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Headlines for March 3, 2020


University World News
Stress and isolation behind rising student suicides

What the late essayist Al Alvarez dubbed “the Savage God” has exacted a terrible price at the University of Ottawa in Canada: five suicides in the past 10 months. Over the past few years, universities across Ontario have grappled with similar numbers: four at Waterloo in southwestern Ontario in 2018 and four at the University of Toronto between 2018 and 2019.

The Fulcrum
U of O students, profs confront administration on mental health at town hall

Students, professors and staff crowded into Tabaret Hall on Thursday night to discuss the mental health crisis University of Ottawa president Jacques Frémont acknowledged earlier this month, with several attendees expressing frustration over Frémont’s absence at the town hall hosted by the administration.

Edmonton Journal
Watching, wiping and waiting: How our institutions are protecting us from coronavirus

As the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads, you will be increasingly unwelcome in public with a cough or the sniffles as transit users and shoppers are actively avoiding people with respiratory symptoms.

The Canadian Press
Canadians at forefront of COVID-19 research as SARS outbreak informs response

The potential for a worldwide pandemic has kept scientists in Canada at the ready and placed them at the forefront of the global response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, several prominent researchers say.

The PIE News
APAIE 2020 postponed due to global impact of COVID-19 outbreak

Due to be held in Vancouver on March 22-26, the Asia Pacific Association for International Education conference will now be held in the same venue in the Canadian city in March 2021.

Niagara Falls Review
McMaster University student tests negative for coronavirus

A McMaster University student in self-isolation with flu-like symptoms does not have the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Guardian
UPEI student concerned about returning to China amid COVID-19 outbreak

A UPEI student had a lucky break when he returned from study abroad to visit family in P.E.I. for Christmas.

Personal information of students, faculty, alumni leaked in SFU ransomware attack

Simon Fraser University says the personal information of students, faculty, staff and alumni was exposed Thursday following a ransomware attack.

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