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Headlines for Sept. 23, 2020


Huffington Post
Shaming Young People As Party Animals Ignores Their Actual COVID-19 Risks

Plenty of people under 40 are on the front lines, in a variety of ways.

Global News
Remote learning to continue for most of Queen’s students come winter

Queen’s University has announced online learning will continue for most of its students come the winter term as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Global News
University of Waterloo to continue with distance learning in winter semester

The University of Waterloo will join Wilfrid Laurier University in continuing to hold classes online during the winter semester.

London Free Press
Western University could reopen student activities in two weeks: President

Western University could bring back recreation, athletics and other student services suspended last week in as little as two weeks should the numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to decline, president Alan Shepard said Tuesday.

The PIE News
Report names Canadian HEIs most at risk from int’l student decline

A new report has identified Canadian universities and colleges that could be vulnerable to an “international student recession” caused by Covid-19, noting several institutions are already operating “in the red” despite having international student enrolment of 20% or higher.

London Free Press
Western COVID study looks at impact of returning students on cities like London

The return of university students to mid-sized Canadian cities, including London, with previously low levels of COVID-19 could nearly double the number of cases in a single semester, a new study by Ivey Business School warns.

The Varsity
U of T enrolment expected to stay similar for 2020–2021 year, despite COVID-19

As U of T moves forward with a hybrid of in-person and online classes, numbers released by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) reveal an overall slight decrease in the number of applications and an increase in the number of confirmed acceptances made through the system.

Asian Pacific Post
Immigration targets plunge with COVID-19

Canada may need to devise robust strategies to meet the 2020 target of 341,000 new permanent residents, considering sharp declines in immigration caused by the COVID-19-related travel restrictions.

Student at University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus tests positive for COVID-19

A student at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus has tested positive for COVID-19, Chatham-Kent Public Health confirmed Tuesday.

University of Regina students worried anti-cheating software will invade privacy

University of Regina students are concerned that the computer program being used to monitor students taking exams remotely this fall will invade their data privacy.

Vancouver Sun
Vancouver art schools face challenges head on during COVID-19 pandemic

School is back in session for the fall term and classes are ZOOM-ing along for many. But, when it comes to virtual versus actual results, some areas of study present unique challenges to attain results.

Global News
Waterloo enacts noise bylaw ahead of Laurier Homecoming Weekend

In an effort to discourage crowds from gathering during Homecoming weekend, the City of Waterloo passed a noise bylaw on Monday.
University of Toronto Scarborough building an Indigenous culture hub

Partly buried in the earth, a new building at University of Toronto Scarborough will soon serve many purposes.
University of Toronto Scarborough building an Indigenous culture hub

Partly buried in the earth, a new building at University of Toronto Scarborough will soon serve many purposes.

Racist comment mars online class at U of O

The University of Ottawa is denouncing reports of a racist comment during an online class.

The Toronto Star
Pressure mounts on U of T law faculty as Amnesty, National Council of Canadian Muslims seek investigations into alleged inappropriate influence

The University of Toronto and the Canadian Judicial Council are under mounting pressure to investigate allegations that the university’s Faculty of Law backed off from an important hiring decision under external influence and that a sitting judge — a major donor to the faculty — exerted that inappropriate influence.

Prince George Citizen
Study finds about one-third of Indigenous grads find work with Indigenous employers

A first-of-its-kind research study by two national Aboriginal groups has found that Indigenous employers provide Indigenous workers with better job satisfaction than other employers while paying them comparable incomes.

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