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Headlines for Nov. 23, 2020


The Toronto Star
From increased academic stress to long waits for help, these graphics show how youth are struggling with mental health

The Star/Investigative Journalism Bureau filed dozens of freedom of information requests to better understand and measure mental health on the campuses of Canada’s colleges of universities.

The Telegram
Memorial University postpones return to campus scheduled this week

In a Sunday afternoon news release, Memorial University said it was postponing the return to campus for non-academic staff which was scheduled for this week.

Global News
2 Dalhousie University students confirmed positive for COVID-19

Dalhousie University announced Sunday that this weekend, Nova Scotia Public Health has informed them of two confirmed COVID-19 cases among their off-campus student community in Halifax.

UNB Saint John reports possible COVID-19 exposure to community members

The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus says members of its community may have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The Bow Valley Crag and Canyon
Second COVID case confirmed at Nipissing University

Nipissing University is reporting another case of COVID-19 involving a member of the school community.

Global News
Outbreak declared at Western University’s Perth Hall residency

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has declared a second outbreak at a Western University student residence.

CTV News
‘Better than we thought’: Early trials at Wilfrid Laurier University show antiviral drug can block two strains of coronavirus

A research team at Wilfrid Laurier University is reporting some promising initial results from laboratory testing of an antiviral drug.

Global News
University of Manitoba faculty ratifies wage agreement; strike off table for 2020

There will be no interruption to learning for students at the University of Manitoba — at least, not due to a labour dispute, for a few more months.

North Bay Nugget
Laurentian University: 60 Years of progress and perseverance

At the crossroads of culture, industry, art, science, and politics, Laurentian has grown from a humble and small institution over the last six decades to become Northern Ontario’s foremost university.

Kingston Whig Standard
Province commits infrastructure funding for Queen’s, other post-secondary schools

David Piccini, parliamentary assistant to the minister of colleges and universities and MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South, came to Kingston and Queen’s University on Friday afternoon to announce infrastructure funding of $4,351,800 in 2020-21 for Queen’s buildings.

North Bay Nugget
Funding to Trent University, Fleming College topped up for next three years

Trent University and Fleming College will each receive a “significant boost” in their provincial government funding over the next three years to help them cope in the COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Thomas Times Journal
Algoma U, Sault College capital projects get provincial boost

Earlier this month Ontario unveiled its budget which provides additional money for colleges and universities capital needs. Algoma University and Sault College are two of the recipients.

Carleton University student hopes to include anti-bias training in all fields of study

Some students and faculty members at universities in Ottawa are calling on administrators to require inclusion and diversity training for all students to help eliminate discrimination, even beyond graduation.

The Guardian
Atlantic Veterinary College launches new behaviour medicine service

The Atlantic Veterinary College has expanded the veterinary medical services it offers to include behaviour medicine.

Burnaby Now
Burnaby grad gives $1 million to empower female student-athletes

A graduate of Burnaby’s Simon Fraser University is giving back in an effort to empower female student-athletes.

Global News
U of A students in top 3 for international Shell competition on carbon emissions innovations

A group of Edmonton students who built an EcoCar and other technology surrounding it are up for an international prize, but they need your votes.

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