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Headlines for Oct. 19, 2020


Globe and Mail
Opinion: It’s time to kick the Confucius Institute out of Canada
Several school districts, including in Toronto, have long since terminated their relationships with the organization, as have a few Canadian universities.

CTV News
uOttawa support staff on strike after contract deadline passes
The University of Ottawa warns students may see a slight disruption in some frontline services after 1,300 support staff members went on strike Monday morning.

Software used by U of Regina to prevent exam cheating has security breach, temporarily shuts down
The company behind a computer program that monitors University of Regina students taking exams remotely has suspended its services for up to 10 days after a security breach was detected.

Carleton students raise privacy concerns about anti-cheating software
Some Carleton University students are expressing concern about software being used by some professors to guard against cheating during online exams.

‘Verge of burnout’: COVID-19 a factor for universities, faculty in contract talks
When Dalhousie University administration and faculty bring a conciliator into contract negotiations this week, COVID-19 will almost surely factor into the conversation.
Outbreak of COVID-19 at Laurier grows to 24 cases
An outbreak of COVID-19 at Wilfrid Laurier University has led to nine new positive cases, bringing the campus total to 24.

Global News
Western University gets ready for virtual homecoming
For the first time, Western University’s homecoming, being held Friday to Sunday, will be going online this year to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Kingston police, bylaw issue several tickets as Queen’s University celebrates homecoming
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, this year’s homecoming at Queen’s University was a much quieter event.

Financial Post
University of Calgary launches master of data science and analytics degree
The University of Calgary is adding a new graduate program to help people with different disciplines become data scientists.

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