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Headlines for Jan. 20, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 20 2021

The Toronto Star
Post-secondary schools offer support, but is it reaching students?

Aníbal Martens arrived in Canada months before the pandemic hit and immediately asked staff at Seneca College about opportunities to engage with others in his new school’s 2SLGBTQ+ community.

CTV News
Western chancellor off Ontario COVID-19 vaccine task force following international travel

Western University chancellor Linda Hasenfratz is no longer a member of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution task force after news broke that she travelled outside of Canada in December.

Global News
Post-secondary institutions see unprecedented financial demand due to COVID-19

Both Lethbridge post-secondary institutions say they’re dealing with an unprecedented demand for financial support from their students.

Global News
Inside the hunt for coronavirus variants in Canada

A genetic hunt is underway as Canadian scientists in a sophisticated, nationwide network of labs aim to detect and disrupt the new and highly contagious U.K. and South African variants of the coronavirus.

The Globe and Mail
China’s college graduates can’t find jobs. The solution: grad school.

Graduation was fast approaching, but Yang Xiaomin, a 21-year-old college student in northeastern China, skipped her university’s job fair. Nor did she look for positions on her own. She didn’t think she had a chance of landing one.

CBC
All MUN staff returning to campus Feb. 1

Memorial University is sending its staff back to campuses at the beginning of February.

Global News
BLM Fredericton launches bursary for Black students at two New Brunswick universities

Black Lives Matter Fredericton has announced a new bursary for Black students at two New Brunswick universities.

The Guardian
Dalhousie University scientists keen about research chairs, Tesla partnership

Two Dalhousie University scientists are all charged up about their new research chair positions and roles in the university’s partnership with Tesla.

Revelstoke Review
B.C. funding training of mental health workers at four post-secondary institutions

The provincial government announced funding this week to expand training for mental health workers at four B.C. post-secondary institutions.

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