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Headlines for April 9, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 09 2020

The Toronto Star
‘Billions of dollars are at risk.’ Colleges and universities scramble to protect international student sector amid COVID-19 pandemic

When Maria Olaifa was accepted into Fanshawe College’s marketing management program for May she way thrilled, eager to pack up her belongings and leave her native Philippines.

CTV News
Feds update wage subsidy and unveil changes to student summer job program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced another update to the massive wage subsidy program, more help for students, and is forecasting that the March job numbers coming out on Thursday will be grim.

The Record
Canada tweaks immigration rules to allow foreign students to continue enrolling

Canada has tweaked its immigration rules to persuade foreign students to continue enrolling at Conestoga College and elsewhere, even as countries restrict travel to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Research Money
CIHR cancels flagship funding program to focus on COVID-19 response

In February, federal granting agencies quickly mobilized millions of dollars for research on COVID-19.

CBC – The National
Canadian-led research into plasma treatment for COVID-19

Canadian researchers are leading the world’s largest clinical trial into a possible COVID-19 treatment that uses plasma from recovered patients.

CBC – The National
Summer job subsidy may fall short for students who need work

A new subsidy to bolster the Canada summer jobs program is being criticized for not doing enough to help all the students looking for work.

The Toronto Star
Students face sudden unemployment as pandemic freezes job market

Nijal Shah had three job interviews lined up when the pandemic hit.

Research Money
Health research community could face layoffs as clinical trials stall

Research leaders are warning the federal government that the health research community is at significant risk — right at a time when its value to Canada’s health and prosperity is clearer than ever.

The Chronicle Herald
N.S.’s Université Sainte-Anne reaching out to future students during COVID-19 situation

Université Sainte-Anne is taking the time to reassure grade 12 students – and all future students – that, despite the exceptional circumstances prompted by COVID-19, the university community is working together to support them in the coming months.

CBC
Post-secondary students facing bleak job market say they’re left out of COVID-19 relief

Alex Squire was one of the lucky ones. She was set to graduate from university this spring with a job in her dream field nearly lined up.

Montreal Gazette
New head of MUHC research institute withdraws from role

A renowned scientist recently appointed as the executive director of the McGill University Health Centre’s Research Institute will not be taking the position after all, the institute’s board of directors announced Wednesday.

The Guardian
Introducing UPEI’s open education resource development program

UPEI’s Robertson Library, in partnership with the province and the UPEI Student Union, has created a program to support the creation, adaptation, or peer review of open education resources at UPEI to lower the cost of learning materials for students.

CBC
Post-secondary students worried about making rent, paying for groceries

Post-secondary students studying in New Brunswick are feeling left behind by the financial support programs from the provincial and federal government.

Global News
Calgary research team develops hand-held device for COVID-19 self-testing

Dr. Amir Sanati-Nezhad and Dr. Dongyan Niu, researchers at the University of Calgary, join Global News at Noon to talk about their latest COVID-19 research project: developing a self-testing device.

Windsor Star
U of Windsor, St. Clair College donate $100K to COVID-19 fight

Several groups from the University of Windsor and St. Clair College have joined forces and will contribute $100,000 towards medical equipment and support at Windsor Regional Hospital to assist with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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