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Headlines for Sept. 3, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 03 2020

Huffington Post
International Students Feel Left Behind By Pandemic Supports As School Year Looms

International students pay significantly higher tuitions than domestic students, but don’t have access to the same pandemic benefits.

CBC
Colleges, universities urge students to be ‘exemplary’ as classes resume

Ottawa’s colleges and universities are urging students attending fall classes to abide by all the COVID-19 rules — both on campus and out in the community.

Global News
McMaster’s ‘nexus’ connects researchers to avoid future global health threats

In the hopes of averting future pandemics, Hamilton’s McMaster University is connecting a number of its top infectious disease clinicians and researchers worldwide to prevent global health threats like antimicrobial resistance.

Global News
No break on tuition as B.C.’s post secondary students gear up for virtual semester

British Columbia’s post secondary students will be resuming their studies next week, but in most cases while they’ll be spending little time in the classroom, they’ll still be spending the same amount on tuition.

Ottawa Citizen
‘A very different and difficult year’: Ottawa officials urge COVID-19 responsibility as post-secondary students start school

Post-secondary institutional leaders and the foremost voices of pandemic authority in Ottawa shared a unified message for returning college and university students at a Wednesday press conference: the stakes are high, so please follow the COVID-19 public health rules – and if you don’t, there will be consequences.

Global News
Cash-strapped students worried about tuition increase during COVID-19

Students heading to post-secondary this fall say a tuition increase and tax cuts will push them further into debt.

Global News
Trent University and Fleming College get ready for students

Peterborough’s two post secondary schools are preparing to welcome back students.
They’ll be taking classes on site and online.

The Globe and Mail
Colleges, universities expecting large financial losses from drop in international students

Colleges and universities say they’re anticipating financial losses possibly in the billions of dollars due to a drop in international enrolments caused by the global pandemic.

Global News
‘Faux Week’ cancelled, concerns linger as Western University students return

A London, Ont., fraternity’s plan to host a series of in-person events to supplement Western University’s virtual orientation week has been cancelled, but coronavirus concerns linger as students return to the city.

CTV News
Ottawa Police, Bylaw threaten $880 fines to post-secondary students not following COVID-19 rules

As university and college students return to Ottawa for the start of the school year, Ottawa Police and Ottawa Bylaw will be deploying significant resources to make sure everyone follows the COVID-19 measures.

Global News
Wilfrid Laurier University to continue remote learning in winter semester

Wilfrid Laurier University says remote learning will continue through the Winter term due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Vancouver Sun
Software company sues UBC employee over tweets involving confidential videos

A company that provides software to the University of B.C. to help determine whether students are being honest during online examinations is suing one of the school’s employee who allegedly breached confidentiality by posting on Twitter links to seven videos meant only for administrators and instructors.

Whitehorse Daily Star
It’s a quiet new world at Yukon University

The first day of classes at Yukon University Tuesday saw the launch of the school’s COVID-19 regulations –– and a nearly-empty Whitehorse campus.

Max 104.9
Even with most classes taught online, Halifax sees influx of university students

For Steve Hughes, hauling a mattress up a set of stairs is quite literally a labour of love and there’s no shortage of either on Chestnut Street in Halifax.

The Record
UW takes its orientation week online in light of COVID-19

Josué Kurke has spent the past two years helping to facilitate orientation week for the University of Waterloo’s incoming students — a traditional week where students meet others in their faculty and participate in games, parties, and contests.

CBC
Mixed reactions as U of S students prepare to log on for fall semester

Many high school students who graduated in spring 2020 will start their university careers the same way their high school year ended: online.

Yukon News
Yukon University campus closed temporarily after two students fail to self-isolate

Yukon University has closed its doors temporarily after two students moved into campus housing yesterday without self-isolating.

Calgary Herald
U of C law faculty alters admissions to combat under-representation of Black students

A new admissions process will aim to address the under-representation of Black students at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law, after a student group called for anti-racism action from the school this summer.

Windsor Star
UWindsor faculties creating committees to target racism on campus

A new anti-racism committee for the Human Kinetics faculty is one of several at the University of Windsor that aims to make the campus more inclusive and diverse.

CTV News
Scientists seek moratorium on Saguenay River projects to protect beluga whales

In an effort to protect endangered beluga whales, a group of researchers is calling for a moratorium on economic projects that would increase maritime traffic on the Saguenay River.

The Sarnia Observer
Colleagues, students come to Sudbury professor’s defence

A Laurentian prof who made controversial, race-related remarks should be reinstated as a department head, some colleagues and students are arguing.

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