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Headlines for Jan. 27, 2022


The Toronto Star
Many Ontario university students feel forced to return to in-person classes

Students worry about their safety, and finding a short-term lease, as classes resume in the next few weeks.

The Toronto Star
Meet the Brampton network fighting the labour exploitation of international students

Upset and tired of what they believe is a constant violation of international students’ rights in Brampton, a number of residents have organized to take action.

The Globe and Mail
University of Calgary to launch neurodevelopment research hub with $25M in funding from Azrieli Foundation

The University of Calgary is establishing a neurodevelopment research hub where scholars from a variety of fields will team up to better the lives of people with conditions such as autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

CBC News
U of Manitoba’s 1st-ever executive lead for diversity, inclusion hopes to help spur ‘transformative’ action

The University of Manitoba has appointed one of its professors as its first-ever executive lead for equity, diversity and inclusion — a new role the university hopes will help build an inclusive community at Manitoba’s largest post-secondary institution.

CBC News
UWindsor president hopes pandemic experience leads to better accessibility for learners

Advocate says university can take action to make life easier for students with disabilities.

CBC News
U of S, U of R urging students, staff to get booster shot, won’t be mandatory

While all staff, faculty and students will be required to have two shots of the vaccine in order to attend class or on-campus events, a third booster shot will not be necessary.

CTV News
Université de Montréal says professors find masks an ‘irritant,’ can teach without them again

While at some of Montreal’s universities, students are resisting coming back to class at all, at the Université de Montreal they’ll be attending lectures from maskless professors.

CTV News
‘It’s heightened anxiety’: Post-secondary students in Lethbridge face unique mental health challenges

Students in Lethbridge may actually be up against more stress than students in other cities.

CTV News
Orillia university student union petitions to delay return to in-person learning

Lakehead University’s student union is calling on the Orillia college to consider delaying the return to in-person learning planned for Monday.

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