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Headlines for Jan. 4, 2022


CTV News
Western University head taking sudden leave after heart concern

Western University President Alan Shepard is taking a leave of absence after an “unexpected cardiac issue.”

Provincial Health Officer recommends return to in-person classes, UBC, UVic to briefly go online

Returning to in-person classes at universities is being recommended by B.C.’s provincial health officer in the new year.

CTV News
‘It’s frustrating’: University students, staff feeling uncertain at start of winter semester

Universities have already announced their plans to delay in-person learning in January, and instead, temporarily switch to online lessons.

Toronto Star
University of Manitoba reviewing self-identification system

The University of Manitoba is reviewing how it collects self-identification data for jobs and scholarships created specifically for people who are First Nations, Métis or Inuit, owing to concerns about false Indigeneity claims.

Nanaimo News Now
Retired VIU president receives Order of Canada designation

He’s well known for reconciliation efforts and advancing Vancouver Island University into a leading institution — now he’s a recipient of one of the country’s highest honours.

CTV News
Western outlines learning plan amid updated COVID-19 restrictions

A letter addressed to students at Wester, Brescia, Huron and King’s University College, states “As we re-open Tuesday Jan 4, and we prepare for the restart of classes and make-up exams on Jan 10, the health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority.”

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