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Headlines for May 25, 2020


Global News
CÉGEP & university students look to a fall semester online

CÉGEPs and universities across the province are increasingly looking to online courses for their fall 2020 semesters. What does this mean for students?

Global News
N.S. university professors to spend summer preparing for online teaching

Several universities have announced they are moving all in-person classes to online until 2021.

Algoma University balances budget with fewer students expected this fall

Algoma University says it has approved a balanced operating budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, even though the school is expecting a significant reduction in students this fall.

Calgary Herald
Opinion: COVID-19 exposes post-secondary performance-based funding

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly exposed the folly of performance-based funding schemes for post-secondary institutions as announced by both Alberta and Ontario governments.

CTV News
Can post-secondary students break their lease as classes move online?

As several colleges and universities in Ontario plan to move a large part of their fall semesters online, students who rent an apartment or house close to campus may be reconsidering the value of their investment.

Halifax Today
Universities lose out on summer residence bookings

Like other post-secondary schools in Canada, Saint Mary’s University in Halifax draws revenue from May-to-August visitor bookings for rooms in on-campus residences.

With students off-campus, Wyandotte Street West restaurants wonder how they’ll survive

The decision by the University of Windsor to stick with primarily online classes in the fall semester is a blow to the many businesses surrounding the campus.

Global News
Queen’s University masters student looking into tick and lyme disease to help eliminate misdiagnosis

Trying to measure the tick-bite “patient experience.”

Pandemic isolation takes on whole new meaning in a university dorm

When Laurent Francis Ngoumou was asked to check in on his fellow international students living in residence at Université Laval, the last thing he thought he’d hear was that people were going hungry.

Global News
Western University’s Homecoming 2020 goes virtual due to coronavirus

A London Ont., university is making arrangements to keep one of its traditions alive despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
Dalhousie University faculty raise concerns over shift to online teaching

University campuses across Canada will look very different this September.

Sault Star
Student emergency fund runs dry

An emergency fund created to help Algoma University students during the COVID-19 pandemic is out of cash.

Times Higher Education
Carleton University moves to mandate Indigenous teaching

National move to reconciliation tests boundaries of academic freedom, say some observers.

The Toronto Star
Canada’s spy agency is rethinking its role amid a growing demand for intelligence and increased threats

Canada’s domestic spy agency is rethinking its role amid growing demands for intelligence, increased judicial scrutiny and “dynamic” threats to the company.

These immigrant women are experts in their fields of science. Why aren’t they working in them?

They are engineers, doctors and scientists. They speak multiple languages. They have global work experience.

CIC News
Canada will accept incomplete study permit and PGWP applications

Some international students can’t submit all the required documents for their study permit or Post-Graduation Work Permit application, so Canada is keeping their files open until they can.

Now Toronto
U of T under pressure to remove Hong Kong police job postings

Canadian students are demanding post-secondary schools take down job recruitment ads over the force’s treatment of pro-democracy protestors.

Guelph Mercury
‘In what world is that OK?’: 13,000 sign petition to close U of Guelph’s Arkell research facility

A petition launched at the start of May to shut down an animal research facility has gathered over 13,000 signatures.

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