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Headlines for Feb. 3, 2022


The Ottawa Citizen
Collaboration And Training Needed As Labour Landscape Set To Shift To A Green Economy

As Canada transitions towards a green economy, there will be significant shifts in the Canadian and global labour markets bringing forward new careers and making others obsolete, according to new research released today from The Conference Board of Canada and The Future Skills Centre .

The Sudbury Star
Committee of experts to support development of French-language university for mid-North

The Coalition nord-ontarienne pour une universite de langue francaise, Northern Ontario Coalition for a French-Language University, has convened a committee of experts to develop recommendations on the mandate and mission of a new French-language university for the mid-North, to be created under the auspices of the Universite de Sudbury.

The Sault Star
Documents still outstanding from Laurentian, Nickel Belt MPP says

Laurentian University’s last day to comply with a rare speaker’s warrant that would compel the administration to hand over documents related to its insolvency was on Feb. 1.

The Sudbury Star
Column: Province supporting Laurentian and its students, minister says

“Laurentian serves a diverse student population of English, French, and Indigenous learners, all of whom I am committed to supporting.”

The Peterborough Examiner
Peterborough editorial: Piggott right to urge caution as Trent students return to class

Trent stopped offering virtual classes or tutorials on Monday, coinciding with the relaxation of a variety of COVID-19 restrictions as the province moves to Step 3 of a reopening plan.

CTV News
U of R students rally to ‘freeze the fees’ on international tuition costs

According to the University of Regina Students Union, international undergraduate students pay almost $21,000 – $22,000 in tuition fees, while Canadian students pay just over $7,000.

The Edmonton Sun
U of A students ‘furious’; School’s online courses fail to meet basic standards, students union says

The president of the University of Alberta Students’ Union said students accept that they need to be online right now due to the Omicron variant, however, he said students do not accept the “incredibly poor quality” of online learning they are currently receiving.

CBC News
University students have mixed feelings about returning to in-person classes Monday

In-person classes may be better for mental health, but fear of getting COVID-19 remains.

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