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Headlines for Dec. 20, 2021


Globe and Mail
Rising COVID-19 cases force Canada’s universities to reconsider winter semester plans

A Nova Scotia university was fined for failing to follow public-health rules on Friday as schools across the country rushed to announce they would move classes online in January as a result of a rapidly worsening COVID-19 situation.

CBC News
Former Laurentian University board chair and vice-chair among 11 resignations

University announced a provincial bailout the same day 11 board members resigned.

CBC News
UPEI quickly pivots to online exams as Omicron spreads

‘All exams will be either online, postponed, or cancelled’ says university’s interim president.

Sault Star
Algoma U, Sault College change learning delivery for winter term

Algoma University and Sault College will keep their students off-campus for different lengths of time during the winter term because of the Omicron variant.

CBC News
UWindsor pivoting to virtual classes for most students as new variant causes uncertainty

In-person exams will continue as scheduled.

Global News
Mount Allison, Moncton universities to begin 2022 semester online

Two New Brunswick universities say they will begin their winter terms online as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the province.

Global News
Dalhousie University, King’s and NSCC to begin winter semester online as COVID-19 spreads in N.S.

Some post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia will begin their winter term online as the province continues to report record-breaking COVID-19 numbers.

Global News
Western University shifts to online classes, delays start of winter term

Western University has announced it will delay the start of the winter term, and switch to more online classes in January.

Chek News
University of Victoria moves exams online amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Exams at the University of Victoria have been moved online.

CTV News
U of C cancels in-person exams, possibility for delay to on campus instruction come 2022

The University of Calgary cancelled the remainder of in-person exams for this semester due to rising cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Toronto Star
OCAD University to cancel all classes until the end of January

OCAD University decided to postpone classes because of the rise in COVID-19 cases.

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