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Headlines for Feb. 1, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 01 2021

The Toronto Star
Ontario’s new French-language university scrambling to attract students after only 47 apply

Ontario’s new French-language university has received only a handful of applications from high school students – including just two who picked the post-secondary institution as their first choice.

Calgary Herald
‘Worst possible time’: Post-secondary associations protest province’s funding shortfalls

As Alberta’s next provincial budget looms, post-secondary students, faculty and staff drew attention to funding shortfalls and the harm of looming performance-based funding during a drive-by protest on Saturday.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster students concerned about anti-cheating AI

A remote proctoring service at McMaster University that uses artificial artificial intelligence to detect cheating during online exams has drawn the ire of some students who say the software is an infringement of privacy.

CBC
Faculty, staff at Cape Breton University begin transition back to campus

After almost a year away, Cape Breton University faculty and staff are expected to begin trickling back onto campus today.

Cape Breton Post
CBU students to get help with self-isolation costs

International students enrolled at Cape Breton University forced to cover the cost of quarantine-related accommodation upon their arrival in Canada will be reimbursed half of what they spent.

CBC
COVID-19 makes choosing a university challenging for high school students

COVID-19 has presented new challenges for senior high school students making plans about what to do after Grade 12, says a P.E.I. guidance counsellor.

London Free Press
Iranian student earns first Flight 752 scholarship at Western University

A Western University doctoral student who hails from Iran is the first recipient of the school’s Flight 752 memorial graduate scholarship.

CTV News
UBC law students collected information on classmates’ COVID-19 rule-breaking, email alleges

Students at the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law have been reprimanded for allegedly creating a spreadsheet documenting their classmates’ alleged failure to comply with public health orders aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.

CTV News
UBC law students collected information on classmates’ COVID-19 rule-breaking, email alleges

Students at the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law have been reprimanded for allegedly creating a spreadsheet documenting their classmates’ alleged failure to comply with public health orders aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Thorold News
Brock launches first-ever Indigenous Research Grant

Research and creative activities led by, or in partnership with, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples will be given priority.

CBC
U of S researchers get grant for work on emergency response in First Nations and Métis communities

Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded a grant to work toward changing emergency response in First Nations and Métis communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

CBC
Traditional Chinese medicine students in B.C. can no longer write final exams in Chinese language

As of this fall, students studying traditional Chinese medicine in B.C., will no longer have the option to take their exams in the Chinese language, causing a stir in among students and teachers.

CBC
Cybersecurity centre for self-driving vehicles heads to University of Windsor

A new centre out of the University of Windsor will be the first of its kind in Canada to tackle cybersecurity issues in self-driving vehicles, according to the school.

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