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Headlines for Sept. 25, 2020


Global News
USask students wary to report sexual violence amid high rates nationally

Rene Clarke takes a deep breath and closes their eyes when discussing the violence they’ve endured.

The PIE News
Canada & Colombia p’ships to boost mobility

Potential for student mobility and research collaboration between Canada and Colombia has been expanded thanks to new agreements between the countries.

How well have federal programs helped youth left unemployed by COVID?

Young Canadians’ job prospects were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, so, last spring, the Liberal government responded with a suite of programs to help them.

Livewire Calgary
UCalgary extends blended COVID learning into the winter semester

The University of Calgary is set to continue a blended online and face-to-face system into the winter semester.

University of Alberta announces plans for in-person classes for winter semester

University of Alberta students and staff can expect a mix of in-person and remote instruction during the winter 2021 semester, the school announced Thursday.

The Record
House parties continue, despite rise in COVID cases

If you walk down any number of side streets near Wilfrid Laurier University on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll be able to find a house party going on.

North Shore News
Petition gaining steam against UBC frats hosting in-person rush events amid pandemic

A self-identified “concerned student” from the University of British Columbia has generated a petition in an effort to stop fraternities from hosting in-person rush events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

London Free Press
What Western University’s main student voice has to say about COVID-19

There’s always some town-and-gown tension in London between full-time residents and the tens of thousands of university and college students who arrive each fall.

Jason Kenney On Throne Speech: Intersectionality A ‘Kooky Academic Theory’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney had a lot to say about this week’s Liberal throne speech, which stressed advancement for women, climate action and COVID-19 pandemic recovery.

Windsor Star
U of W law prof launches $7M claim against employer

A University of Windsor law school professor is suing her employer for $7 million, alleging it failed to divulge information that would have protected her against losing a defamation lawsuit.

The Kingston Whig Standard
Guelph academics’ vision includes more agricultural diversity

Two academics from the University of Guelph have made it to the semi-finals in a global competition for a $2-million Food System Vision Prize.

Laurentian University researchers receive federal funding to study permafrost

A team of Laurentian University professors are getting financial support from the federal government to support research into climate change and its effect on the permafrost.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Waiser: Neglect of U of S barns is a warning for the future

You’ve got to feel sorry for Greg Fowler, the University of Saskatchewan’s vice-president of finances and resources.

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