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Headlines for March 2, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 02 2020

The Globe and Mail
Universities work hard to improve diversity, but the challenge is an evolving one

Thirty-four years ago, Ninan Abraham arrived in Halifax. He was an international student and was relieved to meet others who looked like him on campus. But he didn’t see that diversity being reflected among professors and instructors.

Edmonton Journal
Alberta budget 2020: Advanced education funding cut 6.3 per cent, tuition to rise

Universities and colleges will have to cover an increasingly bigger portion of the operating pie thanks to a 6.3 per cent decrease in provincial funding from the prior year.

Calgary Herald
U of C president anticipates job losses following UCP budget cuts

The University of Calgary anticipates more positions being eliminated in the coming year due to funding cuts in the 2020 Alberta budget tabled Thursday by the UCP government.

CTV News
Twitter used to track disease outbreaks weeks earlier than official sources: study

Canadian academics are using Twitter to track the spread of infectious diseases like coronavirus up to two weeks earlier than official sources, according to a study.

Hamilton Spectator
McMaster student self-isolating while waiting for coronavirus test results

A McMaster University student has been in self-isolation since Friday awaiting test results for coronavirus disease.

Hamilton Spectator
McMaster student self-isolating while waiting for coronavirus test results

A McMaster University student has been in self-isolation since Friday awaiting test results for coronavirus disease.

The Record
‘At the end of the day, even when I’m on campus, I’m a Black guy, full stop!’

When I first spot Christopher Taylor in the University of Waterloo’s bustling Hagey Hall, he’s discussing his academic future with the head of the history department.

The Guardian
Online petition to abolish new fees at Memorial University in St. John’s gets more than 1,500 signatures

An online petition to abolish new fees at Memorial University has accumulated more than 1,500 signatures in less than a week.

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