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Headlines for July 22, 2020


The Toronto Star
Canada tells most international students not to come until travel ban is lifted

International students have been told not to make travel plans to Canada until after Ottawa’s border restrictions are lifted.

Financial Post
New joint pension plan for Ontario universities taps OTPP veteran as first CEO

The construction of a large pension plan for universities across Ontario — with the potential to manage $25 billion — took a step forward Tuesday with the appointment of seasoned pension executive Barbara Zvan as chief executive.

The Coast
Friends of NSCAD mean business at Tuesday’s Online Day of Action

The Friends of NSCAD group is protesting online today to request that the NSCAD board of governors be fired—and that recently deposed Aoife Mac Namara be reinstated as the president of the institution.

CTV News
UVic receives more than $29M for ocean research

The University of Victoria (UVic) is receiving more than $29 million in federal funding to help research marine life and the ocean.

Global News
Concordia University invigilators call for inquiry into ‘illegal’ union practices

A group of Concordia University invigilators is calling on the province to launch an inquiry into what it claims to be illegal activity in their union’s practices.

International students misinformed about pandemic-related change to work rules

Some businesses and schools operating in Quebec gave incorrect advice to international students about how many hours they are allowed to work after the federal government temporarily changed the rules.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Out-of-province students, please stay home

Montreal’s universities, fonts of energy and activism, are welcoming back students for the fall term, which will primarily consist of online classes.

Global News
Family of UBC grad imprisoned in Saudi Arabia fears for her safety amid sudden silence

The family and friends of a University of British Columbia graduate imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for defying a ban on women driving say she hasn’t been in contact with them in nearly two months.

The Guardian
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology working to spray away COVID

What if you could spray away COVID-19?

Ottawa Citizen
uOttawa team examines effects of oral contraceptives on brain development

Women who start using oral contraceptives during puberty or adolescence may not respond to stress as well as their counterparts who begin using birth-control pills as adults, or not at all, according to research done by the University of Ottawa.

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