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Headlines for Jan. 29, 2021


CTV News
University students without histories of mental health issues are feeling pandemic distress: study

It’s no secret that students have had a very tough time during this COVID-19 pandemic.

CTV News
Wilfrid Laurier University begins planning for return-to-campus in the fall

After a year that forced it to pivot primarily online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wilfrid Laurier University announced Thursday that it had started planning for a return to campus for the fall semester.

London Free Press
COVID-19: Mental health issues soar among students during pandemic

Zainab Al-Jaishi thrives on the social connections she has made on campus as a member of student council, in classes and in clubs.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph launches mental health podcast featuring staff, students

Anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, grief, and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health are among the topics that will be discussed in a new University of Guelph podcast series featuring personal stories from faculty, staff and students.

The Globe and Mail
CSIS warns Canadian universities about Alibaba’s online platform

Canada’s spy agency warned Canadian universities in August to be wary of using Chinese technology, including a service offered by e-commerce company Alibaba to help students based in China take online Zoom classes in this country.

Windsor Star
University of Windsor establishes first Canadian transportation cybersecurity centre

The University of Windsor will be the site of Canada’s first organization dedicated to countering threats to the connected transportation marketplace.

Time Colonist
UVic researcher studies physical impact of stress on Victoria nurses

Tasha Vollo-Crawford, a nurse at Royal Jubilee Hospital, says she never realized that her heart rate was always high during her shifts until she took part in a study looking at the physical impact of stress.

University of Guelph COVID-19 outbreak rises to 60 cases

An outbreak of COVID-19 at the University of Guelph has risen to 60 cases, the university reports.

The Record
Online event organized by racialized students at the University of Waterloo hijacked by people spewing hateful slurs

An online event organized by a racialized student group from the University of Waterloo was hijacked by people hurling racial slurs, attempting to take over a Zoom session by repeatedly writing “white power” in the chat group.

Ottawa Citizen
Bacon: Universities should focus not just on critical thinking, but on wellness too

As we discuss mental health on #BellLetsTalk day, we can return to the powerful idea of education as a journey towards being whole, free and fulfilled.

‘Refreshing change’: Students excited about new U of A course on Indigenous business

A new course at the University of Alberta’s business school aims to educate students about challenges and opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

The Toronto Star
Concordia University says lectures from dead professor are ‘teaching tool’

Concordia University says it has modified information provided to students in an art history course after one student said he was surprised to discover the professor delivering the video lectures had died in 2019.

Global News
Trial date set for McMaster University prof accused of sexual assault

A 46-year-old professor from McMaster University accused of sexual assault is set to stand trial in the summer, according to the ministry of the attorney general.

Why 2 students are mapping where people cry on University of Waterloo’s campus

Tons of tears have been shed on the University of Waterloo campus: Mid-panic attack at the gym while writing an exam, post-fight on the Bombshelter patio, at a lecture hall after meeting astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Financial Post
Superclusters seek more federal funding as pandemic speeds spending

Three months after a scathing report found the federal government’s flagship supercluster innovation program was missing funding targets, three of the five clusters now say they’re on track to max out their budgets nearly two years ahead of schedule.

Global News
Saskatchewan government to table 2021-22 budget on April 6

The Saskatchewan government said it will table its 2021-22 budget on April 6 when the spring sitting of the legislature starts.

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