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Headlines for Jan. 18, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 18 2021

CTV News
UBC director who travelled over the holidays resigns, citing ‘divisions in our community’

A director at the University of British Columbia who faced backlash after travelling over the winter break has resigned from his leadership role.

CTV News
COVID-19 worsening Canadian students’ diets, inactivity, alcohol consumption: study

A new Canadian study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased unhealthy behaviour in post-secondary students.

Global News
Lethbridge post-secondary institutions report steady enrolment despite COVID-19 pandemic

Post-secondary students have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with some choosing to postpone classes or drop out altogether due to financial strain or difficulty with virtual learning.

CBC
Nearly half of adult Canadians struggle with literacy — and that’s bad for the economy

Nearly half of Canada’s population has a big roadblock ahead of them when it comes to post-pandemic economic recovery — and it’s not the novel coronavirus but a fundamental set of skills for daily life.

CBC
MacEwan University students accuse administrators of failing to take action on racism

Some MacEwan University students say the school has failed to take action on racism within the department of music.

CBC
Major donor loses fight to have his name on all UBC law school degrees

One of the most prominent donors to the University of British Columbia has lost a lengthy legal fight to have his name printed on every degree given to students who graduate from the law school that’s named after him.

The Sudbury Star
Column: Laurentian board failing in its duties

Neighbouring homeowners say university has spent $150,000 suing them for an issue that could be easily resolved.

Cape Breton Post
Cape Breton University using $2.2 million grant for remote learning, COVID related expenditures

Cape Breton University is going to suffer a “significant” revenue loss this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starphoenix
University profs call for careful approach to future of online learning

“We shouldn’t be lulled into thinking that this is somehow better than the on-campus experience.”

Vancouver Sun
Max Cameron: Should university admissions be decided on the basis of a lottery among qualified applicants?

As students and their parents begin the anxious wait for university admission decisions, a novel idea has begun to gain currency: Should university admissions be decided on the basis of a lottery among qualified applicants?

CTV News
University of Windsor launches Alumni Cares program with blood drive

The University of Windsor is launching its Alumni Cares program by asking members to sign up for a lifesaving cause.

Global News
USask reported cases of cheating have increased with online learning

The University of Saskatchewan says there has been an increase in reports of academic misconduct during the fall term.

The Peterborough Examiner
Woman says Peterborough lawsuit plaintiff raped her in Trent University dorm room

A former Trent University student has filed a statement of defence and counterclaim in response to a lawsuit that alleges she falsely accused a man of sexual assault.

CTV News
Canadian researchers develop faster, more accurate COVID-19 antibody test

A team of researchers at Western University in London, Ont. have developed a new COVID-19 antibody test they say is quicker, more accurate, and cheaper than any approved so far in Canada.

CTV News
A new McGill study has found the saliva test is as efficient in detecting COVID-19 as the nasal one

A new study has found that saliva testing is as efficient in testing for COVID-19 as the nasal test.

CBC
Mount Allison offers its -80 C freezers to help province store COVID-19 vaccines

Mount Allison University lent New Brunswick two -80 C freezers required to store the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, to help the province beat the second wave of the pandemic.

Cape Breton Post
Cape Breton University reports second positive COVID-19 case Friday

For the second time in a week, Cape Breton University is reporting a positive case of COVID-19.

Globe and Mail
Why businesses need STEAM (not just STEM) to future-proof Canada’s work force

One of the greatest lessons from the past year, if not the past 20 years, is that the health and agility of our human, economic and ecological systems are critical for survival and prosperity.

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