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Headlines for April 12, 2022

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 12 2022

CTV News
‘Missed opportunity’: Budget 2022 gets lukewarm reviews from student groups

While student groups are welcoming some of the broader budget elements related to life affordability, such as housing and dental care, they say they’re disappointed in the lack of measures related to post-secondary education affordability, workforce entry and mental health.

The Toronto Star
Ontario universities plow ahead with in-person exams amid COVID surge

Several post-secondary institutions are proceeding with in-person final exams in April, despite an escalation in COVID-19 cases across the province.

CBC News
Queen’s review of policies on Indigenous identity claims rife with issues, say critics

Ten months after Queen’s University announced a review of how it evaluates Indigenous identity claims when hiring staff, critics say the process has been rife with problems, including potential conflict of interest and lack of transparency.

The Montreal Gazette
Lise Ravary: Quebec is defending academic freedom, not slurs

Bill 32 protects “the right of every person to engage freely and without doctrinal, ideological or moral constraint” in places of higher education.

The Times Colonist
Indigenous space to expand at VIU in Nanaimo as student population rises

A $3.7-million addition is planned for the Indigenous gathering space at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, as the number of Indigenous students at the university rises.

CBC News
From no classes to ‘blended learning,’ the Class of ’22 has been through a lot

National school board official worried about pandemic impact on all students.

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