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Headlines for Feb. 1, 2022

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 01 2022

Times Higher Education
Talking leadership 11: Santa Ono on the mental health crisis

The University of British Columbia president discusses reforming counselling provision, the importance of data and his own mental health struggles.

The Globe and Mail
In online learning, best practices around testing students have posed tests of their own

“Creating a fair and trustworthy way to test students online has proven to be more challenging than I ever imagined.”

CBC News
Acadia University faculty union on strike, classes cancelled

Acadia University’s 350 professors, librarians, archivists and instructors are on strike today and classes are cancelled after the union rejected the latest contract offer from the university.

CTV News
Students march in support of faculty as University of Lethbridge contract negotiations continue

A few hundred students and faculty members braved the wind on Sunday to stand in solidarity and support amid ongoing contract negotiations between faculty members and the University of Lethbridge.

CBC News
Deadline day for Laurentian University for documents ordered by province under Speaker’s warrant

Laurentian responded by challenging the warrant in court, but last week a judge sided with the province, except for a small number of documents covered by pre-existing court orders.

Global News
University of Winnipeg extends remote learning until end of winter term

Monday morning the school announced it will continue with remote learning until the close of the winter term in April.

The Record
UW facing backlash over decision to return to in-person learning next week

Faculty and staff associations have voiced concerns over lack of consultation in decision-making process.

CBC News
Student unions in Montreal are spending thousands for PPE on campus

Student unions at Concordia University say they are spending thousands to purchase N95 masks for students, saying their administration is failing in its responsibility to create a safe working environment.

VOCM
MUN Students Holding Virtual Walkout in Protest of Return to Campus

While many students are returning to classes today at MUN, some will be staging a walkout in protest of the university’s decision to return to campus at this time.

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