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Headlines for Feb 14, 2022


The Toronto Star
Time to celebrate International Day for Women and Girls in Science

A message from Dr. Deborah MacLatchy.

CBC News
Faculty passes non-confidence motion in B.C. university administration over investigation into senior leaders

The vote follows an investigation into serious misconduct allegations against 2 senior administrators.

The Globe and Mail
When money smells: The temptation of the dollar in the academy

The question is whether universities, or media outlets, should ever accept money from governments or other institutions that have a political interest in the returns on their generosity.

CTV News
‘It’s long overdue’: Mixed feelings towards gender based and sexual violence training at Western U

In response to increased concerns about student safety, Western University is making it mandatory for students in residence to complete training in understanding and preventing sexual violence. This comes after numerous allegations of sexual assault surfaced in the fall of 2021.

CBC News
University of Windsor students feel impact of anti-mandate protests

With the access to the Ambassador Bridge right next door to the University of Windsor, students are feeling the impact of the ongoing protest against public health measures.

Global News
Sask. postsecondary schools dropping proof-of-vaccine policy for visitors, keeping mask policies

With Saskatchewan dropping its proof-of-vaccine and negative test policy and mask mandates, postsecondary institutions are updating their COVID-19 requirements.

CBC News
Mask mandates to remain at University of Alberta and University of Calgary

The University of Alberta and the University of Calgary have announced that students will return to campus on Feb. 28 as planned and masking will remain mandatory for the time being.

UVic student walkout next week calling for hybrid learning model during the pandemic

Several University of Victoria students plan to walk out of class next Wednesday to raise awareness and advocate for equitable access to education for those who are immunocompromised, uncomfortable or unable to return to in-person learning due to potential COVID-19 risks.

The Montreal Gazette
A decade later: Mulling the legacy of Quebec’s Maple Spring

Few can deny the student uprising of 2012 marked Quebec’s history. Some say it may yet transform its future.

The Peterborough Examiner
Beijing Olympics bobsled team proving value of Canadian university sport

Medal contenders Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski are concerned the recent shutdowns of university sport in some provinces will leave the next generation steps behind.

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