The Globe and Mail
Students enrolled online in China may not be able to access course content, Canadian universities warn
Canadian universities are warning professors that students enrolled online while living abroad in China and other countries may not be able to access materials that run afoul of domestic censorship and could have their internet activity monitored.
Gail Murphy: UBC’s research community is a critical asset in confronting COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted challenges, exacerbated inequalities and sparked uncertainty for many.
Nova Scotia’s Université Sainte-Anne expels student who failed to self-isolate
Nova Scotia’s Université Sainte-Anne has expelled a student who failed to self-isolate and later tested positive for COVID-19.
The Globe and Mail
COVID-19 outbreak hits Western University as five students test positive
Five students at the University of Western Ontario have tested positive for COVID-19 less than a week after the start of classes, prompting the local health authority in Ontario to declare an outbreak.
The Peterborough Examiner
Partying Trent students weren’t wearing masks or social distancing
Outdoor parties were held on campus at Trent University this week where people weren’t physically distancing or wearing masks, and both the student union and university administration want it to stop.
Carleton University student in residence tests positive for COVID-19
Carleton University says a student in its residence has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Toronto Star
University student from outside Atlantic region fined for failing to isolate in Nova Scotia
The RCMP in Nova Scotia have handed a $1,000 fine to a university student from outside the Atlantic region for failing to self-isolate.
Canada’s post-secondaries navigate the pandemic
Post-secondary students across Canada are struggling to navigate a different kind of life on campus during the pandemic.
Alberta university offers free program to children suffering from anxiety amid COVID-19 pandemic
As classrooms in Alberta reopen for the fall semester, one university is offering a free support program for children as they head back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Laurentian University professor concerned about ‘cancel culture’ in academia
A Laurentian University professor in Sudbury, Ont. has signed a petition to have her colleague reinstated after what she calls ‘a clumsy and badly written’ Tweet.
The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University student union official resigns over online posts
An executive member of the Trent University student union has apologized and resigned after posts he made to a digital message board were considered insensitive to Black people and therefore upsetting by some fellow students and union members.
International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto
A rally led by current and former international students calling for changes to immigration rules during COVID-19 was to be held in Toronto on Saturday.
10% to 30% drop in international students for Island universities and colleges
As Maria Tomaz and her family prepared to uproot from their home in Brazil so the 40-year-old could pursue a diploma at Camosun College, the global pandemic unravelled all their plans, which had been two years in the making.
Dalhousie University neighbours feel menaced by student debauchery, cavalier attitude toward COVID-19
Nudity, drunkenness, menacing behaviour and public urination are all part of living near the Dalhousie University campus, neighbours say.
USask engineers to study possible COVID-19 transmission through HVAC systems
Engineers at the University of Saskatchewan have received a grant to research the effects of smaller particles of the novel coronavirus and possible transmission through HVAC systems.
N.S. university using green bracelets to identify students who completed quarantine
People in Antigonish, N.S. may notice a new trend among university students this fall — neon green bracelets.
The Chronicle Herald
Program supports St. FX students during pandemic
St. FX has introduced a program to help ease the burden for students who are self-isolating before returning to university.
For U of A’s international students, distance makes the online learning a lot harder
Time zones and dodgy internet connections are making university classes even trickier this year for international students who have opted not to return to Canada when the fall semester started.
Cape Breton University students thankful for help during self-isolation
Pratiksha Bendre can’t wait to be free from isolation so she can adventure outside again.
UVic students party in large groups, ignoring pandemic rules
The University of Victoria has confirmed that students were seen gathering in large numbers on Friday night, ignoring the advice of the provincial health officer.
Masks will be mandatory indoors on all UBC campuses starting next week
The University of British Columbia will be requiring anyone on one of their campuses to wear a mask starting next week.
Opinion: UBC demonstrates that we all have a role in upholding the rights of Indigenous peoples
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission said that the work of reconciliation must involve all levels and all sectors of Canadian society.
Sean Speer: Another attack on intellectual diversity in Canada
The tranquil world of Canadian legal scholarship was disrupted this week by the release of a forthcoming article in the Dalhousie Law Journal on the “norms of responsible scholarship.”
Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Open letter to U of S president calls for major changes within College of Education
The authors of an open letter to University of Saskatchewan president Peter Stoicheff are calling for the College of Education’s administration to step down, citing a “toxic climate” and racial hostility within the college.
Petition calls for MRU professor be fired over controversial, ‘racist’ comments
There are more than 2,200 signatures on a petition calling on a Mount Royal University professor to be fired after controversial comments she made earlier this week.