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Headlines for Dec. 1, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 01 2020

The Toronto Star
Universities with policies to force out students in crisis say it’s a safety measure. Students say threat of removal fills them with dread

Universities across Canada have introduced controversial involuntary leave policies that empower school officials to remove students struggling with serious psychological challenges.

Maclean’s
University transcripts move into the digital age

Waiting for requested post-secondary transcripts has long been notoriously slow. A new project aims to remedy that and put control in the hands of learners.

Ottawa Citizen
Wright: How the humanities prepare students for an ever-changing information economy

There is a proliferation of humanities grads in business, product management, consulting, web-based innovation and especially marketing. It’s not clear universities need more red tape from the province to help them get such jobs.

Global News
Brock University announces delay in start of winter term

Brock University is extending its holiday break and pushing back the start of its winter term by a week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBC
On-campus COVID-19 case confirmed at University of Windsor

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has confirmed another case of COVID-19 at the University of Windsor.

Lethbridge Herald
COVID-19 outbreak hits Mount Royal University men’s hockey team

Eighteen members of Mount Royal University’s men’s hockey program, including coaches, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Global News
St. FX students raise concerns with decision to move forward with in-person exams

Despite a recent spike in cases of the novel coronavirus in Nova Scotia, St. Francis Xavier University has announced they have no plans to move exams online – much to the displeasure of some of the school’s students.

CBC
More than 100 med students call for more action on COVID-19 in open letter to Sask. government

More than 100 University of Saskatchewan medical students have signed an open letter to the provincial government calling for more action to control the spread of COVID-19.

The Chronicle Herald
More money requested for post-secondary students in P.E.I.

After the Progressive Conservatives promised to increase the amount of the George Coles bursary for students, Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry is asking why that hasn’t happened yet.

CBC
University of Waterloo mourns Pearl Sullivan, pillar of engineering community

The University of Waterloo and its engineering department is grieving the loss of a former faculty lead who reimagined engineering education and paved the way for the next generation of industry leaders.

London Free Press
Western professor’s tool makes school COVID-19 data easier to find, grasp

A Western University researcher studying how socioeconomic factors affect schools with COVID-19 cases has launched an interactive tool to make vital data easier to find and understand.

CTV News
Canadian scientist receives Mitacs Prize for using viruses to treat cancer

Viruses typically don’t have the best reputation, especially during a pandemic. But medical researchers are increasingly looking to them as a way to treat cancer.

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