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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 07 2021

Global News University of Alberta reeling and rebuilding one year after Iran plane crash David Turpin was awoken by a text message from his chief of staff. It was the early morning of Jan. 8, 2020 and Turpin was president of the University of Alberta at the time. The Globe and Mail What Canada’s response […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 06 2021

Global News N.S. international students voice frustrations with policy to quarantine in hotel International students arriving in Nova Scotia are facing hefty, unexpected costs as several universities are forcing them to quarantine in a hotel without covering the cost. CBC 2 N.S. universities each report a COVID-19 case Two Nova Scotia universities are each reporting […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 05 2021

Global News Quebec creates new program to entice nursing students to work in the field during pandemic The Quebec government announced the creation of a scholarship program to encourage nursing students to join in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Toronto Star Amid an uproar over cancelled tests, some say the body that […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 04 2021

The Toronto Star COVID-19 has forced big changes on med schools. Will some newly graduated doctors miss out on key experience? “See one, do one, teach one” is a common mantra in medical education, meaning that young doctors learn to care for patients through experience with gradually more challenging responsibilities. The Globe and Mail Universities […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 24 2020

CTV News Queen’s students urged to delay returning to Kingston following winter break Students at Queen’s University are being urged not to return to campus while the 28-day provincial lockdown is in place. Global News ‘Sense of community is a strength’: SMU researchers look into impact of COVID-19 on N.S. communities A research team at […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 23 2020

CBC Three new COVID-19 cases reported on University of Windsor campus The University of Windsor has today confirmed three additional cases of COVID-19 on campus. Global News Quebec researchers to study delayed grieving process caused by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions Researchers from the Université de Montréal are looking into the impact of dealing with loss during […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 22 2020

Global News Delivery of in-person classes depends on coronavirus vaccine rollout, USask president says While nothing is set in stone right now, University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) president said the way fall 2021 courses are delivered will depend on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the province. New Westminster Record B.C. post-secondary students offered 24/7 helpline for […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 21 2020

CBC University of Ottawa student told to repay $12K from CERB says he was given bad info A University of Ottawa student who owes the federal government $12,000 is blaming the big bill on bad information he received when applying for Canada’s emergency pandemic benefits. Halifax Today Labour situation at Dalhousie remains ‘uncertain’, says faculty […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 18 2020

The Globe and Mail ‘I miss you so much’: Students bracing for holidays without their families This year, Karen Farag decorated her Christmas tree earlier than usual. It makes the house she shares with her two brothers in Sherbrooke feel a bit more like home. CBC Universities ramp up student support over ‘particularly lonely’ holiday […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 17 2020

The Globe and Mail Use of surveillance software to crack down on exam cheating has unintended consequences Moments before the online exam was set to begin, the testing software asked Chelsea Okankwu to take a photo of herself to verify her identity. Global 4th-year university students in Saskatchewan called upon to substitute teach Fourth-year education […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 16 2020

CBC Students’ Union cries foul after U of C announces 2nd tuition hike in 2 years The University of Calgary has announced it is readying to hike tuition for the second time in two years, prompting an outcry from the Students’ Union, which says the pandemic is causing enough financial stress for students. The Telegram […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 15 2020

CBC Home for the holidays: Post-secondary students navigate vague guidelines, self-isolation Whether donning a mask to venture out to meet her lone study buddy or rushing to grab food on a 15-minute break between online lectures, Western University first-year student Madison Francoeur always hears her father’s voice in her head, reminding her to stay cautious […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 14 2020

The Globe and Mail Student-loan relief program in disarray, resulting in late penalties and hefty payments Some student loan recipients are potentially facing late penalties and hefty payments due to glitches with a federal program aimed at debt relief, leaving them seeking answers from an overloaded call centre. Huffington Post Student Group Calls On Feds […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 11 2020

Global News Students, universities prepare for holiday travel outside Atlantic Canada during a pandemic Ally Hancock, a fourth-year student at Nova Scotia’s St. Francis Xavier University, said she’s a bit apprehensive about her flight back home to Toronto for the upcoming holiday break. The PIE News Canada: national credential wallet platform launched A new bilingual […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 10 2020

The Globe and Mail Michael Houghton’s Nobel Prize win shows Canada’s strength in biotechnology Amid the challenges of COVID-19, this week’s awarding of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine to University of Alberta virologist Dr. Michael Houghton could not have been better timed. Global News Canada’s post-secondary students feeling financial pinch as fall semester ends […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 09 2020

Halifax Today Nova Scotia’s universities raise thousands for student-led food security programs Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Atlantic School of Theology, NSCAD University and the University of King’s College were among the nine schools raising $165,000. Global News Petition calls out psychology department ‘understaffing crisis’ at University of Lethbridge An online […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 08 2020

The Globe and Mail Leader of inquiry into aborted hiring at University of Toronto law school resigns Bonnie Patterson has stepped down from the inquiry into the aborted hiring of a new director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto law school, citing public doubts about the impartiality and credibility of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 07 2020

CTV News National Student Loan Service Centre plagued by delays as requests for help soar Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. Times Higher Education Toronto leads the way for Canada on diversity data Institution aims […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 04 2020

The Toronto Star More post-secondary schools are turning to online counselling services to help meet student mental health needs. But exactly who’s listening on the other side? Moments after being approved as a volunteer “active listener” on the online mental health support service 7 Cups of Tea, Julliard Lin said she was suddenly offering emotional […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 03 2020

The Toronto Star Our students are suffering and their mental health struggles can’t be ignored With the fall semester coming to an end and the second wave of the coronavirus in full force, we must acknowledge the significant impact this is having on post-secondary students. Maclean’s Canada’s greatest assets in overcoming COVID-19 Shae Sackman is […]