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Headlines for April 17, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Ottawa funds COVID-19 research project that is collaborating with Wuhan virus lab

The Canadian government is funding a COVID-19 research project led by a University of Alberta professor that includes collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the high-security infectious-disease lab based in the Chinese city where the pandemic began.

Global News
Coronavirus: Free counselling available 24/7 for B.C. post-secondary students

The B.C. government has launched Here2Talk, a free mental-health counselling and referral service for all post-secondary students enrolled in the province, in a bid to address students’ concerns related to COVID-19.

The Ubyssey
AMS, UCRU call on federal government to increase financial support for students and graduates impacted by COVID-19

As the #Don’tForgetStudents petition asking the Canadian government to include post-secondary students and recent graduates in the Canada Emergency Response Benefit continues to gain traction, the AMS has added its voice to the call.

Global News
University of Waterloo researchers working on nasal spray vaccine for coronavirus

The University of Waterloo says researchers at the school are working on a DNA-based vaccine against the coronavirus that can be applied through a nasal spray.

Toronto Sun
Western University researcher designs mobile medical module to screen COVID-19 patients

A Western University researcher has come up with a way to help health care workers better screen patients during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
University of Alberta works with AHS to make 3D-printed face shields

Faculty and staff at the University of Alberta have started making 3D-printed face shields in hopes of helping facilities keep up stocks of personal protective equipment through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calgary Herald
COVID-19: NDP call for direct financial support for post-secondary students

The province needs to directly support post-secondary students who don’t qualify for expanded federal income now, NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley said Thursday.

Global News
Western University study on football players shows link between concussions and poor inhibition

A new study on football players conducted by a research team at Western University shows concussions have long-term effects on inhibition.

Global News
U of R team using biometric clothing, $1 million grant to study mental health

After three years studying the mental health of Canadian RCMP officers, a University of Regina-led team is extending their research to include all public safety personnel with the help of a new, federal grant.

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