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Headlines for Dec. 16, 2020


Students’ Union cries foul after U of C announces 2nd tuition hike in 2 years

The University of Calgary has announced it is readying to hike tuition for the second time in two years, prompting an outcry from the Students’ Union, which says the pandemic is causing enough financial stress for students.

The Telegram
Memorial University study says sustainable ocean management requires holistic approach

A Memorial University study says it’s no longer enough to manage one ocean activity at a time, such as monitoring oil and gas and fisheries in silos.

U of A student’s mental health advocacy recognized by Alberta lieutenant-governor

Lt.-Gov. Salma Lakhani is recognizing an Edmonton student’s efforts to address mental health among youth.

Global News
Kingston public health says multiple COVID-19 cases linked to more University District parties

KFL&A Public Health is asking anyone who attended parties in the University District over the weekend of Dec. 11 and 12 to self-isolate after several cases of COVID-19 were linked back to the gatherings.

The Province
Brenda Austin-Smith: Universities and colleges heading for a crisis

Opinion: Public funding for post-secondary education has been stagnant for more than a decade. COVID-19 has brought the system closer to the edge.

National Post
Reports that he has parallel career in China are ‘absolute nonsense’ says top Montreal engineering professor

An esteemed engineering professor in Montreal says suggestions he has a parallel, full-time academic career in his native China are “absolute nonsense,” the product of misleading articles there that exaggerated his involvement in the country.

The PIE News
Canada: IRCC clarifies study permit rules

International students are able to travel to Canada to study on courses that are less than six months long, despite official documentation saying they cannot, The PIE News has learnt.

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