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Headlines for Sept. 29, 2020


Global News
University of Alberta team ready to begin Phase 1 of COVID-19 vaccine testing

Oncologist John Lewis and his team with Entos Pharmaceuticals at the University of Alberta have been working overtime to develop one of Canada’s leading vaccine candidates.

The London Free Press
100 students may face sanctions after Western University dorm parties

While Londoners were focusing their attention on possible Fake Homecoming parties on Broughdale Avenue Saturday, it was students living in Western University’s residences who appeared to be causing the most havoc.

U of M students to continue remote learning in winter term, president says

Students enrolled at the University of Manitoba will continue learning remotely, for the most part, in the winter term, university president Michael Benarroch announced on the school’s website.

CTV News
Winter semesters at Concordia, Université de Montreal will take place online

With COVID-19 cases surging across Quebec, some Montreal universities have decided to stick with online classes for the winter term.

Global News
3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kingston region Monday, 15 cases now active

KFL&A Public Health is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the region’s active cases up to 15.

North Delta Reporter
ZYTARUK: Mandatory fees make it hard on post-secondary students

Students are forced to pay a scandalous heap of fees on top of their tuition.

The PIE News
U of Windsor adds C$700,000 for student support

The University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, has announced an additional investment of C$700,000 to relieve financial strains its international students are experiencing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

CTV News
Measuring levels of virus causing COVID-19 in wastewater could help U of G researchers detect second wave

Researchers at the University of Guelph have received $50,000 in federal funding to study how increasing levels of the virus that causes COVID-19 in wastewater could help detect a second wave.

The Hamilton Spectator
We need to keep innovating digital education until we get it right

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the way we live our lives.

Global News
How post-secondary students can stay on track financially during COVID-19

Consumer advocate Kelley Keehn joins Global News Morning Calgary via Skype to discuss how post-secondary students who want to stay on track with money can prepare for the future even during the pandemic.

Pay gap between male and female professors continues to plague Canadian universities

At the University of Alberta, the average salary of a female faculty member is almost $19,000 less than her male counterpart. At the University of Calgary, that gap grows to more than $23,000.

Calgary Herald
Opinion: Time to press delete button on performance-based funding for universities

Both Alberta and Ontario have rightly pressed pause on implementing performance-based funding for their universities.

The Toronto Star
How U of T’s hiring process became an international controversy

The University of Toronto’s law school has been accused of blocking the hiring of an international candidate, Valentina Azarova, as Director of the prestigious International Human Rights Program, allegedly following pressure by a sitting judge.

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