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Headlines for March 11, 2020


Global News
Coronavirus concerns prompt King’s University College to cancel trips abroad

King’s University College said concerns over the novel coronavirus have prompted the school to cancel all school-sanctioned travel outside Canada.

Halifax Today
Dal researchers asking for donations to support their work against the new coronavirus

Researchers at Dalhousie University working on vaccines, anti viral drugs and other elements of the new coronavirus are asking for financial support from the public to help fund their efforts.

Edmonton Journal
U of A researcher developing surgical mask to keep coronavirus at bay

A new surgical mask designed by an Edmonton researcher could help stem the ongoing coronavirus outbreak as the public continues to stockpile supplies.

The Hamilton Spectator
York University professors get $1.1M for coronavirus research

Three York University professors will receive more than $1.1 million in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) research funding over two years to examine issues of trust, stigmatization and social perceptions of risk.

The Chronicle Herald
Memorial University researcher receives funding to study Coronavirus spread

Dr. Peter Wang, an epidemiologist at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine, is one of three researchers on a team that received nearly $300,000 in funding to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

CTV News
Canada releases coronavirus guidelines on when to cancel major events

The Public Health Agency of Canada has posted guidelines aimed at helping event planners figure out whether to cancel mass gatherings of people as the federal government works to quell the potential spread of the novel coronavirus.

The National Post
Paul W. Bennett: Should we close schools during the coronavirus epidemic?

The global footprint of coronavirus is expanding and national governments, as well as regional school districts, are making the difficult decision to shut down schools. But while closing schools may be politically expedient, its effectiveness in curbing transmission is far from clear.

Does Ontario actually need a French-language university?

For four decades, members of Ontario’s francophone community have dreamed of having their own French-language university.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph starting 2 new scholarships to honour Iran plane crash victims

The University of Guelph will be establishing new scholarships in memory of two of its students who were killed earlier this year in Iran.

Ottawa Citizen
Chinese government’s Confucius Institute holds sway on Canadian campuses, contracts indicate

Chinese government’s Confucius Sonia Zhao had to lie, in effect, when she left China to teach Mandarin at an Ontario university.

Dramatic tuition fee hike recommended for local students at MUN

An influential planning committee within Memorial University is calling for a dramatic overhaul of tuition fees at MUN, including an end to a long-running government-encouraged fee freeze for Newfoundland and Labrador students.

The Georgia Straight
Equal pay for equal work eludes contracted faculty members at most B.C. colleges, teaching universities, and institutes

The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of B.C. wants to level the playing field for contracted faculty members at many B.C. colleges, teaching universities, and institutes.

The Fucrum
One in five U of O students report being sexually assaulted in 2017-18 year, provincial survey finds

The province’s Ministry of Colleges and Universities published the results of their Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey late last month, which is designed to highlight and address sexual violence on Ontario post-secondary campuses.

CTV News
Ryerson University must transfer withheld funding to student union, judge rules

Ryerson University has been ordered by an Ontario judge to transfer millions of dollars it has been withholding from the school’s student union.

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