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Headlines for Oct. 14, 2020


University World News
Five decades on, gender pay gap in HE has hardly closed

A half-century after the pathbreaking report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women showed that female professors earned CA$2,262 (CA$17,000 or US$13,000 in today’s money) less than their male colleagues, Statistics Canada has reported that the gap has hardly been closed.

National Post
Bruce Pardy: In universities, the revolution is now complete

Although Queen’s will cancel John A. Macdonald, purportedly on the grounds that he was a racist white man, his demise has little to do with the man himself and everything to do with what he has come to represent.

The Globe and Mail
Postsecondary schools turn to remote programs to catch online cheaters amid COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Give young people alternatives, not lectures, to manage COVID-19 spread, say experts

Young people are among the most prolific spreaders of COVID-19, and while health authorities and schools continue to issue heavy-handed warnings, some experts on public policy say there may be more effective ways to shift their behaviour.

Global News
COVID-19 outbreak declared at Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University says a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at one of its student residences.

Halifax Today
New case confirmed on U of G campus

A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health on the University of Guelph main campus.

Some U of R students still struggling with financial burden of pandemic

Some students are still struggling with the financial burden COVID-19 has put on them, according to Gurjinder Singh Lehal, University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU) president.

Cape Breton Post
Dalhousie University gets first director of African Nova Scotian community engagement

Jalana Lewis calls Dalhousie University’s decision to instate a director of African Nova Scotian community engagement “a step in the right direction.”

The Globe and Mail
Ottawa’s ‘superclusters’ can offer much more than just job creation

Earlier this week, the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report that questions the current and expected employment, innovation and growth impacts of the federal government’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

Cape Breton Post
MUN’s Marine Institute in St. John’s launches new underwater exploration lab

Memorial University’s Fisheries and Marine Institute expects its latest lab will give students a leg up when it comes to working in the ocean technology sector.

The Globe and Mail
U of T law professors blame dean Edward Iacobucci’s ‘rule by fiat’ for Azarova controversy

Nine professors at the University of Toronto law school are calling dean Edward Iacobucci’s actions in the aborted hiring of a new director of the International Human Rights Program “high handed” and “rule by fiat.”

The Toronto Star
York University business school and A Different Booklist team up to offer free certificate program for Black Torontonians

York University’s Schulich School of Business has partnered with A Different Booklist Cultural Centre to launch an introduction to business certificate program for Toronto’s Black community for free.

The Globe and Mail
Developers tag along with university’s growth

On Labour Day weekend in 2019, a heritage house at 314 Jarvis St., in Toronto caught fire. It looked like Neil Pattison’s plan to combine the historic site with a new development had gone up in flames.

The Chronicle Herald
Confucius Institute contract with Saint Mary’s University expiring

With its contract about to expire, Saint Mary’s University hasn’t decided on whether to continue hosting the Confucius Institute.

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