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Headlines for Feb. 8, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Canada’s visa application centre in Beijing run by Chinese police
Chinese police own a company that collects details of people applying for visas to Canada and numerous other countries, giving Beijing security services a direct stake in the processing of private information provided by people planning travel outside China.

Return to campus in Quebec a logistical ‘nightmare’ for some
Some professors and students in western Quebec say they’re facing a logistical “nightmare” as they scramble to get ready for the gradual reopening of CEGEPs and universities on Monday.

Toronto Star
New side-effect of COVID-19: A sudden surge in applications for nursing school
Universities across Ontario have seen a surge in applications from students seeking to enrol in health-related fields, with nursing programs alone seeing a 73 per cent jump for the upcoming academic year.

Advocacy group says Alberta’s tuition tax credit cut isn’t a student issue — it’s a provincial one
Student groups and education advocates say eliminating the tuition tax credit makes the province’s postsecondary schools less attractive to students, who are already leaving Alberta in droves.

Kamloops This Week
City of Kamloops, TRU team up to create researcher-in-residence pilot program
Dr. Cheryl Gladu and research assistants will work with the city to identify research projects with impact on the community.

Kingston Whig-Standard
Queen’s athletes connect with youth despite COVID-19 restrictions
Queen’s University student-athletes who volunteer with the Autism Mentorship Program have found a way to connect with their local partners with autism spectrum disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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