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Headlines for Dec. 16, 2021


Globe and Mail
Opinion: Quebec’s commission on academic freedom takes a courageous stand

When the University of Ottawa suspended a professor last year for using the n-word during an online seminar, the incident reverberated in Quebec more than anywhere else in Canada.

Niagara Falls Review
Some universities delaying return to in-person classes next month as COVID cases rise

Some Ontario universities are delaying the start of in-person classes planned for January amid a rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant.

CBC News
McMaster to study vaccine hesitancy and immune response in Indigenous communities

While Six Nations of the Grand River struggles with vaccination rates, Lac La Ronge Indian Band excels.

CBC News
U of T cancels in-person exams, joins other Ontario universities delaying in-person classes amid Omicron

York and McMaster universities also delaying in-person starts, while Queens postpones in-person exams.

CTV News
U of R Truth and Reconciliation action committee holds virtual discussion with survivors

Six years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation report was released, outlining the calls for action. A University of Regina action committee held a virtual discussion with survivors on the progress they’ve seen since the report was released, to honour the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

CTV News
‘Recruit from us’: Agreement between Alberta First Nations, U of A aims to train more Indigenous physicians

A new agreement between the University of Alberta and Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc. aims to train more Indigenous physicians and improve health care for northern Alberta First Nations.

Toronto Star
Ontario universities moving classes online in January amid surging COVID cases

U of T, York, McMaster among universities to shift classes online for start of winter term as COVID cases rise in province.

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