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Headlines for May 21, 2020


Niagara Falls Review
Brock University, Niagara College to address COVID-19 impact

The presidents of both Brock University and Niagara College will discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the institutions during a Thursday webinar.

Huffington Post
Ontario Puts Off Controversial Post-Secondary Funding Conditions

Ontario has deferred the deadline for colleges and universities to sign onto a significant and controversial change to their provincial funding.

CTV News
Ontario to defer student loan payments until end of September due to pandemic

Ontario will be deferring student loan payments and holding interest until the end of September.

North Bay Nugget
Students, schools at impasse over tuition

How will post-secondary students be able to come up with tuition in the coming year?

Live Wire Calgary
University of Calgary will waive fees for some on-campus services in upcoming year

University of Calgary students concerned about paying for inaccessible service due to COVID-19 got some relief this week.

Max 104.9
International students at CBU want tuition rebate for fall semester

Some international students at Cape Breton University are calling for lower tuition, now that the university has as announced all fall classes will be online only.

Global News
Coronavirus: University of Saskatchewan sees increase in spring, summer course enrolments

The University of Saskatchewan has seen more students enroll in spring and summer courses. There has been a 16 per cent increase in spring and summer enrolments compared to last year.

Enrolment for online summer courses up at some N.S. universities

While COVID-19 forced post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia to temporarily shut down in-class learning back in March, some universities are seeing a spike in the number of students who have enrolled in online summer courses.

The Record
Life is quiet during pandemic for those still living in residence at University of Waterloo

There was a three-day stretch when Aruna Mahadeo didn’t run into one other person on the University of Waterloo campus.

The Chronicle Herald
International students ‘financially struggling,’ demand lower tuition fees amid pandemic

With COVID-19 pushing Nova Scotia universities to deliver some, if not all, of their course content online in the upcoming fall semester, some international students in the province are suggesting they should get a break on tuition.

The Guardian
Charlottetown council gives its approval to proposed nine-storey UPEI residence

Charlottetown city council recently gave its approval to a nine-storey student residence that will be built on the UPEI campus.

The Telegram
Cape Breton University investigating substantial development of Tartan Downs site

Cape Breton University is looking to turn the former Tartan Downs site into a ‘modern neighbourhood’ with affordable housing, student housing, community inclusion characteristics and commercial features.

Global News
University of Lethbridge to offer primarily online classes for the fall

The University of Lethbridge announced on Tuesday that it plans to offer primarily online courses in the fall.

Global News
Dalhousie, UKings move all courses online until January

Several Nova Scotia universities have made final decisions to move all fall term courses online as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The Chronicle Herald
Université Sainte-Anne still sorting out what learning will look like in fall because of COVID-19

Université Sainte-Anne administrators are cautiously optimistic about the resumption of operations for the fall semester but are also cautioning students that because of the COVID-19 pandemic some learning could still have to happen online.

Race was a factor in uOttawa carding incident, report finds

A report commissioned by the University of Ottawa’s human rights office has found that race played a role in a black student being stopped by security while entering his residence.

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