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Headlines for May 28, 2020


Winnipeg Free Press
Universities steered toward post-pandemic life

Weeks after slashing millions in funding for universities and colleges, the province is now reimbursing post-secondary institutes with a $25.6-million fund.

Global News
Dalhousie students ‘appalled’ by upcoming 3-per-cent tuition hike amid pandemic

Students at Dalhousie University say the school’s decision to hike tuition by three per cent this upcoming year is another example of the university not listening to their concerns.

The PIE News
Quebec allows int’l students to study from abroad

Quebec’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES) “is ready to allow” international students who were forced to remain in their home country due to Covid-19 restrictions to begin their studies remotely this fall, according to local media.

The Hamilton Spectator
‘Up in the air’: Students worry about services, support ahead of online fall semester

With McMaster University announcing its decision to move its fall semester online in the wake of COVID-19, life (not) on campus is set to change for students.

Yukon University prepares for fall semester with more online learning

Yukon University is preparing for a very different fall semester this year, with many programs expected to be delivered entirely online and others possibly beginning late.

Global News
Coronavirus: University of Guelph hiring co-op students to help move fall courses online

The University of Guelph says it will be hiring 75 summer co-op students to help move courses online for the fall semester.

Hold your caps, pack your gowns: MUN postpones convocation for virtual celebration

For the class of 2020 at Memorial University, which is completing years of long days and late nights of study, there will be no hats to toss, no stage to walk across and no hands to shake.

The Sault Star
University grads celebrate online

With convocation delayed until fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Algoma University will mark the successes of its graduating students in the interim with a virtual celebration.

Regina Leader Post
Griffiths Stadium to receive $3M in funding for field, lighting upgrades as part of provincial stimulus

Griffiths Stadium on the University of Saskatchewan campus is receiving more than $3 million in upgrades as part of the province’s $7.5-billion stimulus package announced earlier this month.

CTV News
Toronto researcher who falsified scientific data wins medical licence back

An internationally known Canadian researcher stripped of her medical licence for falsifying scientific data and then trying to cover up her deceptions is being allowed to return to practise as a physician even though she remains barred from doing any research.

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