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Headlines for Dec. 8, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Leader of inquiry into aborted hiring at University of Toronto law school resigns

Bonnie Patterson has stepped down from the inquiry into the aborted hiring of a new director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto law school, citing public doubts about the impartiality and credibility of the review.

Growing calls to address anti-Black racism at University of Windsor

A group of academics at University of Windsor declared Monday a day of ‘mourning’ because of what they say is a problem with racism at the institution.

Windsor Star
UWindsor profs and students get hate mail in response to anti-Black racism protest

Several University of Windsor faculty members and students have received racist and threatening messages in connection to attempts to eliminate racism at the school.

Global News
Controversial bill allowing Doug Ford supporter to grant new degrees passes

Ontario has passed a bill that could grant university status to a Christian school run by a controversial supporter of Premier Doug Ford.

National Post
UBC apologizes after document on ‘yellow privilege’ sent to students

We sincerely apologize for this communication and its impact, in particular to members of our Asian communities,’ a UBC official said in a follow-up email.

Nova Scotians who took out student loans this year to get $750

Nova Scotians at a university or community college who took out a student loan this year, or added to one, can look forward to getting $750 from the province in January.

UPEI moving all learning online due to young-adult COVID-19 outbreak

All in-person classes and exams are being suspended as of Monday and only a limited number of employees will remain at UPEI as it moves to an “essential services” model due to the most recent outbreak of COVID-19.

Guelph Mercury
‘We don’t have time to breathe’: Guelph vet students say university not doing enough for mental health amid pandemic

Students at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College say the pandemic has made an already stressful program unbearable, and the university needs to take their concerns seriously.

London Free Press
Students urged to ‘pre-quarantine’ before heading home for holidays

College and university students in the London area need to “double down” on safety precautions to avoid gifting their family with COVID-19 at Christmas, the area public health boss says.

Carleton researchers turn to AI, supercomputer in fight against COVID-19

With the help of a supercomputer and artificial intelligence, a research team at Carleton University is building synthetic proteins that are 75 per cent effective against COVID-19, and could one day be used to treat people who have contracted the virus.

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