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Headlines for July 17, 2020


Russian group targeted COVID-19 vaccine research in Canada, U.S. and U.K., say intelligence agencies

A hacker group “almost certainly” backed by Russia is trying to steal COVID-19-related vaccine research in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., according to intelligence agencies in all three countries.

The Globe and Mail
WE pitched detailed youth plan on day Trudeau announced $912-million student grant program

Hours after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $912-million student volunteer program on April 22, WE Charity co-founder Craig Kielburger sent the senior civil servant responsible for the program an unsolicited pitch to run the initiative, MPs were told at a House of Commons finance committee hearing.

Global News
Wording of St.FX COVID-19 waiver to change, says cabinet minister

Nova Scotia’s minister of advanced education says changes will be made to a legal waiver students at St. Francis Xavier University were asked to sign before they could attend classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BDC commits $160 million to fund IP development in Canada

BDC Capital has committed $160 million in intellectual property (IP) development financing to support IP-rich companies scaling in Canada.

Global News
GNM: Queen’s researchers developing physical distancing policies for Canadian cities

Global News Morning sits down with two Queen’s University researchers currently developing a set of social distancing guidelines to be used by cities across the country.

University World News
Government eases visa rules for international students

Canada’s government has announced additional measures to support international students beginning a new programme online this fall with a Canadian learning institution, if their institution is offering the programme online, so that they can pursue their education while ensuring everyone’s safety.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph to see 80% fewer students on campus in the fall due to COVID-19

Far fewer students will be calling the University of Guelph campus home come the fall.

Regina Leader Post
U of S says it will keep its guard up after feds warn of Russian hacking threat

The University of Saskatchewan says it will “remain vigilant” after Canada’s digital spy agency warned Russian hackers are targeting organizations involved in researching COVID-19 vaccines.

Calgary Herald
Some Calgary post-secondary students face pricier housing as dorms scrapped during pandemic

This September, Ontario teen Peyton Dagenais expected to pack his bags and move across the country to start pursuing his arts degree at the University of Calgary.

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