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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | April 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 | April 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 | April 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 | March 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 | March 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 | March 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 | March 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. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 25 2020

Global News UCP denies University of Alberta request for budget flexibility, planned layoffs will go forward despite COVID-19 crisis University of Alberta president David Turpin said that despite attempts to work with the government to “reach an agreement,” mass layoffs due to the 2020 provincial budget will go forward, amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Tyee […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 24 2020

The PIE News Canada makes major concession on entry for international students International students will be exempt from Canada’s travel ban as long as they have a valid study permit or had been approved for a study permit prior to March 18, when the travel restrictions took effect. St. Catharines Standard International students face uncertainty […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 23 2020

CBC Travel exemptions offered to students, foreign workers as Canada closes border to stop COVID-19 Canada has shut the border to all non-essential travellers, but there will be exceptions for some foreign nationals coming to Canada to work, study or live permanently. Global News Coronavirus: University of Alberta confirms first positive case The University of […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 20 2020

The Standard International students face uncertainty on whether they’ll be allowed back into Canada “It’s not entirely clear” if students abroad doing research and fieldwork will be allowed back into the country, says the president of Universities Canada. Policy Options The future of work is based on assumptions we need to challenge We need more […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 19 2020

The Toronto Star Months of school closures, social distancing needed to fight pandemic: U of T research Severe restrictions on public life must continue for months, not weeks, for Ontario to stifle the coming surge of COVID-19 patients and give the health-care system a shot at coping with the pandemic, University of Toronto-led research suggests. […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 18 2020

National Post IMV Inc. Launches Plans to Advance Clinical Development of a Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 The goal of this development program will be to establish the clinical safety and immunogenicity of a vaccine candidate based on the Company’s DPX delivery technology and incorporating peptides targeting novel epitopes from the coronavirus strain. Global News Project […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 17 2020

Globe and Mail Universities order students in residences to leave, some stay back amid coronavirus crisis The University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University ordered students in residence to leave as soon as possible to help slow the spread of COVID-19 on university campuses. CBC News University of Waterloo warns students and staff of COVID-19 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 16 2020

CBC – The National Canadian universities cancel classes in response to COVID-19 Universities across Canada are cancelling face-to-face classes in response to COVID-19. Global News Coronavirus: University of Alberta moving to online classes starting Tuesday; MacEwan, NAIT suspend classes The University of Alberta will be moving to online classes starting on Tuesday, March 17, in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 13 2020

Global News Western University cancels classes, Fanshawe College remains open amid coronavirus pandemic A new set of preventative measures amid the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 has students in London facing class cancellations. CTV News Universities in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge suspending classes over COVID-19 concerns Post-secondary schools in Alberta are discussing options for students as […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 12 2020

Sudbury Star Laurentian University suspends classes because of COVID-19 Laurentian University in Sudbury became the first Canadian University to announce that it is closing to prevent the spread of coronavirus. CBC Federal budget will focus on coronavirus response, climate change Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s upcoming budget will include measures to deal with the immediate threat […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 11 2020

Global News Coronavirus concerns prompt King’s University College to cancel trips abroad King’s University College said concerns over the novel coronavirus have prompted the school to cancel all school-sanctioned travel outside Canada. Halifax Today Dal researchers asking for donations to support their work against the new coronavirus Researchers at Dalhousie University working on vaccines, anti […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 10 2020

The PIE News Canada: Covid-19 causes reluctance from host families A number of homestay hosts in Canada are reportedly turning down placements for international students coming from countries where there has been a major coronavirus outbreak, leading to a potential shortage of provision. Global News Lethbridge post-secondary schools say health and safety top priority amid […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 09 2020

Global News Health minister announces $27M for COVID-19 research Canada increased its funding for COVID-19 research by $20 million, Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced Friday morning, after concluding that the $7 million it had planned to spend isn’t enough. CBC A handshake-less convocation and sanitizing stations: How local universities are responding to coronavirus From additional […]