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Headlines for July 15, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Canada now only member of Five Eyes alliance to have not banned Huawei from 5G networks

Canada is now the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-pooling alliance that has not barred or restricted use of equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in its 5G networks after Britain changed course on Tuesday and banned the Chinese telecommunications giant’s gear.

Feds should have put $912M into Canada Summer Jobs program: Opposition

Federal opposition parties are demanding to know why the Liberal government created a $900-million program to help students find volunteer positions rather than putting the much-needed funds into an existing summer jobs program.

National Post
Canada tweaks rules to help foreign students enroll amid COVID-19 restrictions

Canada on Tuesday said it would make it easier for foreign students to study online from abroad and to qualify for a work permit after graduation amid strict border closures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Toronto Star
Give university students a tuition break, Ontarians overwhelmingly say

Three-quarters of Ontarians say universities should give students a tuition discount if they are learning online this fall because of COVID-19, says a new poll.

What it was like attending a university with a prof who touted racist ‘pseudo-science’

When Geraldine Moriba attended Western University in the ’80s, she says she was constantly asked to engage in “humiliating and dehumanizing” debates about her own intelligence as a Black woman.

The Toronto Star
How to undo a racist’s malignant legacy is up for debate at this Canadian university

The ghost of Philippe Rushton is rattling chains at Western University.

Global News
Trump admin drops rule to bar international students from U.S. if classes held online

Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince George Citizen
UNBC facing rocky road

It may be a month since anyone in Northern Health has contracted COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean the virus isn’t about to causes serious pain to area residents and communities.

The Coast
NSCAD community wants president Aoife Mac Namara reinstated

But the university’s board of governors has already hired Sarah McKinnon as interim president.

Montreal Gazette
Human Rights Commission says Concordia University should change how it deals with sexual assault complaints

The Quebec Human Rights Commission is calling on Concordia University to change the way it handles sexual violence complaints and to compensate a student who felt abandoned by the school after being assaulted on campus.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
University of Saskatchewan set for mostly remote learning in fall

The StarPhoenix spoke to the University of Saskatchewan vice-provost for teaching, learning and student experience, Patti McDougall, about the fall semester.

The Hamilton Spectator
COVID on campus: Masks mandatory at McMaster University and Mohawk College

While mask wearing is expected to become mandatory in Hamilton following a council vote Friday, McMaster University and Mohawk College are leading the way requiring mask wearing on campus.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster researchers create plastic wrap that tells you when food spoils

At some point, we’ve all played refrigerator roulette.

Toronto Sun
Canadian university football coaches oppose U-Sports’ adherence to age-cap

A new line of scrimmage has been drawn in university football.

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