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Headlines for Nov. 4, 2020


Times Higher Education
Save students from Covid mental health crisis, sector told
UBC president reveals research findings showing huge impact of pandemic on students’ mental health.

Quebec National Assembly politicians vote to ‘reaffirm’ academic freedom after N-word controversy
Members of all four parties of the National Assembly voted Tuesday to pass a motion asserting the importance of freedom of expression in academic settings.

Huffington Post
University Students Want To Defund ‘Dangerous’ Campus Police
After a spring and summer of continuing police violence against Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), some university students want to see campus police removed or significantly changed — but some of Canada’s biggest universities say they’re not planning to make changes to their campus police or security forces.

Global News
23 Nova Scotia learning institutions permitted to welcome back international students
The Government of Canada says some post-secondary institutions are now allowed to welcome back international students who are not currently in Canada.

Edmonton Journal
Opinion: Alberta and Ottawa must work together to support Campus Saint-Jean
I could barely speak French when I arrived at Campus Saint-Jean in the fall of 1988, ready to study at the University of Alberta’s francophone campus. I was in for an uphill climb linguistically, and personally.

Montreal Gazette
New workloads causing anxiety, despair for Montreal’s university students
Students say mental health is suffering because of heavy workloads and technical difficulties with online schooling during pandemic.

The Record
Two more student highrises to loom over Waterloo campus
A developer is seeking approval to add eight more storeys to twin student apartment towers that are already under construction near the University of Waterloo campus.

The Record
Student at Wilfrid Laurier University tests positive for COVID-19
A student at Wilfrid Laurier University has tested positive for COVID-19.

Global News
Alberta professor running COVID-19 study says ‘normal’ is far off, multiple steps ahead of vaccination
There are still multiple steps to go through before Canadians will be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a researcher from the University of Alberta involved in a study on Canada’s rapid response to the virus, including potential vaccines and how they would be distributed.

Researchers to study live virus that causes COVID-19 at reopened U of C biosafety lab
A specialized lab at the University of Calgary is reopening to develop research into treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.

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