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Headlines for Oct. 2, 2020


Canadian universities aim to tackle anti-Black racism

Dozens of Canadian post-secondary institutions are holding a two-day national dialogue on anti-Black racism in academic spaces and how to break down barriers.

Cross-country forum of professors, students aims to tackle anti-Black racism on campuses

When Binta Sesay was accepted into the University of British Columbia, the international student was thrilled.

McGill promises to hire more Black professors, but the statue of its founder will stay

Heading into its 200th year, McGill University is promising to strengthen its relationship with the Black community in the city, hire more Black professors and recruit more Black students as part of a new anti-racism plan.

CTV News
University students, schools grapple with mental health impacts of isolation

For Kelsey Arsenault, the hardest part about having her university classes moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing her program’s social element.

CTV News
Here’s what to do as Canada Student Loan payments resume, starting today

Before graduating with a double master’s in information and museum studies from the University of Toronto in June, Elizabeth Cytko was gearing up to apply to jobs at libraries and institutions across the country.

The Chronicle Herald
N.S. COVID-19 testing strategy for post-secondary students a success despite bumps

Since late August, post-secondary students arriving in Nova Scotia from outside Canada or the Atlantic bubble were required to get three COVID-19 tests during their 14-day self-isolation period.

Global News
5th Wilfrid Laurier University student tests positive for coronavirus

A fifth student at Wilfrid Laurier University has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the school announced.

CTV News
Five cases of COVID-19 linked to Kingston, Ont. house party

At least five recent cases of COVID-19 in Kingston, Ont. are being traced to a house party involving 40 to 50 people near Queen’s University two weeks ago.

Sault Star
Pandemic hits Algoma U’s enrolment

Fall enrolment at Algoma University is 15 per cent below what was projected before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March.

The Hamilton Spectator
Flushing out COVID: McMaster University will test sewage in a bid to uncover campus outbreaks

McMaster University will try to flush out future COVID-19 outbreaks by testing campus sewage — and it hopes to help other cities do the same.

Global News
McMaster-led study aims to protect older Canadians from severe outcomes of COVID-19

A McMaster university professor is leading a national study that will focus on COVID-19 and its impact on older Canadians, who are most at risk of serious illness and death.

The Telegram
Budget raises questions on MUN, police funding and austerity

Memorial University President Vianne Timmons says after yet another cut to the university’s operating grant, a conversation about tuition has to happen.

U of L to create new Indigenous gathering place

Indigenous elders and student counsellors will soon have a new facility at the University of Lethbridge.

U of A support staff fear more job losses coming with restructuring

Support staff at the University of Alberta claim their voices are going unheard in discussions about the school’s looming academic restructuring.

Kamloops This Week
TRU receives posthumous $350,000 donation

A deceased Lillooet man who named Thompson Rivers University as his sole beneficiary has the post-secondary institution setting up an endowment fund.

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