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Headlines for March 17, 2020


Globe and Mail
Universities order students in residences to leave, some stay back amid coronavirus crisis

The University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University ordered students in residence to leave as soon as possible to help slow the spread of COVID-19 on university campuses.

CBC News
University of Waterloo warns students and staff of COVID-19 phishing scam

Fake email addressed parents and guardians with an update from the Public Health Agency of Canada

Global News
University of Calgary member tests positive for coronavirus

A member of the University of Calgary community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the school announced Monday night.

CBC News
MUN students, faculty facing challenges in preparing for online courses, leaving residences

Biggest difficulty is courses are designed for face-to-face instruction, says political science prof

Global News
London student task force delivers groceries to those in self-isolation during coronavirus outbreak

A group of Western University students has launched a delivery task force in an effort to help those in self-isolation amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Global News
Peterborough’s first confirmed case of coronavirus at Trent University: president

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Peterborough area has been associated with Trent University’s campus in Peterborough, according to its top member.

CBC News
‘Where am I going to go?’ McMaster students scramble as COVID-19 concerns shut down residence

The school told students Tuesday morning they must move out by 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 21

CTV News – Kitchener
University students told to move out of residence as soon as possible

Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo and University of Guelph are asking students who live in school-operated residences to move as soon as possible.

Ottawa Citizen
uOttawa student found dead in on-campus residence, university president says

University of Ottawa president Jacques Frémont has appealed to troubled students to reach out to friends and professionals for emotional support after another sudden death on campus.

Global News
Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

As Canadian universities begin an unprecedented shift toward online classes, Nicole Mensour is experiencing the challenges the sudden plunge into digital learning creates for students.

Community Press
Queen’s asks students who can to go home, convocation likely cancelled

It appears that there will be no normal convocation ceremonies at Queen’s University this year unless the COVID-19 situation drastically improves in the next couple of months.

CTV News
Canada’s workforce having to adjust to working from home

As public community spaces, restaurants and bars temporarily shut their doors amid warnings from health officials trying to slow the spread of COVID-19, many Canadian workplaces are telling their employees to do their job from home.

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