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Headlines for Nov. 5, 2021


CBC News
‘It’s so disheartening’: three small Sudbury universities try to survive after being set adrift by Laurentian

Three formerly federated universities ran on tuition money from Laurentian students.

Globe and Mail
University of Ottawa must protect academic freedom, says report

A report on academic freedom at the University of Ottawa prompted in part by the outcry over a professor’s use of a racial slur in class says the university must make clear its commitment to intellectual inquiry and free expression, and oppose the exclusion of words, works or ideas.

Sherbrooke Record
Bishop’s “collecting feedback” on sexual assault response

Stine Linden-Andersen, Bishop’s University’s Dean of Student Affairs, says that she is working to listen and take people’s concerns into account after messages denouncing Bishop’s response to acts of sexual violence have recently been put up around Lennoxville and on the school’s social media posts.

CTV News
UWindsor board approves new four-year contract with faculty association

The Windsor University Faculty Association has a new collective agreement.

CBC News
U of M faculty union presents new contract offer, says strike could end if university accepts it

Union has been on strike since Tuesday.

CBC News
Enrolment at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., down 14% this fall amid restructuring

School cut programs after going under creditor protection in February.

CBC News
Faculty, student groups criticize raise for CBU president during pandemic

David Dingwall’s salary jumped to $350,000 from $295,799.

CBC News
Demonstration planned at U of Sask. to call for investigations into Indigenous identity fraud

Group calling for Canadian universities to investigate faculty whose Indigenous identity is questioned.

Toronto Star
Northern Ontario School of Medicine public forum told about $14M missing in the LU insolvency debacle

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine, now calling itself the NOSM University, might be losing out on millions of dollars in bursary money because of the insolvency declared by Sudbury’s Laurentian University earlier this year.

CTV News
McGill to offer rapid COVID testing for students, staff

Beginning Nov. 8, McGill University will offer rapid COVID-19 tests to asymptomatic students and staff through a pilot project, it was announced last week.

CBC News
Committee backs right to freedom of expression after Ottawa prof uses N-word

Censorship could compromise ‘dissemination of knowledge,’ but some students feel unsafe.

CTV News
Saskatoon’s VIDO lab gets $6M for vaccine research

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization at the University of Saskatchewan has received a cash injection to help fight the pandemic.

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