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Headlines for Nov. 17, 2020


Calgary law school launches free legal service for Albertans facing debt crunch
A new program launched this month by a group associated with the law school at the University of Calgary is offering free legal help for Albertans who are facing mounting debt and looming foreclosures.

Global News
N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Eight new cases reported Monday, gargle test available for kids
New Brunswick reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the largest single-day increase in nearly a month.

CTV News
‘Schitt’s Creek’ star Dan Levy matching donations to U of A’s Faculty of Native Studies
Canadian actor Dan Levy is once again shining a spotlight on the University of Alberta, this time calling on people to donate to its Faculty of Native Studies.

The Toronto Star
Exam cancellations due to COVID-19 a bitter pill for pharmacy graduates anxious to launch their careers
Eric Tran was well on his way to starting his career as a pharmacist.

IT World Canada
SOTI launches SOTI Aerospace in collaboration with Ryerson University
Business mobility and IoT firm SOTI today announced a $20 million investment in Canada’s technology ecosystem to fund its new aerospace division, SOTI Aerospace, in the country. The company is doing so in a multi-year collaboration with Ryerson University which will support its research and development of aerial drone technology.

Corporate lobbyist and former Conservative aide appointed to University of Alberta post
A high-profile lobbyist with connections to past Alberta Conservative governments and involvement in a controversial effort to open a large private hospital in Edmonton has been named as the University of Alberta’s new vice-president of external relations.

Ottawa Citizen
University of Ottawa support staff ratify three-year deal
University of Ottawa support staff have signed a three-year agreement with the university after reaching a deal in late October that brought an end to a strike.

Global News
Strike averted at University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba Faculty Association has reached a tentative deal with their employer to avoid a potential strike.

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