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Headlines for Nov. 20, 2020


Global News
Online learning spurred by pandemic takes toll on university students and teachers in Montreal

When Joe Bongiorno finishes his graduate diploma in journalism next spring, he won’t have set even one day in a classroom at Concordia University.

Calgary Herald
U of C students could face tuition hike for second consecutive year

University of Calgary students could pay hundreds of dollars more in tuition each semester in the coming academic year, administrators told students in a virtual town hall Wednesday.

The Globe and Mail
Scathing open letter takes issue with firing of Emily Carr University gallery’s director

A scathing open letter to the president and board of governors of Emily Carr University of Art + Design expresses concern about the future of the institution’s gallery after what it calls the sudden and ruthless dismissal of its long-time director.

Halifax Today
Mount Allison University says detailed plan to address sexual violence coming soon

Mount Allison University says it will release details of its plan to address sexual violence on campus in the coming days, following two weeks of criticism from current and former students.

Global News
USask’s Vido-InterVac nearing human clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Saskatchewan’s vaccine research team could start clinical trials in December or January.

National Post
Outbreak declared at Western University residence after eight students test positive

Public health officials have declared an outbreak at a Western University student residence in London, Ont., where eight people have tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 cases at McMaster University, Niagara College in Welland campus and HWDSB

A McMaster University employee, two Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) students and someone at Niagara College Canada in Welland have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

CTV News
VIU targets students in financial crisis with annual Giving Tuesday campaign

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) annual ‘Giving Tuesday’ campaign will direct its donations to students who are impacted financially and mentally by the COVID-19 pandemic this year.

Kamloops This Week
Amid pandemic, TRU offers virtual upgrading courses

Upgrading courses are free of charge and students can apply for an adult upgrading grant to cover the cost of ancillary fees and texts. There is also a $500 grant available for technology supports.

Global News
2020 Homecoming weekend quieter for Kingston police amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kingston police and city bylaw officers had a much easier and less costly Queen’s University’s homecoming weekend than in past years, largely due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

UW engineering students create smartphone camera zoom lens that keeps picture quality

A team of engineering students from University of Waterloo has invented a new type of smartphone camera lens called Scope, which will make zoomed in, blurry photos a thing of the past.

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