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Headlines for Feb. 5, 2020


Montreal Gazette
Quebec student coalition announces strike to force action on climate change

A new coalition of Quebec students is organizing a weeklong strike to press the federal, provincial and municipal governments to address climate change.

UPEI suspends travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak

UPEI is suspending travel to China for programs and university business until further notice in wake of the recent coronavirus outbreak.

The PIE News
Canada: Nigeria visa scheme is “game changer”

Canada has announced an express visa pilot scheme for prospective international students from Nigeria seeking study at the country’s universities and colleges.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S Indigenous artist in residence chips away at barriers between people

For 100 years, the stairs leading up to the Thorvaldson Building on the University of Saskatchewan campus have been gradually shaped by footsteps.

Mount A students urged to stay close to campus during strike

The Mount Allison Students’ Union is advising students to stay on or close to campus while faculty and librarians are walking the picket line.

Times Higher Education
College admits rejected applicants if they pay five times the fee

The University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine will offer as many as 25 failed applicants the opportunity to enrol this autumn if they pay about C$60,000 (£34,566), a great deal more than the usual C$12,000 their classmates will be charged.

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