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Headlines for Sept. 28, 2020


Why the death of the college and university experience is so detrimental for queer students

If September is any indication, the global pandemic has all but eradicated any semblance of the “university experience” as we know it.

Global News
Post-secondary students question extra fees during COVID-19

Some Lethbridge students say they are concerned about paying fees for services and facilities they will not have access to due to COVID-19.

The Globe and Mail
Alberta universities want new funding model delayed due to pandemic

Universities in Alberta say the province’s performance-based funding model should be delayed or at the very least modified to account for the significant pandemic-related disruptions to postsecondary education and the job market.

National Post
Quiet day in London, Ont., as law enforcement monitor Western ‘fake homecoming’

London, Ont., police said Saturday began quietly and with no known public health infractions in the university town known to host large parties on the same weekend each year.

Timmins Press
Algoma U plans return of in-person classes

Algoma University plans to resume “some” face-to-face teaching in January.

The Globe and Mail
Hybrid education is the solution to one of the challenges of COVID-19

Back in March, as professors hurriedly transitioned from in-class lectures to Zoom-based virtual learning, many college students – ourselves included – were forced to get a glimpse of what a part in-class, part virtual learning experience was like.

McGill students say COVID-19 more widespread than reported by university

Dozens of students at McGill University are testing positive for COVID-19 according to their peers, but the university is not counting most of those cases in its official tally, because they happened off-campus.

Global News
All 4 of Friday’s new cases related to Queen’s, COVID-19 alert status upgraded to ‘yellow’

COVID-19 infections are on the rise in the Kingston-area with KFL&A public health reporting 4 new cases today all related to Queen’s university.

Global News
11 new coronavirus cases in London-Middlesex, 8 are Western University students

The number of new novel coronavirus cases in London and Middlesex has hit double digits once again.

Global News
University of Calgary launches ongoing survey to study COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on youth

A new University of Calgary study is asking Edmonton and Calgary students ages 12 to 18 how they’re dealing with COVID-19.

How the pandemic dashed this McGill lacrosse player’s hopes for on-field redemption

My journey at McGill is ending as unpredictably as it began. During my senior year of high school, I was pursuing an NCAA Division I opportunity in the United States, but I quickly had things change when my future coach decided to resign.

The Toronto Star
Students have a responsibility to take care of their college communities

I grew up in London, Ontario — not in the traditional sense, but it was the university community that shaped the most formative years of my life.

The Kingston Whig Standard
Plan guides Algoma U’s development

A master plan that will help guide Algoma University’s development over the next five to 10 years proposes several new projects including replacing the east wing of the main campus building and expanding the Essar Convergence Centre.

Protesters call for mandatory anti-racism course at Mount Royal University

More than 100 protesters met at Mount Royal University on Saturday to call for action against racism on campus.

Times Higher Education
UBC vows world-leading version of indigenous integration

Despite numerous announcements by the University of British Columbia, indigenous leaders see big talk from a big institution, but no clearer answers on finding balance.

B.C. university launches 1st peace and reconciliation centre in Canada

Peace and Reconciliation Centre to offer funding and scholarships to students, faculty and community members.

The Chronicle Herald
RICK MACLEAN: Online learning is here to stay. Sigh.

“Just click the thingie that way and that will solve your problem.”

Canadian astronomers contend with issue of Indigenous consent over Hawaiian telescope project

The Canadian astronomy community has named the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope its top facilities priority for the decade ahead while also recommending the creation of a policy focused on Indigenous consent in a section of its new long range planning document.

The Globe and Mail
Fans join Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy in taking Indigenous studies

Before the Canadian show Schitt’s Creek swept the Emmys this month and catapulted its creator, Dan Levy, into Hollywood’s stratosphere, he announced that he was going back to school, and wanted his fans to join him.

Carleton PhD student detained in Turkey, accused of inciting protests

In the ten years they’ve been together, Ömer Ongun has not gone a day without hearing the voice of his partner, Cihan Erdal.

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