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Headlines for July 24, 2020


The Toronto Star
With classes online this fall, post-secondary students face a tough question about campus living: should I stay or should I go?

Caleb Rodrigo never imagined starting his second year of university living at home with his parents.

National Post
Canada’s travel rules unfair to first-year foreign students, U.S. parents say

Parents of students in the United States who hoped to begin their university studies in Canada this fall are frantically trying to convince the federal government to relax rules that make it next to impossible for their kids to enter the country.

Times Higher Education
Canada ‘aims to profit’ from US deterrent to overseas students

Canada sends ‘loud and clear’ message to foreign students with work rules change following deportation threat by US administration.

North Bay Nugget
As Universities Eye Reopening, Student and Worker Safety Taking a Back Seat, Warns CUPE University Workers

As universities across Ontario begin planning for reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of workers and students appears to be taking a back seat to other considerations, the Chair of CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) warned today.

MUN creates Labrador campus to grant university degrees in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Memorial University’s base in the Big Land is getting a big bump, with the creation of a new, degree-granting campus in Happy Valley-Goose Bay: the School of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Studies.

CTV News
McGill, Concordia students set up social media accounts to share stories of systemic oppression

Two new spaces dedicated for people to anonymously share their experiences have popped up on Instagram, this time for people at McGill and Concordia Universities.

National Post
B.C. announces new funding for post-secondary health-care education, training

The British Columbia government has announced $4.4 million in new funding for post-secondary education and training related to health-care professions throughout the province.

Global News
Fewer Trent University and Fleming College students this fall will mean changes for Peterborough

While some on-campus elements of programs like labs will continue, most courses will be online this September. But Trent still expects a number of students to arrive to do their online studies on campus.

How Hamilton researchers are contributing to the fight against COVID-19

Scientists from St. Joseph’s research institute in Hamilton want to understand why the COVID-19 virus can have severe effects on one person, but not the other.

Sault Star
Researchers look to unlock secrets of COVID-19 herd immunity by studying Canada’s Hutterite colonies

The time of COVID-19 has not been a happy one for western Canada’s Hutterite colonies.

The Record
University of Waterloo researcher will model possible COVID-19 resurgence

A researcher from the University of Waterloo has received provincial funding to develop a mathematical model exploring ways COVID-19 cases might surge this fall.

Global News
Queen’s University researchers look into how transportation is impacted during a pandemic

Researchers are developing a set of comprehensive physical distancing guidelines tailored to the gradual reopening of our community.

Global News
$4.8M federal funding for Trent University clean-tech centre will accelerate growth, create jobs

The federal government is providing $4.8 million to Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., to boost the region’s emerging clean-technology sector.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster University to head national study on sepsis detection, management — and hopefully, a cure

Kathryn Hendrick knows first-hand the importance of recognizing and managing sepsis “when it strikes.”

CTV News
New University of Calgary study finds global trend in women’s breast cancer research

Breast cancer rates among women are on the rise, but new research has uncovered trends that could help target prevention measures to improve the situation.

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