‘It’s so disheartening’: three small Sudbury universities try to survive after being set adrift by Laurentian
Three formerly federated universities ran on tuition money from Laurentian students.
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University of Ottawa must protect academic freedom, says report
A report on academic freedom at the University of Ottawa prompted in part by the outcry over a professor’s use of a racial slur in class says the university must make clear its commitment to intellectual inquiry and free expression, and oppose the exclusion of words, works or ideas.
Bishop’s “collecting feedback” on sexual assault response
Stine Linden-Andersen, Bishop’s University’s Dean of Student Affairs, says that she is working to listen and take people’s concerns into account after messages denouncing Bishop’s response to acts of sexual violence have recently been put up around Lennoxville and on the school’s social media posts.
UWindsor board approves new four-year contract with faculty association
The Windsor University Faculty Association has a new collective agreement.
U of M faculty union presents new contract offer, says strike could end if university accepts it
Union has been on strike since Tuesday.
Enrolment at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., down 14% this fall amid restructuring
School cut programs after going under creditor protection in February.
Faculty, student groups criticize raise for CBU president during pandemic
David Dingwall’s salary jumped to $350,000 from $295,799.
Demonstration planned at U of Sask. to call for investigations into Indigenous identity fraud
Group calling for Canadian universities to investigate faculty whose Indigenous identity is questioned.
Northern Ontario School of Medicine public forum told about $14M missing in the LU insolvency debacle
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine, now calling itself the NOSM University, might be losing out on millions of dollars in bursary money because of the insolvency declared by Sudbury’s Laurentian University earlier this year.
McGill to offer rapid COVID testing for students, staff
Beginning Nov. 8, McGill University will offer rapid COVID-19 tests to asymptomatic students and staff through a pilot project, it was announced last week.
Committee backs right to freedom of expression after Ottawa prof uses N-word
Censorship could compromise ‘dissemination of knowledge,’ but some students feel unsafe.
Saskatoon’s VIDO lab gets $6M for vaccine research
The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization at the University of Saskatchewan has received a cash injection to help fight the pandemic.