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Headlines for Feb 22, 2022

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 22 2022

CTV News
B.C.’s vaccination rules for postsecondary students in residence extended

A public health order setting out vaccination rules for B.C. post-secondary students living in residence has been extended past the end of the semester.

CTV News
‘It achieved its aim’: University of Alberta drops vaccine requirement

Students and staff will no longer need proof-of-vaccination to attend the campuses of Alberta’s two largest universities.

CTV News
MRU drops vaccination requirement for on-campus learning

Mount Royal University is joining other post-secondary institutions in Calgary in dropping vaccination policies.

CTV News
U of A negotiations with academic staff at stalemate, strike possible

Although students at the University of Alberta are set to return to in-person classes at the end of the month, a stalemate between administration and academic staff could shut down classes altogether.

CBC News
Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Que., adopts online platform for reporting sexual violence

Student leaders hope move will prompt more survivors to come forward.

CBC News
Black scientists, community leaders want Black youth ‘to see possibility’ in STEM

More data, recognition of disparity, early and ongoing support needed, experts say.

Global News
Acadia University hopes to reach contract with faculty to get students back in class

Classes and labs remain cancelled at Acadia University in Wolfville with the faculty strike in its third week, and patience is starting to wear thin.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Once a promising leader, Canada’s artificial-intelligence strategy is now a fragmented laggard

For a little while, Canada’s message was clear: AI represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create broad-based economic prosperity for Canadians by harnessing innovative new technology, and the country was prepared to seize that opportunity. In 2022, however, it’s become clear that we are failing to follow through on our stated goals.

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