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Headlines for March 22, 2022


CTV News
Manitoba’s 2 largest universities plan to lift vaccine requirements this spring

U of W also lifting mask requirement, while U of M still mandates their use.

CTV News
Some Montreal universities will continue to require masks after province lifts mandate

Although the Quebec government plans to remove mask mandates by April, some Montreal universities will continue to enforce them, at least temporarily.

CBC News
Coalition wants more support for internationally educated teachers to land permanent jobs

New report highlights continued underrepresentation of racialized teachers in schools and lack of data.

Global News
Student reaction to Quebec’s secularism law

In a recent study, over half of students surveyed indicated that they would look for work outside Quebec because of Law 21, which bans some public servants, including teachers in the public system and prosecutors, from wearing religious symbols at work.

CBC News
Some Nunavut students denied post-secondary admission due to late transcripts, says MLA

Late and incomplete transcripts have kept some Nunavut students from being able to enrol in post-secondary studies, says Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA George Hickes.

Global News
U of L board of governors, faculty association ratify new collective agreement

Nearly six weeks after the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association began its strike, the group has reached an agreement with the school’s board of governors.

Global News
Thousands of Quebec students on strike, expected to protest Tuesday

This week, around 80,000 students are on strike, and on Tuesday, 10 years to the day of one the Maple Spring’s largest protests, thousands of students are expected to protest for free tuition.

CTV News
Laurier student teachers developing curriculum and tools for STEM classes across Canada

The university’s Faculty of Education is partnering with Waterloo ed-tech company Inksmith to design and implement the curriculum. It’s being done through a grant from the Canadian Space Agency.

Global News
Court dismisses former Acadia prof’s lawsuit against school, orders him to pay $20K

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has dismissed a former Acadia University professor’s lawsuit against the school and its faculty association and ordered him to pay them $10,000 each to cover their court costs.

CBC News
Investigation launched after National Research Council is hit by ‘cyber incident’

It’s not clear yet what caused the incident.

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