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Headlines for Nov. 10, 2020


Global News
Coronavirus may have boosted Canadian trust in scientists, survey finds
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic may have boosted failing public trust in science and scientists, a new survey has found.

How the pandemic has disrupted the lives of international students in Canada
With the traditional education-to-citizenship route disrupted, COVID-19 has thrown the future of international students in Canada into uncertainty.

The Tyee
On the Path to Permanent Residency, Migrant Students Are Running Out of Road
Rigid permit requirements during the pandemic are hurting former international students in Canada’s immigration system, advocates say.

Edmonton Journal
Prominent U of A neuroscientist dies from COVID-19 after outbreak at Edmonton General
A prominent University of Alberta neuroscientist renowned for his work with biomedical devices has died from COVID-19.

What AI College Exam Proctors Are Really Teaching Our Kids
Universities are digitally spying on students to make sure they don’t cheat on online tests. A whole generation could be learning to tolerate surveillance.

Vancouver Sun
Western students fighting anti-cheat software claim partial win
Students fighting use of the controversial anti-cheating software Proctortrack at Western University are claiming partial victory.

‘Unknown zone’: Which international students can come back to Ontario?
When Yigit Ozcelik heard that the border would be open to international students in October, he was excited, but the verdant lawns at the University of Toronto still felt unreachable to him in Istanbul.

‘Indigenize This’ article by Saint Mary’s University professor shocks Mi’kmaw family
Paula Marshall was appalled when she read the article, Indigenize This, written by John MacKinnon, a philosophy professor at Saint Mary’s University.

UNBC professor opens up about multiple sclerosis after living quietly with diagnosis for years
Rheanna Robinson’s resumé is impressive: she’s a professor of First Nations Studies at University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George and advises the university’s president on Indigenous issues.

Global News
HEC study finds bright spots amid the gloom for organized sports during coronavirus pandemic
When asked by interviewers to compare the pandemic’s arrival to an earthquake, the average participant in interviews ranked it an eight out of 10.

Corporate Knights
How do Canada’s business undergrad programs rank on sustainability?
As in the MBA scorecard, the top performers in a Corporate Knights ranking of 10 undergraduate programs in Canada make express commitments to sustainability.

Engineer who designs gels to mimic human tissues wins Canada’s top science prize
University of Toronto professor Molly Shoichet wins $1 million Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal.

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