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Headlines for Oct. 14, 2021


CBC News
Ontario NDP leader accuses Premier Ford of ‘hiding’ from Laurentian University ‘quagmire’

NDP are committed to funding a standalone Francophone university in Sudbury.

Global News
University of Manitoba faculty wants province to leave wage talks alone

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association wants to leave negotiations on a new deal with faculty up to their group and the school that employs them — not the provincial government.

Toronto Star
U of M computer science head warns of ‘ongoing crisis’

The University of Manitoba’s current head of computer science is sounding an alarm about the “ongoing crisis” in his department that has led to unsustainable staff workloads and hundreds of students unable to get into classes.

CTV News
Canada top destination for post-secondary education, students say in new survey

Students from around the world have crowned Canada as their top choice for post-secondary education, ahead of the U.S., U.K. and Australia in a new survey from IDP Connect.

CAUT joins SPUL and FQPPU in denouncing proposed changes to governance at the University of Laval

The most concerning recommendations would both limit the powers afforded the Conseil universitaire — the academic Senate which governs research, teaching, and student affairs, and effective participation of academic staff.

CBC Radio
Why universities are failing to prepare students for the job market

Research suggests university education not meeting basic expectations.

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