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Headlines for June 19, 2020


Global News
International students feeling helpless as COVID-19 leaves semester hanging

According to statistics from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), as of the end of 2019, there were 642,480 people in Canada on study permits and 182,200 people on post-graduate work permits.

University cheating might be up — but don’t just blame students

As universities and colleges shift classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic, some experts are warning instructors to change their teaching approach in order to curb a perceived rise in cases of suspected cheating.

CBC – The Current
The Current for June 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put traditional graduation ceremonies on hold, so we’re hosting a virtual celebration through the power of radio.

The Record
UW should have consulted Black faculty before issuing anti-racist statement

University of Waterloo had a controversy on its hand a couple of weeks ago, when thousands of people signed a petition demanding discipline for a professor t St. Jerome’s University.

Guelph Mercury
Anti-racism training starting this fall for all new University of Guelph students

Anti-racism and anti-oppression training will be part of the university experience for all new students coming to the University of Guelph.

Survey shows Simon Fraser athletes want Clan nickname dropped

A survey shows a majority of the student athletes at Simon Fraser University support a move to drop the Clan as the name for the school’s sports teams.

Global News
Coronavirus: Quebec Anglophone universities still plan to hold most classes online in the fall

The announcement from Quebec’s education minister that students should head back to school in the fall amid the novel coronavirus crisis has put pressure on some institutions to change their plans.

The Telegram
St. F.X. steps closer to student return in September

St. Francis Xavier University’s senate paved the way Thursday for an on-campus fall semester.

CTV News
What does higher education look like for the class of 2020?

When high school graduates start their post-secondary education this fall, many won’t even be setting foot on campus.

Global News
Queen’s University project explores the social, emotional and mental health impacts of COVID-19

Queen’s University rapid response funding used to explore the hidden social, emotional and mental health impacts of COVID-19.

Lakehead University research aims to support mental health of firefighters through pandemic

A Lakehead University researcher will spend six months developing mental health resources for firefighters thanks to a grant of nearly $50,000.

Indigenous architects say they are in high demand, and hope to recruit more students

Winnipeg is home to a small group of Indigenous architects who are blazing a trail in the industry and hoping that more Indigenous students will join them.

U of A researchers develop program to help teens cope with mass trauma

University of Alberta researchers have developed a program to help junior high students recover from the psychological impacts of traumatizing events like the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire.

Students helping to fill gaps at P.E.I. seafood processing plants this summer

The executive director of the P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association says an increase in provincial funding for the Team Seafood program has helped attract more students to work in Island plants.

CTV News
‘Enjoy the journey’: Mother-daughter duo graduate from University of Waterloo

A mother-daughter duo is taking the science world by storm, graduating from the University of Waterloo as part of the same class.

Steven Lewis Point becomes 1st Indigenous chancellor of University of British Columbia

Former B.C. lieutenant-governor Steven Lewis Point has been appointed the University of British Columbia’s next chancellor.

McMaster professor charged with sexual assault of student

An associate professor at McMaster University has been arrested after Hamilton police allege he sexually assaulted a student.

Calgary Herald
Dinos, Cougars reaffirm commitment to fielding teams when Canada West sports resume

The Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal Cougars are still planning to play in 2021.

CTV News
‘Planning for uncertainty’: Canada West sports moving forward without the University of Alberta

As Canada West plans its condensed seasons for hockey, basketball, and volleyball for women and men, it will be doing so without the University of Alberta.

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