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Headlines for Sept. 4, 2020


Global News
2020-21 school year a much different one at University of Saskatchewan

Fall orientation is underway at the University of Saskatchewan.

Students who didn’t self-isolate made ‘poor choices,’ says Yukon University official

Yukon University’s Whitehorse campus reopens Friday morning after a three-day shutdown to clean and minimize any risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Global News
Fewer students at Trent University and Fleming College will impact local economy

Officials at Peterborough’s two post-secondary schools say enrollment is down this semester.

Global News
Western University kicks off pandemic-adjusted residence move-in

There was no shortage of nervous energy or masks on Thursday as parents and guardians dropped off new Western University students for the first day of residence move-ins.

CTV News
Ottawa Public Health will take ‘action where need” if COVID-19 cases rise as university, college students return

Ottawa’s medical officer of health insists Ottawa Public Health will take “action where needed” if there is a rise in COVID-19 cases linked to the activities of university and college students this fall.

The London Free Press
Western foundation reaches out for donations to keep crisis-counselling program running during pandemic

The University Students’ Council Foundation is asking for donations to help keep a crisis-counselling program running as the Western community prepares to start the fall semester under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sudbury Star
Everyone entering Queen’s University buildings to answer COVID-19 app questions

Queen’s University has added a COVID-19 assessment tool to its mobile safety app, SeQure, that will screen every student, faculty, staff member and visitor to its buildings this fall.

Ottawa Citizen
Block by block: Minecraft version of uOttawa’s Fauteux Hall now open to students

Without masks or capacity limits or any need for physical distancing, the University of Ottawa campus community can again convene in Fauteux Hall.

North Delta Reporter
UBC welcomes students back with virtual orientation

UBC students are being prepped for how to live the university life from home this week.

The Hamilton Spectator
Despite pandemic and virtual learning, McMaster expects increase in first-year students this fall

A pandemic couldn’t deter would-be McMaster students from crossing the – virtual – threshold into post-secondary life.

How post-secondary students, schools are coping with mandatory quarantine

When first-year student Sabrina Fauteux arrived in Antigonish from Ottawa last week, she was allowed one person to help her move into her dorm room at St. Francis Xavier University.

University of Victoria to house national Indigenous law centre

The University of Victoria has announced plans to expand its law school building to include Canada’s first National Centre for Indigenous Laws.

Global News
University of Calgary launches new admissions process for Black law students

The University of Calgary launched a new process for Black students applying to its law program on Wednesday, saying it will provide “space and visibility for Black applicants to speak about their lived experiences and the barriers they have overcome.”

The Hamilton Spectator
New Mac study tells us where the Mastodons went, offers clues about today’s animal migrations

The migration of extinct mastodon herds to Yukon and Alaska during warm periods between ice ages could hold clues and warning signs for today’s animals moving north during a warming climate, says a new research paper.

The Revelstoke Review
Researchers examine challenges to Okanagan’s agricultural sector

Researchers from Kwantlen Polytechnic University are examining agricultural opportunities for sustainable economic and community development.

Dr. Lorne Warneke remembered as pivotal LGBTQ pioneer in Alberta

The academic, medical and LGBTQ communities in Edmonton are mourning the death of a psychiatrist and professor who helped them live better lives.

The Record
Laurier physicist named to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

A Wilfrid Laurier university quantum physicist has been appointed to the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Cape Breton Post
Royal Military College staff, students won’t know until mid-September if personal info compromised in cyber attack

Students and staff at the Royal Military College won’t know until mid-September whether their personal information has been compromised, more than two months after a cyber attack forced the shutdown of the organization’s computers.

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