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Headlines for Nov. 19, 2020


Montreal Gazette
Students decry Polytechnique Montréal’s decision to hold in-person exams

The idea of sitting in a room with all their classmates for hours at a time adds an extra level of worry during an already stressful exam period.

The Record
Incoming UW president envisions ‘post-pandemic university’

The incoming president of the University of Waterloo seems tailor-made for the times we live in.

CTV News
UWindsor reports on-campus case of COVID-19

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit confirmed another member of the University of Windsor campus community has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Sudbury Star
Nipissing University reports case of COVID-19

A member of the Nipissing University school community has tested positive for COVID-19.

University of Windsor reports new on-campus COVID-19 case

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has confirmed another case of COVID-19 on campus at the University of Windsor.

CTV News
Researchers say saliva-based asymptomatic testing could ease strain on health system

Researchers at McMaster University are studying saliva-based testing procedures for COVID-19 that would allow for routine screening of asymptomatic individuals on a large scale, a strategy they say would alleviate the strain on Canada’s public health systems.

The Province
Self-quarantine takes a toll on Canadians’ mental health: UBC researchers

Asked to stand together by staying apart during the COVID-19 pandemic has many Canadians finding themselves falling apart.

Montreal Gazette
McGill University student sues school, newspaper, associations and accuser

According to the lawsuit, Declan McCool had to face a committee and defend himself against sexual assault allegations that were never explained to him.

McMaster review of anti-Black racism in athletics criticized for lack of accountability

Athletes who inspired McMaster’s review of racism in its athletics department, and a former task force member, have some criticisms about a report that acknowledged systemic anti-Black issues but did not hold any individuals accountable.

Black Female Coaching Mentorship program gives U of S Huskies track coach ‘a different perspective’

Long-time University of Saskatchewan Huskies track coach Mavis Dzaka is taking her her leaderships skills to the next level.

The era of cheap wind and solar has arrived, U of C researchers find

New University of Calgary research finds the cost of wind and solar power has dropped dramatically and is now on par with natural gas.

Global News
Health Matters: Edmonton nurse wins prestigious international award & new device can detect stroke

A new University of Alberta headband technology can detect stroke quickly and accurately.

The Toronto Star
‘We did the right thing:’ Medical journals are retracting columns on a Toronto newborn’s death after reviews conclude the findings were ‘unreliable’

Two Canadian medical journals are retracting columns about a seminal Toronto case that prompted health agencies around the world to caution against giving codeine to nursing mothers for pain relief.

CTV News
University of Windsor and the city partner to find unmarked burial site along waterfront

The City of Windsor is searching for an unmarked mass grave with the help of the University of Windsor.

National Post
University of Alberta research team poised to cure diabetes—again

Almost 20 years after a University of Alberta research group made medical history by improving on a treatment for diabetes, the same team is trying to do it again.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Redmen, Redbirds and the path to reconciliation

This week’s announcement that McGill will adopt the name Redbirds for its varsity men’s sports teams seals a victory over a manifestation of systemic racism at the university.

The Guardian
Beginning next year, highly skilled immigrants will have a new path to remaining in Newfoundland and Labrador

Highly skilled immigrants to Newfoundland and Labrador will gain a direct pathway to permanent resident status starting in 2021.

Times Higher Education
Graduate employability: top universities in Canada ranked by employers 2020

Canadian universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020.

Times Colonist
UVic students challenge new president to shed fossil-fuel investments

A group of University of Victoria students is welcoming their new president with the message that it’s time to withdraw the school’s investments from the fossil-fuel industry.

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