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Headlines for March 31, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 31 2020

The Toronto Star
A (now isolated) scientist who isolated the COVID-19 virus explains the fight for a vaccine

Scientists all over the world are working on finding ways to quickly test and develop vaccines for COVID-19.

Global News
Coronavirus: University of Guelph donates 10,000 masks to frontline workers

The University of Guelph says it is donating 10,000 N95 masks and other much-needed personal protective equipment to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Global News
Carleton University, Algonquin College postpone convocation events over coronavirus pandemic

Two more post-secondary schools in Ottawa have postponed their convocation events for graduating students in response to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic and public health guidelines after the University of Ottawa cancelled its event last week.

CBC
Wilfrid Laurier, University of Waterloo postpone June convocation ceremonies

University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University will not hold their 2020 spring convocation ceremonies as planned due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBC
Saskatchewan universities decide on grading after COVID-19 disrupts semester

It’s been far from business as usual at University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina over the past two weeks.

Regina Leader Post
COVID-19: U of R announces grading options

The University of Regina has announced four grading options for its students, in light of the unprecedented changes and considerable stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBC
4th-year nursing students eager but unable to join the fight against COVID-19

Mariah Mazer wasn’t initially affected when the University of Alberta suspended classes on March 13.

CBC
Laurentian University researchers publishing book about homelessness and reconciliation

A team of researchers at Laurentian University is compiling research about homelessness among Indigenous people — with the hopes it could influence government policy decisions, and contribute to reconciliation.

CTV News
uOttawa settles class-action lawsuit with members of Gee-Gees hockey team

The University of Ottawa has settled a class action lawsuit involving the university and some of its former men’s hockey players.

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