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Headlines for Sept. 11, 2020


Thousands of accounting students are checking in at hotels across Canada. And no, it’s not for a vacation

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the national body that represents Canada’s accountants to do some creative accounting of its own this year.

Global News
University of Saskatchewan professor raises questions over untraceable coronavirus cases

While COVID-19 infections have remained low compared to Saskatchewan Health Authority’s initial modelling data, the province has seen a large number of cases without a known source.

Global News
Enrolment at University of Saskatchewan up, on pace for highest ever

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, student enrolment at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is on track to be the highest on record.

Ottawa Citizen
‘Hoards of students’: Kingston dealing with crowds, parties and worried neighbours

Sweeping broken beer bottles off the street and sidewalk is not how one Livingston Avenue man anticipated spending his Sunday morning with his neighbours this past long weekend.

Global News
Remote learning at U of R will extend into the winter term

The University of Regina says remote learning will continue through the winter semester as a way to keep students and staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

University students back to class, not many back on campus

The student union building on the UNB campus in Fredericton would normally be bustling with people at the start of a new school year. But this year, it’s almost a ghost town.

Sask. universities to remain remote through Winter 2021

Universities across Saskatchewan began largely-remote fall semesters this week. Now, students at the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic students have learned they will not be returning to campus in the new year.

The PIE News
Unprecedented disruption to post-secondary plans creates opportunities

Unconventional times call for innovative measures, and an unprecedented disruption to post-secondary plans for students worldwide has also created opportunities to become more competitive.

Halifax Today
Scholar Strike comes to Dalhousie University

The Scholar Strike is a two-day event being held across North America by university and college faculty and students to call for an end to all forms of systemic racism.

Why some academics in Waterloo Region are taking part in a nationwide Scholars Strike

Academics in the Waterloo region are taking part in a nationwide protest this week against police violence and systemic racism.

Whitehorse Daily Star
First Nation, university ink partnership agreement

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun (NND) and Ottawa’s Carleton University signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday.

The Chronicle Herald
Ottawa puts $9.4 million into four Nova Scotia tidal research projects

It has been quite the week for tidal power in Nova Scotia.

Global News
Dalhousie professor outlines harmful human impacts on oceans in global report

A professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax has contributed to a report released on Wednesday that outlines how humanity’s increasing destruction of nature is having catastrophic impacts on wildlife populations and human health.

B.C. fish farms regularly under-count sea lice, potentially putting wild salmon at risk: study

Salmon farms in B.C. waters appear to be significantly under-counting the number of sea lice on their fish, making it less likely they’ll have to pay for delousing treatments to protect wild stocks, according to a new study.

The Globe and Mail
UBC doctor awarded $1-million from Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for spinal cord research

Brian Kwon had recently started a residency in Vancouver when he began treating an 18-year-old hockey player who was paralyzed after smashing into the boards.

Edmonton Journal
Simons: Will University of Ottawa save Alberta’s historic Campus Saint-Jean?

On Sept. 1, the University of Ottawa sent out a most unusual press release. The release describes itself as an expression of solidarity with the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean. But it was really a shot across the bow; a pointed way of calling out the U of A, the government of Alberta, and the federal government, too.

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