New funding explores the social, cultural and economic impact of COVID-19

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Seven University of Ottawa professors are among recipients of millions in funding from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) aimed at improving the response to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SSHR’s Partnership Grants provide support for partnered research activities that inform decision-making in the public, private or not-for-profit sector across Canada, with 139 projects earmarked for $3 million in investment.

The following uOttawa professors and their projects were selected for funding:


  • Angel Foster, a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, is leading a mixed-method study into the novel coronavirus’ impact on abortion provision. She is exploring women’s experiences seeking and obtaining abortion care and identifying how to improve abortion
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Citigroup to offer 6,000 jobs to youths in Asia-Pacific over three years to combat Covid-19’s impact on employment

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Meredith cuts 180 jobs, ‘minimal’ impact on Des Moines office

Meredith Corporation laid off 180 workers this week, but its Des Moines offices avoided most of the cuts.



a sign in front of a building: Outside of the Meredith Corporation's downtown Des Moines campus on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.


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Outside of the Meredith Corporation’s downtown Des Moines campus on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

The layoffs included 130 employees from its local media group, which owns 17 TV stations. The rest of the cuts came from its national media group, which publishes magazines such as People and Better Homes & Gardens.

The Des Moines-based media company has suffered in the midst of the broader economic recession because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Driven by a 17% drop in ad revenue compared with 2019, Meredith reported a $234 million loss in fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30. This spring, the company decreased employee salaries, a move that Meredith reversed at the beginning of this month.



Outside of the Meredith Corporation's downtown Des Moines campus on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.


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Outside of the Meredith Corporation’s downtown Des Moines campus on

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Sommet Education is the first group in the education sector joining the Swiss Triple Impact program

Sommet Education, world leader in hospitality management and culinary arts education, joins the Swiss Triple Impact (STI) program. This program initiated by the non-profit organization “B Lab Suisse” is supported by numerous partners, including the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. This 3-year program is a unique initiative at the European level. The objective is to effectively improve the Swiss ecosystem towards a resilient economy. The STI program helps Swiss companies measure their contributions towards the sustainable objectives for 2030 and identify the most important areas to develop while creating new opportunities and stimulating the innovation field.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Sommet Education, world leader in hospitality management and culinary arts education, joins the Swiss Triple Impact (STI) program. This program initiated by the non-profit organization “B Lab Suisse” is supported by numerous partners, including the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. This 3-year program

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As the school year begins, Alaska school administrators worry low enrollment could impact state funding

Anchorage teacher Kelly Shrein welcomes 5th grade students to a live zoom session on the first day of school at Northwood Elementary in West Anchorage on August 20, 2020. Shrein says she was up until 11pm the night before responding to parents questions. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)

Between online learning and in-person classes, students throughout Alaska are back in school.

And with many families opting out of their regular schools, administrators are concerned about low enrollment and the reduced state funding that could follow.

It may be up to lawmakers to come up with a solution.

This school year is off to an unprecedented start, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt normal operations.

Whether students are back in the classroom depends on where they live and what families are comfortable with. And many aren’t yet sure what that means.

“Parents are just uncertain or unsure of how this school

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Harness 2020 State of Developer Satisfaction Report Shows Impact of Coronavirus on Software Development

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Harness, the platform for software delivery, today announced its 2020 State of Developer Satisfaction Report. The report features insights from 500 IT and engineering professionals across software and finance industries on the impact that demographics, job skills, company culture and the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic have on software delivery and job satisfaction.

The skills developers provide are hard to find and easy to lose, and the Coronavirus pandemic has introduced a bevy of new challenges that developers have never encountered before, from company-wide shifts to remote work, budget cuts, layoffs, and salary freezes. Product development has never been more important to a company’s survival. Thus, the overall satisfaction of today’s developer workforce is critical.

The report reveals that over half of developers (52%) are happier in their roles since COVID-19 began. Developers are overwhelmingly satisfied (94%) with their employer’s investment in employee

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