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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 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 31 2020

The Toronto Star A (now isolated) scientist who isolated the COVID-19 virus explains the fight for a vaccine Scientists all over the world are working on finding ways to quickly test and develop vaccines for COVID-19. Global News Coronavirus: University of Guelph donates 10,000 masks to frontline workers The University of Guelph says it is […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 30 2020

Maclean’s How Canadian universities are evaluating students during the coronavirus pandemic As learning moved online, institutions and instructors looked for ways to be flexible. Pass-fail systems in lieu of letter grades; assignments in lieu of exams. Macaroni in lieu of clay. The Globe and Mail For graduating students, high anxiety as COVID-19 decimates job market […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 27 2020

Ottawa Citizen Lalonde: COVID-19 – Universities must slow down and consult students about the way forward Dear university administrations: Picture this. You’re a third-year university student at the tail end of mid-term season, anxiously preparing for finals, when you receive an email completely upending your current plans. Global News Brandon University to close campus amid […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 26 2020

The Globe and Mail ‘The education world has been turned upside down’: Online learning may reshape the classroom Online learning is poised to transform public education across the country as provinces and school boards scramble to complete the academic year – a paradigm shift that could reshape education long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. […]