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Headlines for Sept. 9, 2020


The PIE News
Covid-19 may have “dire consequences” for int’l mobility – OECD

Institutions must develop a new value proposition that addresses the needs of an international student population less willing to cross borders to study, as students are unlikely to commit large amounts of time and money for online content, a report from the OECD has warned.

CTV News
‘It’s peaceful’: N.S. student makes best of virtual learning with treetop study space

Kade Nilsson of Nova Scotia had planned to spend his freshman year of college studying from underneath the palm trees of Hawaii, but due to the pandemic, he has to make do with the trees a little closer to home.

Global News
‘U of Summerland’ provides space for post-secondary students to study

Going back to school always brings up a mixed bag of emotions, perhaps more so this year because of the pandemic things. But a new learning concept and space in Summerland hopes to make it a bit easier.

How the pandemic may change how MBA programs are taught

Even before COVID, business schools were starting to question an idea that had seemed almost unchallenged until quite recently: the idea of an interconnected global economy.

The Globe and Mail
Let’s pay student interns a fair wage

As Canadians face the fallout from the Canada Student Service Grant controversy and the prospect of a fall election during a global pandemic, hundreds of thousands of students across the country are returning to their studies this week and – through little fault of their own – have nothing to show for their time off this summer.

Testing sewage for COVID-19 could be ‘early warning’ system, Ontario researchers hope

A nasal swab isn’t the only way to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 — scientists around the world have been able to track the presence of the novel coronavirus in sewage.

The Toronto Star
COVID-19 drops cloud of financial uncertainty on Canada’s universities, colleges

The impact of COVID-19 could be “calamitous” for some small colleges after international students and the schools they plan to attend have been left hanging in a “quagmire,” says the head of a website that matches students with post-second courses.

Global News
Cyber security tips for online learning

Tom Keenan from the University of Calgary joins Global News Morning Calgary live via Skype to discuss cyber security tips to help keep students safe while taking part in online learning.

Global News
More than 100 students attend house party in Waterloo’s University District: police

On the eve of the school year, Waterloo Regional Police say they had to break up a large house party in Waterloo’s University District on Monday night.

Global News
Students at SAIT, University of Calgary head back to school

School begins at both the University of Calgary and SAIT on Tuesday, but both facilities will function very differently than they did in the past.

The Globe and Mail
Alberta orders hundreds of students to stay home after potential exposure to COVID-19

Alberta has ordered hundreds of students to stay home from school after they were potentially exposed to the coronavirus at their respective institutions across the province, just days after pupils returned to their classrooms.

Global News
Report indicates food waste has increased since start of pandemic

We check in with Sylvain Charlebois to get his take on a new report out of Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab that suggests food waste has increased in households across the country since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Chronicle Herald
Researchers seek new moms’ pandemic experiences in Maritimes

It can be challenging at the best of times for a new mother to navigate the health system and deal with problems such as postpartum depression.

Large gatherings and parties ‘will not be tolerated’ by Waterloo region public health

Waterloo Region’s acting medical officer of health says she is disappointed to hear about a house party that took place on Monday night.

MUN enrolment increases despite ghost town on campus

Classes begin today for Memorial University students in a brand new chapter for Newfoundland and Labrador’s storied school.

Kamloops This Week
Layoffs at Thompson Rivers University will proceed in October

Layoffs go into effect in October, but not all will be permanent, as TRU is offering temporary layoffs in cases in which the university believes an employee’s work will return in four to eight months.

My Caribou Now
More mental health supports are on the way for post-secondary students in BC

As post-secondary students hit the books this fall, the BC Government is introducing a new service to better look after their mental health.

The Timmins Daily Press
Changes for international students help North

With colleges and universities restarting across the country, a great deal of uncertainty has been faced by international students because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The Chronicle Herald
CBU students help peers make it through quarantine

The Cape Breton University students union has set up a program to give students arriving from outside the Atlantic bubble a helping hand during their required 14-day quarantine.

The Kingston Whig Standard
‘Tone-deaf’ frat sorry for party plan as London students return rather quietly

London police reported an unusually quiet long weekend as officers launched the annual crackdown on rowdy behaviour by returning college and university students.

Global News
Breaking barriers: ASL interpreter Nigel Howard to teach UBC classes

The man who shot to unexpected fame as the sign language interpreter at Dr. Bonnie Henry’s COVID-19 news conferences is going to the head of the class at UBC.

CKPG Today
Post-secondary students heading back to school reminded of provincial mental health supports

As post-secondary students head back to school the Province is once again highlighting a mental-health resource for students.

Kamloops This Week
Thompson Rivers University facing deficit of $9 million

The university’s revenues for 2020-2021 will be $45 million less than projected — the largest portion being a $20-million decrease in international tuition. This year’s budget covers April 1, 2020, to March 31 2021.

The Record
Foreign students stick to universities more than college

As the fall semester launches, Conestoga College anticipates it may lose up to 3,700 students who are unwilling or unable to be schooled online after campuses closed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Chronicle Herald
SCOTT STEWART: Scholar Strike joins fight for social, racial justice

On Sept. 9 and 10, faculty at universities across Canada are encouraged to join Scholar Strike, an initiative to protest racism and police violence.

U of A research to take nationwide perspective on school resource officer program

A University of Alberta criminologist is examining the role of school resource officers in the country over the last four decades.

The Runner
Explainer: Equal Bathroom Rights in Canada

KPU, SFU, and UBC are just some of the universities that have gender-neutral, all-inclusive bathrooms for students and staff.

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