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Headlines for May 26, 2020


National Post
Universities aren’t planning cuts to tuition to compensate for online classes during COVID-19 pandemic

As university students look towards the fall and their return to classes, there’s a decent chance they’ll be trying to learn from the same spot they’ve spent the summer: sitting on the couch.

CTV News
How the pandemic impacted post-secondary students’ work placements

Co-op placements, internships, practicums and residencies are valuable forms of work experience for post-secondary students in Canada. But for this year’s students, COVID-19 has put a halt to many of these opportunities.

The PIE News
Canada accepts incomplete PGWP applications

In light of the restrictions currently in place under Covid-19, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has said it would accept applications for study permits and post-graduate work permits even if some documents are missing.

MUN Offering Ten-Week Spring Semester to Graduating High School Students

Students graduating high school this year are facing some unique challenges created by the pandemic situation and some measures are now in place to help high school students entering Memorial University in the fall.

Edmonton Journal
U of A plans to save up to $120 million in restructuring plan following government funding cuts

The University of Alberta is planning a massive restructuring that could save up to $120-million as the school continues to cope with hundreds of millions of dollars in lost government funds.

Global News
McMaster University says 2020 fall semester will be online

McMaster University has announced its plans for the fall semester.

Edmonton Journal
Concordia University of Edmonton joins NAIT in announcing fall semester will be mostly virtual

Most of Concordia University of Edmonton’s fall semester courses will be delivered online, the school announced Monday, following a similar announcement from NAIT last week.

Global News
University of Alberta cancels summer camps, others going ahead with modifications

Summer camps are releasing their modified plans for the coming months, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
USask researchers expect human clinical trials for vaccine in the fall

University of Saskatchewan’s VIDO-InterVac team has seen promising results in their clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

CTV News
Ontario researchers developing ‘biological mask’ to prevent COVID-19 infections

A new research program led by a Wilfrid Laurier University professor is aiming to help health-care workers harness their own immune systems to protect them from COVID-19.

Regina students delivering garden kits during pandemic to foster food security

Lots of people are in their gardens this time of year, but others don’t know how to start their own or what to do one they have it started.

Regina Leader Post
‘Choir is my community:’ U of R choirs join to create virtual performance

For Alex Clarke, singing in a choir is about much more than music.

U of Manitoba midwife program slated to start next year

The University of Manitoba is set to deliver a new bachelor’s degree program in midwifery starting in 2021, with a special focus on Indigenous practices to address the need for midwives in northern, remote communities.

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