The Globe and Mail
High school graduates weigh the benefits of taking a gap year as September looms
There were all sorts of things Aiden Rylott was looking forward to about his first year at Carleton University this fall: living in residence in Ottawa, attending crowded lectures, the campus clubs and social life.
McMaster Students Union seeks firing of former police chief Glenn De Caire
The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is calling for the removal of former Hamilton police chief Glenn De Caire from his post as the school’s head of parking and security services.
University of Regina announces $188 fee decrease for fall semester
University of Regina student fees will decrease by $188, the university said in a video update.
Student group warns young people in ‘dire’ straits without work
They’re servers, camp counsellors, lifeguards and retail employees. And they’re the group hardest hit by the pandemic’s economic downturn.
The Chronicle Herald
DAVID WESTWOOD: University courses can’t go digital in just 3 months
Universities and colleges in Nova Scotia are heading into troubled waters this fall.
Unique driving simulator coming to University of Saskatchewan
Driving simulators are used across Canada for road safety research, and public health faculty at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will be using a unique version of this technology.
Overcoming adversity: Powerful advice for East Coast grads amid COVID-19
In the coming weeks, many students across Atlantic Canada will celebrate a milestone achievement: high school or college graduation.
Laurentian now a licensed producer and distributor of hand sanitizer
Ahead of the phased return of on-campus activity, Laurentian University launched an in-house project to create its own branded hand sanitizer to distribute throughout campus grounds.
Queen’s shares residence update for first-year undergraduates
Queen’s University has confirmed that up to 2,300 students will be able to live in on-campus residences this fall, while maintaining compliance with physical distancing and public health requirements.
Alberta researchers genome sequence COVID-19 samples to track strains of virus, monitor spread
Work is underway in the province to genome sequence positive samples of COVID-19 collected from Albertans.
The Sudbury Star
Northern university puts COVID-19 under the microscope
From government power and homelessness to crime and childhood health, Nipissing University has thrown its support behind a number of local research projects designed to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community.
Ottawa-area scientists now monitoring sewage for coronavirus: ‘Now is the exciting part’
Scientists who have been testing sewage in Ottawa and Gatineau for the novel coronavirus say they’ve moved past a testing phase and are now sampling to give real data to local health officials.
‘Significant increase’ in number of new COVID-19 cases among under-20s in Ontario, study finds
Researchers at the University of Guelph studying the impact of the COVID-19 caseload on the medical system in Canada have found the number of new cases continue to climb among people under the age of 20 in Ontario.
Petition calls for removal of Gandhi statue from Carleton campus
An online petition is calling for the removal of a statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from the Carleton University campus.
North Delta Reporter
Nearly two dozen Surrey students are Beedie Luminaries scholarship winners
Surrey is home to nearly one-fifth of Beedie Luminaries scholarship winners this year.
Saskatchewan Budget 2020: Government forecasts record-high $2.4B deficit
The Saskatchewan government is forecasting a record-high $2.4 billion deficit — what Finance Minister Donna Harpauer is calling a “pandemic deficit” — for 2020-21.
Opinion: ‘Blind recruitment,’ for a more diverse workplace
As we Canadians watch the endless stream of American news about race and racism we may smugly think we have escaped the worst of it.