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Headlines for Dec. 6, 2021

BY TARA SIEBARTH | DEC 06 2021

Globe and Mail
Universities not back to full in-person classes yet, but campus activities are increasing

Many of Canada’s largest universities say they will offer more on-campus activities and in-person lectures next term, as they come under pressure from students eager for a return to something resembling prepandemic campus life.

Montreal Gazette
History Through Our Eyes: Dec. 6, 1990, Polytechnique anniversary

The first anniversary of the Polytechnique shootings was a time of anger and reflection.

InfoNews
TRU prof says uneven funding ‘discriminates’ against South Asian law students

A Thompson Rivers University law professor has launched a Human Rights Tribunal case against the provincial government, arguing its funding model unfairly discriminates against law students of a South Asian background.

CTV News
COVID-19 outbreak declared at University of Windsor’s Alumni Hall

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the University of Windsor’s Alumni Hall residence, according to the school.

CBC News
‘The best word to describe it is strange’: financial crisis looms over Laurentian University this fall

Laurentian staff union says many laid-off workers were called back when university realized cuts were too deep.

Edmonton Journal
Opinion: Alberta’s cuts to post-secondary education based on bad data

In the tradition of “what is old is new again,” much of Alberta 2030 replicates part of the Klein government’s 1994 White Paper, New Directions for Adult Learning in Alberta.

CBC News
Arts and Humanities enrolment on the decline at Western University

Enrolment in Arts and Humanities has dropped 28 per cent over the last decade.

CTV News
Concordia the latest university to face questions over professor’s claim to being Indigenous

Another situation of alleged false Indigenous identity is playing out at a Canadian university, with a professor at Concordia University reportedly suspended after her claim to being Cherokee was called into question.

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