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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 20 2020

The Toronto Star University students in New Brunswick asked to return early to self-isolate Students returning to New Brunswick university campuses in September from outside Atlantic Canada will have to self-isolate for 14 days. For many, that means moving in early. Global News CERB, CESB applicants report weeks-long payment delays as CRA rolls out anti-fraud […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 17 2020

CBC Russian group targeted COVID-19 vaccine research in Canada, U.S. and U.K., say intelligence agencies A hacker group “almost certainly” backed by Russia is trying to steal COVID-19-related vaccine research in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., according to intelligence agencies in all three countries. The Globe and Mail WE pitched detailed youth plan on […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 16 2020

National Post B.C. announces funding to support post-secondary students with disabilities British Columbia’s minister of advanced education has announced new supports for post-secondary students, including expanded online resources and funding to help students with disabilities. The PIE News International students struggle to pay increased fees, demand refunds Western University in Ontario has become the latest […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 15 2020

The Globe and Mail Canada now only member of Five Eyes alliance to have not banned Huawei from 5G networks Canada is now the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-pooling alliance that has not barred or restricted use of equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in its 5G networks after Britain changed course on […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 14 2020

CBC University wants students to sign liability waiver to return to class during pandemic St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, N.S., is asking students to sign a waiver to return to classes on campus, giving up the right to sue the school for loss or illness due to COVID-19 risks. National Post Students at St. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 13 2020

The Huffington Post International Medical Students Fear Risks In Flying To Canada For Mandatory Exam International medical students are urging a re-evaluation of an in-person exam that would force them to fly to Canada during the pandemic. The Toronto Star Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas International students worried about a new […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 10 2020

CBC Volunteer placements on pause as Liberals try to restart troubled student grant program Students slated to start volunteering this week in order to receive the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) have seen their placements grind to halt as the government tries to sort out the troubled program, CBC News has learned. Global News Groups […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 09 2020

CBC NSCAD faculty union votes overwhelmingly against board after president fired An overwhelming majority of faculty union members at NSCAD University in Halifax have voted in favour of a no-confidence motion against the board of governors after it fired the university president last month. Global News NSCAD appoints interim president following removal of Aoife Mac […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 08 2020

The Globe and Mail Four Canadian military schools affected by cyberattack Federal officials say a cyberattack against the Royal Military College of Canada has also affected several military training centres across Canada. The Toronto Star Fourth U of T prof resigns Massey College post following columnist Margaret Wente’s appointment controversy A famed historian and academic […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 07 2020

CTV News Students want tuition slashed as universities and colleges go online during pandemic There is a growing online petition to reduce university tuition fees for this fall semester. The Globe and Mail Royal Military College weighs damage after cybersecurity attack Federal officials are assessing the damage from a cyberattack targeting the Royal Military College […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 06 2020

Global News Students are taking a gap year because of COVID-19: ‘It won’t be a normal first year’ The novel coronavirus has changed nearly every aspect of daily life in Canada — and now, it’s the reason a whole cohort of students have decided to put their studies on pause and take a gap year. […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUL 03 2020

CBC Doubt cast over Trudeau’s assertion that only WE Charity can run $900M student grant program Officials point to need for extensive ties to local non-profits, which they say WE lacks. Policy Options Cutting postsecondary budgets during COVID a bad move Governments keen to balance budgets are cutting post-secondary funding. But this will hurt the […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUL 02 2020

Globe and Mail Canadian corporate leaders back Ryerson’s Black Innovation Fellowship A number of prominent technology and other corporate leaders have rallied together in the past week to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to expand Ryerson University’s Black Innovation Fellowship. The Hill Times Opinion: Canada’s future workforce must be truly diverse and highly skilled […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 30 2020

CBC Feeling like ‘cash cows’: International students at Lakehead University upset by tuition hike during pandemic International tuition for engineering increases by almost 13% for 2020/2021 school year at Thunder Bay school. CTV News Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine ready to start human trials soon In a couple weeks, a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in Quebec will […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 29 2020

CBC NSCAD president removed after 1 year on the job Aoife Mac Namara, the president of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, has been removed from her position after one year. The Province Santa Ono: What COVID-19 can teach us in our fight against climate change I am heartened by the way university leaders […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 26 2020

The Globe and Mail Ottawa announces winners of $109-million in additional COVID-19 research funding From vitamin D to the disease-fighting potential of sewage, the latest research funded by Ottawa shows how rapidly the science surrounding COVID-19 is evolving. The Toronto Star Ottawa outsources student-grant program to a Toronto charity that works with Justin Trudeau’s wife […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 25 2020

The Globe and Mail UVic appoints Ry Moran as Indigenous reconciliation librarian The new reconciliation librarian at the University of Victoria says he hopes his unique role will help Canadians better understand Indigenous culture and what they have faced through history. National Post Long-awaited details of federal student service grant to be unveiled today The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 24 2020

National Post UBC nursing student suing RCMP officer for alleged assault after health check A B.C. nursing student alleges she suffered physical and emotional injuries at the hands of an RCMP officer after her boyfriend called emergency services to request a health check. CBC UBC’s board chair is gone. But the issues that led to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 23 2020

iPolitics Qualtrough says work underway to provide help for international students Ottawa says it is working on ways to support international students in Canada currently left out of existing COVID-19 emergency aid programs. CBC Margaret Wente resigns from senior fellow appointment at Massey College Former Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente has resigned from a […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 22 2020

National Post Top UBC official quits after liking anti-Black Lives Matter tweets A senior official at the University of British Columbia has resigned after he liked a series of Tweets that criticized the Black Lives Matter anti-racism campaign, the university and local media said. CBC Massey College reviewing Margaret Wente appointment amid campus uproar News […]