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Headlines for Jan. 18, 2022


Times Higher Education
Talking leadership 9: Meric Gertler on building global links

The University of Toronto president has ‘doubled down on internationalising’ while remaining rooted in the Canadian metropolis for almost four decades.

The Toronto Star
How online degrees could help solve Canada’s nursing shortage

Developing more distance nursing degrees with online courses and local clinical placements is one way to meet the educational requirements set out by nursing associations, keep nursing students in rural communities to learn practical skills, and strengthen health care.

Global News
Students, teachers calling for McGill, Concordia to push back in-person start dates

McGill wants to see people in class as of Jan. 24, while Concordia has chosen Feb. 3 for its return. Both are being sharply criticized.

CTV News
McGill social work students plan to strike from in-person classes, stay online

Undergraduates voted on Monday to refuse to return to in-person classes for at least a month after the scheduled date of Jan. 24.

The Toronto Star
First-year students at Western say delayed return to campus is unfair

While Western upper-year students will be allowed back on campus two weeks from now, first-years will have to continue distance-learning until Feb. 28.

CTV News
University of Waterloo pushes back planned start of in-person learning

Students at University of Waterloo won’t be going back to class in-person until Feb. 7 at the earliest.

Regina Leader Post
University of Regina plans start of in-person classes Feb. 7

The plan is to phase in a return to in-person classes starting Feb. 7 and full resumption on March 1.

CBC News
Concordia University students upset over elimination of semester break following strike

An online petition with over 1,800 signatures as of Monday asks that the institution reconsider reducing the semester winter break from a full week to the Family Day long weekend.

CBC News
Kenjgewin Teg receives accreditation to grant diplomas, certificates and degrees

An institute on Manitoulin Island is now accredited and working to develop and offer post-secondary education, focusing on Anishinaabe culture.

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