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Headlines for Sept. 24, 2020


Global News
Returning students could cause COVID-19 infections to double in University towns: New study finds

A new research study from Western University researchers says that returning students in university towns could double the number of COVID-19 infections.

COVID-19 testing centre coming to University of Waterloo next month

A new COVID-19 assessment centre is coming to the University of Waterloo in October.

The Chronicle Herald
Recent grads say COVID-19 has cut job opportunities in Atlantic Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic means that recent post-secondary graduates are among those losing jobs due to the pandemic, and that the competition for existing jobs is steeper than ever.

Global News
Coronavirus: UBC Okanagan annual homecoming moved online

What typically is a fun-filled, nostalgic weekend at UBC Okanagan’s homecoming, this year the event has been altered due to COVID-19.

London Free Press
FoCo mega-bash a question mark, but not the COVID party hammer

There’s no sign of it on social media, but authorities are packing sweeping new COVID-19 powers to crack down on it if an annual booze-fueled student street bash goes ahead Saturday near Western University.

Laurentian programs still suspended, deans to report back on low enrolment, quality control

Laurentian University has issued a statement saying admissions to 17 programs remain suspended.

CTV News
N.B. student pairs peers with seniors to combat loneliness amid pandemic

A university student in New Brunswick is working to help connect her peers with seniors to combat loneliness amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto Sun
CMHC launching program to connect retirees with empty bedrooms with immigrants, students

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is trying to start a program to help seniors and/or retirees fill empty bedrooms with rent-paying immigrants or students.

The Globe and Mail
Tax Court judge accused of pressuring U of T law school not to hire human-rights scholar identified

The Canadian Judicial Council is considering multiple complaints against Justice David Spiro, a member of the Tax Court of Canada, over allegations that he sought to influence the hiring process at the University of Toronto’s law school.

Global News
USask working to prevent sexual violence

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) says it’s working to prevent sexual violence on campus but some students say more needs to be done.

The Globe and Mail
University of Toronto medical school to get record $250-million donation

A $250-million gift to the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine will provide funding for a new centre for artificial intelligence in health care, support for underrepresented students and money to attract research talent.

Ottawa Citizen
Canadian’s research into narcissists’ eyebrows wins Ig Nobel Prize

After being kept out of the winners’ circle in 2019, Canada made a triumphant return to the podium of Ig Nobel Award winners last week, when Miranda Giacomin was honoured for her research in identifying narcissists by their eyebrows.

CTV News
Western Space teaming with international partners to develop deep space missions

During a virtual event on Wednesday afternoon, Western University’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the MILO Institute, to develop deep space missions.

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