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Headlines for Jan. 4, 2021


The Toronto Star
COVID-19 has forced big changes on med schools. Will some newly graduated doctors miss out on key experience?

“See one, do one, teach one” is a common mantra in medical education, meaning that young doctors learn to care for patients through experience with gradually more challenging responsibilities.

The Globe and Mail
Universities shouldn’t abandon online learning after the pandemic

Rahim Rezaie is associate director of the International Virtual Engineering Student Teams Project at the University of Toronto and senior program development officer at Academics Without Borders.

Winnipeg Sun
Better STEM prep needed in northern, remote Indigenous high schools: study

A new study urges Northern and remote Indigenous high schools to better prepare their students to carry on to their post-secondary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies.

Study International
Canada’s economic recovery depends on international talent: study

Canada’s economic recovery will depend on international students

N.S. international students face steep hotel bills for quarantine

University students and staff in Nova Scotia are calling for equal treatment for international students when it comes to COVID-19 rules, so they can quarantine in their own homes rather than expensive hotels.

The Hamilton Spectator
Ontario and McMaster’s campus sexual violence response still falls short

When it comes to dealing with sexual violence on campus, McMaster University and the Ontario government are both falling short.

Calgary Herald
Compelling Calgarians: Dr. Malinda Smith helping the University of Calgary take a bold step

In August, the University of Calgary joined several other institutions in Canada — and only the second in Western Canada after UBC — to add the position of vice-provost of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) to its roster.

Regina Leaderpost
U of R student worried about burnout after final exam postponed to January

Samuel Tremblay was looking forward to the holidays as a break from the pressures of studying, but after the University of Regina’s online system crashed while he was writing a final exam, he finds himself still stuck studying for an exam he feels should no longer be mandatory.

London Free Press
Western University measles research underscores widespread value of vaccines

As the coronavirus vaccine is rolled out across Canada, timely research at Western University into measles vaccination is shedding light on the benefits of inoculation for fighting all pathogen-causing diseases including COVID-19.

Vancouver Sun
Gira Bhatt and Michael Picard: Will the real student please stand up? Honesty in the virtual world of higher education

Ever since the pandemic pushed university education online, educators have been sounding alarms over a rise in cheating, plagiarism, and final grade inflation.

McGill student starts initiative to bring food, supplies to homeless people camped out near campus

Sophie Hart, a fourth-year student at McGill University, lives in the neighbourhood of Milton Park, close to the school’s downtown campus.

Peterborough Examiner
Thomas H.B. Symons made his mark on Peterborough and the world

Thomas H.B. Symons, founding president of Trent University, has died.

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