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Headlines for Nov. 15, 2017


Globe and Mail
Are faculty prepared for growing numbers of online learners?

Online courses are available in almost all subject areas and that two-thirds of Canada’s universities and colleges see online learning as very, or extremely, important to their future endeavours, according to a recent report on digital learning in Canada.

Hassan Diab’s wife ‘stunned’ as French court blocks Ottawa professor’s release for 8th time

Last week a judge ordered that Ottawa professor Hassan Diab should at be let out of prison but kept on an ankle monitor, but that release order has been overturned on appeal.

How Canadian universities help international students thrive

Foreign students are streaming into this country as universities offer guranteed housing, language classes and mentoring to help newcomers succeed.

Vancouver Island University denies it failed to protect staff in case involving alleged diaper fetish

VIU is at the centre of a human rights complaint involving a student whose behaviour was treated as a disability when claimants say it should have been dealt with as a potential threat to female staff.

3 Chinese international students targeted in ransom scam found safe

The students were told to go into hiding in order to protect their families.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: How we can (finally) put an end to ‘manels’

All-male panels — known as “manels” — and a lack of diversity on conference panels in general, is being called out.

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