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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 17 2020

The Globe and Mail The losses we can’t measure from the fall of Ukraine International Flight 752 When Ukraine airlines Flight 752 took off from Khomeini International Airport on Jan. 8, the 176 people on board could not have had the slightest hint of what would hit them moments after take off. CTV News Alberta […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 16 2020

CBC – The National Universities pay tribute to knowledge lost on Flight 752 Universities across Canada fell silent Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to the students, professors and PhD candidates killed on Flight 752. CP24 Sadness and silence grips Canada’s universities in honour of plane crash victims A sombre silence fell across Canadian university campuses […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 15 2020

Global News Waterloo, Guelph universities plan moment of silence for Iran plane crash victims Universities in Guelph and Waterloo will be observing a moment of silence on Wednesday for the victims of the Iran plane crash. Revelstoke Review Universities across Canada to hold moment of silence for Iran plane crash victims Universities and colleges across […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 14 2020

Cape Breton Post Hundreds honour memory of Saint Mary’s students slain in Iran plane crash More events honouring the passengers and crew killed when a Ukrainian airliner crashed near Tehran, Iran last week have been scheduled in the days ahead as Ottawans and Canadians continue to mourn the lives lost in the tragedy. Global News […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 13 2020

The Toronto Star The Iran plane crash dealt a huge blow to Canadian universities. Here are some of the bright minds that were lost A university researcher developing a deeper understanding of a deadly microscopic parasite that causes a disease affecting millions. A graduate student researching how climate change affects lake systems in southern Ontario. […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | January 10 2020

Reuters ‘Empty chairs’ across Canada’s academic community after Iran plane crash The crash in Iran of a Ukrainian Airlines jet bound for Toronto killed dozens of professors and researchers from campuses across Canada, leaving a painful hole in Canadian academia where Iranians have taken on starring roles in engineering. The Uniter Manitoba to issue mandate […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 09 2020

CBC – The National Flight 752: Students from universities nationwide killed in crash Students from more than 10 Canadian universities were among those killed in when Flight 752 crashed in Iran. The Toronto Star Canada’s universities and colleges reeling over loss of dozens of students in Iran plane crash Canada’s academic community is reeling from […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 08 2020

Global News Maude Barlow appointed 3rd chancellor of Brescia University College Brescia University College has appointed award-winning Canadian author and activist Maude Barlow as its third chancellor. CBC Internal documents contradict Alberta government’s initial explanation for Rutherford Scholarship delay Each year, thousands of high school students in Alberta earn Rutherford Scholarships to help them pay […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 07 2020

The National Post Students have Charter-protected free-expression rights on campus, Alberta appeal court rules Alberta’s top court has concluded that students have Charter-protected free expression rights on campus, in a ruling related to a $17,500 security fee a student group would have had to pay to hold an anti-abortion rally at the University of Alberta. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 06 2020

The Globe and Mail The next generation: Meet four of Canada’s latest Rhodes scholars One worked on technologies to improve the lives of trans people. Another examined nutrition challenges in Northern Canada. Now, they’re among the 11 Canadians selected to spend two years at the University of Oxford. CBC Sask. universities face rise in mental […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 03 2020

The Globe and Mail University of Regina won’t cancel George Elliott Clarke’s talk amid criticism over his work with convicted killer The University of Regina says it would be against its principles to cancel a lecture by a celebrated Canadian poet who has worked with a convicted killer of an Indigenous woman. CBC Canadian poet […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 02 2020

Regina Leader-Post Automation, climate change, AI: schools prepping students for jobs of the future As automation and artificial intelligence continue to transform Canadian workplaces, post-secondary institutions across the country say they are working to prepare students for jobs that may not even exist yet. The Globe and Mail Doubling of health coverage fees adds to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 23 2019

The Globe and Mail U of T program connects next generation of lawyers to next generation of business startups When Nikola Kostic decided to build brake technology that eliminates the wear-and-tear on commercial aircraft, he knew engineers and aviation contacts would be handy, but it quickly became obvious he’d need another kind of expertise: legal […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 20 2019

The Record Waterloo has almost half of all off-campus, purpose-built student housing in Canada The City of Waterloo is the Canadian capital for off-campus housing built specifically for students. And the competition isn’t even close. CBC Facing cuts, U of C law dean says part-time instructors can donate their pay In the wake of budget […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 19 2019

Inside Higher Ed International Education in an Era of Climate Change A new network of international education professionals is trying to get the field to face the crisis of climate change — and the carbon emissions generated by student air travel — head-on. Edmonton Journal ‘This is our future’: Students, NDP urge government to reverse […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 18 2019

CBC Women don’t call their research ‘novel’ or ‘excellent’ as often as men do Is that scientific research “excellent,” “novel,” “promising” or “unique”? Men are more likely than women to describe their research with those words, according to a new study. The Fulcrum Editorial: U of O admin must take immediate action on improving mental […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 17 2019

Maclean’s Reported marijuana use ‘higher’ at Canadian universities in 2019: Survey In the annual Maclean’s survey, Canadian university students report more frequent use of marijuana. Maclean’s The program whose students who report the highest marijuana use: Survey For the second year in a row, drama students report using more marijuana than their peers in other […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 16 2019

Ottawa Citizen Student’s suicide at time of growing awareness about mental health of medical students, doctors The death of a University of Ottawa medical student by suicide earlier this month came at a time when there is growing awareness that many medical students and doctors are not all right when it comes to their own […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 13 2019

The Guardian Memorial University names first female president in 94-year history Memorial University made a historic choice in selecting its 13th president and vice-chancellor — Vianne Timmons, who has held the same position for the last 11 years at the University of Regina, was announced Thursday as the successor to current president Gary Kachanoski. Global […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 12 2019

The Globe and Mail University of Toronto law school dean apologizes for assignment that used ‘troubling’ Indigenous stereotypes The dean of the University of Toronto law school has apologized for a class assignment that he said relied on racial stereotypes about Indigenous people. Edmonton Journal MacEwan mulls tuition hikes up to 9.7 per cent in […]