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Headlines for July 13, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 13 2020

The Huffington Post
International Medical Students Fear Risks In Flying To Canada For Mandatory Exam

International medical students are urging a re-evaluation of an in-person exam that would force them to fly to Canada during the pandemic.

The Toronto Star
Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.

Global News
Change to post-secondary grant ‘kicking students with dependents when they’re down’: U of A students union

A recent change to a post-secondary grant in Alberta that supported students with dependents has led to concerns about access to education in the province.

CTV News
Protests continue in Montreal against Quebec Experience Program reforms

Protests against the Quebec Experience Program reform continued Saturday, despite the new series of amendments announced earlier this week by Minister of Immigration Nadine Girault.

CBC
Mount Allison releases timeline for students outside of the Atlantic bubble

Students from outside of the Atlantic bubble returning to Mount Allison University for the fall semester will need to arrive a couple of weeks earlier than usual.

CBC
Alberta universities plan to do away with dormitory residences during COVID-19 pandemic

First-year University of Calgary students who were destined for dormitory-style residences will now be moved to apartment-style residences to allow for better physical distancing — but the move comes with a price increase of $3,000.

CBC
St. Francis Xavier University wants students to sign COVID-19 liability waiver

Students at a Nova Scotia university must sign a COVID-19 liability waiver in order to attend classes in the fall.

Kamloops This Week
Letter: Dear TRU student, welcome to online learning

I was asked what I would say to a student who was nervous about studying at Thompson Rivers University this fall. My response came to me in the form of a letter, Dear Student, which I am submitting as letter to the editor.

Global News
Coronavirus: University of Alberta study finds growing public support for face masks

As Edmontonians continue to navigate the new normal, a local study suggests that more Canadians are embracing the use of face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBC
Coach says U Sports must help football players caught in pandemic, age-cap trap

U Sports ignored calls to help football players recover a year of eligibility lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the University of Alberta’s coach.

CBC
I often feel I don’t belong, but that won’t stop me from getting my PhD

In October 2017, I was sitting alone in the stands of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, eating my lunch. It was the first day of an academic conference, and I remember looking around for another lonely attendee to talk to. I zeroed in on another graduate student and introduced myself.

Global News
Western University grad shares experience with racism on campus

Global News Weekend host Aalia Adam speaks with journalist and author Eternity Martis about her memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun. In her first book, she shares her experience navigating through white spaces as one of the few students of colour on campus.

The Record
UW student coalition says equity unit leadership stands in the way of change

An equity unit at the University of Waterloo is facing criticism from a coalition of students who say the leadership is not representative of the student body and stands in the way of anti-racism work.

CBC
B.C. nursing student who brought wellness check lawsuit against RCMP speaks at Vancouver rally

The Kelowna nursing student who brought a civil lawsuit against the officer she claims used excessive force during a wellness check in January called for changes to the practice at a rally in Vancouver on Saturday.

Global News
UBC Okanagan announces new wine research centre headquarters

The world-renowned wine region of Okanagan Valley will now have a new research hub, according to UBC Okanagan.

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