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Headlines for January 9, 2023


Times Higher Education
Ex-judge leaves UBC after indigenous ancestry claims challenged

Three months after a CBC review finds no basis for claims of native ancestry, a prominent figure in law and academia announces retirement and UBC promises further examination.

National Observer
The burning case for climate crisis post-secondary education in Canada

Just a few years ago, almost no courses existed that looked at the relationship between the social and natural sciences causes of climate change. Today, progress is being made, with over a dozen courses now offered at major universities across Ontario.

Toronto Star
Classes, final assignments cancelled after UW professor gets into shouting match with student

A shouting match between a University of Waterloo professor and a student during a lecture last semester led to a town hall, cancelled classes and an option for students to opt out of final assignments.

The Sault Star
Algoma U wants better work, study conditions

Indigenous students and students with physical disabilities are most likely to experience unacceptable conduct at Algoma University, a survey has found.

Windsor Star
UofWindsor pulling in big research money to tackle ‘water crisis’

With previous big sources of funding drying up, like a million-dollar-plus grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada last year to deploy real-time continuous monitoring instruments in Lake Erie and other aquatic ecosystems, the locally led real-time aquatic ecosystem observation network (RAEON) needed new money for its expensive work.

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