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Headlines for Feb. 10, 2020


Global News
Professor evacuated from Wuhan provides glimpse at ‘quarantine’ life at CFB Trenton

An Ottawa professor staying at CFB Trenton after arriving from the epicentre of China’s coronavirus outbreak showed a glimpse of what life was like under quarantine.

Feds to fund urgent research into new coronavirus, including social impacts

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is set to release some urgent funding to study the novel coronavirus — including the fear it causes.

Hamilton Spectator
Publish or perish: Mac prof’s retraction case highlights issues that can impact scientific ethics

There are a lot of questions still to be answered in the case of Jonathan Pruitt, a McMaster University professor and Canada 150 Research Chair now facing intense scrutiny in the scientific community after two of his publications were recently retracted by academic journals.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S proposing hefty grad student tuition increases

Graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan could face dramatic tuition hikes over the next five years.

How a St. John’s university is changing the makeup of N.L.’s capital city

International students now outnumber non-N.L. Canadian students at Memorial University.

The Globe and Mail
University of Guelph faces criticism over handling of allegations against former coach Dave Scott-Thomas

The University of Guelph said it is “shocking and disturbing” that a former star track-and-field coach had allegedly groomed a young athlete for sex, as both the university and Athletics Canada face criticism for their handling of allegations against the man.

Global News
Tentative agreements end strike by faculty and librarians at Mount Allison

A strike by unionized faculty and librarians at New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University is over.

Brampton Guardian
Ryerson, Sheridan and Algoma teaming up on Brampton medical school proposal

Ryerson University, Algoma University and Sheridan College are working together on a proposal to expand programming and create new, innovative skills training programs in Brampton — including an eventual “modern school of medicine.”

Windsor Star
University of Windsor launches new Muslim Chaplaincy

The University of Windsor launched its first Muslim Chaplaincy on Friday to help students struggling with faith, loss, and mental health issues.

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