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Headlines for Sept. 1, 2020


CBC – The Current
The Current for August 31, 2020

Students aren’t the only ones frustrated by changes to campus learning brought on by the pandemic with many university professors also being lukewarm about another semester of e-learning.

Times Higher Education
Power of place ‘to endure in academic hiring despite Covid’

Toronto president tells summit that ‘quality of city’ is crucial for university headhunting.

U of O students arrive to begin a school year like no other

Like any other fall, emotional scenes are playing out on university and college campuses across Ottawa as parents drop off their kids to begin their post-secondary careers.

Global News
Calgary universities see major dip in on-campus housing numbers

Campus life will be very different for students living in residence at Calgary universities.

Global News
Coronavirus: Calgary post-secondary students move into reduced-capacity dorms

With the back-to-school season upon us, students are making the move to Calgary campuses during an unprecedented year.

Times Higher Education
Universities’ global ambitions undimmed despite pandemic, say v-cs

Covid-19 is disrupting academic and student mobility in short term but university leaders are optimistic that higher education will maintain its international outlook.

Global News
Post-secondary students in Lethbridge move into residence

It’s a big step for first year student Ashley Mccreadie — she is moving into residence at the University of Lethbridge and says she’s ready for the change.

The Star
N.S. reports 2 new COVID-19 cases and 2 probable cases at universities

Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, as well as two probable cases at universities in the province.

Global News
B.C.’s 2019-20 budget battered by COVID-19, deficit expected to climb further

British Columbia’s audited financial numbers have revealed the province’s worst kept secret: the COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive financial losses.

Global News
Université Sainte-Anne closes Church Point campus after student tests positive for COVID-19

A case of COVID-19 has been reported at Université Sainte-Anne’s Pointe-de-l’Église campus in Church Point, N.S.

Financial Post
Don’t expect ‘the flying cars’ of remote learning this fall, but it’s got to be better, experts say

Teachers and students – not to mention parents – are facing tremendous uncertainty heading into this fall semester.

The Huffington Post
Pandemic Highlights Precarious, Unpaid Work For Post-Secondary Contract Staff

More than half of faculty appointments in Canada are contract appointments.

The Toronto Star
The pandemic’s silver lining? Widespread COVID immunity could provide platform for future cancer treatment

THE GOAL: To determine whether someone’s immune response to the coronavirus can be repurposed to attack cancer tumours, given the premise that a large portion of the global population is expected to develop that immune response – through infection or potential vaccination – in the coming years.

The PIE News
Ryerson U & Navitas announce partnership

Canada’s Ryerson University and Navitas have announced a long-term strategic partnership that will broaden international education on campus, and expand learning opportunities for international students.

Only 2% of UWindsor courses will be in person, here’s why acting classes made the cut

In a rare exception — some theatre students at the University of Windsor are going back to school in-person.

Financial Post
Cisco donation aids McMaster bioinformatics program that helps track COVID-19

As part of the battle to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, figuring out how the virus changes as it spreads is a challenge.

Vancouver Sun
Ainsley Carry and Andrew Szeri: UBC faculty and staff designing new models for students and faculty interaction

Opinion: When it comes to the student experience, UBC is more than our physical campuses.

UPEI Student Union executive comprised of all international students

The UPEI Student Union is meeting another milestone of diversity going into the academic year: an all international student executive.

London Free Press
Pandemic 101: Drastic campus changes loom for Western, Fanshawe students

Western University and Fanshawe College are gearing up for the arrival of thousands of students and the restart of some courses at school.

UNB soccer player speaks out against racism through personal story

Cierra Thomas, a student and soccer player at the University of New Brunswick for four years, is hoping her story will help show what people of colour deal with, and how other people might become allies.

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