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Headlines for Dec. 22, 2020


Global News
Delivery of in-person classes depends on coronavirus vaccine rollout, USask president says

While nothing is set in stone right now, University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) president said the way fall 2021 courses are delivered will depend on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the province.

New Westminster Record
B.C. post-secondary students offered 24/7 helpline for the holidays

In a bid to help post-secondary students during the Christmas holidays, the B.C. government is touting its free, 24-7 counselling and referral service called Here2Talk.

With Indigenous language classes on hold, U of Winnipeg to launch new Ojibway radio drama

The University of Winnipeg is launching a new radio drama, inspired by a desire to keep Indigenous language learning going during the COVID-19 pandemic — and by a hit TV show.

Dal faculty begin holiday break not knowing if new year will bring strike

The Dalhousie Faculty Association says its members are facing “looming uncertainty” over the Christmas period, after the school’s board of governors didn’t accept all the recommendations put forward by a conciliator last week.

Global News
St. Albert care facility gets special visit from SpiderMable and Santa

Edmonton superhero SpiderMable has teamed up with University of Alberta students to spread cheer.

National Post
University discriminated against man with brain injury, poor grades, court rules

An Ontario university discriminated against a would-be student with a brain injury and poor grades when it refused him admission, the province’s top court ruled on Monday.

The Hamilton Spectator
Whisper Network: More sexual violence investigations, more violations of policies, new McMaster report reveals

A new report from McMaster suggests the university is believing more survivors of sexual violence, says one expert in campus assault.

The PIE News
Why pathway programs are an important part of international higher education

For many young people across the world, the dream of studying at an overseas university remains a powerful one.

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