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Headlines for Oct. 1, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 01 2020

The Globe and Mail
University of Guelph developing COVID-19 early warning system through waste water tests

The University of Guelph is developing a COVID-19 early warning system that will sample and test waste water from its student residences.

Global News
McMaster medical student gets shout out from Premier Doug Ford

A McMaster university medical student is being called an “absolute champion” by Ontario’s premier.

The Toronto Star
Ryerson celebrates virtually with opening of new law school

Ryerson University held a virtual celebration to mark the opening of its brand new, hands-on, innovative law school.

The Toronto Star
Deferral on OSAP payments ends today. Facing tens of thousands of dollars in debt and dismal job prospects, these postgraduates are worried

Adite Damle knows all too well the struggles of repaying an Ontario student loan.

Revelstoke Review
OPINION: Stop telling students to study STEM over humanities for post-COVID world

‘Humanities play an essential role in aspects of global competence which have not been the focus of the STEM’

CBC
New student case of COVID-19 at McMaster University

A student at McMaster University has tested positive for COVID-19, the school’s third case of the virus.

CBC
Wolfville tries new tactic to end unruly off-campus parties

COVID-19 restrictions appear to have led to more students at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., gathering to socialize off-campus this year, according to police, and nearby residents are trying new tactics to keep a lid on loud parties.

The Chronicle Herald
St. F.X. changes its mask policy

The vigilance of students during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a change to the facemask policy at St. Francis Xavier University.

Guelph Mercury
Adapting to the virtual semester at the University of Guelph

The time is 10:06 a.m., and Kaye Chang — a fourth-year University of Guelph student — is now six minutes late to her first virtual lecture of the semester.

CBC
Woman with COVID-19 still waiting for contact-tracing call

A University of Ottawa student who has been sick with COVID-19 for over a week says no public health officials have contacted her to find out where she was and who she spent time with.

The Toronto Star
U of T Law School failed minorities in hiring scandal

The University of Toronto Law School finds itself embroiled in an international scandal by revoking its job to noted human rights scholar, Valentina Azarova, to head its International Human Rights Program due to her view of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories because of pressure by a Tax Court judge and major school donor.

CBC
2 more McMaster staff members implicated in probe of sexual misconduct allegations

McMaster has taken action on two more staff members as part of an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations within faculty of the university’s psychology, neuroscience and behaviour department.

Global News
Trinity Western University locked down after incident involving ‘agitated man’

A man is in hospital in critical condition after an altercation with Trinity Western University campus security staff Wednesday afternoon.

The Guardian
Rocket tech to help Cape Breton University create more sustainable plastics from lobster shells

Radiofrequency technology developed by a Nova Scotia company that helped to power rocket engines will soon be used to extract valuable byproducts from lobster shells at Cape Breton University.

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