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Headlines for Jan. 25, 2021


Ontario’s French university receives only 19 applications from province’s students

After much pushback and protest kept Universite de l’Ontario Francais alive, the new French language school has only received 19 applications from Ontario students as of Jan. 17.

Globe and Mail
University ‘mega’ donations of more than $10-million are on the rise

In the past two years, David Palmer has landed two of the largest philanthropic gifts in Canadian history, one of $100-million and one of $250-million.

Globe and Mail
Online learning is worsening the already-uneven educational experience for neurodiverse students

I wandered the cafeteria after hours, listening in as my seventh-grade English teacher spoke to my mom at an empty lunch table.

CTV News
Quebec researchers say they have found an effective drug to fight COVID-19

A team of researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute believe they have found an effective weapon against COVID-19: colchicine, an oral tablet already known and used for other diseases.

CTV News
University of Guelph COVID-19 outbreak now up to 31 cases

A COVID-19 outbreak at the University of Guelph, which has been linked to an unsanctioned gathering, is now up to 31 cases.

Pop-up COVID-19 testing comes to Wolfville after Acadia University case

Testing will be available at the Acadia Festival Theatre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Montreal Gazette
Montreal CEGEPs, universities brace for another challenging semester

Schools say they know many students and teachers are itching to get back on campus, while others still think it’s too risky.

Pandemic inspires science students to create homemade lab devices

A Dalhousie University science student has created a homemade spectrometer that lets her lab-from-home during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Toronto Star
International student told to be thankful while being forced to quarantine at hotel

Nada Musa is one of the many international students forced to quarantine away from their apartments at the Westin Hotel in Halifax. She came back from her home country Kuwait early January.

City News
Canadians launch new careers, return to school as COVID-19 rages on

When COVID-19 swept across Canada last year, Andre Mazerolle’s 25-year career in marketing ground to a halt as he was laid off from his job. Gutted, the Oshawa, Ont.

Kamloops This Week
TRU international student fined for violating quarantine order

An international student at Thompson Rivers University has been fined $1,000 for repeatedly violating the federal 14-day quarantine requirement for people entering Canada.

Global News
University of Regina professor defends executive committee’s fossil fuel motion

An associate professor at the University of Regina is defending the members of the executive committee who voted in favour of a motion that would prevent businesses who sell or produce fossil fuel products from advertising or sponsoring with the City of Regina.

The Telegram
Inuit elders receive honorary degrees from Memorial University

Two Inuit elders were part of Memorial University history recently when they were given honorary doctorate of law degrees.

15 Sackville students forced from historic former mansion over zoning infractions

Fifteen Mount Allison University students have to move by Feb. 13 because their apartment building in Sackville was not zoned to be used as apartments.

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