reminding her to stay cautious about COVID-19.

SFU to conduct review after Black alumnus pepper sprayed and Tasered during campus arrest

The president of Simon Fraser University says the school will conduct an external review after a Black alumnus was pepper sprayed and Tasered on Friday while being arrested on campus.

Windsor Star
UWindsor, St. Clair College adjust to grey zone lockdown

Students at both St. Clair College and the University of Windsor are in the midst of writing exams virtually this week, meaning campuses were almost empty even before the Windsor-Essex region moved to a grey-lockdown position Monday.

Colleges and universities in the northeast feeling the financial side effects of COVID-19

Universities and colleges in northeastern Ontario continue to feel the financial side effects of COVID-19.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: In defence of academic freedom at McGill University

We write to express our concern about a growing climate of censorship, defamation, fear and erosion of academic freedom at McGill University.

The Sudbury Star
Personal Best: LU athletic facility, pool need at least $10 million in repairs; closed at least to April 30

It’s only sad news for swimmers and other users of the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool as Laurentian University announced Monday the Ben Avery facility, which includes the pool, needs more than $10 million in repairs, and will remain closed well into 2021, according to an email to students, staff and faculty.

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