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Headlines for May 4, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Canadian universities work to mitigate financial threat posed by coronavirus

Laurentian set off a domino effect in mid-March as the first Canadian university to shut down in-person classes.

CTV News
Carleton University concerned fall enrollment may drop due to COVID-19

Carleton University is concerned the COVID-19 pandemic will impact student enrolment in the fall.

The Sault Star
Student emergency fund tops $100,000

Donations topping $100,000 are helping cash-strapped Algoma University students ride out the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Telegram
Memorial University still considering options for course delivery in fall semester

It will be full steam ahead for Memorial University this fall, with full access to academic programs being delivered, but just how is still up in the air.

Post-secondary stakeholders in Nova Scotia seek financial aid

A coalition of unions and a group representing students, staff and faculty at Nova Scotia’s universities and community colleges is looking for increased financial support from the federal and provincial governments amid COVID-19.

University World News
Crisis shows student services are ‘essential services’

It is week six of the COVID-19 shutdown in Canada and there is no shortage of people for whom to feel compassion: those who have lost loved ones, those who have lost jobs, those who are working in the healthcare sector and others designated ‘essential’ by respective provincial governments.

The PIE News
Canada’s international students “left out” of support package

The House of Commons in Canada has fast-tracked and passed a series of student-focused Covid-19 support measures that will allow eligible post-secondary students to claim $1,250 a month from May to August to mitigate the impact of losing summer jobs. However, international students will not be able to avail of the funding.

Times Higher Education
Most internationally mobile students ‘not deterred by pandemic’

Most would-be international students do not intend to let the pandemic scupper their goal of obtaining foreign qualifications, a survey has found.

The Globe and Mail
How new grads can enter the new virtual world of work

Businesses around the world are in the middle of a massive work-from-home experiment.

The Sault Star
Contact North tutors Algoma U on online teaching

Algoma University is teaming up with a long-time deliverer of distance education to develop online courses for its students for the spring and summer terms.

Montreal AI lab develops ‘privacy-first’ contact tracing app to track COVID-19 cases

If you use the Bluetooth on your phone, so far it’s probably been for the usual reasons, like connecting to a speaker, earbuds or your car’s stereo.

‘Ground glass’ to opaque: How CT scans and X-rays can help predict presence of coronavirus

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are compiling CT scans and chest X-rays from around the world to create a global dataset aimed at helping physicians determine the best treatment courses for people with COVID-19.

Pandemic hub: Meet the Ottawa researchers investigating COVID-19

Ottawa researchers are contributing to our collective knowledge of COVID-19 — from pushing forward vaccine development to learning how the virus is changing our economy.

Ottawa Citizen
Virtual archeology museum opens at Queen’s University

A forgotten museum highlighting objects collected from excavations in ancient Jericho and Dhiban and briefly set up at Queen’s University in the 1950s has made a return, if only virtually, to the university.

The Globe and Mail
Among the many things we’ll reconsider after COVID-19: Do we really need lab animals?

The basic model for testing vaccines is much the same as for any drug: conduct animal trials first, then, if deemed safe and possibly effective, human trials next.

Guelph Mercury
‘Their screams will haunt us forever’: Alleged video from U of Guelph swine facility raises concerns

A video posted to Facebook has raised concerns about the way animals are treated at the University of Guelph’s Swine Research Facility on Arkell Road.

The Timmins Daily Press
Union calls on Laurentian to save Thorneloe programs

Budget problems lead to cancellation of theatre and film programs.

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