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Headlines for Jan. 28, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 28 2021

The Toronto Star
Ontario bars universities and colleges from asking campus sex-assault complainants about sexual history

Colleges and universities will be banned from asking campus sexual assault complainants about their sexual history or discipline them for using alcohol or drugs during any alleged incident under new rules student groups and survivors have been pushing for.

Global News
University of Guelph COVID-19 outbreak grows to 53 cases, heavier fines coming to students

The University of Guelph says it is increasing its measures and enforcement to help the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak on campus that now has 53 confirmed cases.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph eyes eviction for students who broke COVID-19 rules

Dozens of students already face charges for parties that led to outbreak.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University summer semester will be mostly online

Trent University has announced that its summer courses will be offered primarily remotely and online at both the Peterborough and Oshawa campuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTV News
Researchers at UNB find unique way to honour New Brunswickers during Black History Month

The University of New Brunswick has come up with a special way to honour notable New Brunswickers during Black History Month – a time when the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians is celebrated.

Montreal Gazette
Quebec unveils details of tutor recruitment program

The Quebec government on Wednesday unveiled its platform aimed at recruiting tutors to help students in need who have been affected by the pandemic.

Calgary Herald
Opinion: UCalgary’s entrepreneurial focus generates $16.5 billion in economic activity

From more pipeline disappointment to COVID-19, it seems every day brings more challenges.

CBC
Ottawa to lay groundwork for new Indigenous health legislation

The federal government will cap two days of meetings this week into eliminating anti-Indigenous racism in the health-care system by announcing plans to begin co-developing new legislation to overhaul Indigenous health, according to sources who spoke to CBC News.

The Hill Times
Canada cannot afford a knowledge recession

As we move forward, Canada must strike a balance between confronting the daily challenges of a downturn with ensuring Canada’s long-term success built on innovation.

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