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Headlines for April 30, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 30 2020

CTV News
House passes $9B aid package after emergency student benefit boosted

The House of Commons fast-tracked and passed the $9-billion suite of student-focused COVID-19 supports on Wednesday, after opposition parties negotiated a boost to the federal government’s proposed emergency benefit for students.

The Sudbury Star
Laurentian looking for bold ideas to balance budget

Laurentian University announced Wednesday it is facing significant financial challenges arising from COVID-19.

The Globe and Mail
When it comes to research, we need global supply chains to remain open

As we face the largest public health crisis in over a century, some have suggested we should reverse or “undo” globalization – that we should rely less on foreign partners and instead become more self-reliant. Good idea?

The Chronicle Herald
Online preparedness task force created at Saint Francis Xavier University

With no clear end in sight to Nova Scotia’s stay-at-home orders, St. Francis Xavier University is putting together a plan in case students are unable to return in September.

The National Post
John Ivison: Another win for parliamentary accountability as Liberals forced to rethink student handouts

Proceedings in the House of Commons are often unsatisfying, frequently boring, rarely exhilarating.

The Sarnia Observer
Forget grants, get students to do farm work: MP

A Conservative MP wants to see unemployed students working on farms this summer instead of lining up for government grants.

Max 104.9
NB announces new rules for moving post-secondary students

With the end of the academic year approaching, the New Brunswick government has announced rules for college and university students who may be moving.

CBC
Workers from outside N.L. exempt from COVID-19 isolation order at MUN’s science building

Local contractors at the new science complex on Memorial University’s campus in St. John’s are working alongside those travelling in from outside the province who have not self-isolated, despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
University of Lethbridge committee to explore future of cancelled Pronghorns hockey programs

The University of Lethbridge has announced a new committee that will explore future funding possibilities for the recently eliminated Pronghorns hockey programs, just nine days after the cut was made.

CBC
U of R students’ business SaskMasks working to help flatten the curve

More people are wearing masks in public these days because, along with hand-washing and physical distancing, it’s believed to be one way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Global News
London, Ont. post-secondary students reflect on a bittersweet graduation amid COVID-19

Graduating from college or university is an important milestone, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, students are missing out on saying goodbye and celebrating that rite of passage.

CBC
Coronavirus: McMaster alumni testing thermal screening device at Hamilton grocery store

A non-invasive thermal imaging technology with the potential to detect one of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus is being tested at a Hamilton, Ont., grocery store.

The Kingston Whig Standard
Queen’s University grad deconstructing toxic masculinity with students

Jonathon Reed said he became fascinated by gender issues while he was studying education at Queen’s University in Kingston, and he even based his final research project on it.

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