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Headlines for Nov. 29, 2021


Global News
USask threatened with legal action over campus COVID-19 vaccine mandate

An organization called the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is threatening legal action if the University of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is not rescinded.

Global News
University of Manitoba to resume in-person classes for winter term

The University of Manitoba says students will be back on campus for in-person learning for the winter term, after nearly two years of remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTV News
Only fully vaccinated University of Manitoba staff and students allowed to return to in-person classes

Manitoba’s largest university says unvaccinated employees and students who have not received an approved exemption will be placed on unpaid leave or deregistered from in-person classes this winter.

Global News
COVID-19: Outbreak linked to 5 cases declared at Western University residence

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a Western University student residence.

CBC News
International student enrolment at Yukon University bouncing back from COVID-19

Research found northern institutions especially well prepared to support international students.

CBC News
Former University of Alberta student sues professor, university alleging sexual assaults

Professor and university deny the allegations.

CBC News
Helium shortages leave some western Canadian universities scrambling

‘We risk losing our instrumentation and all of the associated research.’

CBC News
UPEI developing ‘historic’ faculty for Indigenous studies

Faculty to develop new 4-year program, mandatory classes for all UPEI students.

CFCJ Today
Calls for TRU to waive non-disclosure agreements for all future harassment cases

The TRU Faculty Association feels the university should scrap non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for all future harassment cases.

Global News
Frustrated by contract talks, University of Alberta staff hold mock labour strike

Dozens of University of Alberta staff members, including professors, librarians and researchers, held picket signs and chanted in favour of “fair contracts” in a union-led demonstration held near campus Friday afternoon.

CTV News
U of S, Metis Nation Saskatchewan sign agreement to verify Metis citizenship

The Métis Nation – Saskatchewan (MN-S) and the University of Saskatchewan have signed an agreement to ensure the proper criteria is met for Métis citizenship and identity when people apply for Métis based opportunities at the U of S.

CTV News
‘Culture of fear’ at LU when it comes to talking with auditor general, court documents say

Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said in court documents that Laurentian University has created a “culture of fear” among its staff when it comes to speaking with her office.

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