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Headlines for Oct. 9, 2020


Global News
‘It’s an access to education issue’: Why more needs to be done about sexual assaults at schools

“CJ” was 18 when she moved from her home in Saskatchewan to attend school at Calgary’s Mount Royal University.

Post-secondary students face dilemma over going home for Thanksgiving during pandemic

College and university students are faced with the dilemma of whether or not to go home for Thanksgiving during a pandemic and risk bringing COVID-19 to another location or back to campus.

The PIE News
Canada: issues for int’l students remain despite plans to reopen borders

While Canada’s international education sector has welcomed a government decision to ease travel restrictions for international students, issues remain as many are struggling to take tests and access visa processing facilities, a panel of experts explained at The PIE Live.

The Globe and Mail
‘Give thanks, not COVID’: Some universities ask students to stay put this Thanksgiving weekend

Louisa Flock knows well the risks of COVID-19, but the first-year student at Queen’s University is one among thousands of students across the country heading home this weekend to reunite with family and friends.

UWindsor community sounds off on the pros and cons of online university courses

About a month into classes, professors and students seem to be handling online university courses in very different ways.

Livewire Calgary
Frustrated but understanding: Calgary post-secondary students talk tuition

Annoyed, sympathetic, and confused are some words that Calgary post-secondary students have used to describe feelings around university fees after confirmation that online learning will continue for the remainder of the academic year.

Laurentian University hires external consultant to address financial woes

Laurentian University says a pre-existing $7 million dollar deficit combined with what it’s calling $5-10 million in COVID-19 impacts, has led the school to hire an external financial advisor.

The Peterborough Examiner
COVID-19 case at Trent University campus in Peterborough

A member of the Trent University community in Peterborough has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Toronto Star
What the U of T Law dean is not telling about the school’s hiring fiasco is very telling

Transparency is accountability. Leaders know this.

CTV News
Scientists call for independent probe of Canadian professor’s research linking fluoride to lower IQ

A group of international scientists is urging a Canadian university to establish an independent investigation into one of its professor’s research that links fluoride in drinking water to lower intelligence in children.

Oversight of boards, presidents at Manitoba public universities, colleges is weak, AG report says

Manitoba must bolster oversight of the boards governing its seven public post-secondary institutions, the province’s auditor general says, in a new report that also calls on boards to do more to oversee their schools’ most senior executives.

National Post
Liberal supercluster groups fend off ‘unfair’ criticism as combined spending plans near $1B

The heads of Canada’s five “supercluster” groups are pushing back against a recent report that highlighted spending delays in their program, claiming the study doesn’t properly account for a host of recent contracts that dramatically improves their progress.

Brandon Sun
BU president questions Maclean’s rankings

Maclean’s magazine released its 2021 university rankings on Thursday, which revealed that Brandon University is designated 17th in the “primarily undergraduate” category that features a total of 19 schools.

Lethbridge News Now
U of L named Canada’s second-best primarily-undergraduate school

When it comes to undergraduate studies, the University of Lethbridge is one of the best in the country.

The Chronicle Herald
Sackville, N.B.’s Mount Allison named top undergraduate university in Canada

Mount Allison University continues to set the standard for undergraduate universities in Canada.

My Prince George Now
UNBC slips to fifth in latest Maclean’s rankings

UNBC remains one of the best small universities in Canada according to Macleans Magazine.

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