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Headlines for July 10, 2020


Volunteer placements on pause as Liberals try to restart troubled student grant program

Students slated to start volunteering this week in order to receive the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) have seen their placements grind to halt as the government tries to sort out the troubled program, CBC News has learned.

Global News
Groups seek answers on status of $900M student program as WE controversy mounts

The WE organization has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees to members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s family, it acknowledged Thursday, as organizations that need volunteers awaited word of the future of a $900-million program WE was to run.

The Province
Flawed Canada Student Service Grant Should Be Replaced

Students urgently need income support but CUPE believes that help shouldn’t come at the cost of driving down wages and working conditions for all workers.

Global News
Academics discuss challenges of full-time work and parenting amid COVID-19 pandemic

A team of researches and a graduate student from the University of Lethbridge recently expressed their frustrations with having to take on the roles of both full-time parents and academics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in a detailed article published in EMBO Reports.

Global News
Thousands Of Canadian Students Face Deportation Due To New U.S. Policy

Questions over whether thousands of international students could be deported from the U.S. under a new Trump administration policy are causing consternation among school officials and anxiety among Canadians studying south of the border.

Global News
University of Alberta concerned over changes to student grants

The Alberta government has made a recent change to financial help for post-secondary students.

Kingston Whig Standard
Queen’s adds two staff members to help support sexual violence prevention

Queen’s University is bringing in a pair of new staff members to support efforts to curb sexual violence on campus.

Winnipeg Free Press
Sexual violence reporting project to link campus resources

Students, staff and instructors at 11 post-secondary institutes in the province will soon be able to anonymously report incidents of sexual violence on campus and access related resources all in one online place.

Prince George Citizen
Dates set for UNBC arbitration hearing

Administration and faculty at the University of Northern British Columbia could finally take their cases to an arbitrator later this month.

The Telegram
Remote learning a concern for post-secondary students on Labrador’s north coast

Post-secondary education will look a lot different in Newfoundland and Labrador this fall, with both major public institutions going mostly online, and while that may work in some places, it won’t work everywhere.

National Post
Policing programs reinforce existing system: critics

When Alain Babineau was a police academy cadet nearly 30 years ago, the education his cohort received on diversity and racism amounted to a few basic lectures with little in terms of practical application, the former RCMP and Ontario Provincial Police officer said.

Hide your last name, keep quiet in class: UWindsor panel talks anti-Black racism on campuses

When University of Windsor law student Chris Osei-Kusi goes to submit an assignment, he thinks twice about putting his full name on the paper.

Open letter to MRU signed by hundreds calls for more action against racism as school president pledges change

Hundreds of people have signed an open letter demanding Mount Royal University administration commit to actively addressing racism on campus.

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