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Headlines for Oct. 30, 2020


The Globe and Mail
University of Toronto commits to increased transparency in Valentina Azarova hiring inquiry
The University of Toronto has altered its inquiry into the hiring of a new director for the International Human Rights Program in the Faculty of Law to make it more transparent after questions were raised about the fairness of the process.

U of Manitoba students brace for more uncertainty as faculty association holds strike vote
University of Manitoba students who have learning remotely since the start of the pandemic are now facing the possibility of seeing their professors walk off the job.

Laurier students speak out against ‘unnecessary’ and ‘overcomplicated’ exam rules
Students at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo are speaking out against what’s being described as “unnecessary” and “overcomplicated” online midterm exam rules.

MUN Streamlines Process for Welcoming International Students
The process involving international students coming into the province to study at Memorial University has been more streamlined.

University of Waterloo plans to build new $35M health facility in Kitchener
The University of Waterloo has proposed building a new 90,000 square foot innovation health facility in Kitchener.

The Toronto Star
Capilano University’s legacy canoe takes first sea journey
Rainy skies and choppy waters weren’t enough to stop the launching ceremony of Capilano University’s Legacy Canoe.

uOttawa, striking support staff reach tentative deal
A strike by support staff at the University of Ottawa has ended with a tentative deal, the school announced late Thursday.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Let’s use universities to restart Montreal
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and these days one thing we sorely miss is the spirit of Montreal as a university town.

The Brunswickan
UNB and Literary Community Mourn Death of Writer-In-Residence Richard (RM) Vaughan
Renowned Canadian author Richard Vaughan was found dead by Fredericton Police on Friday, October 23, following an emotional ten-day period in which friends and community members sought information on his whereabouts.

Global News
‘World first’ Parkinson’s treatment undergoing clinical trial in Toronto
Researchers in Toronto are in the early stages of developing what’s being called a “world-first” treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

CTV News
Quebec professor’s drink to treat mild cognitive impairments in older adults hitting store shelves
A ketogenic drink developed by a Quebec professor to treat mild cognitive impairments in older adults that can lead to Alzheimer’s and dementia will be hitting the shelves soon, after years of research.

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