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Headlines for July 29, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Class of 2020 could lose $25,000 in potential earnings owing to COVID-19, study finds

High school and postsecondary graduates who are entering the labour force during the COVID-19 pandemic could lose thousands of dollars in earnings in the coming years because of the outbreak, according to a new study from Statistics Canada.

Brain Gain Mag
Canada’s newest guidelines restrict international students from entering its borders

Canada had announced that international students with a valid study permit or a permit issued before 18 March 2020 would be allowed to enter the country.

CIC News
Exclusive: Canada may lift international student travel restrictions

Canada is looking at possibly easing travel restrictions for international students in time for the fall 2020 semester.

Global News
‘Very frustrating’: Some mature students blocked from online CESB applications

When she applied online for the first Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) pay period in May, Melanie Leith, a 46-year-old recent graduate in Calgary, says she got through the process without a problem.

The Toronto Star
Problems with the Canada Student Service Grant go beyond ethics — the program barely helps students at all

The spotlight has been on our prime minister and his ties to WE Charity, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that problems with the Canada Student Service Grant go beyond any potential breach of government ethics.

The London Free Press
Family’s $2.5M gift launches groundbreaking Western University research on mobility

Western University is launching a new research position to study mobility issues thanks to a major donation from a Strathroy family.

Halifax Today
Memorial University developing first academic unit in Labrador, for arctic studies

Memorial University of Newfoundland has established its first academic unit in Labrador, called the School of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Studies.

Global News
2 more McMaster staff members accused in sexual violence investigation, says president

The president of McMaster University says its own probe into a professor accused of sexually assaulting a female student has turned up more complaints and led to the suspension of two more faculty members.

Black Lives Matter Fredericton teams with UNB on Black history resources for teachers

Less than two months after forming the Fredericton chapter of Black Lives Matter, organizers have teamed up with the University of New Brunswick to help bring more Black history into New Brunswick public schools.

Project aims to alleviate textbook costs for university students in Atlantic Canada

A $35,000 pilot project is being launched to bring open education resources to Atlantic Canada.

Unlikely housemates — seniors and young adults — to be paired up in pilot project

Young adults will be paired with seniors for intergenerational living under a pilot program being launched in Fredericton.

1st-year university students in Calgary face tough choices for fall

The graduating class of 2020 has not had an easy year. And now, as deadlines loom closer for final decisions on post-secondary education, many of them are wrestling with some hard choices.

Students, tradespeople answer the call to help struggling farms on P.E.I.

Farmers in need of workers are having a harder time filling labour roles as there aren’t enough temporary foreign workers arriving on P.E.I. due to COVID-19 — but there are more students and tradespeople in the province filling in some job postings.

MAX 104.9
President of U de M Student Federation steps down effective immediately

The Universite de Moncton’s Student Federation will be looking for a new president.

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