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Headlines for Oct. 7, 2020


Radio Canada International
Canada opens borders to international students

Canada has opened its borders to international students, however they will have to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the country.

STU to hold classes online for rest of school year

St. Thomas University in Fredericton will continue to hold classes remotely for the rest of the school year, the university’s president said in a statement Tuesday.

Huffington Post
Ontario Adds Millions In Mental Health Funding For Post-Secondary Students

Ontario is investing an additional $3.25 million toward mental health initiatives for college and university students this year due to the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, ministers announced Tuesday during national mental illness awareness week.

CTV News
Five students living in McGill residences test positive for COVID-19

Five McGill students living in the university’s residences have tested positive for COVID-19.

Global News
Hosts charged after RCMP disperse 3 Antigonish parties with more than 50 people

Antigonish RCMP say they broke up three large house parties over the weekend and charged three people with failing to socially distance.

The Guardian
Memorial University engineering students to help municipalities with infrastructure projects

This fall semester, up to 10 communities in the province will welcome Memorial University engineering co-op students to work on infrastructure projects for four months.

Global News
Report calls for more Indigenous representation in Manitoba schools, universities

The Winnipeg Indigenous Executive Circle (WIEC) released its first annual State of Equity in Education Report on Tuesday morning.

Times Higher Education
Medicine Nobelist wants science awards to be ‘more inclusive’

Michael Houghton calls for prize committees to allow six or seven winners, rather than Nobel’s limit of three.

Aurora College transition to university shouldn’t just be ‘refurbishment,’ city says

As the N.W.T. eyes Aurora College to become its first polytechnic university, Yellowknife’s city council worries that the college’s transition lacks ambition and could become a missed opportunity for the North.

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