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Headlines for Sept. 18, 2020


CTV News
Post-secondary students paying for inaccessible services as they study online

Brandon Rheal Amyot is taking on debt to pay about $3,000 in tuition this semester, including fees for services and facilities that cannot be used.

Global News
28 Western University students test positive for coronavirus, prompting tightened restrictions

Western University in London, Ont., says at least 28 of its students have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The PIE News
Canada: Further relaxation around PGW rules

The Canadian government has announced a further relaxation of the rules around its post-graduation work permit scheme for international students who are studying online.

The PIE News
UK and Canada ‘becoming more attractive’ to Indian students

Survey finds concerns about safety and unfavourable immigration policies are key factors deterring Indian and Nepalese students from overseas destinations.

National Post
Major Canadian province clamps down on parties to fight coronavirus spread

Canada’s most populous province will clamp down on social gatherings to prevent “reckless careless people” from spreading the coronavirus at illegal parties, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Thursday.

Global News
COVID-19 delays certification for hundreds of physiotherapy graduates

Hundreds of physiotherapy students across Canada haven’t been able to become fully licensed because of delays caused by COVID-19.

Windsor Star
University of Windsor extending online-only learning through next spring

The University of Windsor has decided to conduct all classes online for the winter 2021 semester, continuing the status quo for measures taken for the recently-begun fall semester due to COVID-19.

Global News
Halifax university teaches pandemic management through simulation course

A Dalhousie University professor brings a unique course to his students that teaches them about pandemic prevention and management.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University students warned of penalties for holding large parties during pandemic

Trent University, Peterborough Public Health and Peterborough Police are warning they will crack down on Trent students who put the health of others at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want to see how Western students started an outbreak? Look at this

A visual contact tracing map produced by London’s health unit is highlighting how an outbreak started among Western University students and spread to others in the community.

London Free Press
Western COVID-19 Outbreak: University’s talk tough not enough, politician warns

Western University has clamped down on campus activities amid an outbreak of COVID-19 among students – including the suspension of athletics and recreation.

London Free Press
Western COVID-19 Outbreak: Widespread faculty fears ‘coming back to roost’

The majority of Western University faculty expressed “some level of concern” about their return to campus before studies resumed last week, says the head of the association representing them.

The Hamilton Spectator
Three things McMaster researchers are learning about aging during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact especially on older adults — and researchers at McMaster University are trying to learn more about it.

MUN Sees Largest Year-Over-Year Enrolment Increase in 17 years

Memorial University is reporting a surge in late registrations resulting in record student numbers.

Burnaby Now
Indigenous post-secondary students can apply for scholarships

Indigenous post-secondary students will now have more opportunity to receive a financial boost.

MAX 104.9
Survey of 2018 university grads underway

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission launched a survey of graduates from Maritime universities in 2018 on Wednesday.

Alberta government to overhaul intellectual property rules

Consultations with business are on the way, as the Alberta government sets its sights on revamping intellectual property rules in the province in an effort to spur diversification.

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