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By ANQI SHEN | December 11 2017

CBC The fight over free speech at universities comes down to the question of the purpose of higher-ed For some, university is a finishing school. For others, it’s an avenue for social justice. CBC Too early to celebrate success of free tuition program, critics say About 6,000 students students took advantage of the province’s free […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 08 2017

Edmonton Journal Former U of Calgary researcher attempts to collect pay for expert report An Alberta judge rejected an application seeking payment for an expert medical report prepared by a former researcher who had to retract several studies due to faulty data in his lab. Maclean’s Opinion: To help foundations help Canada, our fundamental research […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 07 2017

Telegram N.L. government funds pilot employment programs for international students Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Al Hawkins announced more than $392,000 in funding for the programs on Tuesday. CBC ‘Open texts’ keeping cost of books down at UWindsor The University of Windsor is being recognized for its efforts to bring down cost of pricey […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 06 2017

Maclean’s Supporting Indigenous students on campus: Finding the best approach For First Nations, Metis and Inuit students to find academic success, schools need to rework their programs, curricula and campus cultures. Lethbridge Herald More inclusion sought at U of L The Support Network for Academics of Colour+ (SNAC+) was formed in October in response to […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 05 2017

Ottawa Citizen Most researchers still don’t get the fake science problem, expert says That’s why the thousands of shady journals keep getting customers who will pay to have their research papers published, even if the journal isn’t legitimate, says Dr. David Moher. CBC Time to help — not punish — pregnant university students, Ottawa woman […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 04 2017

Ottawa Citizen Polytechnique presents scholarship in honour of Montreal massacre victims Ella Thomson, an electrical engineering graduate of the University of Manitoba, has won the Order of the White Rose scholarship. CBC University sexual harassment victim kept in dark over whether professor was punished School policies across Canada fall short on transparency, victims and advocates […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 01 2017

Edmonton Journal Alberta tuition freeze continues next year, government commits $17 million in backfill Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt said Thursday the freeze applies to 20 public post-secondary institutions and will apply to apprenticeship tuition. Montreal Gazette International students see more opportunity in Montreal, but most leave Reasons include immigration issues, higher salaries or better […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 30 2017

Globe and Mail Census 2016: Canadians, including recent immigrants, are among most educated in the world Canada’s labour force is increasingly reliant on well-educated immigrants who are enjoying employment rates that are broadly in line with the national average. Telegram Memorial University orders sexual harassment probe at med school The university is calling in an […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 29 2017

CBC Facebook teams up with Ryerson to take its battle against ‘fake news’ to the startup world Five startups from across Canada that ‘drive innovation for journalism’ will be funded. Kamloops This Week Three universities lose tax ruling challenge in B.C. Supreme Court Thompson Rivers University, Simon Fraser University and UBC sought a review by […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 28 2017

Vancouver Sun UBC looking to raise $100 million for students The University of British Columbia is hoping to raise $100 million for student awards, scholarships and bursaries over the next three years. Montreal Gazette McGill aims to become carbon neutral by 2040 As part of its commitment to sustainability, the university will upgrade the energy […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 27 2017

Globe and Mail Free speech protest at Wilfrid Laurier University caps turbulent week Attendees of the protest surrounded master’s student Lindsay Shepherd after she spoke. Many simply wanted to take selfies with her and their signs, whether home-made or printed with the slogan “I Stand with Lindsay.” CBC Listening is the key to Indigenous education, […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 24 2017

CBC Western University president Amit Chakma will not seek another term Dr. Chakma announced Thursday he will not be seeking a third term, and intends to leave his position by the end of June of 2019. CTV ‘Freedom of expression’ should not be ‘threatening’: Laurier University president The university will be creating a taskforce to […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 23 2017

CBC UVic’s Indigenous governance program under 3rd-party probe A review of the program was launched under university’s discrimination and harassment policy. Ottawa Citizen ‘It’s OK To Be White’ posters too ‘divisive’ for Regina University, could be considered vandalism The University of Regina says it is removing posters on campus that contain the message “It’s OKAY […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 22 2017

Inside Higher Ed The Interrogation of a TA Wilfrid Laurier University’s president has apologized after a recording revealed how a graduate student was questioned by faculty over use of a video of debate on nontraditional pronouns. Guelph Mercury Tribune Opinion: Neither Wilfrid Laurier University’s methods nor teaching assistant’s debate helped trans people The actions come […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 21 2017

Nunatsiaq Online Finland’s ULapland offers glimpse of an Arctic university Nunavut is working towards a Nunavut-based university, but it would take a while to catch up with ULapland and the other Arctic Five universities. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Province reversed College of Medicine funding cut after university made case for more money The Saskatchewan Party government reversed […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 20 2017

Times Higher Education Canada urged to boost outbound student mobility A report from the Study Group on Global Education calls for a quarter of Canadian students to study abroad within 10 years. Metro Meet Mona Nemer, the new voice of science in Canada The federal government’s new science adviser fills a job that was abandoned […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 16 2017

National Post Quebec bill looks at intimate relationships between students and professors Quebec universities are reviewing their sexual-violence policies following the introduction of a provincial bill that would require them to develop guidelines for intimate relationships between students and faculty. Globe and Mail Canadian university degrees still highly valued by employers worldwide: survey Five Canadian […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 15 2017

Globe and Mail Are faculty prepared for growing numbers of online learners? Online courses are available in almost all subject areas and that two-thirds of Canada’s universities and colleges see online learning as very, or extremely, important to their future endeavours, according to a recent report on digital learning in Canada. CBC Hassan Diab’s wife […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 14 2017

CBC More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue ‘warning to humanity’ An open letter published in BioScience warns humanity that we need to change our behaviours in order to protect the planet. Metro Ryerson University commits to better data on diversity As universities grapple with a lack of information, school hopes its new survey […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 13 2017

Globe and Mail Fate of Atlantic university football championship game still up in the air After a day of legal skirmishes that unfolded in courtrooms in both Ontario and Nova Scotia, a decision on whether the Loney Bowl will be played this season remains in limbo. CBC Audio: U of T profs alarmed by Jordan […]

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