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Headlines for July 27, 2020


Winnipeg Free Press
Stuck in international limbo

Students may be kept out of Canada until restrictions loosen.

The Globe and Mail
Like it or not, cyberespionage is now a permanent part of geopolitics

n the past week, citizens of Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom have had a behind-the-curtain peek on how espionage works today.

The Toronto Star
York University to open Markham campus in 2023

York Region is finally getting its own ivory tower.

Global News
Ottawa urged to greenlight funding for coronavirus vaccine research

The Trudeau government is being pressed to approve funding for a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine to lessen the risk Canadians will have to line up and wait on a foreign-made pandemic cure.

CTV News
Student groups urge feds to reallocate funding from WE Charity program

Student groups are urging the federal government to quickly reallocate funds reserved for the now-cancelled COVID-19 student grant project, saying that Canadian students have been left in financial limbo during the pandemic.

Global News
Queen’s University offers fast-track medical program exclusively to Black, Indigenous students

Queen’s University says 10 of 100 spots for the MD program will be offered only to Black and Indigenous students.

Some fees eliminated at UPEI

UPEI and the university’s student union have agreed to eliminate some student fees for the upcoming fall semester.

London Free Press
Western University’s international students shocked by tuition increase

Abhishek Shetty will be starting his second year of teachers college with an unexpected sticker shock.

Calgary Herald
Faculty organization condemns UCP ‘fair deal’ group aimed at getting more research dollars

Academic faculty associations are “deeply concerned” that a new working group, introduced by the UCP government this week to get a “fair deal” for Alberta researchers, will backfire.

Former students accuse U of M drama professor of sexual harassment

Several former students who attended University of Moncton between 1997 and 2017 are accusing drama professor Andréi Zaharia of harassment, sexism and misogyny.

Edmonton Journal
Advocates warn new government grant leaves behind students with dependents

The provincial government’s decision to roll two student grants into one will leave those who need help the most without funding, argue student advocates.

London Free Press
Western University students’ online thrift shop erupts into big fundraiser for Mission Services

What started as an Instagram page selling used items — an attempt to fill a gap when the Mission Services thrift store had to close its doors during COVID-19 — has turned into a 16-person effort across the province to raise money for London’s homeless shelters.

New Brunswick universities prepare to house self-isolating students

Despite moving most classes online, New Brunswick universities are preparing for the return of students from outside Atlantic Canada — some who will be isolating on campus.

International student enrolment still strong at UPEI, despite Canadian border closure

Normally more than a quarter of UPEI’s students are international, and the university typically welcomes more than 200 new, first-year international students each fall.

Fewer international students may be able to study in Canada due to pandemic

As if moving to a new country and starting university weren’t nerve-racking enough, the unknowns of pandemic schooling have left international students wondering if and when they will be able to study on Manitoba soil this year.

Kingston Whig Standard
Queen’s University, city discussing plans for students’ return

Queen’s University has been in discussions with the city about contingency plans should the students’ return to Kingston in the fall see a spike in COVID-19 cases, Principal Patrick Deane told a virtual town hall on Wednesday.

Halifax Today
Dalhousie online seminar to address teaching in a time of trauma

Teaching students with the use of a trauma-informed lens during these uncertain times is the subject of an upcoming post-secondary instructors’ seminar at Dalhousie University.

The Record
Why I’m going to London to attend Western despite having online classes

The coronavirus pandemic has created a new reality for post-secondary students — myself included. Students are now being given the opportunity to study from home, as universities and colleges shift many courses online.

The Toronto Star
‘I can’t connect.’ International students tackle challenge of studying at Canadian universities after Ottawa ban due to COVID-19

Aradhita Arora was expecting to be at the University of British Columbia this fall, mingling with new-found friends on the Vancouver campus while studying psychology.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster and Mohawk international students in limbo with travel ban in place

Kaylee Nguyen hasn’t seen her family in Vietnam in more than a year, and she’s not likely to any time soon.

The Kingston Whig Standard
Queen’s partners with industry for COVID research

Researchers at Queen’s University are working alongside companies to determine how best to respond to the various problems the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused in Canada.

CTV News
Western University students create see-through masks for lip-reading

Wearing a mask has become part of every day life for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one couple near Kingston is trying to make the practice more inclusive.

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