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Headlines for Sept. 3, 2021


Laurentian students return to campus hopeful for a more normal year

Julia Brady is entering her second year as a Laurentian University student, but in many ways this fall is her fresh start. Brady spent last year living at home in Ottawa while she attended online classes.

UWindsor researchers land $500K federal grant for multi-disciplinary COVID-19 study

Research on the transmission and detection of COVID-19 is already taking place at the University of Windsor, but a half-million dollar federal grant will now allow researchers to collaborate their findings to possibly detect dangerous variants before they land on public health’s radar.

CTV News
App-based HIV self-testing program created in Montreal detects new infections and connects to care, new study says

An HIV self-test (HIVST) app created in Montreal was studied in South Africa with encouraging results, according to the study’s first author and platform creator.

Calgary’s lack of fluoride may contribute to cavities in baby teeth, study suggests

Kids are more likely to develop cavities in Calgary than in Edmonton where the water is still fluoridated, a University of Calgary study suggests.

The PIE News
Institutional agility post Covid: reopening in a different world

It is said that in the experience of grief, you will never be the same again. Grief changes us.

Alberta University of the Arts temporarily shifts online due to delay in rapid testing program

The Alberta University of the Arts has announced most of its classes are moving online for the first two weeks of school, because of delays in getting a rapid testing program off the ground.

Prince George Citizen
UNBC sees jump in World University Rankings

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) saw its scores increase across the board in the latest iteration of the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Times Higher Education
Developing-nation universities looking for Western partners

Institutions in poorer nations have the eager students, and hope the West is now ready to supply the expertise.

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