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Headlines for July 16, 2020


National Post
B.C. announces funding to support post-secondary students with disabilities

British Columbia’s minister of advanced education has announced new supports for post-secondary students, including expanded online resources and funding to help students with disabilities.

The PIE News
International students struggle to pay increased fees, demand refunds

Western University in Ontario has become the latest Canadian institute to increase tuition fees for international students, just two months ahead of the new academic year, leading to an outcry from students already suffering due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Times Higher Education
Canadian campus pauses demand for student Covid waiver

A Canadian university is backing off its demand that students sign a waiver releasing it from legal liability in the case of Covid exposure after facing widespread protest over the idea.

Edmonton Journal
Keith Gerein: How the U of A plans to get leaner by shedding a few buildings

Five campuses. Approximately 1.8 million square metres of infrastructure. Some 11,000 hectares of land holdings.

Global News
University of Lethbridge reveals details regarding privacy breach at health centre

The University of Lethbridge says an Excel document with personal information of 1,225 patients at its health centre was inadvertently shared with a student.

MUN President Faces Twitter Backlash for No Life Jacket Fishing Video

A big mea culpa today from the President of Memorial University after she tweeted out a video this week casting a line from a boat with no life jacket on.

Halifax Today
New pilot project could save university students money on textbooks

For university students in Nova Scotia, the cost of textbooks can add up quickly.

CTV News
U of G research sectors ranked no. 1 in Canada, among best in the world

Several research sectors at the University of Guelph have ranked number one in Canada and in the top 50 around the world.

Carleton grad’s essay about being a journalist of colour wins award

When the topic of objectivity first came up in journalism class at Carleton University about four years ago, Radiyah Chowdhury felt anxious. She remembers wondering if any of her classmates felt the same way.

Calgary Herald
BlackNorth Initiative Partners With Queen’s University Faculty of Law to Combat Anti-Black Systemic Racism

Today, the BlackNorth Initiative, led by the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, announced a partnership with the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University to support their anti-Black systemic racism efforts.

Sidelined: Concordia coach Tenicha Gittens making change happen 1 hire at a time

Tenicha Gittens finally had the opportunity to take matters into her own hands — and she didn’t let the moment pass her by.

Diversity in university sports isn’t just an American issue

When people talk about a racial gap in college/university athletics, they’re usually referring to the United States.

CTV News
Ontario researchers working to develop surface coating that kills COVID-19 virus

Researchers out of the University of Waterloo are working on a surface coating that would kill the virus that causes COVID-19 on contact.

The Telegram
St. F.X. lays out plans for community

A virtual town hall on St. F.X.’s reopening plans Wednesday afternoon drew over 200 participants and pointed questions for the university brass.

Regina Leader Post
‘It’s eerily quiet:’ Life at the U of R will be far from normal this fall

For the thousands of students returning to the University of Regina or just beginning their education there, the university life will look drastically different than normal this fall.

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