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Headlines for Dec. 18, 2020


The Globe and Mail
‘I miss you so much’: Students bracing for holidays without their families

This year, Karen Farag decorated her Christmas tree earlier than usual. It makes the house she shares with her two brothers in Sherbrooke feel a bit more like home.

Universities ramp up student support over ‘particularly lonely’ holiday season

University campuses are typically quiet around the holidays as students head home for the season, or take advantage of the extended winter break. This year, however, campuses are already missing the usual student activity due to the pandemic.

The Chronicle Herald
St. F.X. University COVID-free during first term

St. Francis Xavier University has wrapped up its first semester COVID-free.

Province adds 24 nursing seats to UNB’s Fredericton campus

The New Brunswick government will fund 24 new nursing seats at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, it was announced Thursday.

WiFi on the moon: SFU helping develop wireless network for next NASA moonshot

How many bars of cellphone reception can an astronaut get on the moon?

Global News
University of Saskatchewan library launching Indigenous storyteller program

A new pilot program at the University of Saskatchewan is exploring unique ways we can share a story.

The PIE News
Canada: Ontario launches Virtual Learning Strategy

The Canadian province of Ontario will invest CAD$50 million in virtual learning and educational technologies for postsecondary education to “strengthen the province’s position as a global leader in the postsecondary sector”, the government has announced.

Global News
McMaster alumnus gives $10M to fund university’s allergy research

A former McMaster alumnus has given the university $10 million to fast-track research into a cure for allergies through treatment and prevention.

The Globe and Mail
Erin O’Toole’s sudden interest in campus free speech rings hollow

When Queen’s University took John A. Macdonald’s name off a campus building in early October, Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole tweeted condemnation of one of his hoariest foes: “Cancel culture strikes again.”

National Post
Daniel Koren: Campus anti-Semitism is alive and well

In a recent op-ed titled, “Campus anti-Israelism is dying,” Avi Benlolo and Richard L. Cravatts argue that “the momentum against Israel and the Jewish people is shifting” on campus, and claim that anti-Israel causes are becoming a losing battle.

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