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Headlines for Nov. 25, 2020


Researcher hopes Canada is better prepared for vaccine manufacturing in the future

Volker Gerdts, a leading vaccine researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, says Canada should focus on manufacturing vaccines domestically to better prepare for future events.

Times Higher Education
Canada takes new look at universities in its remote north

Indigenous peoples balance patience and autonomy with the lure of education and jobs.

The Toronto Star – This Matters
Generation Distress: Discussing the youth mental health crisis

Suicide is the second leading cause of death of young people in North America. The youth mental health crisis is exploding, with many crying out for help and often finding few resources or trouble accessing the help they need in a timely manner.

Halifax Today
N.B. university says student who criticized harassment policy will help lead reform

Mount Allison University says a student who criticized the school for failing to address harassment on campus will co-chair its new working group on sexual violence.

The Record
UW supersizes incoming class — and faces the strain

The University of Waterloo feared students would not enrol in September during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
Coronavirus: Saint Mary’s University confirms positive COVID-19 case

Saint Mary’s University in Halifax released a statement that a positive COVID-19 case was detected in a community member.

Global News
Outbreak declared after 6 from Nipissing University’s athletic community test positive for COVID-19

Public health officials have declared an outbreak after six members of Nipissing University’s athletic community tested positive for COVID-19.

Global News
Western University adding extra week to winter break

Western University students will be enjoying an extended winter break this year.

Winnipeg Free Press
U of M students push for alternative pandemic grading process

A forgiving grading system is the solution students at the University of Manitoba want to address the challenges of learning on a virtual campus this year.

Windsor Star
Student mental health struggles through pandemic issues

Whether in the elementary, high school or post-secondary phase of their education, more students are feeling anxious and stressed out as they negotiate their way through an unprecedented pandemic.

MAX 104.9
Nova Scotia cracks down on university party-goers after weekend bash with no masks

With strict new gathering limits in effect in the Halifax area, police have been granted new powers to issue tickets, which could prove expensive not just for the host, but for the party-goers themselves.

London Free Press
Western joins other schools in providing aid for foster kids leaving care

Western University is joining a growing number of Canadian schools providing help to Ontario teens who’ve outgrown foster care and face financial barriers continuing their education.

Global News
University student creates care package for families of school kids

University student Topaza Yu joins Global News Morning to discuss CovidPacs, a care package she’s created to make educational resources more accessible for families.

100 UBC students accused of cheating on math midterm

The University of British Columbia has launched an investigation after more than 100 entry-level math students were accused of cheating on their midterm exam several days ago.

Indigenous leaders fight for bigger role in new N.W.T. university

Indigenous leaders in the N.W.T. are asking for a bigger role in Aurora College’s transition into a polytechnic university.

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