Category: Education

As concerns linger, Western University promises solution to remote exam proctoring software – London

Western University says it has identified a long-term solution to concerns raised over a remote proctoring software used by the school, but the solution may not arrive soon enough for some students. After the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the majority of courses online, Western began using Proctortrack, a software aimed at preventing academic offences, such as […]

Ontario leaves Waterloo Region in red level of COVID-19 pandemic system

Despite improving numbers, the province has left Waterloo Region in the red-control level of the province’s colour-coded COVID-19 pandemic response system for at least another week. Three other locales were shifted on Friday as Lambton was placed into the grey-lockdown zone,  the area covered by the Northwestern Public Health Unit moved into the red-control zone […]

Coronavirus: Capacity limits increased for weddings, funerals under Ontario’s grey lockdown restrictions

The Ontario government has announced an increase in capacity limits for weddings, funerals, and other religious services and ceremonies being held in regions placed under the province’s grey lockdown level of restrictions in the COVID-19 response framework. According to a statement issued by officials, weddings, funerals, religious services, rites and ceremonies will be allowed to […]

Staffing shortages, absentee leaders linked to high mortality in Ontario LTC homes, commission hears

Ontario long-term care homes dealing with staffing shortages and absentee leaders were more likely to have a higher risk of mortality during the first wave of the pandemic, an independent commission has heard. Researchers with the Canadian Institute for Health Information, an independent, not-for-profit organization, were asked by Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission to answer four questions […]

Coronavirus: 27 cases in London-Middlesex; outbreak declared at University Hospital – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Twenty-seven new coronavirus cases were reported Friday by officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit. In addition, the number of cases in the region that have screened variant positive has risen […]

St. Michael’s Catholic Elementary School temporarily closes after COVID-19 outbreak – London

Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) has declared an outbreak at St. Michael’s Catholic Elementary School in Woodstock as three people connected with the school may have COVID-19. The London District Catholic School Board said the school is temporarily closed because the three cases affect staff in multiple classrooms throughout the school. “This decision to temporarily close […]

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