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Headlines for May 29, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 29 2020

The Toronto Star
The University of Guelph is hiking tuition for international students amid COVID-19 — and they aren’t happy

The University of Guelph has significantly raised its tuition for international students — a move critics say could force some to quit and leave Canada.

CBC
Dalhousie students ‘angry’ at 3 per cent tuition hike as university moves to online courses

Students who plan to attend Nova Scotia’s largest university, Dalhousie, have learned they will pay three per cent more in tuition next year, a prospect one student leader says has many of them “angry and frustrated.”

CTV News
‘Everyone thought tuition was going to go down’: Tuition hike amid pandemic frustrates Dalhousie students

The fall academic semester is going to look a lot different for students at Halifax’s Dalhousie University this year.

CBC
COVID-19 pandemic pushes most Laurentian University classes online this fall

Laurentian University says the majority of its classes will be offered remotely this fall due to the ongoing pandemic, but it says it’s working to still have in-person teaching for some courses.

CBC
Professors opposed to economic shift have counterproductive ‘ivory-tower attitude,’ Manitoba premier says

Premier Brian Pallister says university professors opposed to tailoring higher education closer to the needs of the economy possess an “ivory-tower attitude” counterproductive to the rest of Manitobans.

Brandon Sun
BU lab develops a new kind of respirator

They look like something you’d see on a spacesuit, but in fact they are a new type of respirator developed by a Brandon University laboratory to protect medical workers from COVID-19 here on Earth.

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