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Headlines for Sept. 24, 2021


CTV News
Union calls for Ontario to institute distancing, capacity limits at universities

A union representing workers on university campuses in Ontario is calling for the government to put classroom capacity limits and distancing requirements in place.

Global News
Alberta faculty associations call for more consistent and better COVID-19 protections

Faculty and staff at post-secondary institutions across the province are calling on the Alberta government for better protection for themselves and their students against COVID-19.

Inside Nunavut Sivuniksavut, a unique post-secondary option for Inuit youth

Students at Nunavut Sivuniksavut, an accredited college program, take courses in Inuit history, Inuit-government relations, Inuktut and more. It’s an immersive education—and a community.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University expects to soon have 95% of staff, students with full COVID-19 vaccinations

Trent University will likely have 95 per cent of its faculty and students fully vaccinated within a week or two, says president Leo Groarke.

How COVID-19 was detected in wastewater at 2 UW residences, and why that’s significant

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are taking a unique approach to COVID-19 testing.

The Toronto Star
University of Toronto hiring scandal is tainting the Tax Court – and it seems nobody is to blame

The Canadian Association of University Teachers may have recently lifted its unprecedented censure of the University of Toronto over a hiring fiasco, but the point of scandal is moving from campus to the innermost sanctums of the halls of justice.

CTV News
U of G students urged to change party plans after ‘worrying trend’ of large gatherings

Officials in Guelph issued an open letter to students on Thursday urging them to avoid large gatherings in the wake of a “worrying trend” of on-campus parties.

City of Waterloo, local universities warn students against large homecoming parties

The City of Waterloo and local universities want to remind students to follow public health guidelines and avoid large gatherings during homecoming celebrations this week.

The Toronto Star
Brandon University tight-lipped about coach probe

More than a week after Brandon University’s handling of student allegations of sexual misconduct against a coach sparked backlash and a new external investigation, the administration remains tight-lipped on the subject.

USA Today
College football teammates celebrate Canada’s first female football scholarship

Kristie Elliot from Vancouver, Canada, didn’t set out to make history at Simon Fraser University, but three years later, that’s what she’s done.

CTV News
First-ever virtual reality class launches at Mount Royal University in Calgary

With many students nervous about a return to in-person classes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases during the fourth wave, one course at Mount Royal University is offering a different way of learning among peers – virtual reality.

Students at Ryerson University can now learn about Drake, The Weeknd in unique class

Students at Ryerson University will now be able to take a course that delves into two of Toronto’s most influential artists in the music industry: Drake and The Weeknd.

Construction underway for $24M concert hall at University of Manitoba

Around this time two years from now, students in the faculty of music at the University of Manitoba should have a new stage where they can hone their craft.

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