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Headlines for June 5, 2020


City News
Major Canadian universities call for unity against racism amid demonstrations

Most of Canada’s major universities are condemning anti-black violence and xenophobia in North America in response to the ongoing demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality.

The Toronto Star
Five Black artists and design experts are now professors at OCAD University

Angela Bains. Kestin Cornwall. Kathy Moscou. Michael Lee Poy. Marton Robinson.

Global News
Representatives from post-secondary schools highlight accessibility for students with disabilities

Representatives from post-secondary institutions are taking part in a panel discussion on campus accessibility as part of the National AccessAbility Week Digital Conference, hosted by Halifax-based organization reachAbility.

Global News
Accessibility in a Post-Secondary Environment

We check in with Debra Wells-Hopey from reachAbility Association to find out more about a two-part discussion around accessibility, coursework, and admissions for major post-secondary schools in Nova Scotia.

The Globe and Mail
More Indigenous people in Canada are graduating from high school than ever. It’s still not nearly enough

High schools across Canada are figuring out unique ways to celebrate this spring’s graduates, with the usual ceremonies of caps and gowns and pomp and circumstance cancelled because of the pandemic.

Global News
Post-secondary students facing uncertainty for fall semester

Kayla Weiler from the Canadian Federation of Students explains the uncertainty post-secondary students are facing as COVID-19 impacts their fall semester.

Global News
Western University plans for 30% face-to-face experience for fall, increased financial aid

Western University students are starting to get a clearer picture of how their fall semester will look amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

N.B. ‘Open’ To Considering Financial Support For International Students

As many international students across New Brunswick have become stuck and cash-strapped, the province is encouraging them to fill job vacancies.

The Chronicle Herald
Summer farm jobs not for university students, says student union president

Acadia Students’ Union president Brendan MacNeil says university students who are without summer jobs due to the pandemic shouldn’t be expected to take available work on farms.

New Canadian Media
CESB Exclusions Leave International Students with Uncertainty

“I find it extremely unfair that after contributing to a good chunk of this country’s economy, paying five times the fees my local friends pay, I can’t even get some sort of relief during this period,” said Isabel Ada.

Global News
Coronavirus: Peterborough, Trent University summer day camps and rec programs cancelled

The City of Peterborough and Trent University have cancelled all their summer day camps and recreation programs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 upends ambitious ocean research projects

COVID-19 restrictions are holding up ambitious research on ocean climate change and its impact on coastal communities in Atlantic Canada and the North.

The Globe and Mail
Generation Z feeling the pressure to choose STEM careers

Emily Morgan, a 23-year-old grad, knows that she’s “lucky.” She found a job in her field just 10 months after finishing her undergraduate degree in water sciences at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont.

Windsor Star
University of Windsor receives $1.65 million for student training in fisheries and conservation

The University of Windsor has received $1.65 million in funding to lead a massive cross-Canada student training program in freshwater fisheries and fish conservation.

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