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Headlines for Nov. 26, 2020


Are universities doing enough to stop student spread of COVID-19?

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Nova Scotia’s central region, and with most of the new cases in the 18 to 35 age range, many are wondering about the role of universities in making sure students are following the Public Health guidelines.

Students burnt out by pandemic learning push more universities toward longer winter breaks

When McMaster University student Elisa Do learned last week that her school would be delaying the start of classes in January following the winter break, she felt a wave of relief.

Laurier researchers developing drug to prevent coronaviruses

A research team at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., has been working on an antiviral drug that could be used to prevent respiratory virus infections, like coronaviruses.

Global News
Coronavirus: University instructor designs device to adapt face shields to baseball hats

A senior engineering instructor at UBC’s Okanagan campus has a big desire to battle the coronavirus — from a mechanical engineering standpoint.

Holland College, UPEI plan for next semester amid uncertainty with Atlantic bubble

Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island are making plans for what happens when students return to school after the Christmas holiday.

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.

Nipissing University says COVID-19 outbreak now at 14 cases

Nipissing University says a COVID-19 outbreak involving its athletics centre has now grown to 14 cases.

Province reports 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday; 2 Dal students test positive

Nova Scotia recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest daily number since May 4.

B.C. assistant professors worried about faculty, student burnout from online learning

As the first semester of this post-secondary school year comes to an end, some B.C. university instructors say they are at their wits end when it comes to online teaching.

The Toronto Star
Her university expelled her after she attempted suicide, saying she had an ‘inability to self-regulate.’ Now she is fighting back

It started as a road trip with classmates from Trinity Western University’s Ottawa campus looking to take in the nightlife of Quebec City.

CTV News
Students call for end of Quebec’s ‘code of silence’ on campus sexual assault

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition calling for the end of what they call the “code of silence” for sexual assault on the campus of Quebec’s colleges and universities.

National Post
10/3 podcast: McGill student lawsuit alleges he faced anonymous sexual assault complaint

A lawsuit out of Montreal has revealed unorthodox procedures for dealing with sexual assault allegations on campus.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University urged to put more student beds ahead of seniors village

Trent University plans to develop a new seniors village housing project, on top of creating 700 new beds for students by adding to an existing structure as well as building more housing on campus.

Edmundston officer who laughed talking about Chantel Moore’s death must take Indigenous course

The lawyer representing Chantel Moore’s estate says the disciplinary actions ordered by the Edmundston police chief against Insp. Steve Robinson are “a good start” but the lawyer will also ask to have the New Brunswick officer suspended for a period without pay.

The London Free Press
This rocks! Western University student spots never-before-seen asteroid

A Western University astronomy student from Chatham, who’s been stargazing since he was a kid, has discovered an asteroid through remote access to a telescope in Spain.

How an assignment at Ryerson inspired Edward Burtynsky’s jaw-dropping industrial landscapes

Edward Burtynsky sees the world from a different vantage point than most of us — quite literally. The St. Catharines, Ont.-born photographer has spent decades taking bird’s-eye-view shots of tailings ponds, sawmills, potash mines, and garbage dumps.

The PIE News
Pearson PTE is a non-SDS stream in Canada

The Pearson’s PTE Academic exam is recognised by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as a Secure English Language Test that can be used for the country’s regular study permit application stream.

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