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Headlines for Oct. 16, 2020


CTV News
Top court to examine payment for classroom use of copyrighted works

The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the issue of fair payment for the use of copyrighted works in the classroom.

Western students alerted about security breach at exam monitor Proctortrack

A security breach of Proctortrack, the software Western University uses to monitor student exams remotely, is adding new fuel to a debate raging on campus over privacy concerns about the program.

Global News
15 cases now linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Wilfrid Laurier University

The COVID-19 outbreak at Wilfrid Laurier University has continued to grow since it was first announced Tuesday.

CTV News
Five uOttawa Gee-Gees football players test positive for COVID-19

The University of Ottawa has suspended the Gee-Gees football team training program after five players tested positive for COVID-19.

CTV News
Kingston police promise large presence to monitor Queen’s homecoming activities during COVID-19 pandemic

Kingston police warn major fines and possible disciplinary measures could be on the table for students caught partying during Queen’s University’s annual Homecoming weekend.

Global News
Coronavirus: U Sports cancels remaining national championships in 2021 because of pandemic

No national championships in Canadian university sport will happen this season.

Global News
Quebec’s student sports federation hits pause on university sports due to COVID-19 crisis

Quebec’s student sports federation is suspending all sports programs in universities until at least next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTV News
Medical research from University of Calgary to treat COVID-19 patients in human trials

Researchers from the University of Calgary have helped develop a new drug that can block inflammation in the lungs, liver and kidneys and could help patients with COVID-19.

Global News
McMaster reports sixth COVID-19 case, third for October

Hamilton’s McMaster University confirmed its third positive COVID-19 case in October tied to a student employee.

Montreal Gazette
PQ leader attacks funding of anglo schools, defends his McGill studies

The new leader of the Parti Québécois on Thursday criticized the Legault government’s decision to provide additional funding to anglophone post-secondary institutions in Montreal, arguing that too little is being done to defend the French language.

Global News
University of Lethbridge researchers working on ‘promising’ treatment for Alzheimer’s

A post-secondary collaboration is hoping to bring about significant change for Alzheimer’s patients.

The PIE News
Canada: Remote Study Health Program launched

Specialists in global support services for students, Student VIP International, has introduced the Remote Study Health Program for postsecondary institutions in Canada which allows international students to access 24/7 multilingual counselling while remaining physically-abroad.

The Toronto Star
University teachers’ association calls for rare censure of U of T administration over law faculty hiring scandal

In a drastic escalation of the controversy surrounding a hiring decision at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, Canada’s largest academic federation is recommending a censure of the university administration unless it rectifies the situation.

The Toronto Star
Lobbying universities over their hiring decisions is shameful and unethical

Over the last several weeks, newspapers across Canada have researched and chronicled a breach of collegial governance concerning a hiring committee at the University of Toronto Law School.

National Post
A Montreal professor’s parallel academic career highlights debate on China’s science-talent recruiting

As an expert in the science of telecommunications, Ke Wu has built a stellar career in Canada.

University of Waterloo student’s hijab business addresses lack of Muslim representation in fashion

When Tamania Majeed first started wearing a hijab at 8 years old, she remembers alternating between the same two headscarves because it was hard to find any that she liked.

Bat house project challenges UPEI first-year engineering students

High up the ladder, first-year engineering student Rosaline Antoun puts the final adjustments on her team’s bat house to allow the sensors to be installed properly.

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