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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 24 2020

The Globe and Mail What’s the value of an education during the pandemic? As my Monday lab comes to an end at 6 p.m., concluding my seventh-straight hour of staring at my computer screen alone in my room on Zoom, I can’t help but wonder if this is worth it. The Toronto Star They’ve graduated […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 23 2020

The Toronto Star From increased academic stress to long waits for help, these graphics show how youth are struggling with mental health The Star/Investigative Journalism Bureau filed dozens of freedom of information requests to better understand and measure mental health on the campuses of Canada’s colleges of universities. The Telegram Memorial University postpones return to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 20 2020

Global News Online learning spurred by pandemic takes toll on university students and teachers in Montreal When Joe Bongiorno finishes his graduate diploma in journalism next spring, he won’t have set even one day in a classroom at Concordia University. Calgary Herald U of C students could face tuition hike for second consecutive year University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 19 2020

Montreal Gazette Students decry Polytechnique Montréal’s decision to hold in-person exams The idea of sitting in a room with all their classmates for hours at a time adds an extra level of worry during an already stressful exam period. The Record Incoming UW president envisions ‘post-pandemic university’ The incoming president of the University of Waterloo […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 18 2020

The Toronto Star The pandemic is taking a terrible toll on university students It’s been more than 250 days since I was in a proper classroom. Global News McGill University’s men’s sports teams to be named Redbirds McGill University’s men’s varsity sports teams will be known as the Redbirds going forward, the university announced Tuesday. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 17 2020

CBC Calgary law school launches free legal service for Albertans facing debt crunch A new program launched this month by a group associated with the law school at the University of Calgary is offering free legal help for Albertans who are facing mounting debt and looming foreclosures. Global News N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Eight new cases […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 16 2020

Global News N.S. medical officer tells students outside bubble to stay put for holidays Nova Scotia’s top doctor says students studying outside the Atlantic bubble who would usually travel home to the province for the holidays may be better off staying put this year. Global News Sexual violence ‘not tolerated,’ University of New Brunswick says […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 13 2020

CBC Mount Allison University students speak out against campus sexual violence Students at Mount Allison University in N.B. say they’re being silenced when reporting sexual violence on campus and are pushing for concrete change from university officials. Global News Mount Allison University president responds to sexual violence concerns Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. has […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 12 2020

Global News Queen’s University to welcome 200 international students to Kingston campus for the winter semester Queen’s University will be welcoming an extra 200 international students for the winter semester. Global News Mount Allison student speaks out against university sexual violence conduct A Mount Allison University student says students are being silenced when reporting sexual […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 11 2020

CBC MUN to bring back some staff to campus, slowly, with new plan It will soon be back-to-school for some staff at Memorial University, as the school plans a phased-in return to campus for its employees beginning Nov. 23. Global News Sask. government to pay back emergency benefits clawed back from student’s disability income A […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 10 2020

Global News Coronavirus may have boosted Canadian trust in scientists, survey finds The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic may have boosted failing public trust in science and scientists, a new survey has found. Maclean’s How the pandemic has disrupted the lives of international students in Canada With the traditional education-to-citizenship route disrupted, COVID-19 has thrown […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 09 2020

CBC Jammed phone lines, missed and unauthorized payments: Grads frustrated with student loan centre Unauthorized bank withdrawals. Statements showing missed payments. No answers about repayment assistance. And long wait times — if anyone answers at all — on the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) phone line. CBC The N-word and the ‘unnecessary pain’ it […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 06 2020

The PIE News Enrolments in Atlantic Canada down – survey It’s “not a surprise” that both domestic and international enrolments at universities in Atlantic Canada have seen a decline this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the chair of the Association of Atlantic Universities has said. CBC University of Windsor reports 2nd COVID-19 case The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 05 2020

The Globe and Mail Could alleviating student debt be the key to restarting Canada’s entrepreneurial engine? While there are many good reasons to help alleviate the burden of student loan debt, adding some much-needed dynamism into Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem should be one of them. Calgary Herald MRU celebrates graduates with outdoor convocation; installs their first […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 04 2020

Times Higher Education Save students from Covid mental health crisis, sector told UBC president reveals research findings showing huge impact of pandemic on students’ mental health. CBC Quebec National Assembly politicians vote to ‘reaffirm’ academic freedom after N-word controversy Members of all four parties of the National Assembly voted Tuesday to pass a motion asserting […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 03 2020

Times Higher Education Covid gives Canada harsh lesson in foreign student dependence Gravy train is derailing after years of steady cuts in provincial support. Ottawa Citizen Dolansky: Why the humanities are a good choice for university-bound students Fellow parents of grade 12 students: Anxiety is something that we’re all struggling to live with these days, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 02 2020

Ottawa Citizen Frémont: There is no place for racism at the University of Ottawa Controversy has flared at uOttawa after a professor recently used the N-word in a class discussion about the reappropriation of offensive language by minority communities. President Jacques Frémont shares his views. CBC Some students and faculty outraged after UWindsor prof uses […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 30 2020

The Globe and Mail University of Toronto commits to increased transparency in Valentina Azarova hiring inquiry The University of Toronto has altered its inquiry into the hiring of a new director for the International Human Rights Program in the Faculty of Law to make it more transparent after questions were raised about the fairness of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 29 2020

The Toronto Star Professors blast Doug Ford’s Tories over Charles McVety’s bid for university status Faculty associations are giving a failing grade to a push by a controversial Doug Ford pal to transform an evangelical college into a full-fledged university. CTV News International students won’t be tested for COVID-19; N.S. reports no new cases Nova […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 28 2020

CBC Nova Scotia can welcome international students in November Nova Scotia universities are getting ready to welcome back international students who have been kept away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Global News Rights of woman who is deaf, blind breached by how student loan administered: Ontario court An Ontario court has ruled that the provincial […]