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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 31 2020

Global News StFX moving forward with controversial waiver, students ‘disappointed’ St. Francis Xavier University sent out a letter to its students saying they have decided to move forward with the COVID-19 waiver, despite weeks of controversy and backlash from students. CBC Students’ union taking food bank on the road in Cape Breton The Cape Breton University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 30 2020

CBC 6 University of Toronto unions launch petition against school’s reopening plan Six University of Toronto faculty and staff unions have launched a petition to protest against the school’s reopening plan because they say it fails to guarantee a safe return to work this fall. Montreal Gazette Is there systemic racism at McGill? ‘Of course,’ […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 29 2020

The Globe and Mail Class of 2020 could lose $25,000 in potential earnings owing to COVID-19, study finds High school and postsecondary graduates who are entering the labour force during the COVID-19 pandemic could lose thousands of dollars in earnings in the coming years because of the outbreak, according to a new study from Statistics […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 28 2020

CTV Canada provides exception for U.S. students planning to study north of border The federal government appears to have relaxed restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border that would have made it impossible for first-year university students from the United States to enter the country. iPolitics At least 20 organizations considered to deliver student grant before WE […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 27 2020

Winnipeg Free Press Stuck in international limbo Students may be kept out of Canada until restrictions loosen. The Globe and Mail Like it or not, cyberespionage is now a permanent part of geopolitics n the past week, citizens of Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom have had a behind-the-curtain peek on how espionage […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 24 2020

The Toronto Star With classes online this fall, post-secondary students face a tough question about campus living: should I stay or should I go? Caleb Rodrigo never imagined starting his second year of university living at home with his parents. National Post Canada’s travel rules unfair to first-year foreign students, U.S. parents say Parents of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 23 2020

Huffington Post Most International Students Barred From Canada Right Now: Government International students make big contributions to Canadian universities and colleges, and the economy. The Guardian Feds provide $77.5M to pair of U of S research facilities, aid COVID-19 research Two major science facilities at the University of Saskatchewan will benefit from federal funding announced […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 22 2020

The Toronto Star Canada tells most international students not to come until travel ban is lifted International students have been told not to make travel plans to Canada until after Ottawa’s border restrictions are lifted. Financial Post New joint pension plan for Ontario universities taps OTPP veteran as first CEO The construction of a large […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 21 2020

CTV News Anxiety high as Canadian schools prepare for students from COVID-ravaged U.S. Post-secondary students from the pandemic-riven United States are getting ready to go back to school in Canada — a rite of passage that’s causing more anxiety than usual for parents and front-line university workers alike in the age of COVID-19. CBC More […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 20 2020

The Toronto Star University students in New Brunswick asked to return early to self-isolate Students returning to New Brunswick university campuses in September from outside Atlantic Canada will have to self-isolate for 14 days. For many, that means moving in early. Global News CERB, CESB applicants report weeks-long payment delays as CRA rolls out anti-fraud […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 17 2020

CBC Russian group targeted COVID-19 vaccine research in Canada, U.S. and U.K., say intelligence agencies A hacker group “almost certainly” backed by Russia is trying to steal COVID-19-related vaccine research in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., according to intelligence agencies in all three countries. The Globe and Mail WE pitched detailed youth plan on […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 16 2020

National Post B.C. announces funding to support post-secondary students with disabilities British Columbia’s minister of advanced education has announced new supports for post-secondary students, including expanded online resources and funding to help students with disabilities. The PIE News International students struggle to pay increased fees, demand refunds Western University in Ontario has become the latest […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 15 2020

The Globe and Mail Canada now only member of Five Eyes alliance to have not banned Huawei from 5G networks Canada is now the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-pooling alliance that has not barred or restricted use of equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in its 5G networks after Britain changed course on […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 14 2020

CBC University wants students to sign liability waiver to return to class during pandemic St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, N.S., is asking students to sign a waiver to return to classes on campus, giving up the right to sue the school for loss or illness due to COVID-19 risks. National Post Students at St. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 13 2020

The Huffington Post International Medical Students Fear Risks In Flying To Canada For Mandatory Exam International medical students are urging a re-evaluation of an in-person exam that would force them to fly to Canada during the pandemic. The Toronto Star Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas International students worried about a new […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 10 2020

CBC Volunteer placements on pause as Liberals try to restart troubled student grant program Students slated to start volunteering this week in order to receive the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) have seen their placements grind to halt as the government tries to sort out the troubled program, CBC News has learned. Global News Groups […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 09 2020

CBC NSCAD faculty union votes overwhelmingly against board after president fired An overwhelming majority of faculty union members at NSCAD University in Halifax have voted in favour of a no-confidence motion against the board of governors after it fired the university president last month. Global News NSCAD appoints interim president following removal of Aoife Mac […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 08 2020

The Globe and Mail Four Canadian military schools affected by cyberattack Federal officials say a cyberattack against the Royal Military College of Canada has also affected several military training centres across Canada. The Toronto Star Fourth U of T prof resigns Massey College post following columnist Margaret Wente’s appointment controversy A famed historian and academic […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 07 2020

CTV News Students want tuition slashed as universities and colleges go online during pandemic There is a growing online petition to reduce university tuition fees for this fall semester. The Globe and Mail Royal Military College weighs damage after cybersecurity attack Federal officials are assessing the damage from a cyberattack targeting the Royal Military College […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 06 2020

Global News Students are taking a gap year because of COVID-19: ‘It won’t be a normal first year’ The novel coronavirus has changed nearly every aspect of daily life in Canada — and now, it’s the reason a whole cohort of students have decided to put their studies on pause and take a gap year. […]