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Headlines for Jan. 10, 2022


The Globe and Mail
McGill University principal Suzanne Fortier to step down in August.

Dr. Fortier served two terms as principal, starting in September, 2013.

Global News
Federal government setting up scholarship program to honour victims of plane shot down by Iran

The program is expected to disburse scholarships worth an average of $25,000 to 176 students.

Toronto Star
A change in who can offer degrees aimed to stave off Ontario’s nursing crisis. Here’s why it might not be that simple

Colleges can now offer four-year nursing degrees. But, in many cases, everyone is still competing for the same number of program seats.

Policy Options
Time to put action behind university land acknowledgements

‘Perhaps it is time for universities to consider taking more concrete action to facilitate reconciliation.’

Toronto Star
Ontario university students face anxious winter as classes resume online, for now

Winter term in Ontario is beginning for most university and college students on Jan. 10, with many schools starting the semester online as the highly contagious Omicron variant has ripped through the province.

University World News
Will new NDA law break the silence on campus harassment?

When the Non-Disclosure Agreement Act (NDAA) takes effect in June, Prince Edward Island (PEI) will become Canada’s first province to set limits on the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).

CTV News
Ontario’s legal community keeping a close eye on Laurentian University court battle

Laurentian University is resisting attempts by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk to access documents and information covered by lawyer-client privilege.

Global News
Quebec CEGEPs, universities mull over when to bring back in-person learning

While elementary and high schools remain on track to restart in-person learning as of Jan. 17, post-secondary schools are a different story.

CTV News
McGill University suspends COVID-19 rapid test pilot project

McGill University says it will be suspending its COVID-19 rapid test pilot project for students and staff, following a government directive asking that tests be reserved for symptomatic individuals.

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