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Headlines for Jan. 5, 2022


CTV News
Opinion: When it comes to academic freedom, universities haven’t been asleep at the switch

Much ink has been spilled recently about the alleged failure of universities to defend academic freedom against identity politics gone mad. The Cloutier Commission has recommended legislation, and many are arguing that only with a law can universities withstand the scourge that is wreaking havoc on Québec campuses.

Global News
Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association on strike in frigid January cold

Members of the Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA) began picketing in the bitter cold Tuesday morning, after bargaining over a new collective agreement fell apart between the school and faculty association.

CBC News
MRU fires professor who espoused benefits of residential schools and criticized BLM movement

Frances Widdowson had been an associate professor at Mount Royal University in the department of economics, justice and policy studies since 2008.

Toronto Star
Online learning isn’t all bad — the pandemic has forced university profs to give students more of the resources they need, without the judgment

‘I am a student in university, I am paying thousands of dollars, why would people not assume I want to do my best?’

London Free Press
Academics argue that regulations are obstructing Canadian cannabis research

“Canada’s regulations effectively force academic-industry partnerships such that only research that industry finds acceptable can move forward. Cannabis companies are the final arbiters of what studies obtain products to be tested.”

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