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Headlines for Nov. 9, 2020


Jammed phone lines, missed and unauthorized payments: Grads frustrated with student loan centre
Unauthorized bank withdrawals. Statements showing missed payments. No answers about repayment assistance. And long wait times — if anyone answers at all — on the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) phone line.

The N-word and the ‘unnecessary pain’ it inflicts
3 Black leaders in Ottawa share how they feel when they hear ‘that word.’

Several students attending placements at Windsor Regional Hospital test positive for COVID-19
The University of Windsor and St. Clair College reported new cases of COVID-19 in students on the weekend, all of whom were attending placements at Windsor Regional Hospital.

CTV News
Second, unrelated case of COVID-19 reported at UWindsor
The University of Windsor confirms that a second member of the university community has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kamloops This Week
Better than expected enrolment numbers helping TRU’s bottom line
International enrolment at Thompson Rivers University during the COIVD-19 pandemic has been better than expected, saving jobs and shrinking the post-secondary institution’s projected deficit.

Laurentian University introduces new app to enhance safety on campus
Laurentian University in Sudbury has a new app with features to keep people on campus safe.

Vancouver Sun
King’s University College to offer job guarantee to class of 2025
King’s University College will offer a job guarantee to students who enrol next year.

Midway through the first full term of online classes, university students are burning out
When Jacob Fraenkel chose Simon Fraser University to study economics, he pictured himself moving across the country to Metro Vancouver to explore new places and make new friends.

CTV News
UWindsor urges social distancing after unauthorized Halloween party
University of Windsor officials are reminding its campus community to restrict social gatherings and strictly adhere to COVID-19 prevention protocols after receiving information about an unauthorized Halloween party.

As potential faculty strike looms, province still wants U of Manitoba to cut employee costs
As faculty members head toward a possible strike, the provincial government continues to insist the University of Manitoba find savings in labour costs it was seeking when the COVID-19 pandemic began.

University World News
Tackling unwanted sexual behaviour in military colleges
The recent Statistics Canada report that in 2019 almost 70% of cadets at the nation’s two military academies witnessed or experienced unwanted sexual behaviours is only the latest such report to show a prevalence of sexual misconduct in national military academies around the world.

Ottawa Citizen
‘Ottawa has always been my favourite:’ Trebek’s generosity lifted U of O and Canada’s capital
Alex Trebek, the world-famous Jeopardy! host who died Sunday morning at the age of 80, never hid his deep love for Canada’s capital city.

McGill student calls for internet upgrade for Nunavik as pandemic moves work, school online
Most of Andrea Brazeau’s classmates studying at McGill University have the luxury of staying at home this term to take online classes.

Halifax university students raise thousands for families, areas impacted by N.S. mass shooting
Two Halifax university students pulling a little green wagon are weaving their way through rural Nova Scotia communities impacted by April’s mass shooting, leaving tulips in their wake.

Vancouver is awesome
More Chinese students are considering relocating to Canada over the U.S. Here’s why.
As the U.S. presidential election results begin to point more clearly to a Biden victory, Google searches into moving to Canada have abated.

The Chronicle Herald
Dalhousie researchers to get over $1 million for infrastructure upgrades related to COVID-19 research
Researchers at Dalhousie University are getting more funding to advance COVID-19 research.

University of Manitoba lab gets funding boost to take extremely close look at COVID-19
A funding boost for a team of University of Manitoba researchers will cover the costs of sophisticated microscope camera technology that will give them an extremely close look at the novel coronavirus and could help save lives.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster University study testing COVID treatments changes course
Hamilton researchers studying potential COVID-19 treatments have completely changed course and are now testing anti-inflammatory drugs and blood thinners to avoid deadly complications of the virus.

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