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Headlines for Dec. 14, 2021


Globe and Mail
Several Canadian universities cancelling in-person final exams amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Several postsecondary institutions across the country have cancelled in-person final exams for the remainder of the school year because of rising COVID-19 cases among students.

UPEI announces Dr. Gregory Keefe as interim president

The university has also retained a lawyer to conduct an investigation into workplace misconduct allegations against former president Alaa Abd-El-Aziz.

Global News
Omicron cases identified in St. FX University COVID-19 outbreak

The arrival of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in Nova Scotia has been directly linked to an end of year university celebration that saw thousands of people descend into the rural town of Antigonish at the beginning of the month.

CBC News
Universities are cancelling in-person exams, Western University isn’t. Here’s what students had to say

Nearly 100 per cent of students and faculty are fully vaccinated.

CTV News
UBC to go ahead with in-person exams despite UVic’s move to cancel

The University of British Columbia says it will go ahead with its exam schedule as is, despite the cancellation of in-person finals at other post-secondary institutions across the country due to COVID-19.

CBC News
‘Talk is not enough:’ UWindsor Anti-Black Racism task force releases recommendations for school

Report lists 40 recommendations for the university to review.

CTV News
Funeral home offering mental health support to international students in Canada amid rise in suicides

The owners of an Ontario-based funeral home company have launched a mental health support group for international students after a noticing a startling rise in suicides among those coming from India to study.

Global News
Student files lawsuit against University of Lethbridge over COVID-19 vaccine policy

A student at the University of Lethbridge filed a lawsuit against the post-secondary school for its COVID-19 vaccination policy.

City News
Some universities cancel in-person exams after rise in COVID-19 cases

Some universities are adjusting their plans for end-of-semester exams in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases. The University of Victoria in British Columbia will not be holding any further in-person exams this month.

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