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Headlines for July 7, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 07 2020

CTV News
Students want tuition slashed as universities and colleges go online during pandemic

There is a growing online petition to reduce university tuition fees for this fall semester.

The Globe and Mail
Royal Military College weighs damage after cybersecurity attack

Federal officials are assessing the damage from a cyberattack targeting the Royal Military College of Canada, the institution that trains military leaders and conducts sensitive research into warfare.

National Post
Top Canada university says won’t call Taiwan part of China after complaint

A top Canadian university will stop referring in reports to Taiwan as part of China, following complaints from Taiwan’s government in a small diplomatic success for the Chinese-claimed island that faces growing Chinese pressure internationally.

Ottawa Citizen
Profs, alumni urge Carleton to accept eight commitments to build “anti-racist university”

A group of Carleton University professors, lecturers, staff, students and alumni are urging the university to adopt an eight-step plan to combat “direct and outspoken racism, hate-speech and microaggressions that Black students, staff, and faculty at Carleton have regularly reported on campus.”

National Post
U.S. to force out foreign students taking classes fully online

Foreign students must leave the United States if their school’s classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced on Monday.

The Globe and Mail
York University puts a twist on its newest building

To make the latest addition to its campus a landmark, York University decided to add a twist. Construction has begun of a dramatically tilting building to house York’s School of Continuing Studies and English Language Institute.

London Free Press
Western University’s continuing education leaving London’s downtown core

Western University’s toe-hold in downtown London will end in the fall of 2021, when the school’s continuing learning office will move to main campus.

Global News
Dal researchers help in the fight against COVID-19 by developing antibodies in chickens

We find out more about how researchers at Dalhousie University’s Atlantic Poultry Research Centre are helping in the production of antibodies against COVID-19 that could be used in a device to test for the virus.

Global News
U of A researcher to study quality of antibody responses in COVID-19 patients

A University of Alberta researcher and Canadian Blood Services are conducting a one-year serology study based on samples from blood donors. The study will look specifically at the quality of antibodies in those infected with COVID-19.

Global News
University of Manitoba to offer course on COVID-19

The University of Manitoba is set to see a new course debut in the anthropology program this fall — one that’s all about COVID-19.

CBC
Pandemic planning a priority for new Yukon University president

Mike DeGagné says continuing education and applied professional programs will be a focus of his tenure as president of the first university in Canada’s North.

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