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Headlines for Nov. 24, 2020


The Globe and Mail
What’s the value of an education during the pandemic?

As my Monday lab comes to an end at 6 p.m., concluding my seventh-straight hour of staring at my computer screen alone in my room on Zoom, I can’t help but wonder if this is worth it.

The Toronto Star
They’ve graduated in Canada, but they need work experience to stay here. Thanks to COVID-19, ‘no one is hiring’

A little over a year ago, Shiva Montazeri proudly donned her graduation gown after finishing a master’s degree at Brock University, ready for the next step in her pursuit of permanent residence in Canada.

CTV News
Ontario university students and faculty say online learning is hurting educational experience

A survey of university students, faculty, and academic librarians in Ontario suggests that the shift to online learning has negatively affected the quality of their educational experience.

The Toronto Star
Without investment, universities and colleges heading for a crisis

Universities and colleges employ hundreds of thousands of people, educate and train over two million students annually and drive research that improves the lives of all Canadians.

The Toronto Star
Kyle was a young, aspiring lawyer with loving parents, but ‘inside he was crumbling.’ Now his family sees the warning signs they missed

He was 23. He spent the January afternoon filling out applications for graduate school. He had recently returned to his family’s home north of Toronto after a year teaching English in China. He had a driving test scheduled for the next day.

Canadian university students share their thoughts on romance in 2020

Read on for seven students’ perspectives on romance in 2020.

Bishop’s University shuts classes, monitors residences after COVID-19 reaches campus

Bishop’s University has decided to suspend the majority of on-campus activities after a spike in COVID-19 cases.

The Telegram
Cape Breton University expansion project garners support from Cape Breton MLAs, MPs

It will be a monumental task to collect some $80 million in funding to support a major expansion at Cape Breton University.

The Chronicle Herald
St. FX’s Coady Institute partners with celebrities, supporters to fundraise $1 million for Indigenous women’s initiative

St. Francis Xavier University’s Coady Institute is embracing a major milestone for the Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership initiative.

U of O strikes anti-racism action committee

The president of the University of Ottawa is promising change with the formation of a new committee in response to a public clash between some faculty and students over academic freedom and the use of the N-word in class.

CTV News
U of A students partner with not-for-profit to help kids with physical and mental challenges

An Edmonton playspace for kids with physical and mental challenges is now bringing in occupational therapy students to give more support to the children and their families.

Decision on winter university sport season coming this week

The future of second semester winter sports being played at universities in Atlantic Canada will be decided this week.

Alberta researcher gets award for COVID-19 mask innovation

Salt that crystallizes with sharp edges is the killer ingredient in the development of a reusable mask because any COVID-19 droplets that land on it would be quickly destroyed, says a researcher who is being recognized for her innovation.

Huffington Post
This COVID-19 Risk Decision Quiz Will Help You Decide If Seeing People Is Worth It

The COVID-19 Visit Risk tool was developed by doctors at Ryerson University.

The Hamilton Spectator
‘It’s like winning the lottery’: McMaster researcher aids in study on gene mutation that protects against disease

What do a group of mice in a San Francisco laboratory and just a handful of French-Canadian families in Quebec have in common?

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