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Headlines for July 30, 2020


6 University of Toronto unions launch petition against school’s reopening plan

Six University of Toronto faculty and staff unions have launched a petition to protest against the school’s reopening plan because they say it fails to guarantee a safe return to work this fall.

Montreal Gazette
Is there systemic racism at McGill? ‘Of course,’ says one of only 10 Black professors

A McGill professor says systemic racism exists at the esteemed university, which bears the name of slave owner James McGill.

Canadian universities must collect race-based data

I moved to Edmonton in July 2013 after completing an Honours B.Sc. in chemistry at the Western University.

Global News
Coronavirus: Here’s how each province, territory is handling back-to-school

As Canada continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic, students, teachers and parents are beginning to prepare for the upcoming school year, but a lot of uncertainty remains.

Global News
UBC Okanagan online program offers psychological therapy sessions for free for residents of B.C.

A tremendously popular program that allows anyone in B.C. free access to a clinical Psychologist during the COVID-19 pandemic is under going some changes to help deal with the growing demand that it’s receiving.

Global News
Queen’s engineering student starts on-line account for people of colour to share their experience with racism at the university

Engineering students experience with racism at Queen’s leads him to start on-line page for people of colour.

Laurentian University releases its plan to return to campus

Laurentian University in Sudbury says it’s moving into the next phase in having students and faculty return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chronicle Herald
Acadia University focusing on collaboration, communication with reopening plan

The institution’s president is calling ongoing collaborative planning to reopen the campus “the most complex undertaking in the history of Acadia University.”

Global News
Coronavirus: UBCO mental health program moves online

A professor of psychology at UBC Okanagan is shifting a telephone-based mental health program to an online platform.

Cape Breton Post
Atlantic university grads struggle to launch careers during COVID-19 economy

Some recent grads of the region’s 16 universities face unique challenges right out the blocks as they seek to find employment in an economy saddled with uncertainty caused by the COVID 19 pandemic.

The Chronicle Herald
Mount Allison professors engaged in COVID battle

Two Mount Allison University professors are among a group of New Brunswick researchers who recently received funding in support of work focusing on COVID-19 research and recovery.

The Telegram
Memorial University research aims to improve electric vehicles

Concerns about the distance an electric vehicle (EV) can travel on a single charge prevent some buyers from considering EVs, but new research at Memorial University could address that problem.

Hamilton police reviewing sexual misconduct allegations in McMaster psychology department

Hamilton police are reviewing sexual misconduct allegations from McMaster University’s psychology department after the school announced it had suspended two accused faculty members and barred them from campus.

The London Free Press
Residence life will be very different at Western and Fanshawe come September

It will be a very different experience for students living in residence this fall at London’s two post-secondary schools, thanks to the ongoing pandemic.

The Guardian
Antigonish town council makes statement regarding St. FX reopening

Antigonish town council has weighed in on the decision to reopen St. Francis Xavier University in the fall for in-person classes.

The Telegram
Memorial University adopts Indigenous research impacts policy

A new policy that was approved by the board of regents at Memorial, the Research Impacting Indigenous Groups policy, is believed to be the first of its kind known in Canadian universities.

Montreal Gazette
People who get news from Twitter and Facebook more likely to be misinformed: McGill study

A study by McGill University researchers has found that those who get their information on COVID-19 from social media are more likely to be misinformed than those who rely on more traditional forms of media.

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