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Headlines for Dec. 17, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Use of surveillance software to crack down on exam cheating has unintended consequences

Moments before the online exam was set to begin, the testing software asked Chelsea Okankwu to take a photo of herself to verify her identity.

4th-year university students in Saskatchewan called upon to substitute teach

Fourth-year education students in Saskatchewan nearing the end of their university program internships might be back in front of a class sooner than expected.

The struggle of coming home from away during a pandemic

Young people from Nova Scotia who live out of province face a difficult decision during the pandemic: stay away and face the holidays alone, or come home to quarantine for 14 days and face the shaming that can come with it.

The Globe and Mail
University of Alberta sports facility being turned into alternate hospital as ‘purely precautionary’ measure: top Alberta doctor

Alberta’s top doctor says an Edmonton sports facility is being set up as an alternate hospital with help from the Canadian Red Cross.

CTV News
McGill says it’s looking into sex assault allegations after 50,000 sign student petition

McGill University has responded after 50,000 people petitioned the school to act over sexual assault allegations against a first-year student.

The Intelligencer
Laurentian tops national ranking in undergrad research revenue for 4th straight year

Laurentian University is again on top of several Canada-wide rankings by Research Infosource, holding onto the number one spot for undergraduate research revenue for the fourth year in a row.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph to get $15M from province for repairs and upgrades

The University of Guelph will be receiving millions of dollars over the next three years from the province to help clear up its backlog of repairs.

University of Windsor reports 3 on-campus COVID-19 cases

The University of Windsor is reporting three on-campus cases of COVID-19 Wednesday.

Global News
Ontario Tech reacts to fatal construction accident

Staff and students from Ontario Tech University are sharing their condolences after a man was killed while working on one of the school’s new buildings.

Global News
USask researchers creating filter to clean viruses like the one behind COVID-19

Scientific research has shifted this past year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
UBC study aims to learn how COVID-19 spreads in schools and academic settings

How does COVID-19 spread in university buildings, and how effective are current sanitization procedures at stamping it out?

The Toronto Star
Northern Ontario’s higher education challenge during the pandemic

Concerns were high in Ontario’s north last spring. Almost immediately after the state of emergency was declared in the province, Ontario’s higher education sector was in the grips of sobering debates.

It takes a village to commercialize Canadian innovation

Canada is widely recognized for its research strengths. Our universities punch above their weight, when it comes to research.

The Star Phoenix
Rapper and PhD student becomes first Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence at U of S

University of Saskatchewan PhD student and rapper Lindsay Knight, also known as Eekwol, will draw on both of her roles as the school’s first Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence.

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