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Headlines for Jan. 31, 2022

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 31 2022

The Toronto Star
Postsecondary institutions need to step up to prepare graduates for new realities

“Today’s cry for skilled workers has a new, pandemic-driven context.”

CTV News
N.L.’s Memorial University apologizes for anti-Black racism after slur used in course

Delores Mullings says she was not surprised by a video posted to social media this week that appears to show an instructor at Memorial University using the N-word as part of an online lecture.

CHEK
There were more than 250 COVID-19 cases at postsecondary schools on Vancouver Island in December, new data shows

There were more than 250 coronavirus cases at postsecondary institutions on Vancouver Island in December, with the vast majority occurring at the University of Victoria, new data obtained by CHEK News shows.

Niagara Falls Review
Phased return to school for Brock students starts Monday

School’s interim president said returning to campus will give students the ‘on-campus experience they deserve.’

CBC News
Strike or lockout possible at Mount Royal University as contract negotiations stall

After nearly two years of contract negotiations between Mount Royal University and its faculty association, it appears unlikely the two parties will reach an agreement — and a work stoppage is likely in the weeks ahead.

CBC News
Classes could cease at University of Lethbridge as strike vote looms

Students, faculty and administration at the University of Lethbridge await a potential strike vote next week, with the future of classes for the rest of the semester up in the air.

The Cape Breton Post
Conciliation attempts at Acadia fail again; Feb. 1 strike deadline looms

Last ditch conciliation talks between Acadia University and its faculty union this week have failed, with 350 full-time and part-time professors, librarians, archivists, and instructors poised to walk off the job Feb. 1.

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