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Headlines for March 6, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Canadian universities plan for video lectures, remote exams if coronavirus epidemic worsens

Two of Canada’s largest universities are developing contingency plans to hold lectures via video conference and administer exams remotely if the spread of the novel coronavirus prompts calls to cancel public gatherings.

McMaster asks instructors to consider online teaching options over COVID-19 fears

McMaster University is asking instructors to start considering delivering lessons online as the school continues to monitor the outbreak of coronavirus.

Global News
University of Calgary suspends overseas travel because of coronavirus risk

The University of Calgary has suspended travel for all students and non-academic staff to several countries overseas until September as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.

Global News
Ontario campus study finds Queen’s University has 2nd highest rate of reported sexual harassment

A two-year study into sexual violence on Ontario university campuses has come to an end, unveiling shocking results.

The National Post
Academics say Indigenous perspectives still lacking in Canadian STEM studies

In order to learn about how Canada’s Indigenous astronomers see the skies, Caroline Ormrod had to look overseas.

Global News
University of Lethbridge cuts 42 positions following Alberta budget

Over the past week, the University of Lethbridge cut its workforce by 42, laying off 19 employees across different departments and confirming 23 retirements and resignations.

Max 104.9
More doctors and nurses on route to N.S. after funding announcement

Nova Scotia is funding 12 new spaces at Dalhousie medical school and 70 first-year nursing spots in Sydney and Yarmouth.

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