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Headlines for May 27, 2020


CTV News
Post-secondary students call for tax credit to cover online learning costs

Attending post-secondary classes this fall will most likely be quite different than what students are used to due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The London Free Press
Western University community floods Ivey Business School’s new online entrepreneur class

COVID-19 may have stalled much of the world’s economy, but members of Western University’s worldwide community have proved they are eager to learn about entrepreneurship.

The Hamilton Spectator
Fall university sports going … going

Fewer than 100 days from now, McMaster University’s football team is supposed to kick off the defence of its Yates Cup championship with a home game against Queen’s.

The Record
University of Waterloo professor wins coveted research grant for work on global food systems

A University of Waterloo food security expert was awarded one of Canada’s most coveted research prizes for her work on global food systems.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Landlords worry about finding student tenants for fall as classes go online

A landlord in Saskatoon is concerned that tenants will be hard to find in the fall if University of Saskatchewan students opt to stay at their family homes while taking classes online.

U of C has no money for city’s $255M field house project

A planned $255-million, multi-sport field house being planned by the City of Calgary will not be getting any money from the University of Calgary.

Plan from Hamilton researchers aims to help province test 8 times more COVID samples

While Ontario has failed to reach its goal of testing 20,000 individual COVID-19 samples a day, Dr. David Bulir has had one question in the back of his mind — why isn’t the province combining samples and testing them at once?

Global News
Coronavirus: Alberta students host electronics drive for isolated seniors, vulnerable populations

A group of students from the University of Calgary is looking to help combat isolation by connecting seniors and vulnerable populations through electronics amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The London Free Press
COVID-19: King’s social work students keep helping ‘in the trenches’ with remote placements

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, officials at King’s University College considered shutting down the internships for their social work students. Instead, the college officials chose to offer the students a vital — and unique — experience.

The Chronicle Herald
Dalhousie Student Union food bank stays open to community despite challenges brought by COVID-19

Every Monday and Thursday, dozens of people line up outside the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) building on Seymour Street.

Canada Opens Door To International Students While U.S. Shuts It

The Canadian government thinks international students should study at Canadian universities rather than in the United States. Unfortunately for U.S. universities, so does the Trump administration.

CTV News
UNB board votes to strip name from law faculty building over links to slavery

The University of New Brunswick is stripping George Duncan Ludlow’s name from its law faculty building in Fredericton because of connections to slavery and the abuse of Indigenous people.

Global News
New University of Alberta president proposes major restructuring

University of Alberta president-elect Bill Flanagan says a major funding shortfall by the Alberta government has prompted the school to start restructuring now.

Incoming University of Alberta president wants 10,000 more students by 2025

The University of Alberta’s incoming president plans to substantially increase student enrolment to offset a drop in provincial government funding.

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