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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 04 2020

National Observer Pandemic could hasten higher education transformation, but critics abound Canada’s post-secondary institutions face major financial challenges as COVID-19 forces more students to access their education online, but the Royal Bank of Canada also sees an opportunity for them to streamline their operations. CBC Racism a fundamental problem in Canada, University of Toronto professor […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 03 2020

The Toronto Star ‘To continue to partner with police … is to be complicit’: These academics want Canadian universities to cut ties with law enforcement Two Canadian academics have published a provocative column calling on universities to sever all research partnerships with law enforcement and to stand with Black, Indigenous and other racialized community members […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 01 2020

Windsor Star University of Windsor psych project offers free counselling to hospital workers Windsor hospital staff seeking support for their mental health will soon be able to turn to upper-year University of Windsor psychology students for some free counselling. Brandon Sun Premier’s ‘ivory tower’ comments irk local faculty Premier Brian Pallister’s recent comments about university […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 29 2020

The Toronto Star The University of Guelph is hiking tuition for international students amid COVID-19 — and they aren’t happy The University of Guelph has significantly raised its tuition for international students — a move critics say could force some to quit and leave Canada. CBC Dalhousie students ‘angry’ at 3 per cent tuition hike […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 28 2020

Winnipeg Free Press Universities steered toward post-pandemic life Weeks after slashing millions in funding for universities and colleges, the province is now reimbursing post-secondary institutes with a $25.6-million fund. Global News Dalhousie students ‘appalled’ by upcoming 3-per-cent tuition hike amid pandemic Students at Dalhousie University say the school’s decision to hike tuition by three per […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 27 2020

CTV News Post-secondary students call for tax credit to cover online learning costs Attending post-secondary classes this fall will most likely be quite different than what students are used to due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The London Free Press Western University community floods Ivey Business School’s new online entrepreneur class COVID-19 may have stalled much […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 26 2020

National Post Universities aren’t planning cuts to tuition to compensate for online classes during COVID-19 pandemic As university students look towards the fall and their return to classes, there’s a decent chance they’ll be trying to learn from the same spot they’ve spent the summer: sitting on the couch. CTV News How the pandemic impacted […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 25 2020

Global News CÉGEP & university students look to a fall semester online CÉGEPs and universities across the province are increasingly looking to online courses for their fall 2020 semesters. What does this mean for students? Global News N.S. university professors to spend summer preparing for online teaching Several universities have announced they are moving all […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 22 2020

Globe and Mail Spy agency warns foreign states trying to steal COVID-19 research in Canada Canada’s spy agency is warning Canadian academics and corporations that they are at increased risk of espionage or intellectual property theft as agents of foreign governments target a surge in research related to COVID-19. Global News Dalhousie international students call […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 21 2020

Niagara Falls Review Brock University, Niagara College to address COVID-19 impact The presidents of both Brock University and Niagara College will discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the institutions during a Thursday webinar. Huffington Post Ontario Puts Off Controversial Post-Secondary Funding Conditions Ontario has deferred the deadline for colleges and universities to sign onto […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 20 2020

Huffington Post Why It’s Not So Simple For Universities To Refund Students During Pandemic When Ye En Kim came to Canada to study engineering, she was eager to practice at McGill University’s state-of-the-art labs in Montreal. The Globe and Mail UBC team develop tool to gauge risks to reopening sectors University of B.C. economists have […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 19 2020

CBC – The National What will happen to university courses with mandatory in-person components? University and college students ask questions about how the pandemic will affect their schooling. The Globe and Mail Summer enrolment up at universities despite online shift during pandemic Enrolment in spring and summer courses has jumped at many Canadian universities despite […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 15 2020

Global News Federal aid for post-secondary students Students who face little hope of landing a summer job can now apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit. The PIE News Canada: new flexible post-grad work rules Canada’s government has announced “flexible” post-graduation work permit rules for international students studying at a distance, while individual institutions have […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 14 2020

Maclean’s What will university look like this fall as a result of the coronavirus? Socializing is a big part of the post-secondary experience. For now, that aspect of university life doesn’t seem to be available—at least not in the usual ways. CTV News Here’s what students need to know to apply for the emergency benefit […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 13 2020

CBC – The National Students to start university without the promise of campus life Students who were looking forward to first-year university are coming up against the new reality that most classes will likely be held online, crushing plans to revel in the campus experience. Global News How COVID-19 is affecting Canadian post-secondary students Statistics […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 12 2020

The Globe and Mail McGill, UBC among universities to offer majority of fall semester online A number of Canadian universities announced that their classes will be held primarily online in the fall, acknowledging that restrictions required to contain COVID-19 may remain in place for months. Montreal Gazette Courses at Montreal universities to be mainly online […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 11 2020

The Toronto Star They hoped for jobs and to immigrate to Canada. For international students, the pandemic has dimmed that hope The dream of becoming a Canadian was within reach for Joyce de Paul until until COVID-19 hit in March. Global News Post-secondary students facing additional stress during pandemic Mental health has been an ongoing […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 08 2020

Global News As pandemic progresses, Maritime universities plan for all possibilities next semester As the high school year comes to an end, guidance counsellors and recruitment staff report that Grade 12 students are feeling more anxious than usual about attending college or university in the fall. Saskatoon Star Phoenix ‘An unprecedented time’: U of S […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 07 2020

The Globe and Mail Ontario shelves plan for performance-based postsecondary funding, while Alberta pushes ahead The Ontario government has temporarily shelved a plan to introduce performance-based funding for postsecondary institutions as it comes to grips with the economic and administrative destabilization caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. CBC Post-secondary schools face rough autumn if pandemic keeps […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 06 2020

CBC Indigenous post-secondary students confused about federal COVID-19 funding support Indigenous post-secondary students facing financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic are giving the federal government’s aid announcements mixed reviews. CBC Scientists concerned focus on COVID-19 disrupting regular health research funds Canada’s health research granting agency has postponed its usual funding competition due to COVID-19, sparking […]