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Headlines for Oct. 6, 2020


CBC – As It Happens
U of A Nobel winner says COVID-19 proves we’ve been too ‘blasé’ about virus research

The University of Alberta scientist who won a Nobel for his work discovering hepatitis C says governments need to invest more in basic research to prevent another global pandemic.

National Post
Five things to know about Nobel Prize winner Michael Houghtonh

British scientist Michael Houghton, who works at the University of Alberta, and Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology on Monday for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.

Times Higher Education
Canada to let international students return even as Covid grows

Canada is letting international students return to its universities, giving institutions a much-craved financial jolt even as coronavirus rates rise nationally and most tuition remains online.

The PIE News
Canada to open borders to international students from Oct 20

International students will be able to enter Canada from October 20 if the institution they are studying at has a Covid-19 readiness plan approved by their local provincial or territorial government, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced.

CBC – The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay
The pandemic reveals the cracks in Canada’s post-secondary education

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and amplified many of the underlying pressures faced by colleges and universities across Canada.

North Delta Reporter
Winter 2021 classes at UFV will be mostly online

The winter 2021 semester for University of the Fraser Valley students will follow the same model as the fall 2020, with the majority of the schools’ courses and programs being delivered online.

Some students dissatisfied with UWindsor’s anti-Black racism initiatives

University of Windsor law student Josh Lamers thinks not enough is being done after the school provided an update on its anti-Black racism initiatives.

OPINION | Ending side deals would help address gender pay gap at Canadian universities

This week, CBC News reported that there remains a persistent pay gap between male and female professors at Canada’s universities.

Global News
Universities to increase in-class learning for winter semester

As students and staff adjust to online learning classes this semester, the University of Calgary says it will increase in-class learning to 30 per cent from 20.

The Province
University of Guelph testing campus residences’ wastewater to detect COVID-19

A university in southwestern Ontario is testing wastewater from campus residences for early signs of COVID-19 and expects to find out this week if new cases are cropping up.

Global News
Coronavirus: Calgary post-secondary students react to 1st month of online learning

It has been approximately one month since post-secondary students headed back to school, most of them online.

Laurentian student asks university to expand on-campus food options during COVID-19

A new petition is calling on Laurentian University to expand the food options available to students on campus as the pandemic continues, saying it’s unfair to require students to buy into a scaled-back meal plan that doesn’t serve their needs.

Global News
Coronavirus: Employee at McMaster University tests positive for COVID-19

McMaster has confirmed a fourth positive COVID-19 case on campus since the pandemic began.

CTV News
Canadian researchers make breakthrough in vaccine and organ transportation

A research team out of Western University in London, Ont. has created a reusable, portable, hot and cold storage system that is far more advanced than the foam cooler in your garage, and has far more important uses.

Global News
Kingston police bust party with up to 40 in attendance in University District over the weekend

Kingston police say they busted a party in the University District that had somewhere between 35 and 40 people in attendance.

CTV News
Health Canada approves rapid COVID-19 test based on Guelph research

Health Canada has approved an easy, rapid COVID-19 test kit based on research out of the University of Guelph.

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