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Headlines for Dec. 15, 2021

BY TARA SIEBARTH | DEC 15 2021

Saltwire
Opinion: Banning non-disclosure agreements isn’t enough to stop unethical workplace leader behaviour

Just weeks after Prince Edward Island became the first province in Canada to pass a bill restricting the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) on Nov. 17, some harms of NDAs have been in the news. NDAs are contracts in which parties agree not to disclose certain information.

CBC News
Mount A cancels in-person exams, but UNB and STU stick with on-campus tests

Mount A has five cases of COVID-19 on campus.

CTV News
McGill students angered at university holding in-person exams as COVID-19 cases rise

On a cold winter day last week, McGill University students arrived to take final exams only to find a lineup stretching almost a kilometre along Pins Ave. to get into the exam room.

Global News
Queen’s University to give free COVID-19 test kits to students

Amid the current spike of COVID-19 cases in the Kingston region as well as on Queen’s Campus where there were 282 cases reported last week alone, the university will be providing students with COVID-19 testing kits.

The Province
COVID-19: UVic men’s rugby team’s Omicron outbreak linked to national tournament

Teams from UBC and UVic travelled to Kingston, Ont., in late November for the 2021 national championship.

Globe and Mail
Ryerson University renaming to be guided by opinion survey and campus committee

Ryerson University will not hold a public discussion about possible options for its renaming. Instead, the Toronto postsecondary institution will be guided primarily by a survey of public opinion and the recommendations of a committee.

CTV News
Quebec university classrooms are not safe spaces, says academic freedom committee

Quebec university classrooms are not safe spaces and post-secondary institutions should not be imposing the use of so-called trigger warnings, according to a report released Tuesday by a committee on academic freedom.

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