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Headlines for April 2, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 02 2020

Maclean’s
What life is like for students still living in university dorms during coronavirus

As fellow students packed up their dorm rooms in a flurry of duffle bags and laundry baskets last week, Nicole Momtahan wasn’t sure if she would have anywhere to sleep that night.

The Toronto Star
Post-secondary institutions looking at all options for summer, fall terms amid ongoing pandemic

Ontario’s colleges and universities are running online courses and handing out alternate projects or take-home exams to replace traditional exams as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBC – As it Happens
What is ‘Zoom bombing’? Scientist threatened while defending PhD online

Cell biologist Ceri Weber planned to defend her PhD in person at the end of March, but the coronavirus pandemic thwarted her plans.

Global News
Coronavirus: Concordia University students call for changes over online proctored webcam exams

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced the closures of schools in Quebec and universities have since moved classes online.

CBC
Help available for Calgary university students suffering financially due to COVID-19

Student associations at Calgary universities say they’re getting more questions about emergency funding and support for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Winnipeg Free Press
U of M launches fund for students caught in COVID-19 cash crunch

The University of Manitoba has created a $500,000-and-counting emergency fund to support students in financial distress due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Global News
University of Saskatchewan not changing grading system despite calls for leniency during pandemic

Post-secondary students are calling on the University of Saskatchewan to temporarily change its grading system, citing concerns with how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect their final marks.

Global News
University of Regina students unsatisfied with grading options amid COVID-19

On Monday, the University of Regina announced four options to choose from for each course students are enrolled in.

Global News
University of Regina students unsatisfied with grading options amid COVID-19

On Monday, the University of Regina announced four options to choose from for each course students are enrolled in.

The Guardian
UPEI professor’s software to help UPEI administer chemistry exams online

Two years ago, UPEI associate professor Jason Pearson and a former student started work on Stemble.

The London Free Press
Opinion: A time for educators to rethink their mission and methods

With classrooms closed and university professors figuring out how to teach online, this seems like a challenging time for educators. But it could be an opportunity to reflect on what being an “educator” truly means.

The Winnipeg Free Press
University assets available to expand COVID-19 testing

A biology professor is urging Manitoba Health to tap into university resources to expand and speed up COVID-19 testing.

The Winnipeg Free Press
University assets available to expand COVID-19 testing

A biology professor is urging Manitoba Health to tap into university resources to expand and speed up COVID-19 testing.

Ottawa Citizen
uOttawa delivers a haul of PPE for front-line health workers

Staff and volunteers at the University of Ottawa have collected a haul of personal protective equipment to help front-line health care workers in the COVID-19 fight.

The Sault Star
uOttawa delivers a haul of PPE for front-line health workers

What started out as a group of medical students and a few of Queen’s University’s 3D printers and laser cutters has blossomed into a full-blown manufacturing effort to produce much-needed personal protective equipment for front-line medical professionals.

Brampton Guardian
What gets washed? U of Guelph prof gives tips on grocery shopping during coronavirus pandemic

In the times of COVID-19, going to get food has become a very different experience.

CTV News
University students struggle to find work amid pandemic

A time of year for university students to begin summer jobs has turned into a struggle for many.

CTV News
University students struggle to find work amid pandemic

A time of year for university students to begin summer jobs has turned into a struggle for many.

Global News
University of Saskatchewan awarded $5M for Indigenous health research

University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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