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Headlines for Oct. 28, 2020


Nova Scotia can welcome international students in November
Nova Scotia universities are getting ready to welcome back international students who have been kept away due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
Rights of woman who is deaf, blind breached by how student loan administered: Ontario court
An Ontario court has ruled that the provincial and federal governments must operate their student loan program in a way that ensures those with disabilities who take longer to complete their studies are not saddled with more debt than their able-bodied peers.

McMaster University athletics has clear culture of systemic anti-Black racism: report
A report reviewing Black students’ experiences in McMaster University’s athletics department has found “a culture of systemic anti-Black racism has existed and continues to exist.”

The Chronicle Herald
University Christmas break could burst Atlantic bubble
An infectious disease modeller warns that allowing university students to leave the Atlantic bubble for Christmas break can be expected to cause outbreaks upon their return.

Global News
Dalhousie University to document impact of COVID-19 on temporary foreign workers
Researches at Dalhousie University are looking into how the COVID-19 pandemic is directly affecting thousands of temporary foreign workers who have taken on jobs in the agricultural, seafood processing and other food sectors in the Maritimes.

Ottawa police investigating 2nd case of racist graffiti at U of O this month
The Ottawa police’s hate crime unit is investigating a case of racist graffiti at the University of Ottawa campus for the second time this month.

National Post
Lloyd Wilks: It is never OK to say the N-word — even in academia
Words and actions matter. They teach, educate and shape minds; they are the ingredients of the future.

National Post
Majority of Canadians support suspended Ottawa professor’s use of racist language, in context: poll
A new survey suggests Canadians are broadly supportive of freedom of speech on university campuses, at all costs.

Western commits to support 35 former foster kids for post-secondary education
Western University and its affiliates are breaking down the barriers to getting a post-secondary education for children who were in foster care.

Times Colonist
New COVID-19 testing site opens at UVic; Island Health says tests booked faster
Island Health performed an average of 1,130 COVID-19 tests a day over the past week, after adding new test locations and doubling its testing capacity over two months in response to increased demand.

My Coast Now
North Island College and Vancouver Island University team up to increase job opportunities for students
North Island College and Vancouver Island University are working together to boost work experience opportunities for students.

The Globe and Mail
Learning curve: Business schools are in a race to learn new survival skills
Business schools have rethought everything — from networking to internships — to help students navigate the postpandemic world.

Learn here, stay here: UNB project sets sights on student retention
It’s a common reality for New Brunswick: students grow up here, get their university education here, then leave to work in other provinces.

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