October 13, 2021
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When it comes to universities offering French-language programs outside Quebec, Laurentian’s problems are just the tip of the iceberg.
BY ÉMILE BÉRUBÉ-LUPIEN & PASCALE CASTONGUAY | OCT 13 2021

Universities, faculty gearing up in response to Afghan refugee crisis
Universities, faculty gearing up in response to Afghan refugee crisis
Experts on campuses from coast to coast are needed to deal with the current emergency as well as future ones, Afghan-Canadian lawyer says.
BY MATTHEW HALLIDAY | OCT 07 2021

Now more than ever, universities need effective management to further their academic mission
Now more than ever, universities need effective management to further their academic mission
We need to put aside our preconceived notions about how universities should be run, to better assess where we need to make improvements.
BY CRESO SÁ | OCT 08 2021

How instructional designers enabled the great shift to digital learning amid COVID-19
How instructional designers enabled the great shift to digital learning amid COVID-19
Particularly in the initial phase of the public health emergency, these unsung university staff did most of the heavy lifting to rework face-to-face courses.
BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | OCT 13 2021

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Aligning immigration, diversity and employment policies to benefit international co-op students
Aligning immigration, diversity and employment policies to benefit international co-op students
Universities must strongly object to the misalignment of federal policy in these areas as it relates to international students.
BY T. MACKENZIE | OCT 12 2021

COVID-19: updates for Canada’s universities
COVID-19: updates for Canada’s universities
Lifting of vaccine requirement at some Ontario universities.
BY UA/AU | MAY 04 2022

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Jacqueline Gahagan Mount Saint Vincent University

Jacqueline Gahagan became Mount Saint Vincent University’s new associate vice-president, research, on Sept. 1. Dr. Gahagan, a medical sociologist by training, is a member of the LGBTQ community and a former youth in care. They have worked in public health on many health inequities and issues, including HIV prevention, and hope to draw on their social justice background in their new role. Previously, Dr. Gahagan served as the head of the health promotion division and interim director of Dalhousie’s School of Health and Human Performance, and as a founding fellow of the MacEachen Institute for Policy and Governance.

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