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Headlines for Jan. 7, 2021


Global News
University of Alberta reeling and rebuilding one year after Iran plane crash

David Turpin was awoken by a text message from his chief of staff. It was the early morning of Jan. 8, 2020 and Turpin was president of the University of Alberta at the time.

The Globe and Mail
What Canada’s response to the Flight 752 tragedy says about ourselves

One year ago, the world was shocked by the tragic downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (PS752) in Iran, killing all 176 people on board. Many of the victims were Canadian citizens or permanent residents; dozens were students or staff at Canadian universities and colleges.

Global News
Head of UBC school of public health apologizes for Hawaiian trip during COVID-19

The head of UBC‘s School of Population and Public Health is apologizing, after travelling for a vacation over the holiday break.

Global News
Post-secondary coaches and athletes facing unique recruiting challenges during COVID-19

Even though COVID-19 has put a halt to sports for much of the last ten months, coaches like Lethbridge College‘s Anna Schwark have still signed new rookies since the pandemic began.

The Hamilton Spectator
Three positive COVID cases on McMaster’s campus

Three people who recently visited McMaster University’s campus have tested positive for COVID. The cases are unrelated, McMaster says.

Passport photo services should be considered essential under Manitoba’s pandemic rules: international student

Saeideh Mirzaei has to renew her passport to extend her study permit, which she needs to get student stipend.

The Chronicle Herald
No mandatory COVID-19 testing in Nova Scotia for returning post-secondary students

University students arriving in Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada for the winter semester will not face mandatory COVID-19 testing.

Star Phoenix
Stoicheff reflects on ‘tremendous’ pandemic response at U of S

When COVID-19 came to Saskatchewan in March, the University of Saskatchewan undertook the huge task of moving all its classes online. Months later, much learning continues to be done remotely.

Sudbury Star
Laurentian community watching — and making — history: Hache

It has been a year of upheaval for the Laurentian University community. A time where we survived and thrived, struggled and overcame, where we stood shoulder to shoulder, through the challenges of this truly unique period.

The Toronto Star
Why one PhD student wants everyone to learn about food systems, equity and justice

Colin Dring’s interest in food security and systems came later in life as he learned about the breadth of hunger in his home city of Richmond, B.C.

Cape Breton Post
St. F.X. student Preet Banga providing hope

Preet Banga’s work at St. F.X. is allowing fellow students to share their struggles and highlight their successes during an unprecedented time.

Kamloops This Week
Where Are They Now? Former TRU president Barnsley is as busy as ever

In the 10 years since he’s been gone, Roger Barnsley said he has watched as the university has accomplished much more, from a growing student population to expanding opportunities for Indigenous students, and from a commitment to climate change and sustainability to even more new buildings and programs.

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