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Headlines for July 2, 2020


Globe and Mail
Canadian corporate leaders back Ryerson’s Black Innovation Fellowship

A number of prominent technology and other corporate leaders have rallied together in the past week to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to expand Ryerson University’s Black Innovation Fellowship.

The Hill Times
Opinion: Canada’s future workforce must be truly diverse and highly skilled at problem-solving

Diversity, essential skills, digital learning tools, and the skills mismatch are not new topics of discussion, but world-changing events have impressed upon us the urgency of ushering in such progress.

CTV News
Canadian-led research casts doubt on accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests

COVID-19 antibody tests that deliver a result on the spot are unreliable enough that they should stop being used immediately, according to new Canadian-led research.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: The 2020-21 academic year will be the best ever for postsecondary students who need a hand financially

A list of financial resources available to students for the 2020-21 academic year that was assembled by Shelley Clayton, director of the financial student aid office at the University of New Brunswick.

Video: Record number of Black medical students accepted to University of Toronto

An interview with Fatimah Roble, a young Black woman who has been accepted to her first year of study at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, along with 23 other Black students.

Hamilton Spectator
McMaster Students Union ‘concerned’ 30 per cent of university’s security are former police

Security at McMaster has come under fire recently after the student union voted in favour of a motion to oust department director and former Hamilton police chief Glenn De Caire, as well as disband its special constable program.

U of Ottawa students wary of ‘extreme’ anti-cheating software

The University of Ottawa’s apparent use of software that utilizes artificial intelligence to detect cheating during online exams is causing a backlash among students who say the technology is extreme and invasive.

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