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Headlines for Nov. 3, 2020


Times Higher Education
Covid gives Canada harsh lesson in foreign student dependence
Gravy train is derailing after years of steady cuts in provincial support.

Ottawa Citizen
Dolansky: Why the humanities are a good choice for university-bound students
Fellow parents of grade 12 students: Anxiety is something that we’re all struggling to live with these days, but if your teen is graduating from high school this year, you may be dealing with even more soul-searching, gut-wrenching stress – theirs, but also your own.

National Post
B.C. Supreme Court to decide if human rights complaint against UBC Okanagan stands
A judge reserved his decision Monday on whether to quash a human rights tribunal decision after hearing arguments from lawyers for the University of British Columbia and a former student who alleges the school mishandled her sexual assault complaint.

The Toronto Star
Independent panel will decide if controversial college gets university status, Doug Ford says
As accusations swirl of cosy relations between the Progressive Conservatives and Charles McVety, Premier Doug Ford insists an independent panel will determine whether the controversial evangelist’s college will get university status.

The Logic
Universities, startups seek Ottawa’s backing for national quantum strategy
A group of universities and startups is calling for the federal government to implement a national quantum strategy to help the nascent sector grow in Canada, as the U.S., China and other countries invest billions in the technology.

Panel of UWindsor law students say N-word incident is disappointing, needs attention
University of Windsor law student Charles Campbell remembers the first time he heard the N-word.

CTV News
Confirmed case of COVID-19 at University of Windsor
The University of Windsor confirms a member of the on-campus community has tested positive for COVID-19.

Western University ‘troubled’ after large student Halloween party at this house
Western University officials say they’re working with London bylaw officers and London police after officers were called to a large house party over the weekend.

Global News
University of Manitoba Faculty Association votes in favour of strike action
Members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) have voted in favour of hitting the picket line over an ongoing labour dispute with the school’s administration.

Global News
University of Alberta researchers analyze provincial coronavirus messaging
Researchers from the University of Alberta have been combing through publicly available data and information to determine how the province communicated during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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