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Headlines for Aug. 20, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 20 2020

The Globe and Mail
Laurentian University suspends admissions to 17 programs including business, music

Laurentian University is suspending admissions to 17 programs as it grapples with a deficit and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for postsecondary institutions.

CBC
Students from outside Atlantic bubble in store for unique welcome at N.S. universities amid COVID-19

“It won’t be the move-in weekend we’re used to.”

The Toronto Star
Some university programs are hiking tuition by as much as 15 per cent

After a long, and in many cases, jobless summer, university students are due to pay thousands in tuition for a semester that will mostly consist of sitting in front of a computer at home.

Guelph Mercury
‘Unfit or unwilling to properly support the community’: U of Guelph Black student group calls on school to defund, abolish campus police

A group of University of Guelph students is calling on the institution to abolish the campus police service.

Calgary Herald
Concerns around access, cost emerge as U of C preps for remote learning

University of Calgary students enrolled in remote learning courses this fall must have access to technology including a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection, the school announced this week.

The Kingston Whig Standard
Queen’s summer innovation competition goes online

Various streams of Queen’s University’s summer innovation program have continued online through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sudbury Star
Patience, please: Specifics on return-to-train for varsity sports pending

Playing the patience game has been about the only constant sporting activity during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

CBC
U-Pass alternatives don’t go far enough, post-secondary students say

Playing the patience game has been about the only constant sporting activity during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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