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Headlines for Jan. 24, 2022


The Toronto Star
Indigenous leaders in Canada’s universities lead way in ‘marathon’ of change

A new association that brings together Indigenous senior leaders from universities across the country will be one more means to ensure scholars don’t fraudulently claim Indigenous identity.

The Ottawa Citizen
With universities returning to in-person learning, students and profs have concerns

The University of Ottawa will return to in-person learning on Jan. 31, while Carleton has announced that it will return on Feb. 7.

CTV News
SFU students plan walkout as they return to in-person learning

More than 4,300 students signed an online petition calling for remote learning to continue, and now, a walkout is scheduled for Monday morning.

The Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Emails show internal reversal at U of S after Bourassa revelations

Internal emails show a flurry of communications at the U of S after a CBC investigation cast doubt on Dr. Carrie Bourassa’s claims of Métis, Anishinaabe and Tlinglit identity as the university rushed to issue a statement defending Bourassa, only to reverse position two days later.

The Calgary Herald
Labour disruption threat looms at two Alberta universities

Labour negotiations between faculty associations and university administrators have reached an impasse at both Mount Royal University and the University of Lethbridge.

The Regina Leader Post
U of S College of Nursing planning to shutter Regina campus, redistribute student seats

The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Nursing is planning to redistribute student seats and eventually close down its Regina campus, something faculty members say will harm the quality of education the college is able to offer.

2 Alberta MLAs call for return of unvaccinated students to post-secondary campuses

Nine of the province’s largest post-secondary institutions currently have strict immunization policies in place where only staff and students who are fully vaccinated may attend on-campus classes and activities.

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