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Headlines for May 7, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Ontario shelves plan for performance-based postsecondary funding, while Alberta pushes ahead

The Ontario government has temporarily shelved a plan to introduce performance-based funding for postsecondary institutions as it comes to grips with the economic and administrative destabilization caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post-secondary schools face rough autumn if pandemic keeps foreign students away

Having imagined coming to Canada since her teen years, Fabiana Costa was living her dream.

Financial Post
York University cyber attack looks like ransomware, says security expert/a>

Last week Toronto’s York University fell victim to what appears to be a ransomware attack, according to cybersecurity expert David Masson, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

CIC News
International students determined to study in Canada despite coronavirus

Survey shows most international students are determined to study abroad despite travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, though face-to-face study is preferable to online courses.

The London Free Press
Huron University College president, wife give $100,000 to help students

The head of a Western University affiliate college is helping support students hit hardest by the pandemic with $100,000 of his own cash.

The Chronicle Herald
Cape Breton University alumni association helps students affected by pandemic

The Cape Breton University Alumni Association has donated $50,000 to the CBU Perseverance: Student Relief Fund to help support students who are affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

National Post
Manitoba government offering more money for post-secondary students

The Manitoba government is temporarily boosting funding for scholarships and bursaries at colleges and universities.

Global News
Here’s how B.C. plans to reopen schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Parents and students are anxiously waiting for the news on how schools, from kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary, will begin to open again amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Post
Students start looking for summer work, with few options in usual places

Adam Brown lined up a job in March with a consulting firm in Edmonton. He just started there this week.

Global News
University of Regina students won’t be seeing tuition increase next year

University of Regina students won’t have to worry about a tuition increase in 2020-21 after the school’s operating budget was approved by its board of governors on Tuesday.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster University goes online to help first-year students connect amid COVID-19

Talk to people about their time at university and they may talk about something they learned in class. More likely, however, the first story they’ll tell will be about a party, a club, an event, friends or some activity outside the classroom.

Global News
Coronavirus: Western University face shield initiative sees production boost from General Dynamics

An initiative launched by Western University to design and produce face shields for frontline medical workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic is getting some big support from General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada.

More than 100 students still living on campus at Laurentian University in Sudbury

Before restrictions were imposed because of COVID-19, Hemliss Eloïse Konan had plans for how she’d spend her summer in Sudbury.

Global News
U of C study aims to create support program for families of first responders

Researchers at the University of Calgary are looking to help create an intervention support program for the families of first responders.

Regina Leader Post
U of S bat ‘super immunity’ study may explain how bats carry coronaviruses

Research by a University of Saskatchewan team into how bats carry a strain of the coronavirus could offer insight into how similar viruses jump to humans.

The Chronicle Herald
Atlantic University Sport officials planning for games this fall but know that could change in a time full of uncertainties

The organization governing university sport in Atlantic Canada is in a holding pattern.

Edmonton Journal
Cancer treatment developed at U of A heading for human drug trials

A new cancer treatment developed at the University of Alberta is heading for human trials in three Canadian cities by the end of 2020, including in Edmonton.

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