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Lethbridge post-secondary students question extra fees during COVID-19 – Lethbridge

Lethbridge post-secondary students question extra fees during COVID-19 - Lethbridge

First year University of Lethbridge student Elisha Wong says school-related costs are a lot to handle this year given the switch to virtual programs. “With COVID, it does limit a lot of the things that we can do,” Wong said. “Even though, we are paying pretty much the same …

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Number of COVID-19 cases in schools on the rise in Quebec – Montreal

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Two Lower Canada College (LCC) teachers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the school. The college located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough sent a letter to parents with the news Thursday. “In order to limit the possibility of further transmission in the school and after consulting with Public Health, …

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Coronavirus: Ottawa nursing student fears for vulnerable son’s health ahead of long-term care stint – Ottawa

Coronavirus: Ottawa nursing student fears for vulnerable son’s health ahead of long-term care stint - Ottawa

An Algonquin College nursing student says the school’s administration has stonewalled her attempts to switch her upcoming placement at an Ottawa long-term care home hit hard by the novel coronavirus, despite her concerns about what a potential COVID-19 exposure could mean for her at-risk son’s health. Erika Godin’s son …

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Coronavirus: Students protest Lethbridge School Division decision to delay sports – Lethbridge

Coronavirus: Students protest Lethbridge School Division decision to delay sports - Lethbridge

Dozens of students from all over southern Alberta gathered outside the Lethbridge School Division office on Thursday, protesting the division’s decision to delay reintroducing sports and other extra-curricular activities back into schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of Thursday’s protest, both the Lethbridge School Division (LSD) and the …

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Blended learning brings NAIT students back to campus – Edmonton

Blended learning brings NAIT students back to campus - Edmonton

Most post-secondary classes in Alberta have moved to online learning, but for some students, a virtual education is not enough. For instance, auto body students at NAIT returned to the classroom this week. “[It’s been challenging] trying to work in the shop with your mask on, wearing your safety …

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Southwestern Ontario county opens student-only coronavirus test sites

Southwestern Ontario county opens student-only coronavirus test sites

A county in southwestern Ontario has established COVID-19 assessment centres exclusively for school children to reduce the amount of time kids have to spend waiting for a test. Lambton County hopes the sites will help get students back into classrooms faster if they’re dealing with mild seasonal illnesses but …

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University of Toronto to use $250M donation for new building, healthcare research – Toronto

University of Toronto to use $250M donation for new building, healthcare research - Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 24, 2020 11:58 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — The University of Toronto has received a $250-million donation it says will be used for health-care …

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Quebec youth protection sees increase in child abuse reports following Granby girl’s death – Montreal

Quebec youth protection sees increase in child abuse reports following Granby girl’s death - Montreal

Quebec’s youth protection directors from centres across the province tabled their 2019-2020 annual report on Wednesday. Despite a drop in reported cases of child abuse during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, statistics show an overall increase of 12 per cent compared to the previous year. The death …

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B.C. teacher wasn’t told of COVID-19 case in cohort, later tests positive – BC

B.C. teacher wasn’t told of COVID-19 case in cohort, later tests positive - BC

A West Vancouver teacher has filed a claim with WorkSafeBC after officials failed to tell her that a COVID-19 exposure at her school was within her cohort, and she later tested positive herself. The principal at Sentinel Secondary notified staff and parents on Saturday that someone in the school had …

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Returning students could cause COVID-19 infections to double in University towns: New study finds – London

Returning students could cause COVID-19 infections to double in University towns: New study finds - London

A new research study from Western University researchers says that returning students in university towns could double the number of COVID-19 infections. The study by researcher and lead author Lauren Cipriano, associate professor of management science at Ivey Business School, who is also cross-appointed to the department of epidemiology …

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