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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 27 2020

Global News Mount Allison reports travel-related case of coronavirus A university in Sackville, N.B, says it’s been informed by New Brunswick Public Health of a positive case of COVID-19 on campus. The PIE News Canada adds more study and work permit flexibility amid Covid-19 restrictions International students may now pursue their Canadian study program online […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 26 2020

CBC University Frosh Week goes virtual because of pandemic Frosh Week will look very different this year at universities and colleges across Canada, as the pandemic forces a shift from large in-person events to virtual ones. Global News Coronavirus: Ontario students frustrated by full tuition fees for online classes With the start of school two […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 25 2020

CBC Tuition, online learning and mental health big concerns for this fall, post-secondary students say When it comes to returning to class this fall, post-secondary students aren’t just worried about how to log on to online learning, says Mehar Hundal. Global News Montreal university students facing challenges amid coronavirus pandemic The end of August means […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 24 2020

Huffington Post Universities ‘Fearfully’ Approach Semester Of Budget Cuts, Lost Revenue Post-secondary institutions in Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba faced drastic cuts and funding changes even before the pandemic. CBC ‘People are going to be left in a pinch’: Students, employment recruiters get ready for end of CERB Ottawa’s plan to wind down its COVID-19 emergency […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 21 2020

The Toronto Star What will living in a university dorm look like this fall? Health experts warn about possible COVID-19 outbreaks It’s move-in day. You open the door of your dorm room. It’s just you, no roommates this year. CBC The Current for Aug. 20, 2020 What’s it like to self-isolate for two weeks in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 20 2020

The Globe and Mail Laurentian University suspends admissions to 17 programs including business, music Laurentian University is suspending admissions to 17 programs as it grapples with a deficit and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for postsecondary institutions. CBC Students from outside Atlantic bubble in store for unique welcome at N.S. universities amid COVID-19 “It […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 19 2020

CBC Students head to university campus despite online classes Even if the majority of their classes are online, some university students are choosing to move on or near campus to get a fuller student experience outside the classroom. The PIE News International students question fee hikes at Canadian HEIs Despite the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 18 2020

CBC Why experts worry about students returning to university residences amid COVID-19 As universities and colleges across Ontario prepare for tens of thousands of students to move back into dorms next week, some health experts are concerned safety protocols the schools have put in place may not be enough to stop the spread of COVID-19. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 17 2020

National Post How professors and students across Canada are preparing for a university year like no other On a recent morning, at just about 9 a.m. Stephen Heard, a professor of biology at the University of New Brunswick, stood in a stream near his Fredericton home, dripping sweat and turning over stones. The Globe and […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | AUG 14 2020

Chronicle Herald With insurance expiring and a questionable waiver, St. F.X. welcomes students Some 40 percent of the students expected to show up on campus for the upcoming school year will come from outside the Atlantic bubble, though the school won’t have liability insurance for COVID-19 claims past December. MAX 104.9 Students already self-isolating at […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 13 2020

Global News Post-secondary students grapple with decision on whether to return to school: students’ group With school just a few weeks away, post-secondary students are expressing their concerns. Some are choosing not to return due to financial burdens and changes to the lesson plan. Global News Coronavirus: Ontario researchers study ‘doors’ in human cells affected […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 12 2020

The PIE News Canada to expect growth and US to lose market share, agents predict Canada’s market share of international students is likely to grow following Covid-19 and its government’s handling of the crisis, agents have suggested, while US market share is expected to witness a “marked decline”. Global News University of Manitoba to sell […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 11 2020

The Kingston Whig Standard Queen’s University to see only about 6,600 students on campus Usually, more than 24,000 students can be found on the Queen’s University campus in a given year. This fall, that number will be down to 6,600. CBC SFU asks all visitors to wear masks on its campuses Simon Fraser University is […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 10 2020

The PIE News Canada “considering” letting int’l students return in September Canada’s federal government is “considering” letting international students return to the country for September as long as they can be safely accommodated, a letter obtained by The PIE News has revealed. CBC University students frustrated by fees ahead of online semester amid COVID-19 In […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 07 2020

Global News Data of Trent University alumni, faculty may have been copied during cybersecurity attack Trent University staff, faculty, alumni, donors, and external contacts may have had their information compromised, after a recent cybersecurity attack was launched on a third-party customer relationship service affiliated with the university. CBC Some students not happy with plans for campus […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 06 2020

The Globe and Mail CSIS warns about China’s efforts to recruit Canadian scientists The Canadian Security Intelligence Service has warned the country’s universities and research institutions that Beijing is using academic recruitment programs such as its Thousand Talents Plan to attract scientists to China in hopes of obtaining cutting-edge science and technology for economic and […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 05 2020

Global News Advisory committee to consider renaming Sir John A. Macdonald Hall at Queen’s Over the next eight weeks, an advisory committee will be deliberating over whether to rename the faculty of law building, currently named after Sir John A. Macdonald. CBC Concerns over NSCAD’s Fountain Campus deepen board-community divide The longtime home of NSCAD […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 04 2020

Windsor Star People wary of online learning at universities: Poll The Canadian university experience is already looking pretty different now that the global pandemic has sparked a shift to more online or remote learning. The Toronto Star Post-secondary education this fall will be a tumultous experiment In September, both Canadian and international students will unwillingly […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 31 2020

Global News StFX moving forward with controversial waiver, students ‘disappointed’ St. Francis Xavier University sent out a letter to its students saying they have decided to move forward with the COVID-19 waiver, despite weeks of controversy and backlash from students. CBC Students’ union taking food bank on the road in Cape Breton The Cape Breton University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 30 2020

CBC 6 University of Toronto unions launch petition against school’s reopening plan Six University of Toronto faculty and staff unions have launched a petition to protest against the school’s reopening plan because they say it fails to guarantee a safe return to work this fall. Montreal Gazette Is there systemic racism at McGill? ‘Of course,’ […]