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Media Scan

Headlines for May 22, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 22 2020

Globe and Mail
Spy agency warns foreign states trying to steal COVID-19 research in Canada

Canada’s spy agency is warning Canadian academics and corporations that they are at increased risk of espionage or intellectual property theft as agents of foreign governments target a surge in research related to COVID-19.

Global News
Dalhousie international students call for reduced tuition after coronavirus moves classes online

Dalhousie University is one of the latest post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia to announce the majority of their classes will be moving online until 2021.

CBC
Mount Royal University cuts 40 positions, warns more layoffs likely

Calgary’s Mount Royal University has axed 40 positions, the school’s president announced Thursday, citing ongoing budget reductions exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Times Colonist
Comment: Provide strong support for universities and colleges

COVID-19 has been the largest shock to the Canadian economy and society since the Great Depression and the post-secondary sector has been particularly hard hit due to unexpected declines in revenue, stalled research, and increased costs associated with the move to online teaching.

The Guardian
Post-secondary students in P.E.I. invited to work with government, businesses to address challenges

The new provincial Case Team Program is an opportunity for post-secondary students to work with government, businesses and non-profit organizations to help address challenges they are currently facing.

CBC
Students facing uncertainty as universities prepare to announce fall plans

As New Brunswick universities gear up to announce the structure of fall classes, international and out-of-province students are facing an uncertain future.

CBC
Dalhousie student, faculty raise concerns over move to online classes

The decision by Dalhousie University to mostly offer its courses online this fall has left faculty and a student asking questions.

Max 104.9
Cape Breton University students brought in to work at N.B. lobster-processing plants

As Premier Blaine Higgs reconsiders his stance on temporary foreign workers, some are wondering why nearly 40 Cape Breton University students have been allowed to enter New Brunswick to work in lobster processing plants.

Niagara Falls Review
Brock University, Niagara College altering lesson plan for fall term

There will likely be significant changes to way classes are held at Brock University and Niagara College in September, depending on latest public health recommendations regarding COVID-19.

Max 104.9
Universities won’t provide reduced tuition costs to compensate for online teaching

Universities and community colleges say a reduction in tuition cost is not something they are willing to consider.

CTV News
Post-secondary students requiring practical skills concerned about education

Abbey Ferreira has wanted a career in the medical field since childhood, so she followed in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother and chose to become a nurse.

The Toronto Star
Researchers get $7 million in COVID-19 funding from Ford government

Fifteen research teams across the province will receive $7 million from the government to help develop vaccines or treatments to fight COVID-19.

The Guardian
Cape Breton University professor working on technology that could lead to quicker COVID-19 testing

Technology that a Cape Breton University professor has worked on for two decades could help find a quicker way to test for COVID-19.

Ourwindsor.ca
Amazon hurt them. The lockdown hurt them. Now there’s a painful loss in court. Canada’s book biz — authors, publishers, retailers — is hunting for a new business model

If there were ever a perfect storm for the publishing industry in Canada, this is it.

National Post
Judge who took temporary dean’s post at Indigenous law school cleared of wrongdoing, federal court rules

A justice who accepted a temporary deanship of an Indigenous-focused law school did nothing wrong but was instead the victim of unfair treatment at the hands of the body that oversees judges, Federal Court ruled on Thursday.

Global News
University of British Columbia researcher helps identify ‘thinness’ gene

Is being skinny a genetic trait?

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