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Headlines for June 9, 2020


Sask. student co-hosts online youth network to give teens a place to talk

A Saskatchewan university student is trying to help teenagers cope with isolation, stress and other mental health problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sudbury Star
LU reopening labs for researchers

Laurentian University is reopening some of its labs to support researchers and graduate students.

The Guardian
P.E.I. government reopens fund to assist international students, non-profits

A provincial relief fund originally intended to support those who fell through the cracks of other government relief funds will be rebooted to provide more support to international students and non-profit organizations.

The Guardian
Up in the air: COVID-19 has left future studies on the East Coast in question for international students

Instead of finishing their school years in class, students across Atlantic Canada handed in their final assignments at home due to COVID-19.

The Logic
Ryerson cyber-policy group calls for law preventing employers and businesses making contact-tracing apps mandatory

Canadian employers should be able to require that staff download a contact tracing app before returning to work, about half the respondents to a new survey say.

Vanier Cup among national U Sports championships cancelled because of COVID-19 pandemic

Canadian university sport fall national championships are being cancelled in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Windsor Star
University of Windsor group raising funds to help bail out protestors in Detroit

A group of students at the University of Windsor have stepped up to raise funds to help bail out protestors in Detroit.

National Post
Student leader who ran for Manitoba Liberals apologizes for blackface

A student leader who was a candidate for the Manitoba Liberals in last year’s provincial election apologized Monday after a photograph surfaced of him wearing blackface at a Halloween party.

Newstalk 610 CKBT
Brock University issues statement after research paper causes uproar

A renowned international chemistry journal is apologizing for publishing an article written by a Brock University professor, amid accusations of racism and sexism.

The Toronto Star
China’s foreign interference likely ‘widespread’ in Canada, says author of new report

A comprehensive new report has mapped out the structures, methods and effects of what it calls China’s global foreign interference system.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S union surprised by attempt to force contract vote

The union representing University of Saskatchewan administrative workers was “blindsided” by the institution’s attempt to force a vote on its final contract offer, says the union’s president.

Edmonton Journal
U of A professor says she was dismissed over views that biological sex trumps transgender identity for policy decisions

A University of Alberta associate professor says she was dismissed from an administrative role over her views that transgender identity doesn’t trump biological sex for policy decisions.

CTV News
Dr. Lesley Brown no longer provost at Calgary’s Mount Royal University

A couple weeks after the school laid off several dozen of its employees, Mount Royal University is parting ways with its provost and academic vice-president.

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