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Headlines for Jan. 21, 2022


The Globe and Mail
Universities to stick to online classes for now to slow spread of COVID-19

A majority of Canada’s research universities have pushed classes online until the end of January or even later in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, leaving some campuses divided over how and when to reopen.

The Kingston Whig Standard
Queen’s chemistry gets $24M federal boost for barrier coatings research

The university stated that the work could position Canada at the forefront of the barrier coatings industry, which has a national economic impact of $31 billion per year and currently employs 211,000 people across the country.

The Niagra Falls Review
UW to pay employees to help out on COVID front lines

The University of Waterloo will pay employees who work for up to five weeks in long-term care homes, shelters, and other facilities where staffing has been stretched during this wave of the pandemic.

Global News
COVID-19: University of Guelph strengthens mask requirement on campus

In an update to its policy on Wednesday, the university said students, staff and faculty must wear a medical-style mask and cloth masks are no longer considered acceptable.

The Record
Wilfrid Laurier University to resume in-person instruction Jan. 31 with phased approach

Wilfrid Laurier University students will resume in-person instruction between Jan. 31 and Feb. 28 as part of a phased approach based on class size and activity.

CTV News
As SFU plans return to in-person learning, some profs find COVID-19 contingency plans underwhelming

The professors, who asked to remain anonymous because they feared repercussions for speaking out, say they’re planning the coming in-person sessions of their courses without any of the direction from their departments that had been promised by university administrators.

CBC News
Students and faculty say MUN’s plan for returning to in-person classes lacks detail

Memorial University students, faculty and staff are heading back to in-person classes on Jan. 31, but student and faculty representatives say the plan fails to ensure student and instructor safety.

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