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Headlines for May 8, 2020


Global News
As pandemic progresses, Maritime universities plan for all possibilities next semester

As the high school year comes to an end, guidance counsellors and recruitment staff report that Grade 12 students are feeling more anxious than usual about attending college or university in the fall.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
‘An unprecedented time’: U of S implements tuition freeze for 2020-21 school year

Addressing what it calls “an unprecedented time for members of our campus community,” the University of Saskatchewan says a tuition freeze has been implemented for a majority of its programs in the 2020-21 academic year.

Global News
Good first step, but Manitoba needs to do more for post-secondary students: UMSU prez

A recent announcement by the Province of Manitoba about more funding to a bursary program for post-secondary students is a step in the right direction, but more support is needed to help students get through the COVID-19 pandemic, says the university’s student president.

Universities, college bracing for empty classrooms this fall

Post-secondary institutions in Ottawa are struggling to plan for the fall term as the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten enrolment.

Global News
Coronavirus: McMaster University, Mohawk College await word on plans for September

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Hamilton’s post-secondary institutions are grappling with what September will look like on campus.

Global News
No in-person classes for Fleming College in September, Trent University exploring options

In light of COVID-19 safety restrictions, Global News has learned that Fleming College in Peterborough, Ont. will not be holding in-person classes for the month of September, though a decision hasn’t been made about the remainder of the semester. Meanwhile, Trent University is still exploring options, both virtually and in-person.

Vancouver Sun
Douglas Todd: COVID-19 lockdown triggers foreign-student flight from Canada

Jenny Kwak, an international student from South Korea, remembers in March how four of five young people in her university dorm packed their luggage and just disappeared.

Times Colonist
Restart plan: Most classes expected to resume in September

A limited number of B.C. students could return to the classroom in June as part of a “dry run,” but kindergarten to Grade 12 classes won’t fully resume until September, the premier said Wednesday.

My Prince George Now
CNC and UNBC partnering with Mastercard Foundation in response to COVID-19

Four British Columbian post-secondary institutions, including CNC and UNBC in Prince George, are partnering with Mastercard Foundation to find solutions to some of the issues posed by COVID-19.

North Bay Nugget
City’s economy could lose millions, report warns

Canadore College and Nipissing University could lose a combined nearly $5.5 million in tuition revenue should international student enrolment drop by half this coming school year, a Northern Ontario think tank projects.

Financial Post
Diane Francis: University takes dimwitted stand against prosperity by divesting from oil stocks

The University of Guelph’s grandstanding move to divest its endowment portfolio of fossil fuel stocks is an insult to Canada and its critically important oil and automotive sectors.

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