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Headlines for March 13, 2020


Global News
Western University cancels classes, Fanshawe College remains open amid coronavirus pandemic

A new set of preventative measures amid the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 has students in London facing class cancellations.

CTV News
Universities in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge suspending classes over COVID-19 concerns

Post-secondary schools in Alberta are discussing options for students as the number of Covid-19 cases increases in the province.

Global News
Several Montreal schools closed on Friday due to coronavirus

Several Montreal-area schools announced on Thursday they will close their doors out of caution on Friday until further notice amid concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Ottawa Citizen
Carleton, uOttawa classes may move online as early as next week

Classes at Ottawa’s two main universities may be moving online as early as next week.

Global News
All University of Guelph classes to continue amid coronavirus pandemic

The University of Guelph says all of its operations, including classes, are continuing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manitoba post-secondary schools staying open, but taking steps to prevent COVID-19 spread on campus

U of Manitoba, U of Winnipeg, Brandon University and RRC won’t close yet, administrators say.

Windsor Star
St. Clair College, U of W consider online only learning because of virus concerns

The senior academic team at St. Clair College will present a plan for remote online learning to faculty on Friday as it prepares for the looming possibility that in-person classes will be cancelled because of COVID-19.

Global News
2 University of Regina student residents in self-isolating with ‘flu-like’ symptoms

Two University of Regina students are in quarantine after developing symptoms of flu-like symptoms, says a spokesperson for the university.

Global News
Canadian research team isolates novel coronavirus behind COVID-19

Researchers from Sunnybrook Research Institute and two Ontario universities have managed to isolate and grow copies of the new coronavirus that has caused the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic.

Global News
Calls for Nova Scotia schools and universities to close amid COVID-19 concerns

As schools and businesses across the country clamp down on travel in response to the surging coronavirus outbreak, many are calling on educational institutions in Nova Scotia to do the same.

‘We can’t flip a switch’: E-learning unlikely solution for all Canadian students if COVID-19 closes schools

Katie Dupuis, editor-in-chief of ParentsCanada magazine and mom to two school-aged children, says the Ontario government’s decision to close public schools for an extra two weeks after March Break because of the coronavirus pandemic will certainly pose a challenge for her and other parents.

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