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Headlines for Jan. 8, 2021


The Globe and Mail
A day of horror in Iran, a year of grief in academia: Canadians reflect on the brilliant minds lost in 2020 plane crash

The people who perished on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 were loved by their families, friends, co-workers – and the university communities that often served as all three.

Global News
University of Guelph marks 1 year since Iran plane crash that killed 2 students

The University of Guelph is marking one year since the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 that killed two of its students.

CTV News
One year since downing of Flight PS752 which killed four Western students

Four Western students were among 176 people killed when a passenger jet was shot down by the Iranian military one year ago.

CTV News
One year later, University of Windsor faculty remembers local victims of Ukraine plane crash

Friends and colleagues at the University of Windsor are still grieving, one year after flight PS752 crashed in Ukraine, killing all 176 people on board the plane.

University of Ottawa holding virtual memorial for Iran plane crash victims

The University of Ottawa is holding a virtual memorial to mark the anniversary of the Iran plane crash, which killed three students from the school.

Global News
Flight PS752: The University of Alberta honours lives lost

One year after the downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752, the loss of students and faculty members has led to changes at the University of Alberta.

New SFU scholarship commemorates victims of Flight 752

Many victims of plane shot down by Iranian forces had ties to Canadian universities, school says.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph announces new scholarships honouring Iran plane crash victims

Two University of Guelph students killed last year are being honoured by two new scholarships at the school.

The Toronto Star
International students waylaid by COVID-19 will get second chance at Canadian work experience

International students who have failed to secure coveted Canadian job experience due to the pandemic will be given another shot at meeting a necessary requirement for permanent residence, says Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino.

The Toronto Star
Students frustrated by limited COVID-19 help from universities

Andrew Kesik extended his undergraduate workload into 2021 in the hope that his parents will be able to attend an in-person graduation.

The PIE News
Dalhousie tops up quarantine funding in Canada

Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia has reaffirmed its commitment to the quarantine plan it introduced for international students, and announced extra funding to help students concerned with expensive hotel costs.

Global News
Saskatchewan post-secondary students concerned over missed experiences from virtual learning

Student unions from three of Saskatchewan’s largest post-secondary institutions are concerned about how much students are getting out of their classes through virtual learning.

CTV News
‘Crying in their car’: Montreal nurses, ready to ‘crack,’ welcome students to the front lines

If anyone thought Quebec nurses’ unions would be annoyed that the government is asking 2,000 undergraduate students to work among them full-time this semester, without regular pay, they’d be wrong.

CTV News
COVID-19 case reported at UW campus

The University of Waterloo is reporting a new case of COVID-19 on its campus.

About 800 students coming to P.E.I. in need of self-isolation before start of winter semester

About 800 students have been required to self-isolate on P.E.I. prior to the start of the winter semester at UPEI and Holland College.

University of Waterloo to review appeal court ruling for prospective student with brain injury

The University of Waterloo says it is reviewing an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that says it discriminated against a Waterloo region man with a brain injury and poor grades.

Global News
UBC student’s project translates COVID-19 information to world’s Indigenous languages

A UBC medical student has joined forces with colleagues in Toronto and the U.S. to help ensure Indigenous people around the world can access COVID-19 information in their own languages.

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