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Headlines for February 6, 2023


CBC News
Alberta to require ‘free speech reporting’ after uproar over controversial academic visit

Canadian Association of University Teachers concerned about government overreach.

Globe and Mail
Athabasca University chair says process to pick new president was legal, but not ‘best practices’

The way Athabasca University’s president was terminated and replaced was legal, but it wasn’t an example of “best practices,” says the university’s chair Byron Nelson, after a number of governors said they were unaware of the vote until the decision had been made.

CBC News
Athabasca University Faculty Association condemns sudden firing of president

Association denounced lack of transparency and firing of a president who openly defied provincial directive.

The Free Press
Performance-based funding limits student access

In Manitoba, postsecondary education reform has long been a project of the provincial government, dating back to 2016 when former premier Brian Pallister made it a priority to cut public funding.

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