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Headlines for August 15, 2022


CBC News
Athabasca University staff, faculty frustrated over lack of consultation

Staff and faculty at Athabasca University want to be included in talks about staff relocation after the provincial government asked to have 65 per cent of university staff live in the region or risk losing some of its public funding.

CTV News
Canadian universities earned record-high surplus revenues during COVID-19: StatCan

Canadian universities reported record-high surplus revenues in wake of the pandemic as schools took advantage of last year’s strong stock market performance.

Times Higher Education
Canadian medical schools pressed over shortage of family doctors

Specialisation is revered and rewarded, leaving teaching institutions wondering – even with a promised federal infusion – how to encourage more generalists.

The Hamilton Spectator
‘Can’t afford to focus on school’: Mac students return to Hamilton with soaring inflation, housing crisis

Students are working more hours, cutting out pricier foods and rethinking their education plans as the cost of living rises.

The Montreal Gazette
Concordia film school boosting capacity to meet soaring demand for workers

Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, one of the country’s leading university film programs, will nearly triple its capacity by the start of the 2024-2025 academic year.

CTV News
Some students at Maritime universities will need to mask up in class and labs

Halifax’s Dalhousie University is the latest post-secondary institution to announce they will require masks to be worn in all indoor classrooms and instructional spaces when students return in September.

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