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Headlines for Nov. 18, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 18 2020

The Toronto Star
The pandemic is taking a terrible toll on university students

It’s been more than 250 days since I was in a proper classroom.

Global News
McGill University’s men’s sports teams to be named Redbirds

McGill University’s men’s varsity sports teams will be known as the Redbirds going forward, the university announced Tuesday.

The Guardian
UPEI and Holland College encouraging students to wear masks during pandemic

With the news Prince Edward Island is making mask wearing mandatory for all indoor public spaces beginning Friday, college and university students have already been donning protective face coverings on Island campuses.

CTV News
UWindsor has ‘rigorous pandemic plan’ for return of international students

University of Windsor officials say they are ready to welcome international students with a “rigorous pandemic plan” approved by federal, provincial, and local health agencies.

Global News
COVID-19: Single cases confirmed at Trent University and Fleming College in Peterborough

Single cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported at Trent University and Fleming College in Peterborough.

VOCM
MUN Begins Gradual Return to Campus Starting Monday

The president of MUN says the university is well prepared as it gets ready to welcome back more staff beginning next week.

The Kingston Whig Standard
No names so no sanctions for Western students at Halloween bash

If Western University students were among the roughly 150 people who packed a Halloween bash held in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions, they may be off the hook at school.

CBC
New Yukon U chancellor prioritizes ‘great inclusion’ of Indigenous culture

The new chancellor of Yukon University says he wants to promote more Indigenous culture and content at the university, with an eye to fostering the next generation of leaders of Yukon self-government.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster study shows one per cent of air passengers test positive for COVID within 14 days

Preliminary results from a large Hamilton-led study show that one per cent of air travellers who landed at Toronto’s Pearson airport from international destinations in September tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days.

Global News
Ontario Tech professor says far-UVC light could curtail COVID-19 transmissions

An Ontario Tech University professor in the faculty of energy systems and nuclear science says early research into a form of ultra-violet light that’s intended to prevent COVID-19 transmission is yielding positive results.

CBC
Laurentian University researcher hopes new equipment will sharpen COVID-19 investigation

A chemistry and biochemistry professor at Laurentian University will be enhancing his research on the coronavirus, with help from newly awarded federal grant.

The Filipino Post
How Canada can lead in recruiting foreign students

Canada should make “employability” a key pillar of its foreign student recruitment drive if it wants to remain a top destination for higher education, says an expert on international graduates’ career outcomes in Asia.

CBC
Fredericton psychiatrist suspended by College of Physicians and Surgeons

A Fredericton psychiatrist was suspended by the College of Physicians and Surgeons on Tuesday after the college received several complaints about him that alleged misconduct toward patients. Dr. Manoj Bhargava works at Fredericton Addiction and Mental Health, which is part of Horizon Health, and part time at the Student Health Centre at the University of New Brunswick.

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