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Headlines for Jan. 27, 2020


Global News
No plans to recall U of A exchange students in China, Edmonton school board monitors situation ahead of field trips

Edmonton schools and universities are keeping a close eye on the coronavirus situation in China right now, with some students either already there or planning to visit in the near future.

The Record
UW, area hospitals prepared for coronavirus

The University of Waterloo is in close contact with its students in China and has stepped up precautions in the campus health centre following the deadly new virus that emerged in China.

Times Higher Education
Welcoming more international students is how to honour those we lost in Ukraine flight PS752

Supporting global talent on campus and in our communities will help build peace around the world, writes Lisa Porter, who lost a research assistant in the Iran plane tragedy.

Resource centre for survivors of sexual violence at U of Manitoba aims to address ‘massive gap’ in supports

After years of calls for administration to create a one-stop, survivor-focused office, a new Sexual Violence Resource Centre will open its doors on Monday to students, faculty and staff at the University of Manitoba.

The Globe and Mail
Ryerson University no longer recognizing student union after fiscal allegations

A scandal-plagued student union at Ryerson University is no longer being recognized as the official form of student government, the school said Friday.

Unintended consequences and the change to Alberta post-secondary funding

At Mount Royal University in Calgary, there are two courses that regularly appear on the Top 10 list for most fails, withdrawals and poor grades. The micro- and macro-economics courses are required for those wishing to go into business, economics or policy studies. Both are hard.

Edmonton Journal
Congress 2021: University of Alberta to host largest academic gathering in Canada

The University of Alberta will be hosting Canada’s largest academic conference next year.

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