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Headlines for March 26, 2020


The Globe and Mail
‘The education world has been turned upside down’: Online learning may reshape the classroom

Online learning is poised to transform public education across the country as provinces and school boards scramble to complete the academic year – a paradigm shift that could reshape education long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Policy Options
As universities move classes online, let’s not forget the digital divide

A decision that helps most students will hurt the few who can’t afford the tech tools to keep up during the COVID-19 crisis. A fair system is needed.

The Globe and Mail
Student housing companies expanding despite pandemic

While COVID-19 may do lasting damage to restaurant and service industries, a Vancouver company that provides housing to students is experiencing an uptick in business.

Global News
Coronavirus: Students at York University residence told to go into self-isolation

All students living in a residence building at York University have been advised to go into self-isolation after an individual began exhibiting “some symptoms similar to those of COVID-19.”

The PIE News
“Five year recovery period” predicted for global student mobility

The mobility of international students could take up to five years to recover from the coronavirus pandemic across the world, as universities continue to grapple with the “extraordinary set of challenges” the crisis has created.

Global News
Athletics Canada issues lifetime ban to former Guelph track coach Dave Scott-Thomas

Former University of Guelph running coach Dave Scott-Thomas has been given a lifetime ban from track and field by Athletics Canada.

The Toronto Star
U of T, York cancel spring convocation due to COVID-19

The University of Toronto has cancelled all spring convocation ceremonies, previously scheduled for June 2-June 19, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

CTV News
Concordia University giving pass/fail option for courses among COVID-19 measures

In the middle of its first week of online courses, Concordia University notified students that they can choose between a pass/fail notation or a letter grade for their winter semester work in addition to other alterations to their school year that continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dalhousie research team prepares for clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine

A Dalhousie University researcher at the forefront of Canada’s quest to find a treatment for COVID-19 says human trials for a new vaccine could be only weeks away.

‘We’ve stepped up’: Manitoba researchers begin clinical trial with drug they hope can help in COVID-19 fight

University of Manitoba researchers are testing a potential treatment they hope will help fight COVID-19 — and they think they may have some results from their trial in as little as a month.

University of Calgary medical students quadruple province’s COVID-19 contact-tracing capacity

University of Calgary medical students and residents are helping fight the spread of COVID-19 on the front lines, and with their help the province has quadrupled its contact-tracing capacity.

Global News
Queen’s medical students make protective equipment for front-line health-care workers

Queen’s University medical students have started fashioning personal protective equipment for front-line health-care workers in Kingston’s hospitals in light of shortages created by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Windsor Star
UWindsor donates protective gear, ventilators to Windsor Regional Hospital

The University of Windsor has made several donations of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies — including two ventilators — to Windsor Regional Hospital in the fight against COVID-19.

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