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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 23 2022

InfoTel News Vaccines, masks required at universities despite broader relaxing of restrictions Several Canadian universities are maintaining COVID-19 precautions such as vaccine mandates and masking for in-person classes even as governments roll back pandemic restrictions. CBC News Post-secondary life could be tough test for pandemic grads Remote learning offered during pandemic shutdowns no substitute for […]

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 […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 18 2022

The National Post Concordia University in Montreal to co-lead new $160-million Canadian cybersecurity innovation network To address the cybersecurity challenges in terms of R&D, innovation, and training, and to help institutions and businesses across the country manage cyber threats, the Government of Canada announced today $76.4 million in funding over four years to the National […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 17 2022

CTV News Peladeau family, Quebecor put $40M into entrepreneurship program at Universite de Montreal The Péladeau family has marked a milestone in philanthropy with the largest-ever single gift to a Quebec French-language university. The Toronto Star Former Squamish Nation councillor appointed as SFU’s director of Indigenous initiatives and reconciliation Syeta’xtn Chris Lewis has been involved […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 16 2022

The Conversation Early-career professors want changes in how tenure is evaluated in wake of pandemic effects on productivity The COVID-19 pandemic yielded profound changes to research activities and operations at universities. Kamloops This Week TRU faculty vote shows lack of confidence in university brass Faculty at Thompson Rivers University have expressed their lack of confidence […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 15 2022

CBC News Black scientists won’t stay in Canada without equitable research funding, experts say The system for granting federal research funding in Canada fails to give Black scientists the support they need to optimize their work, professors and researchers say. The Globe and Mail University of Guelph investigates researcher regarding integrity of work The vote […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 14 2022

The Toronto Star Time to celebrate International Day for Women and Girls in Science A message from Dr. Deborah MacLatchy. CBC News Faculty passes non-confidence motion in B.C. university administration over investigation into senior leaders The vote follows an investigation into serious misconduct allegations against 2 senior administrators. The Globe and Mail When money smells: […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 11 2022

CBC News Ontario Tech University faculty vow to stay on strike until they get ‘a good deal’ on workload ‘Our workload concerns predate the pandemic, COVID-19 only exacerbated them,’ member says The Calgary Herald ‘We’re trying to stand up for a better teaching environment’: Faculty at University of Lethbridge begin strike Negotiations are expected to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 10 2022

Insauga Ontario Tech faculty in Oshawa set to strike tomorrow; university yet to respond The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA), which represents 281 faculty at the school, announced yesterday they would begin job action tomorrow after the university held firm on their final offer, a deal that was rejected by 80 […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 09 2022

Times Higher Education Canadian campuses battle labour uprisings and political meddling Covid lockdowns, provincial budget cuts and political interference driving strike activity among faculty feeling disrespect. CBC News Canadian scientist wins prestigious award for aurora borealis research A Saskatchewan scientist says it’s “hard to believe” that her research on the aurora borealis has been recognized […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 08 2022

The Toronto Star Lachemi: A new name among many changes coming to Ryerson University While understandably the name change continues to receive most of the attention and interest, the other recommendations should not be overlooked. The Globe and Mail Review recommends University of Western Ontario introduce mandatory sexual violence education for incoming students All incoming […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 07 2022

The Toronto Star Presidents of public universities shouldn’t make $1 million Educational institutions funded by taxpayers have settled into a dynamic where the pay for the top job just keeps going up and up, but it needn’t, writes Amir Barnea. Orillia Matters Lakehead University President will not be seeking another term Dr. Moira McPherson said […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 04 2022

CTV News Free masks, rapid tests for symptomatic cases await UBC students as in-person classes return next week Free masks and rapid tests for those with symptoms will be available to UBC students next week as most in-person learning returns after a delayed start due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19. CTV News In-person classes: […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 03 2022

The Ottawa Citizen Collaboration And Training Needed As Labour Landscape Set To Shift To A Green Economy As Canada transitions towards a green economy, there will be significant shifts in the Canadian and global labour markets bringing forward new careers and making others obsolete, according to new research released today from The Conference Board of […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 02 2022

Global News $32M gift earmarked for McMaster U’s biomedical and global health arms A successful U.S.-based ophthalmologist and entrepreneur is making one of the largest gift donations in McMaster University’s history to boost the post-secondary’s biomedical and global health units. CBC News UPEI workplace harassment review could include those who signed NDAs Social Sharing The […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 01 2022

Times Higher Education Talking leadership 11: Santa Ono on the mental health crisis The University of British Columbia president discusses reforming counselling provision, the importance of data and his own mental health struggles. The Globe and Mail In online learning, best practices around testing students have posed tests of their own “Creating a fair and […]

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 […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 28 2022

CTV News Laurentian must hand over most privileged documents, court rules Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice issued the ruling Jan. 26 on the court fight between the insolvent university and Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk. Global News University of Alberta scientists studying space through NASA’s James Webb telescope Dr. Robert Smith, a science historian with the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 27 2022

The Toronto Star Many Ontario university students feel forced to return to in-person classes Students worry about their safety, and finding a short-term lease, as classes resume in the next few weeks. The Toronto Star Meet the Brampton network fighting the labour exploitation of international students Upset and tired of what they believe is a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 26 2022

The Conversation The pandemic exposed the vulnerability of international students in Canada In fall 2020, we decided to ask international students how they were faring, using a survey and in-depth interviews. What the students told us revealed intense psychological, academic and financial vulnerabilities, often occurring in conjunction with one another. CTV News Laurentian seeks to […]