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Headlines for Feb. 6, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid coronavirus fears

As concerns about China’s virus outbreak spread, universities all over the world are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are cancelling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students.

Global News
University of Lethbridge launches new program to empower students with disabilities

The University of Lethbridge is launching a new program to help students with disabilities find work after their education.

Western’s med school appoints Indigenous Leader in Residence

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry has appointed Danielle Alcock as its first Indigenous Leader in Residence.

The Globe and Mail
McMaster University researcher under fire for data irregularities

A McMaster University scientist and holder of a prestigious Canada 150 research chair is facing scrutiny after two peer-reviewed studies were retracted and collaborators made public statements that data he provided to them contain duplications and other irregularities.

The Fulcrum
U of O lacks ‘cohesive’ and ‘modern’ mental health framework, report finds

A 2020 status report on mental health at the University of Ottawa has concluded that the school “lacks a cohesive, overarching, sophisticated and modern strategic framework” that would allow for the university to move toward a culture of wellness.

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