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Headlines for Feb. 10, 2022


Ontario Tech faculty in Oshawa set to strike tomorrow; university yet to respond

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA), which represents 281 faculty at the school, announced yesterday they would begin job action tomorrow after the university held firm on their final offer, a deal that was rejected by 80 per cent of the faculty association membership last week.

The Edmonton Journal
Alberta’s advanced education minister pens letters to post-secondary institutions to lift vaccine and mask requirements

Alberta’s advanced education minister is expecting students to return to post-secondary campuses in March without having to provide proof of vaccination or wear a mask.

CTV News
MRU staying with vaccine mandate for students at the moment

Mount Royal University is sticking to the status quo in response to lifting of some restrictions by the province Tuesday.

The Calgary Herald
Labour talks at University of Lethbridge progressing as strike looms: faculty, admin

Progress is being made in collective bargaining talks between faculty and administration at the University of Lethbridge, as the parties aim to come to an agreement on a new contract.

CBC News
Acadia and striking faculty eager to negotiate but neither side budging

Acadia’s 350 professors, librarians, archivists and instructors continued to walk the picket line they first set up eight days ago on Wednesday, hoping to pressure administration at the Nova Scotia university to return to the negotiating table.

Niagara Falls Review
Strike mandate vote pending for graduate student workers at Queen’s

Graduate students working at Queen’s University look to be headed towards a strike mandate vote.

CBC News
Following the return to campus, some McMaster students push for a hybrid option

Just days after the full return to campus, a student-led petition calling for McMaster University to provide online learning options has amassed nearly 1,000 signatures from students, faculty and staff.

The Peterborough Examiner
Brock University president: ‘We’re all doing our best’”

As the school continues to welcome students back to campus, Lynn Wells addresses student and staff concerns.

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