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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 30 2020

CTV News House passes $9B aid package after emergency student benefit boosted The House of Commons fast-tracked and passed the $9-billion suite of student-focused COVID-19 supports on Wednesday, after opposition parties negotiated a boost to the federal government’s proposed emergency benefit for students. The Sudbury Star Laurentian looking for bold ideas to balance budget Laurentian […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 29 2020

The Kingston Whig Standard Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College still working on fall plans Although there have been no in-person classes in about a month and a half, the current school year is not over. However, eyes are already turning to what will happen when the next academic year begins this fall. CBC Temporary layoffs […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 28 2020

CTV News MPs to convene House of Commons Wednesday to pass student aid measures The House of Commons is being recalled on Wednesday to study, debate, and likely pass the federal government’s promised suite of measures aimed at helping students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Globe and Mail Conservatives seeking legislative changes to Ottawa’s $9-billion […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 27 2020

CBC News ‘A race against the disease’: Canadian researchers part of global effort to develop COVID-19 vaccine ‘We have a highly motivated team, and everybody is willing to step up and do as much as they can’. Sarnia Observer Nipissing offers temporary accommodations for health workers Nipissing University is partnering with the North Bay Regional […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 24 2020

CTV News Feds commit $1.1B for COVID-19 vaccine, clinical trials, immunity research Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $9 billion in new financial support for post-secondary students. Global News Coronavirus outbreak: Bains says vaccine research announcements will build capacity for later distribution Science Minister Navdeep Bains said the announcement of the COVID-19 Immunization Task Force […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 23 2020

iPolitics Trudeau announces $9B to support students — including a new $1,250 benefit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $9 billion in new financial support for post-secondary students. CBC Federal government offers relief to northern students facing summer job reductions The announcement of federal aid for students is going to come as welcome news to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 22 2020

The Toronto Star Canadian scientists sound alarm over peer-review corners being cut under pressure of COVID-19 pandemic The novel coronavirus was engineered in a lab using HIV. Stem cells are a potent weapon against the new pandemic. People with blood Type A are more susceptible to COVID-19. None of these “discoveries” has been proven. But […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 21 2020

Global News University of Regina enrolment up despite online-only classes The University of Regina’s spring/summer semester will be solely delivered via remote learning, using online resources due to policies enacted to stop the spread of COVID-19. Global News B.C. considers alternating days for students once they return to class British Columbia’s top doctor says the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 20 2020

The Globe and Mail Universities, donors amass millions in grants for students struggling with financial implications of COVID-19 Universities and colleges are funnelling millions in emergency grants to students struggling to cope with the financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis. Global News Coronavirus: Post-secondary students call for federal aid as survey reveals financial struggles The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 17 2020

The Globe and Mail Ottawa funds COVID-19 research project that is collaborating with Wuhan virus lab The Canadian government is funding a COVID-19 research project led by a University of Alberta professor that includes collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the high-security infectious-disease lab based in the Chinese city where the pandemic began. Global […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 16 2020

Maclean’s During the coronavirus, academics have found themselves in a crisis of their work Rinaldo Walcott: After decades of pushback, the move to online teaching has been swift. It’s time for academics in the humanities and social sciences to step out of the virtual classroom and into the community. Global News Longtime professor named president […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 15 2020

The Toronto Star Students press Ottawa for help as a jobless summer looms For students, it seems like a bleak summer job market just got bleaker. Global News COMMENTARY: With COVID-19 and rising unemployment, Canada could use a ‘new deal’ jobs program The federal government announced Wednesday that because of the alarming economic consequences of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 14 2020

The Globe and Mail Universities try to recruit new students, convince others to stay enrolled for fall Universities are recruiting new students and trying to convince others to stay enrolled for the fall even as it’s still not clear whether in-person classes will be offered because of the impact of COVID-19. Financial Post Canadian coronavirus […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 09 2020

The Toronto Star ‘Billions of dollars are at risk.’ Colleges and universities scramble to protect international student sector amid COVID-19 pandemic When Maria Olaifa was accepted into Fanshawe College’s marketing management program for May she way thrilled, eager to pack up her belongings and leave her native Philippines. CTV News Feds update wage subsidy and […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 08 2020

The PIE News Canada unis help with student self-isolation Canadian universities have introduced a range of measures to help international and domestic students returning to Canada from study abroad to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Financial Post Threat actor selling access to a Canadian university’s […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 07 2020

CBC ‘Cast aside’: student job seekers say they’ve been forgotten in federal pandemic plan Keihgan Blackmore, a McGill University law student, had plans to spend his summer in New York after a prospective research position opened up at a tech startup. That was before the city became an epicentre for the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 06 2020

CTV News Trudeau says help coming for students unable to find summer jobs Not all out-of-work Canadians qualify for the new Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, and post-secondary students appear to be disproportionately likely to fall through the cracks of this new addition to Canada’s social safety net. National Observer Graduates lose placements, face tough summer […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 03 2020

Global News B.C. provides $3.5 million in COVID-19 funds for post-secondary students The province has announced a one-time $3.5-million investment in emergency assistance for students attending 25 public post-secondary institutions in B.C. under the COVID-19 pandemic. The Toronto Star Some Canadian medical residents are on the pandemic front lines now, but exams to become licensed […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 02 2020

Maclean’s What life is like for students still living in university dorms during coronavirus As fellow students packed up their dorm rooms in a flurry of duffle bags and laundry baskets last week, Nicole Momtahan wasn’t sure if she would have anywhere to sleep that night. The Toronto Star Post-secondary institutions looking at all options […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 01 2020

CTV News Many Canadian universities are allowing undergrads to ‘freeze’ grades amid COVID-19 Grades may seem trivial in the middle of a pandemic. But for undergraduate university students who’ve spent countless hours studying in hopes of getting into competitive graduate programs, COVID-19 has thrown an unexpected twist into those plans. The Globe and Mail What […]