Students express concern over changes to Winter semester

As several universities in Canada shift their learning modes in the wake of fluctuating COVID-19 numbers, some are facing student pressure. At McGill University, social work students have gone on strike and are refusing to attend in-person classes until at least February 25th. The Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill University (AGSEM) also issued a statement outlining their concerns about McGill’s return to in-person activities and requested remote work and N95 masks for teaching assistants. At Western University, first-year students have launched a petition against Western’s decision to close residences and only offer virtual studies until February 28th, while allowing upper-years to return sooner. At the University of Lethbridge, students have launched a petition requesting that ULethbridge move the semester online where possible, extend the add-drop deadlines, and refund the UPass cost. CBC Newswire (McGill)| The Star (Western)| Global News (ULethbridge) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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