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Headlines for Jan. 26, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 26 2021

CTV News
Sask. launches support network targeted at post-secondary students’ health and wellbeing

The provincial government launched Healthy Campus Saskatchewan on Monday, a partnership with post-secondary institutions in the province to support students’ health and wellbeing.

Montreal Gazette
Students temporarily evicted from a McGill University residence

“They were told they couldn’t come back to the residence for the next seven days and that they couldn’t go to any McGill properties. That includes the cafeteria, for example, and the library.”

CTV News
44 students living in McGill residences test positive for COVID-19

Dozens of McGill students living in the university’s residences have tested positive for COVID-19.

Global News
Mobile COVID-19 testing unit to be at Dalhousie University this week

Nova Scotia Health says a mobile COVID-19 testing unit will be set up at Dalhousie University in Halifax for two days this week.

Guelph Mercury
More U of Guelph students testing positive for COVID-19

The University of Guelph’s COVID-19 case count continues to rise after students living in residence held parties earlier this month.

VOCM
Instruction to Remain Largely Online as MUN Staff Return Next Week

This time next week, Memorial University will be fully-staffed although the instructional component remains largely virtual. It’s not yet known when students and faculty members will be back on campus.

CTV News
Western faculty union calls for chancellor’s resignation

The union representing faculty members at Western University says Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz’s apology for travelling outside of Canada in December is ‘not good enough.’

CTV News
Virtual game by University of Waterloo to highlight climate crisis to students

A new virtual simulation game created by the University of Waterloo is helping students tackle the complex issue of climate change while having fun.

Prince George Citizen
COVID realities painful for university students

Remote learning and online lectures are the way of the world for university students for as long as it takes until pandemic lockdowns are lifted and that is taking a toll on students.

The Guardian
Work and study hubs opening across P.E.I.

Work and study hubs will be available to P.E.I. residents in 13 communities across the Island.

CBC
With millions of scholarship dollars available, COVID-19 doesn’t have to curtail your post-secondary plans

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring uncertainty for students across the country — with many considering putting their education on hold as a lack of jobs and job prospects have made it harder for students to fund their schooling.

Halifax Today
Dalhousie University looks to update brand for new recruitment campaign

Dalhousie University is seeking a marketing consultant to review and update its branding efforts to help obtain new students.

The Toronto Star
Indigenous knowledge systems often overlooked in academia

Dr. Jeannette Armstrong is the associate professor in Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan (UBCO) campus. Armstrong was one of three speakers discussing systemic racism in science in a conversations on Indigenous knowledge in academia.

The Globe and Mail
Freeland launches consultations on 2021 budget, says it will be ‘most significant one of our lifetimes’

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland launched the government’s consultations on the 2021 budget Monday, while cautioning that promised stimulus support for sectors such as tourism may have to wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is firmly under control.

Global News
COMMENTARY: The infrastructures that support a future of artificial intelligence

Through the lens of the responsible innovation in health research program at the Université de Montréal, we critically examine what lies beyond our immediate experiences of AI.

CTV News
Laurier University’s special constable service under review

The special constable service at Wilfrid Laurier University is under an external review.

CTV News
U of A student involved in first discovery of baby tyrannosaur fossils

A PhD student from the University of Alberta has helped unearth the first ever baby tyrannosaur fossils.

Timmins Press
Laurentian professors, librarians issue ultimatum

Professors and librarians at Laurentian University are calling on the university administration to end what they call its bargaining delays.

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