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Headlines for June 11, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Universities see strong early numbers for the fall

The University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean has been a home for French education for more than 100 years, but now, thanks to reduced funding by the Alberta government and a freeze on reserve funds, nearly half of its courses could be axed.

Global News
Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario announces new framework for reopening of universities, colleges

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Ross Romano announced on Wednesday a new framework for reopening of universities and colleges, saying that will begin as early as July 2.

Alberta post-secondary schools no longer have to meet spending caps

Post-secondary schools are getting a bit of a break ahead of the fall semester.

Edmonton Journal
Opinion: Performance-based post-secondary funding a failed fad

Governments love to distract. A good university education enables graduates to recognize the Alberta minister of Advanced Education’s June 5 op-ed as an example of an old game.

Global News
UBCO gets $1 million grant for truth and reconciliation calls to action research project

UBC Okanagan is receiving a $1 million government grant to establish a partnership research initiative for the next five years. The funding will bring Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action into the classroom.

Windsor Star
UWindsor President Robert Gordon outlines how campus will reopen

Senior administration at the University of Windsor outlined the next steps for students, staff and faculty on Wednesday during a virtual town hall led by U of W president Robert Gordon.

London Free Press
Western, Fanshawe applications from Ontario students hold steady, despite change in learning environment

The number of first-year students applying to Western University and London-based Fanshawe College barely changed in the fallout of COVID-19 uncertainties, consistent with an Ontario-wide trend.

Calgary Herald
How Grads See the Future

In these hard times we all have had our struggles. Some of us did not do so well, having to cope with online schooling and classes; others excelled.

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