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Headlines for Sept. 16, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Inside Huawei’s campaign to influence Canadian public opinion

Huawei Canada maintains a dossier of people it calls “key opinion leaders” in this country who it believes could help the Chinese telecom equipment maker in its campaign to stop extradition proceedings against top executive Meng Wanzhou and avoid being banned from 5G mobile networks in Canada.

Staying home: Drop in foreign students bad omen for Canada’s labor market

Travel restrictions and a shift to online learning has dramatically cut the number of international students expected to attend Canadian universities and colleges this fall, and the decline will ripple through Canada’s labor market.

Ottawa Citizen
Social media a problematic coping mechanism for university students’ mental health this fall

University students are reporting higher levels of stress and greater concerns over their mental health as COVID-19 continues to disrupt their academic and personal lives.

National Post
Canadian professor at heart of controversy over White House push to control COVID-19 messaging

The revelations have been all over American news outlets in recent days: Trump White House appointees have repeatedly tried to control COVID-19 messaging from the respected Centers for Disease Control.

The Globe and Mail
How students at Canadian business schools are using Instagram to call out racism

On Himanshu Dev’s first day of class at Western University’s Ivey School of Business, a professor insisted he either shorten or change his name so his classmates would have an easier time remembering and pronouncing it.

CTV News
Off-campus University of Windsor student tests positive for COVID-19

The University of Windsor says an off-campus student has tested positive COVID-19.

Sudbury Star
Satellite COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens at Queen’s University

On a day when the lineup of people awaiting a COVID-19 test at the Leon’s Centre wrapped all the way around the facility, Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Queen’s University announced they have opened an assessment centre of their own to alleviate some of the stress on the community.

Mayor warns students could face hefty fines if their social behaviours don’t improve

London mayor Ed Holder is warning post-secondary students to watch their step as they head to downtown bars and parties that have become part of the city’s back-to-school ritual.

The Record
‘Unheard of’ student vacancy levels for this time of year in Waterloo Region

When Ameer Quamar found out the University of Waterloo was moving online this semester, he made the decision to stay at his home in Brampton.

Vancouver is Awesome
RCMP bust UBC students partying in outdoor area of campus (VIDEO)

University of British Columbia (UBC) students were busted by police Saturday for an outdoor party on campus.

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