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Headlines for Feb. 11, 2022


CBC News
Ontario Tech University faculty vow to stay on strike until they get ‘a good deal’ on workload
‘Our workload concerns predate the pandemic, COVID-19 only exacerbated them,’ member says

The Calgary Herald
‘We’re trying to stand up for a better teaching environment’: Faculty at University of Lethbridge begin strike

Negotiations are expected to resume soon, but no meetings between the parties were immediately scheduled.

CTV News
University of Alberta maintains mask requirements on campus for ‘immediate’ future

The largest university in Alberta says it will maintain the campus mask mandate despite the provincial government signalling it wants postsecondary institutions to drop pandemic restrictions.

The Calgary Herald
UCP tells postsecondaries to return to in-person learning with no mask or vaccine requirements

Alberta’s minister in charge of postsecondaries is telling Alberta’s universities and colleges he expects in-person classes to resume next month without masking or proof-of-vaccination requirements.

CTV News
University of Calgary drops vaccine requirement, keeps mask mandate for winter term

When University of Calgary students return to in-person learning on Feb. 28, proof of vaccination will no longer be required for staff and students at the institution.

Regina Leader Post
U of R keeping masking, vaccination proof in place for students

While the last of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 measures will lift on March 1, the U of R is keeping many of its protocols in place.

CTV News
Royal Roads University to go carbon neutral by 2050

By 2050, the university plans to be “net-zero,” meaning it will offset as much human-caused greenhouse gas emissions as it creates, either on campus or through other projects.

The Record
Modelling study from University of Waterloo looks at spread of emerging variants

The model is designed to inform policy-makers on the effectiveness of different interventions.

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