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Headlines for Sept. 17, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 17 2020

The Globe and Mail
Officials raise alarm as Queen’s University students throw parties that defy COVID-19 restrictions

On the Queen’s University campus, students wear masks, observe physical distancing and talk about the importance of containing COVID-19. But come Friday night, the nearby student neighbourhood buzzes with a different atmosphere.

CTV News
University of Ottawa employee tests positive for COVID-19

The University of Ottawa says the COVID-19 risks remain low to the university community after an employee tested positive for novel coronavirus.

National Post
Welcome to Twitch U: Pandemic has some profs streaming lectures on gaming platform

David Churchill is just 20 minutes into his first lecture of the semester at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and already students are expressing their enthusiasm.

Huffington Post
Leaving COVID-19 Guidelines Up To Ontario Universities Puts Students In Danger: Experts

Medical experts warn the province’s lack of coordinated guidance for on-campus outbreaks is a cause for concern as Western University grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak among its students and the number of cases in Ontario is raising concerns of a second wave.

Lethbridge News Now
Enrolment up at the U of L, despite adjustments made due to COVID-19

Enrolment is up at the University of Lethbridge, but not by much.

Windsor Star
‘Messaging matters’: Experts urge clearer distancing directions for young people

Government and public health officials need to empower people in their 20s to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, instead of blaming and shaming them for disproportionately representing new infections across the country, say experts.

CBC
Stranded in Corner Brook, Grenfell Campus international students resume studies on quiet campus

While courses have begun virtually for the fall semester at Grenfell Campus, some international students are resuming their studies having never left campus at all, as COVID-19 travel restrictions left them stranded in Corner Brook when the pandemic reached Newfoundland and Labrador.

Global News
Kingston post-secondary institutions promise discipline for students breaking COVID-19 laws

Kingston’s two post-secondary institutions say they are ready to use their codes of conduct to sanction students who do not follow coronavirus legislation — if necessary, to the point of expulsion — even when off campus.

The Telegram
EDITORIAL: Rein in unruly college partiers

Young people are more likely to be risk-takers. That’s well-known.

London Free Press
Crowded, off-campus parties draw noise, COVID-19 complaints

Every year it is a problem, but crowded, off-campus parties in the age of COVID-19 is double trouble, says one city councillor.

CBC
Admissions could be reinstated to 17 suspended Laurentian programs

Admission to a number of suspended Laurentian University programs could soon be reinstated, after a vote this week by the university’s senate.

The Province
Aliya Boulanger: University students should be treated as though their customer satisfaction really matters

OPINION: It is demoralizing for students to be forced to choose between delaying our education and shouldering unnecessary fees for services and activities that are not available.

Edmonton Journal
New University of Alberta president optimistic about future despite pandemic and financial pressures

The University of Alberta’s new president Bill Flanagan said he is optimistic about the school’s future despite the COVID-19 pandemic and financial pressures.

The Globe and Mail
U of T law school under fire for opting not to hire human-rights scholar after pressure from sitting judge

The University of Toronto’s law school is facing international and internal criticism, accused of caving in to pressure from a sitting federal judge not to hire a human-rights director because of her scholarship on Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

The Toronto Star
Search for new director of U of T law faculty’s International Human Rights Program leads to resignations, allegations of interference

The faculty advisory board of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law has resigned following a controversy over the hiring of a new director of the program.

National Post
President of Yukon University resigns after starting the job on July 1

The president of the first university in Canada’s North has resigned after fewer than three months on the job.

Global News
Report highlights sexual violence faced by students

A new report from Statistics Canada says more than one in ten woman studying at Canadian post-secondary schools were sexually assaulted last year.

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