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Headlines for Sept. 9, 2021


With restrictions eased and students in school, this virologist says COVID-19 could spread

A virologist and immunologist at Memorial University says it’s “the perfect storm for opportunity” for COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador as tens of thousands of students return to school with fewer public health measures in place.

Youth could shape election results — if students leave campus

After Elections Canada announced that on-campus voting won’t be available in this election, students’ advocates are concerned that youth — the largest voting demographic — are being left out of the democratic process.

The Toronto Star
Cancelling campus voting sends a terrible message to young voters

Organizing polling stations across Canada and finding volunteers to run them for a snap election in the midst of a pandemic is no easy feat.

Is Canada’s international student system ethical? Or exploitive?

In today’s Big Story podcast, what agents are selling around the world is the value of a Canadian education—and people are buying in droves, especially in places like Punjab, India.

Times Higher Education
Overseas students’ economic impact up by a fifth pre-pandemic

New analysis commissioned by Hepi and UUKi offers ‘stark reminder’ of financial impact that overseas students bring.

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