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Headlines for May 5, 2020


CTV News
Senate passes $9B suite of COVID-19 student aid measures

Senators were recalled to Ottawa on Friday, where after several hours of deliberation they passed the federal government’s $9-billion suite of student-focused COVID-19 supports, the third piece of emergency legislation since the pandemic shut down regular parliamentary sittings.

Students who collect emergency COVID-19 aid must attest they’re looking for work

Students who collect emergency financial aid will be required to confirm that they’re looking for summer work and will be connected with a government job bank to help employers struggling with shortages of labour.

The Toronto Star
Colleges and universities quietly preparing to take all classes online this fall amid COVID-19

Ontario colleges and universities hope students can attend classes on campus this fall — but professors have been told to prepare for online learning.

Students, experts call for explanation after York University suffers ‘extremely serious’ cyber attack

Students and digital security experts say York University must release more information about what the school calls an “extremely serious” cyber attack last week.

The Globe and Mail
Chancellor Martha Billes quits after University of Guelph divests from fossil fuels

Martha Billes, a well-known figure in Canadian business, has resigned as chancellor of the University of Guelph over the institution’s decision to divest itself from fossil fuels.

Canada will contribute $850 million to global fight against COVID-19: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said Canada is contributing over $850 million towards the global fight against COVID-19.

National Post
Tents and immunity testing: U.S. colleges weigh return to campus life

Classes in tents. Roommates assigned based on coronavirus antibody tests. Residences set aside for quarantined students. U.S. college life could look dramatically different when classes resume in the fall.

CTV News
Pattie Lovett-Reid: A little financial relief for students, but it isn’t enough…

As a parent you did your part. You worked hard to raise financially independent children.

Edmonton Journal
Keith Gerein: Amid a rotten 2020, U of A still best positioned to be province’s economic engine

Just as wines can have exceptionally good years, so, too, can public institutions. And for the University of Alberta, 2008 was about as good as it gets.

McMaster students now able to access 832K books through online library

McMaster University students and staff will be able to access roughly 832,000 books through a new partnership between the school and an online international library during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Work terms in short supply for MUN business students as pandemic progresses

Work terms for many students at Memorial University are being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving them anxious about their future careers.

Global News
Trent University provides $675,000 in emergency funding to students impacted by coronavirus

Trent University says it has provided $675,000 in emergency funding to more than 1,200 students who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Times Higher Education
University leader to podcast host: when a virus expert goes viral

Weekly broadcast from University of Toronto vice-president has captured the attention of thousands.

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