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Headlines for June 17, 2020


The Globe and Mail
High school graduates weigh the benefits of taking a gap year as September looms

There were all sorts of things Aiden Rylott was looking forward to about his first year at Carleton University this fall: living in residence in Ottawa, attending crowded lectures, the campus clubs and social life.

Global News
McMaster Students Union seeks firing of former police chief Glenn De Caire

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is calling for the removal of former Hamilton police chief Glenn De Caire from his post as the school’s head of parking and security services.

University of Regina announces $188 fee decrease for fall semester

University of Regina student fees will decrease by $188, the university said in a video update.

CTV News
Student group warns young people in ‘dire’ straits without work

They’re servers, camp counsellors, lifeguards and retail employees. And they’re the group hardest hit by the pandemic’s economic downturn.

The Chronicle Herald
DAVID WESTWOOD: University courses can’t go digital in just 3 months

Universities and colleges in Nova Scotia are heading into troubled waters this fall.

Global News
Unique driving simulator coming to University of Saskatchewan

Driving simulators are used across Canada for road safety research, and public health faculty at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will be using a unique version of this technology.

The Guardian
Overcoming adversity: Powerful advice for East Coast grads amid COVID-19

In the coming weeks, many students across Atlantic Canada will celebrate a milestone achievement: high school or college graduation.

The Guardian
Laurentian now a licensed producer and distributor of hand sanitizer

Ahead of the phased return of on-campus activity, Laurentian University launched an in-house project to create its own branded hand sanitizer to distribute throughout campus grounds.

Queen’s shares residence update for first-year undergraduates

Queen’s University has confirmed that up to 2,300 students will be able to live in on-campus residences this fall, while maintaining compliance with physical distancing and public health requirements.

Global News
Alberta researchers genome sequence COVID-19 samples to track strains of virus, monitor spread

Work is underway in the province to genome sequence positive samples of COVID-19 collected from Albertans.

The Sudbury Star
Northern university puts COVID-19 under the microscope

From government power and homelessness to crime and childhood health, Nipissing University has thrown its support behind a number of local research projects designed to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community.

Global News
Ottawa-area scientists now monitoring sewage for coronavirus: ‘Now is the exciting part’

Scientists who have been testing sewage in Ottawa and Gatineau for the novel coronavirus say they’ve moved past a testing phase and are now sampling to give real data to local health officials.

‘Significant increase’ in number of new COVID-19 cases among under-20s in Ontario, study finds

Researchers at the University of Guelph studying the impact of the COVID-19 caseload on the medical system in Canada have found the number of new cases continue to climb among people under the age of 20 in Ontario.

Petition calls for removal of Gandhi statue from Carleton campus

An online petition is calling for the removal of a statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from the Carleton University campus.

North Delta Reporter
Nearly two dozen Surrey students are Beedie Luminaries scholarship winners

Surrey is home to nearly one-fifth of Beedie Luminaries scholarship winners this year.

Saskatchewan Budget 2020: Government forecasts record-high $2.4B deficit

The Saskatchewan government is forecasting a record-high $2.4 billion deficit — what Finance Minister Donna Harpauer is calling a “pandemic deficit” — for 2020-21.

National Post
Opinion: ‘Blind recruitment,’ for a more diverse workplace

As we Canadians watch the endless stream of American news about race and racism we may smugly think we have escaped the worst of it.

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