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Headlines for Nov. 6, 2020


The PIE News
Enrolments in Atlantic Canada down – survey
It’s “not a surprise” that both domestic and international enrolments at universities in Atlantic Canada have seen a decline this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the chair of the Association of Atlantic Universities has said.

University of Windsor reports 2nd COVID-19 case
The University of Windsor reported its second COVID-19 case Thursday in a student residence.

The Record
International students cleared for return to Wilfrid Laurier University
International students stuck in their home countries will now be able to return to Wilfrid Laurier University after the provincial and federal governments approved its COVID-19 readiness plan this week.

The Guardian
MUN’s new incubator program helps companies strive for social enterprise excellence
When Evan Burry was teaching high school students in the Northwest Territories, he creatively used video games as a learning tool with his social studies class. He found it worked well to engage them.

Sault Star
Romano: Post-secondary institutions to transform and grow with provincial budget
Sault MPP and Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano says he’s excited about taking post-secondary education to a new level and showing it off on the world stage.

Highlights of Ontario’s 2020 budget
The Ontario government unveiled its new budget on Thursday, amid a backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic fallout.

Global News
Canada names first research chair in aquatic restoration, to study salmon population
The federal government is announcing the country’s first research chair in aquatic restoration, which will focus on growing the Atlantic salmon population.

University of Manitoba faculty could go on strike Nov. 16
The clock is ticking on contract negotiations at the University of Manitoba, after the union representing faculty announced a bargaining deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.

UPEI planning in-person convocation for Class of 2020 next May
Students who wrapped up their University of Prince Edward Island degrees as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the spring will have to wait until the spring of 2021 for their convocation ceremony.

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