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Headlines for Nov. 13, 2020


Mount Allison University students speak out against campus sexual violence
Students at Mount Allison University in N.B. say they’re being silenced when reporting sexual violence on campus and are pushing for concrete change from university officials.

Global News
Mount Allison University president responds to sexual violence concerns
Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. has released an action plan addressing sexual violence concerns that have come to light recently.

COVID’s impact on lab-based research and future grad work in Canada
In early 2020, the spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 virus — and the COVID-19 disease it causes — set off a global pandemic, where governments around the world reacted by implementing social distancing and quarantining measures as well as a mass shutdown of all services deemed nonessential.

The Walrus
A Lonely Year on Campus
Tuning in to lectures from bedrooms and basements, students face an isolating postsecondary experience. But many still see hope.

The Globe and Mail
The pandemic unveiled real impact of anti-Black racism
In this paper, I will provide a brief description of pandemics, but paying particular attention to COVID-19 and its impact on Black communities in Canada.

CTV News
Carleton University delays start of winter term to provide ‘a longer rest’
Carleton University is delaying the start of the winter term by a few days.

Atlantic bubble rules lead to new schedules for some N.S. universities
Universities across Nova Scotia are making changes to their calendars as it looks more and more like the Atlantic bubble won’t burst in time for the holidays.

University professors feeling overwhelmed by move to online teaching
University professors are “completely overwhelmed” by changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, says the president of the organization that represents them.

Pharmacy grads in limbo after certification exam postponed again
Members of Ontario’s 2020 graduating class of pharmacists are facing another delay in their certification after finding out at the last minute that their final exam has again been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Globe and Mail
Creative ways Canada’s business schools are revamping leadership courses for the COVID era
Since 2004, a week-long leadership retreat in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains has been a popular elective for business students at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.

400 protest sexual violence and how it’s dealt with at Mount Allison University
About 400 people gathered at Mount Allison University on Thursday to demand change after hundreds of students, past and present, shared their stories of assault.

Calgary Herald
U of C introduces new suicide prevention framework to support students in need
The University of Calgary has launched a new suicide awareness program after a spring 2019 survey revealed nearly 90 per cent of students reported feeling overwhelmed.

CTV News
So-called ‘fight club’ at McGill University really happened, and students say COVID life is to blame
For many people, life in the pandemic feels like a big social experiment, but for only a few people—namely, a group of Montreal students—has it literally turned into Lord of the Flies.

London Free Press
Western council joins call for more federal COVID aid for students
Western University’s student council is joining other Canadian student unions to call for more federal financial help for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
Montreal researchers make Chronic Fatigue Syndrome discovery
A discovery by Montreal researchers is expected to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), better known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

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