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Headlines for Jan. 13, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 13 2021

CTV News
N.S. universities to receive $25 million in COVID-19 financial relief from province

Nova Scotia is spending $25 million to help the province’s universities manage the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTV News
Laurentian University one of three Ontario schools to receive COVID rapid testing grant

Sudbury’s Laurentian University has begun on-campus rapid COVID testing, one of three schools to receive funding.

CTV News
Post-secondary students consider skipping fall semester amid pandemic

Josephine DiMaurizio’s third year of geology studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., was meant to be full of hands-on course work, with multiple large field trips and days in the lab.

CTV News
Students asking for ‘compassionate grading’ at UW amid COVID-19 pandemic

Some students are lobbying for change at the University of Waterloo to have the option for “compassionate grading” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Telegram
UPEI on track to finish St. Peters Bay climate change campus this fall

Mayor Ronnie McInnis believes that the University of Prince Edward Island’s (UPEI) upcoming facility will be a big plus for both the community and the facility’s cause.

Now Toronto
Post-secondary school work placements go virtual

When the news of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown broke in March post-secondary school students relying on co-op and work placements to graduate were left scrambling.

London Free Press
Reflection circle at King’s University College will provide outdoor area for gatherings

A $500,000 donation to King’s University College will be used to create an outdoor gathering area with a fire pit where students, staff and community members can gather.

CTV News
Local university and college students compete in esports league

The popularity of organized online gaming, known as esports, has increased throughout the pandemic.

Times Higher Education
How to tackle campus racism? Listen to and reward minority staff

University of British Columbia head advocates ‘servant leadership’ style to build diversity, in contrast to ‘very top-down’ approach at many institutions.

Times Colonist
Federal funds for new SFU centre to help Metro Vancouver cut carbon emissions

A new centre at Simon Fraser University will help cities across Metro Vancouver develop solutions on urban climate change and to reach goals for reducing carbon pollution.

Global News
Saskatchewan crop researchers receiving nearly $10M in government funding

Saskatchewan agriculture got a boost from both the federal and provincial governments on Tuesday.

The Globe and Mail
New ways forward in Canadian Arctic research

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern territories of Canada put in place strict travel restrictions to limit travel between the North and the South.

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