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Headlines for Jan. 20, 2022


CTV News
Hundreds of academics ask Freeland to scrap carbon capture tax credit

Freeland floated the idea of the tax credit in last year’s federal budget and consultations to design it ended just before Christmas.

The Hill Times
Canada needs strategy to capture economic value of local research

Ontario recently launched a new agency—Intellectual Property Ontario—to encourage the development, protection, and commercialization of IP. Canada needs a similar focus on the value of innovation on a national and international scale.

The Globe and Mail
Big Tech’s support for Canadian universities risks compromising research integrity

Big Tech’s continuing integration into the ivory tower forms a sort of playbook on how to “launder” self-serving narratives through sponsored research.

The National Post
Jordan Peterson: Why I am no longer a tenured professor at the University of Toronto

“The appalling ideology of diversity, inclusion and equity is demolishing education and business.”

The Cape Breton Post
Labrador is getting its own full academic Memorial University campus

Transition of Labrador Institute in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the final stage of the multi-year plan to offer more MUN services in the Big Land.

The Sherbrooke Record
Bishops’ University introduces mandatory sexual violence training

Last Thursday, students at Bishop’s University received an email informing them that all attending students will be required to complete a short online informative lecture about sexual misconduct and the importance of consent.

CBC News
U of O, Carleton announce gradual return to in-person learning

While both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University had tentatively planned for in-person classes to resume by the end of the month, that will only happen at the U of O, on Jan. 31.

London Free Press
COVID drives rise in Western University students’ ombudsman complaints

The number of students who turned to Western University’s ombudsman – an official who investigates complaints and concerns from Western students, faculty and staff – rose slightly last year, in part due to COVID-19, a new report says.

CBC News
How COVID-19 is leading some N.S. university athletes to go pro

The COVID-19 suspension of the university hockey season in Atlantic Canada is pushing some players to go pro, and that will leave holes in the rosters of Nova Scotia teams.

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