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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 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 05 2020

CTV News Senate passes $9B suite of COVID-19 student aid measures Senators were recalled to Ottawa on Friday, where after several hours of deliberation they passed the federal government’s $9-billion suite of student-focused COVID-19 supports, the third piece of emergency legislation since the pandemic shut down regular parliamentary sittings. CBC Students who collect emergency COVID-19 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 04 2020

The Globe and Mail Canadian universities work to mitigate financial threat posed by coronavirus Laurentian set off a domino effect in mid-March as the first Canadian university to shut down in-person classes. CTV News Carleton University concerned fall enrollment may drop due to COVID-19 Carleton University is concerned the COVID-19 pandemic will impact student enrolment […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 01 2020

Vancouver Sun Opinion: Research universities recognize unique responsibility to fight spread of pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our society and its institutions as few other events have. The Chronicle Herald Cape Breton University president calls for more help for international students Cape Breton University president David Dingwall is calling on the federal government for […]

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 […]