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Headlines for May 13, 2020


CBC – The National
Students to start university without the promise of campus life

Students who were looking forward to first-year university are coming up against the new reality that most classes will likely be held online, crushing plans to revel in the campus experience.

Global News
How COVID-19 is affecting Canadian post-secondary students

Statistics Canada surveyed over 100,000 Canadian post-secondary students and asked them how COVID-19 is disrupting their lives.

Global News
67% of Canadian students worry they won’t get a job due to COVID-19: StatsCan

Tiolúwani Aderibigbe recently finished an undergraduate degree in global development at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.

CTV News
Cash-strapped post-secondary students considering dropping out, survey finds

Universities have been announcing plans to move classes online this fall, but there’s another question, too: how many students will still be taking those classes.

As U.S. Closes Door On International Students – Canada Welcomes Them

The Washington Post recently reported that 65 percent of Americans support a temporary halt on nearly all immigration during the corona virus outbreak, with only 34 percent opposed.

University World News
CA$9 billion pandemic support package for students unveiled

The Canadian government is relaxing the rules governing how many hours and where international students can work, as part of a CA$9 billion (US$6.4 billion) package of measures to help post-secondary students during the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eastern Ontario universities move toward more online courses in fall

Local university students are learning more about what the courses they’ll soon be registering for may look like in the fall as officials grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
Coronavirus: UBC to offer online instruction for larger classes in fall term

The University of British Columbia says it will offer online instruction for larger classes during the fall 2020 term, while some smaller classes will be conducted in person, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

National Post
Some Canadian universities say fall classes will be offered primarily online

Lingering uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting some Canadian post-secondary students to reconsider their plans for the fall, even as more schools announce strategies to navigate evolving health and safety measures.

MUN moving to remote courses until winter, with exemptions to medicine, pharmacy, nursing

Memorial University’s senate met on Tuesday to discuss delaying on-campus instruction until early next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Telegram
Calgary post-secondaries considering online course models when it comes to fall semesters

Red Deer College students are among the first in Alberta to learn their courses will be delivered online this fall as the province’s post-secondary institutions assess when a return to campuses might be possible under ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

N.B. universities and colleges prep for blend of online teaching and classroom instruction

New Brunswick’s post-secondary institutions are working on their teaching plans for September despite a long list of unknowns.

Regina Leader Post
U of R plans to keep all classes online for fall semester

With no date on when Saskatchewan will be free of COVID-19 restrictions, the University of Regina is planning to run all fall 2020 classes online.

Sask. universities planning for remote classes this fall

The University of Saskatchewan is planning for a “primarily remote approach to program delivery” for the upcoming fall semester.

Cape Breton University moving to online-only classes this fall

Cape Breton University will be offering all of its classes online this fall, making it the first Nova Scotia university to announce a full move to virtual learning amid COVID-19.

Fall classes will be online for 2 Quebec universities

McGill University and the University of Montreal have informed staff and students that most courses for the fall semester will move online.

CBC – The Current
The Current for May 12, 2020

Some Canadian universities have announced that courses will be primarily taught online in the fall — but tuition won’t change. How is that sitting with students?

Ottawa Citizen
Carleton, uOttawa unveil plans for online learning for fall semester

Carleton and the University of Ottawa are preparing for a fall semester that will likely be delivered mostly online as the schools grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
Fall classes will mostly be done online amid COVID-19, some Canadian universities say

Lingering uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting some Canadian post-secondary students to reconsider their plans for the fall, even as more schools announce strategies to navigate evolving health and safety measures.

The Peterborough Examiner
Students look to aid as summer jobs disappear

Like countless students across the country, Brandon Amyot’s summer work plans have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
Three Queen’s employees placed on temporary leave due to COVID-19

Three employees the work in student residences placed on temporary leave at Queen’s University.

Global News
Manitoba universities, colleges laying off staff amid provincial funding cuts

Manitoba universities and colleges are laying off staff as they grapple with funding reductions from the province amid COVID-19.

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