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Headlines for Dec. 21, 2020


University of Ottawa student told to repay $12K from CERB says he was given bad info

A University of Ottawa student who owes the federal government $12,000 is blaming the big bill on bad information he received when applying for Canada’s emergency pandemic benefits.

Halifax Today
Labour situation at Dalhousie remains ‘uncertain’, says faculty association

The Dalhousie Faculty Association says the labour situation remains ‘uncertain’ at the university after the administration rejected recommendations from a conciliation board.

USask classes may stay online throughout 2021, says university president

Students attending the University of Saskatchewan may be learning from home throughout 2021, university president Peter Stoicheff says.

Global News
Dalhousie establishes scholarship for women interested in politics

Dalhousie University has established a scholarship aimed at helping the female politicians of the future.

Montreal Gazette
Bill 21 resulted in racism toward student teachers, research finds

Quebec’s law on religious symbols appears to be emboldening racists to lash out against student teachers who are members of minority groups, a new survey has found.

Global News
‘Making a change’: N.B. announces roundtable for sexual violence on campus

More than a month after Mount Allison University (MtA) students held a protest against sexual violence and the university’s response to sexual violence concerns, the New Brunswick government has announced it is creating a ’roundtable to address sexual violence on campuses.’

Global News
Charges approved against Black SFU alum following ‘violent’ arrest at Burnaby campus

Charges have been approved against a 30-year-old Burnaby man after his arrest raised questions among students at Simon Fraser University.

National Post
Sean Speer: The case against forgiving student debt

Joe Biden hasn’t even been sworn in as president and yet he’s already facing considerable pressure to move forward with various left-wing priorities including the forgiveness of student debt.

Cape Breton Post
Cape Breton University creates committee to help students

A group of local doctors is helping Cape Breton University (CBU) students find the health care they need.

The Record
UW advises students to spend holidays with ‘people you live with’

Students at the University of Waterloo have been advised to celebrate the holidays with the “people you live with.”

MSVU students pass health-care referendum, but school won’t make the changes

The Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union has passed a referendum to expand health and dental coverage to all students with MSI, but the school says it won’t implement the changes.

Cape Breton Post
Carbon-neutral greenhouse facility coming to Cape Breton University

A fully automated greenhouse will be developed at Cape Breton University to produce a variety of herbs and leafy greens from the planting process right through to harvest.

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