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Headlines for July 21, 2020


CTV News
Anxiety high as Canadian schools prepare for students from COVID-ravaged U.S.

Post-secondary students from the pandemic-riven United States are getting ready to go back to school in Canada — a rite of passage that’s causing more anxiety than usual for parents and front-line university workers alike in the age of COVID-19.

More than 1,100 people sign petition asking MRU to reduce tuition

Students are asking Mount Royal University to consider lowering tuition for the upcoming school year in light of classes shifting online.

Global News
University of Lethbridge researchers work to find COVID-19 treatment

University of Lethbridge researchers are working to develop a drug treatment for COVID-19.

Paying volunteer students less than minimum wage was federal government’s idea, says WE Charity

As the Commons finance committee prepares for more testimony on the controversial Canada Student Service Grant, WE Charity says one of the more contentious aspects of the program’s design — paying students less than minimum wage for their hours of work — was the federal government’s idea.

Montreal in Technology
Quebec Ends University Tech Transfer Offices

On July 14 Quebec’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation announced the creation of a new organization to promote public research.

Halifax Today
Students at NSCAD set to host virtual rally in support of former president

A virtual rally will be held today in protest of recent actions by the board of govenors at Nova Scotia’s Collage of Art and Design (NSCAD).

Global News
MSVU launches ‘vital’ first online queer studies course

Many Canadian universities offer courses in gender studies, but Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) may become the first to offer online courses specifically in queer studies.

Calgary Herald
Western Mustangs Player Launches Canadian Student-Athlete Association to Give Student-Athletes a Voice in Decision Making

21-year-old Western Mustangs football player Garrett Holmes loves the sport he competes in but recognizes that in a COVID-19 world there are many more important things in life than athletics.

Cape Breton University creates ‘staycation bucket list’ for students

Cape Breton University is trying to help its students discover Cape Breton by releasing a 61-item “staycation bucket list” for those still living on the island this summer.

Calgary Herald
MRU’s BounceBackYYC program hopes student initiatives help boost Calgary’s economy

Over a four-day period at the end of June, 80 students from the city’s post-secondary institutions came together in an effort to stimulate Calgary’s experience economy through collaboration.

Prince George Citizen
Is a degree really that valuable?

Typically, there is a correlation between unemployment and registration in colleges and universities.

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