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Headlines for Nov. 16, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 16 2020

Global News
N.S. medical officer tells students outside bubble to stay put for holidays
Nova Scotia’s top doctor says students studying outside the Atlantic bubble who would usually travel home to the province for the holidays may be better off staying put this year.

Global News
Sexual violence ‘not tolerated,’ University of New Brunswick says amid scheduled protest
The same day protests are scheduled on two of its campuses, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has released a statement denouncing sexual violence.

Maclean’s
Universities in Western Canada are going all-in on climate change research
Scientists at universities in Western Canada have a wealth of information on climate change. Is the world ready for it?

Globe and Mail
Student-led business finds demand from legal sector for help hosting virtual meetings
Maddy Hearne, a second-year business student at Ryerson University in Toronto, co-founded a virtual meeting business, First Class Conferencing Facilitation Inc., in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Toronto Star
The Saturday Debate: Is it ever acceptable to use the N-word in a classroom?
The use of the N-word being spoken in class while directly referencing source material at Ontario universities recently has caused controversy over whether it is ever acceptable to use the word while teaching.

Global News
MacEwan University outbreak sees 12 students in Theatre Arts program test positive for COVID-19
An outbreak at MacEwan University in Edmonton has resulted in 12 positive cases in students who were in the same program, according to officials at the school.

Montreal Gazette
Allison Hanes: Concordia at forefront of building next-generation cities with new institute
Concordia University is unveiling a new institute Monday aimed at bringing together the brightest minds from a range of research fields to create the cities of the future.

The Toronto Star
Canada’s data protection and security laws are falling behind
The data collected, stored and used by social media platforms contains some of our most sensitive information, including details of our sex lives, political opinions, personal finances, health, location and biometrics.

Montreal Gazette
Montreal students in residences are in the eye of COVID-19’s mental health storm
Some are cracking under the pressures of online classes, isolation and policing that has them feeling like prisoners.

CBC
Different school year, same quality, say two university officials
University students are still getting the same education, despite being forced to learn online because of COVID-19, say two university officials in Fredericton.

CBC
U of O Indigenous law students mark new era of self-government
The executive of a new Indigenous student government at the University of Ottawa is celebrating its recent recognition and is hoping to to set a precedent for other Canadian universities.

Huffington Post
Dan Levy Loved University of Alberta’s Indigenous Course
Dan Levy made good use of the extra time he got during the COVID-19 lockdown — but he’s not done yet.

The Chronicle Herald
Tech firms from Newfoundland collect $3 million from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
Growing up in Mount Pearl, 12-year-old Adam Keating had dreams of being an NBA star.

CBC
Mediation extended as University of Manitoba faculty strike looms
As faculty members head toward a possible strike, the University of Manitoba Faculty Association says mediation with the administration is being extended for another 24 hours as it seeks to negotiates wages for the 2020-21 school year.

CBC
Thompson Rivers University converting former industrial building into unique childcare and education centre
A new childcare centre planned to open in the spring of 2022 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., is being hailed by staff as the first of its kind in Canada.

CBC
Biomedical engineer Molly Shoichet wins Canada’s most prestigious science prize for ‘hydrogels’
The Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering was awarded this week to University of Toronto researcher Molly Shoichet.

Global News
University of Regina biochemist receives funding for groundbreaking COVID-19 research
A biochemist at the University of Regina is receiving government funding for his work in developing testing for COVID-19 through saliva, which could provide results within minutes.

Global News
Google announces $4M in funding for artificial intelligence research in Montreal
Google is renewing its commitment to Montreal’s Artificial Intelligence Institute, with an additional investment of $4 million over three years, the tech giant announced Monday.

CBC
Laurentian University project addresses climate change in northern Ontario Indigenous communities
Researchers at Laurentian University are working with Indigenous communities in northern Ontario to come up with a plan to address climate change.

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