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Headlines for Oct. 8, 2020


The Toronto Star
‘We all keep each other accountable’: How university roommates have handled COVID-19 precautions as Thanksgiving looms

In a townhouse near Wilfrid Laurier University, 21-year-old student Ryan Lane lives with his four roommates, and — more often than not — three of their significant others.

Cape Breton University continues with online classes into winter

Cape Breton University will continue online classes through the winter semester when it begins in January.

Global News
University of Waterloo reports first COVID-19 case

The University of Waterloo in Ontario has reported its first COVID-19 case involving someone connected to the institution.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S informs campus of positive COVID-19 case

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is reportedly in the process of doing contact tracing after a person who either works or studies at the University of Saskatchewan tested positive for COVID-19.

The Record
UW reports first positive COVID-19 case, Laurier reports five new cases

New cases of COVID-19 have been reported at both Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo.

Calgary post-secondaries see rates of academic misconduct, cheating rise during pandemic

Mount Royal University says rates of academic misconduct have increased significantly at the institution since the outset of the pandemic last Spring, when classes moved online.

Global News
University urges students to ‘mask up or pack up’

Queen’s released a video of students urging fellow classmates to wear masks or leave Kingston.

The Chronicle Herald
‘They made a poor decision’ — St. F.X. AD hopes student-athletes suspended for attending large party use time to reflect

St. Francis Xavier University has suspended all varsity practices and training privileges for two weeks after some student-athletes attended a Saturday off-campus party that exceeded more than 50 people.

CKPG Today
Enrolment Numbers better than expected

It’s not as bad as it could be. That’s the prevailing sentiment from the heads of both local post-secondary institutions.

Maclean’s University Rankings 2021: Our methodology

For three decades, Maclean’s has collected the data and crunched the numbers to evaluate Canadian universities.

How YukonU, the first university in northern Canada, is finding its way

This year, 17-year-old Brooklyn Massie had to make a choice that was previously unavailable to Yukon residents: whether to earn her degree at a university in southern Canada or right at home in Whitehorse.

Global News
Ontario to invest in ‘anti-microbial’ library at McMaster University

Ontario is set to invest $1 million with McMaster University to create a library for its chief anti-microbial lab to educate scientists that don’t specialize in infectious diseases.

The Globe and Mail
Superclusters report a wakeup call for Liberals’ withered innovation policy

It was just five years ago that the Liberal party, then mired in third place nationally, made innovation a centerpiece of its electoral strategy.

Inside the mental health crisis at Canadian universities

Before the pandemic descended and emptied its hallways, the Davis Building at the University of Toronto’s suburban Mississauga campus (UTM) was a busy hub of academic and social life, and the students walked with a briskness that matched the pace in any urban rail station.

Ottawa Citizen
Kennelly: Turkey must release Carleton University PhD student on legal grounds

The detention of Cihan Erdal, a PhD student in sociology at Carleton University, has sparked a wave of outrage from academics and members of the public across the country and the globe.

University students remain closely tied to their parents—emotionally and otherwise

Kiley Carson, a fifth-year computer science student at the University of Calgary, says she and her mother have always been close.

Halifax Today
Majority of Dalhousie University faculty votes in favour of strike action

A large majority of faculty at Dalhousie University are willing to strike to back their demands in a new contract.

Why these Windsor law students want you to care about land disputes

University of Windsor law students and other locals carried a canoe from Riverside to a Windsor courthouse in support of land defenders from Six Nations of the Grand River on Wednesday.

The Globe and Mail
University of Toronto dean shuts down questions over rescinded job offer

The dean of the University of Toronto law school dismissed questions from professors and students about a controversy over the search for a new director for the International Human Rights Program, often sitting in silence at a meeting on Wednesday.

How tuition waivers help B.C. youth in care overcome stubborn systemic barriers

Nathaniel Ap* didn’t know what he wanted to do after high school. At age 17, he was renting a home (which he shared with a couple of East Vancouver “hippies,” in his words) as part of a Youth Agreement with the province of British Columbia after his family situation deteriorated. In other words, he was in the province’s care system.

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