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Headlines for Oct. 13, 2020


I fight anti-Black, anti-Indigenous racism with academic excellence

Most students don’t picture the prime minister celebrating them in front of their class when they graduate university. Neither did I, until it happened.

The Globe and Mail
Online learning can be eye-opening for both teachers and students

Toronto is recognized as one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Global News
$10K fines now in effect for Kingston parties that exceed COVID-19 gathering limits

Kingston police have confirmed with Global News they are now able to actually lay $10,000 fines against hosts of parties that exceed Ontario’s COVID-19 gathering limits.

CTV News
‘Creeped out:’ Schools turn to technology in pandemic to catch online cheaters

Crowded exam halls echoing with pencil scratches, rustling papers and supervisors’ footsteps have been replaced with solo tests in bedrooms or at kitchen tables — sometimes under a webcam’s glare.

Global News
‘Friendsgiving’: N.S. students create new holiday traditions inside Atlantic bubble

Haneesha Relwani, third-year marketing student at Acadia University, would normally be preparing at this time of year to travel home to St. Kitts and Nevis to see family.

Windsor Star
Guest column: Online education bad fit for universities and colleges

Throughout North America most universities and colleges are attempting to deliver semblances of an education while respecting COVID-19 protocols.

Global News
RCMP breaks up party attended by more than 75 students in Wolfville, N.S.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they dispersed a Thursday night party of more than 75 students in Wolfville, N.S, the home of Acadia University.

Global News
Coronavirus outbreak declared at Western University residence after 4 students test positive

A novel coronavirus outbreak has been declared in a residence at Western University, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) announced Sunday night.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster University student tests positive for COVID-19

A student at McMaster University has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the school’s fifth case of the virus.

Global News
Coronavirus: Case reported at Trent University in Peterborough

A member of the Trent University community has tested positive for COVID-19, the Peterborough institution announced Thursday.

Global News
U of C researchers developing new protein-based COVID-19 test as current method sees supply strain

Work is underway at the University of Calgary to develop a new way to test for COVID-19, and researchers say this type of test has the potential to ease reliance on current supply chains for test supplies.

Laurentian grads say federal student loan payment suspension didn’t go far enough to help with COVID-19

The federal government has resumed student loan repayments, after a six-month grace period to help about one million people in debt to manage with the pressures of COVID-19.

North Bay Nugget
LU seeks help for pandemic-related financial woes

Laurentian University has sought outside help to address some major financial challenges.

UPEI hosts Thanksgiving dinners for students unable to travel home

Some UPEI students who live on campus are getting ready for a long, quiet weekend after university officials advised students to stay on P.E.I. this Thanksgiving — or at least inside Atlantic Canada — to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Global News
Stober Foundation gives $1 million to UBCO for student and public health

A $1-million donation is being given to UBC Okanagan by a local private foundation.

Federal government funds UWindsor research looking to dissolve microplastics

Researchers from the University of Windsor are one of three groups to receive funding from the federal government that will contribute to a national Zero Plastic Waste Initiative.

CTV News
University of Guelph gets $740K in funding for green initiatives

The University of Guelph is getting greener thanks in part to nearly three quarters of a million dollars in funding from the federal government.

Global News
University of Lethbridge named second-best primarily-undergraduate school by Maclean’s

The University of Lethbridge continues to prove why it’s one of the best post-secondary institutions in the country.

Yukon News
Jamena James Allen named as Yukon University’s newest chancellor

Jamena James Allen is Yukon University’s newest chancellor.

Global News
Man’s death on Trinity Western University campus now considered a homicide

The death of a man at Trinity Western University in Langley has now been deemed a homicide.

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