Skip navigation
Media Scan

Headlines for July 8, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Four Canadian military schools affected by cyberattack

Federal officials say a cyberattack against the Royal Military College of Canada has also affected several military training centres across Canada.

The Toronto Star
Fourth U of T prof resigns Massey College post following columnist Margaret Wente’s appointment controversy

A famed historian and academic has resigned from her position at Massey College, the fourth professor to quit following a controversy surrounding the brief appointment of columnist Margaret Wente as a member of the college, the Star has learned.

Financial Post
Jack Mintz: WE isn’t the only problem with COVID support for students

Why would an almost $1-billion-dollar program starting in July — halfway through students’ summers — even be considered, given how lucrative existing relief programs for students are?

My Prince George Now
UNBC approves balanced budget by eliminating 21 positions

The UNBC Board of Governors has approved a balanced budget, but not without making some tough choices.

Cape Breton Post
P.E.I. considering hotels for returning students needing to isolate

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says the province’s Chief Public Health Office is looking into booking off-campus hotel rooms to house hundreds of returning out-of-province and international post-secondary students for their 14-day COVID-19 self-isolation period.

Headed to post-secondary campuses in Hamilton, Niagara? You’ll have to wear a mask

Anyone headed to post-secondary campuses in Hamilton or Niagara will have to come prepared with a face mask, as schools say they’ll be required to gain access to some — if not all — of their buildings.

The Kingston Whig Standard
Internship program for international students, local businesses launches

The KEYS Job Centre has launched a program with the assistance of local partners and the Ontario government to help international students gain work experience and, at the same time, provide funding for local businesses to cover the partial cost of the internships.

Advocates fear what loss of education grant will mean for students with children

The Alberta government’s decision to scrap two financial support grants in favour of a more general grant could make post-secondary education less accessible for students with children or other dependents, advocates say.

Education News Canada
UNESCO Chair at Laurier leads task force focused on creating a more sustainable post-pandemic society

As Canada begins to lift COVID-19 lockdown measures, how can all levels of government use infrastructure investments to create a greener, more resilient and sustainable country?

Post a comment
University Affairs moderates all comments according to the following guidelines. If approved, comments generally appear within one business day. We may republish particularly insightful remarks in our print edition or elsewhere.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Click to fill out a quick survey