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Headlines for Feb. 9, 2022


Times Higher Education
Canadian campuses battle labour uprisings and political meddling

Covid lockdowns, provincial budget cuts and political interference driving strike activity among faculty feeling disrespect.

CBC News
Canadian scientist wins prestigious award for aurora borealis research

A Saskatchewan scientist says it’s “hard to believe” that her research on the aurora borealis has been recognized with an honorary fellowship from the U.K.’s Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).

CTV News
U of C says no changes to vaccine directive or masking mandate in COVID-19 update

The University of Calgary released a response to the province’s lifting of restrictions Tuesday evening, saying that their plans remained the same.

CBC News
University of Lethbridge cancels move to delay strike, says ‘progress’ made in negotiations

The University of Lethbridge Faculty Association voted last week in favour of a strike at the southern Alberta institution. It filed 72-hour strike notice on Monday.

The Record
WLU tries to diffuse faculty tensions after ‘foreboding’ comments made during return-to-campus meeting

The virtual meeting with faculty and staff was held after a new letter of understanding between administration and the faculty association was signed regarding the return to in-person teaching.

The London Free Press
Acceptance letters should set tone for safe campus at Western: committee

A group formed to tackle sexual violence and boost student safety on Western University’s campus has issued four early recommendations ahead of its final report expected this spring.

CBC News
St. Boniface University gets $350K to permanently expand admissions to education program

St. Boniface University has secured a permanent fix to a temporary grant that was about to come to an end for its bachelor of education degree program.

The Toronto Star
Students call for action after U of T hands out ‘hell money’ for Lunar New Year

“The act of giving (hell money) to living people draws disdainful sentiments and sends them the message of ‘you are dead to me’ or even worse, ‘I wish you were dead.’ It is not only insulting, but heavily unacceptable,” reads the open letter signed by 32 different student groups at the University of Toronto.

The Peterborough Examiner
Brock University faculty expresses concern with return to in-person learning

Upon learning of its intention to resume in-person learning, Brock University Faculty Association sent a letter to interim president Lynn Wells stating its opposition to the planned resumption.

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