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Headlines for May 11, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 11 2020

The Toronto Star
They hoped for jobs and to immigrate to Canada. For international students, the pandemic has dimmed that hope

The dream of becoming a Canadian was within reach for Joyce de Paul until until COVID-19 hit in March.

Global News
Post-secondary students facing additional stress during pandemic

Mental health has been an ongoing issue during this period of isolation.

Times Higher Education
Interviews with international students in Canada about the Covid-19 situation

Three international students from India, the Netherlands and Mauritius share how they have been continuing to study and stay connected to their classmates and families.

CBC
McMaster University plans for virtual student residences amid ‘unprecedented’ challenge

McMaster University is planning for a fall term of “unprecedented” change, as a new school year looms amid the vast uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Toronto Star
Math students at Wilfrid Laurier furious after department orders them to buy external webcams for exams

Students at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo are furious after they’ve been asked to purchase an external webcam so instructors can look over their shoulder remotely during exams, despite the fact that webcams are in short supply on online stores.

CBC
Union says more than 50 workers laid off at U of M, including book store, communications staff

The University of Manitoba is laying off dozens of employees as it tries to find savings at a time when post-secondary schools have largely been closed since COVID-19 emerged on the Prairies, a union says.

CBC
Hundreds to stay in N.S. university residences this summer due to COVID-19

While exams are finished for the spring semester, there are still more than 550 students staying in university residences across Nova Scotia, as restrictions around COVID-19 limit travel in and out of the province.

Global News
Some international students at Trent say they feel trapped in Peterborough

A number of international students at Trent University are in a difficult position.

CBC
University of Windsor international student frustrated by fee increase amid COVID-19

University of Windsor master’s student Tanay Jivani says he’s willing to cover the cost of a fee increase for his education, but would’ve preferred if his school had deferred the increase until after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is resolved.

The Chronicle Herald
Cape Breton University to celebrate 2020 spring convocation digitally

Cape Breton University will celebrate the hard work and success of its largest graduating class with the launch of a virtual convocation hub Saturday.

Vancouver Sun
COVID-19: Graduating into a recession will alter careers, lives forever

Students graduating from university this spring are being battered by cancelled practicums and internships, rescinded job offers and a labour market that is shedding jobs by the million.

CBC
Dal medical student volunteers to help at epicentre of N.S. COVID-19 outbreak

Graduation is on hold for Dalhousie University medical student Manveer Bal, so he’s decided to spend his newfound free time volunteering at the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nova Scotia.

The Toronto Star
U of T researchers to track the demographics of the COVID-19 pandemic

Donald “Mad Scientist” Trump’s promise of an imminent COVID-19 vaccine may be as flawed as his hope that ingesting bleach is a viable antidote.

Global News
U of C researchers develop new method to test for COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed a new method to test for the presence of the COVID-19 virus.

CBC
Ottawa researcher uses AI, Twitter to track suicide risk among students

A mental health expert in Ottawa says he’s developed a method of using artificial intelligence to comb social media and accurately assess the risk of suicide among university students.

Mondaq
Major Win For York On Copyright: York University V. Access Copyright Case Review

On April 22, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal released a long-awaited decision in the ongoing dispute between York University and Access Copyright – a dispute that has turned into an epic copyright battle.

CTV News
Ottawa Police search for two suspects after exams stolen at Carleton University

Ottawa Police are searching for two men they say stole exams on two separate occasions from Carleton University.

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