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Headlines for Dec. 24, 2020


CTV News
Queen’s students urged to delay returning to Kingston following winter break

Students at Queen’s University are being urged not to return to campus while the 28-day provincial lockdown is in place.

Global News
‘Sense of community is a strength’: SMU researchers look into impact of COVID-19 on N.S. communities

A research team at St. Mary’s University in Halifax released a new study on Tuesday that looks into the impact of COVID-19 on communities across Nova Scotia and shows that communities are coming together to help each other during a time of need.

Times Higher Education
Universities say student cheating exploding in Covid era

Institutions respond with both electronic crackdowns and pedagogical soul-searching.

Sarnia Observer
“Hot-spotting”: Give COVID-19 vaccine to potential super-spreaders first to make limited supplies more effective: researchers

The strategy could achieve herd immunity with less than half as much vaccine as if it was distributed more evenly across the Canadian population, the Canadian scientists say.

International students to receive Christmas dinner in Thunder Bay

One-hundred international students in Thunder Bay, Ont. will receive a traditional Canadian holiday dinner on Tuesday.

U of C research projects chosen to strengthen pandemic preparedness in long-term care homes

Two University of Calgary research projects looking at ways to improve care at long-term care homes are receiving federal funding.

Brandon Sun
BU prof looking to accomplish big things as Canada Research Chair

True to her hardworking nature, Dr. Mousumi Majumder was locked in a laboratory on Oct. 20 when word came out that she would be the latest Brandon University professor to join the Canada Research Chairs Program.

University of Regina offers to store COVID-19 vaccines in super-cold freezer

The University of Regina has offered freezer space for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

12 Hamilton students, 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19

Redeemer University see 2 more student cases of COVID-19.

Global News
Ontario business students start toque company that helps people experiencing homelessness

A group of McMaster University business students have started a company that gives back to people experiencing homelessness. For every toque they sell, another is donated to someone in need.



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