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Headlines for Sept. 10, 2020


The Toronto Star
Three tenants charged after more than 100 students gather for a house party in Waterloo

Three tenants at a house in the university campus area face charges after more than 100 students gathered on Hickory Street for a house party Monday night.

Global News
Lethbridge post-secondary students report ‘pretty smooth’ return to class

It’s the first week back for students at Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge.

Global News
Parks closed, tickets handed out for students partying in Kingston

Massive crowds and parties in an eastern Ontario university town have drawn criticisms from local residents and formal calls for greater co-operation to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Global News
University of Regina students adjust to online learning, limited campus life

Students and faculty at the University of Regina are getting acquainted with the realities of post-secondary education during a pandemic.

Global News
Trent and Fleming adjusting varsity programs due to COVID-19

College and university will be a much different experience this year in all aspects, including athletics.

Global News
Queen’s professor concerned about partying during Covid

Covid partying concerned Queen’s University professor.

Times Higher Education
Are university leaders up to the challenges of the ‘phygital’ world?

To navigate the pandemic, organisations need a frank review of their competencies, at both senior management and board level, says Michael Hartmann.

The Record
Police break up gatherings, issue fines to partying university students

Campuses are cracking down on partying post-secondary students.

Global News
Queen’s students can resume training as athletic centre reopens after COVID-19 safety overhaul

The Queen’s Athletic Recreation Centre is now open for business.

Global News
RCMP fine 4 Nova Scotia university students $1,000 each for failing to self isolate

RCMP fined 4 Nova Scotia university students over the Labour Day weekend for failing to self-isolate.

CTV News
There may be another use for coronavirus-fighting T-cells: Destroying cancer

Could T-cells created to fight off the novel coronavirus also be used to help battle cancer?

The Hamilton Spectator
$2-million gift to help McMaster fight pandemics in Hamilton and abroad

McMaster University has received a $2-million gift to support the school’s work aimed at fighting COVID-19 and preventing future pandemics.

University of Waterloo professor calls pandemic ‘COVID fake emergency’

A chemistry professor at the University of Waterloo has distributed a course outline to students, saying his in-class exams aren’t mandatory “because of the COVID fake emergency.”

Sudbury post-secondary students adjust to a different kind of school year

Second-year Laurentian University student Jocelyne Way couldn’t wait to get back to Sudbury for the start of a new school year.

McMaster University students struggle through ‘overwhelming’ first day during COVID-19

After four years of school, Shyam Patel thought he figured out how to manage academic pressures at McMaster University — then COVID-19 changed everything.

CKPG Today
‘We are continuously exploring ways to offer more face-to-face instruction’: UNBC Winter Semester

Students are moved in and ready to start learning atop University Hill, but what will the Winter Semester look like?

The Chronicle Herald
St. FX students fined $1,000 for failing to self-isolate

Three St. Francis Xavier students who were each fined $1,000 by the RCMP during the Labour Day weekend for violating the Health Protection Act (HPA) could face further disciplinary action by the university.

Law professor accuses University of Windsor of hiding documents in defamation case

A University of Windsor law professor who was successfully sued for defamation by a former colleague has filed a notice of legal action against her school, accusing it of “unconscionable” behaviour by hiding documents that would have cleared her.

Global News
‘A reckoning’: Scholar Strike Canada’s action to teach anti-Black racism

Canadian educators are joining the fight against anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph supports Scholar Strike for Black Lives in Canada – so long as staff keep working

In a somewhat Orwellian turn, the University of Guelph has said it is supporting an academic strike in support of Black lives, but expects teachers not to take strike action.

Huffington Post
Canadian Academics Joined Scholar Strike To Protest Anti-Black, Indigenous Violence

After a summer of sustained uprisings over police violence against Black and Indigenous Americans and Canadians, we can’t go back to “business as normal,” says the co-organizer of a strike for academics happening this week.

CTV News
Canadian university professors join two-day strike to protest racism

Some post-secondary classes in Canada are on hold until Friday, as professors and academics show their solidarity for racial justice by protesting police brutality in the U.S. and Canada.

Canadian university students use Instagram to reveal racism on campuses

Cassandra Pascal graduated from King’s College at Western University in London, Ont., five years ago. Hearing a white professor use the N-word in class while she was a sociology student is just one of several racist incidents at the school that have stayed with her.

Striking photo by MUN chemist in national contest that celebrates the art of science

To the untrained eye, the photograph looks like a riot of colours and shapes, in the vein of abstract art.

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