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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 21 2020

CBC News Canadian professor’s website helps Russia spread disinformation, says U.S. State Department The U.S. State Department has identified a Montreal-based website run by a retired University of Ottawa professor as having the single-biggest reach among “Kremlin-aligned” disinformation sites. Globe and Mail Universities, school boards across Canada defend ties with China’s Confucius Institute Canadian schools […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 20 2020

Globe and Mail Sir John A. Macdonald’s name to be removed from Queen’s law school building Queen’s University will remove the name of Canada’s first prime minister from its law school building in response to public demands and a community consultation that found his legacy at odds with the image the school wants to project. […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 19 2020

Globe and Mail Opinion: It’s time to kick the Confucius Institute out of Canada Several school districts, including in Toronto, have long since terminated their relationships with the organization, as have a few Canadian universities. CTV News uOttawa support staff on strike after contract deadline passes The University of Ottawa warns students may see a […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 16 2020

CTV News Top court to examine payment for classroom use of copyrighted works The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the issue of fair payment for the use of copyrighted works in the classroom. CBC Western students alerted about security breach at exam monitor Proctortrack A security breach of Proctortrack, the software Western University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 15 2020

CBC ‘There are probably going to be job losses’: U of C looks to minimize impact of impending cuts Facing another round of provincial budget cuts in 2021, the University of Calgary says there will undoubtedly be job cuts. toronto.com ‘It’s been pretty brutal’: First month back at school tough on mental health, students say […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 14 2020

University World News Five decades on, gender pay gap in HE has hardly closed A half-century after the pathbreaking report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women showed that female professors earned CA$2,262 (CA$17,000 or US$13,000 in today’s money) less than their male colleagues, Statistics Canada has reported that the gap has hardly […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 13 2020

CBC I fight anti-Black, anti-Indigenous racism with academic excellence Most students don’t picture the prime minister celebrating them in front of their class when they graduate university. Neither did I, until it happened. The Globe and Mail Online learning can be eye-opening for both teachers and students Toronto is recognized as one of the most […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 09 2020

Global News ‘It’s an access to education issue’: Why more needs to be done about sexual assaults at schools “CJ” was 18 when she moved from her home in Saskatchewan to attend school at Calgary’s Mount Royal University. CBC Post-secondary students face dilemma over going home for Thanksgiving during pandemic College and university students are […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 08 2020

The Toronto Star ‘We all keep each other accountable’: How university roommates have handled COVID-19 precautions as Thanksgiving looms In a townhouse near Wilfrid Laurier University, 21-year-old student Ryan Lane lives with his four roommates, and — more often than not — three of their significant others. CBC Cape Breton University continues with online classes […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 07 2020

Radio Canada International Canada opens borders to international students Canada has opened its borders to international students, however they will have to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the country. CBC STU to hold classes online for rest of school year St. Thomas University in Fredericton will continue to hold classes remotely for the rest […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 06 2020

CBC – As It Happens U of A Nobel winner says COVID-19 proves we’ve been too ‘blasé’ about virus research The University of Alberta scientist who won a Nobel for his work discovering hepatitis C says governments need to invest more in basic research to prevent another global pandemic. National Post Five things to know […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 05 2020

The Globe and Mail University of Alberta virologist Michael Houghton jointly wins Nobel Prize for medicine A University of Alberta researcher known for his crucial role in identifying the virus that causes hepatitis C has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. iPolitics Emergency benefit for students is finished — with billions […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 02 2020

CBC Canadian universities aim to tackle anti-Black racism Dozens of Canadian post-secondary institutions are holding a two-day national dialogue on anti-Black racism in academic spaces and how to break down barriers. CBC Cross-country forum of professors, students aims to tackle anti-Black racism on campuses When Binta Sesay was accepted into the University of British Columbia, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 01 2020

The Globe and Mail University of Guelph developing COVID-19 early warning system through waste water tests The University of Guelph is developing a COVID-19 early warning system that will sample and test waste water from its student residences. Global News McMaster medical student gets shout out from Premier Doug Ford A McMaster university medical student […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 30 2020

The Toronto Star A study’s surprising revelation about which students are faring better under the pandemic A new study out of the University of Toronto revealed surprising results, researchers say, on how students’ mental health has fared during COVID-19 and under pandemic-mandated campus shutdown earlier this year. CTV News Rising COVID-19 cases on Queen’s University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 29 2020

Global News University of Alberta team ready to begin Phase 1 of COVID-19 vaccine testing Oncologist John Lewis and his team with Entos Pharmaceuticals at the University of Alberta have been working overtime to develop one of Canada’s leading vaccine candidates. The London Free Press 100 students may face sanctions after Western University dorm parties […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 28 2020

CBC Why the death of the college and university experience is so detrimental for queer students If September is any indication, the global pandemic has all but eradicated any semblance of the “university experience” as we know it. Global News Post-secondary students question extra fees during COVID-19 Some Lethbridge students say they are concerned about […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 25 2020

Global News USask students wary to report sexual violence amid high rates nationally Rene Clarke takes a deep breath and closes their eyes when discussing the violence they’ve endured. The PIE News Canada & Colombia p’ships to boost mobility Potential for student mobility and research collaboration between Canada and Colombia has been expanded thanks to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 24 2020

Global News Returning students could cause COVID-19 infections to double in University towns: New study finds A new research study from Western University researchers says that returning students in university towns could double the number of COVID-19 infections. CBC COVID-19 testing centre coming to University of Waterloo next month A new COVID-19 assessment centre is […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 23 2020

Huffington Post Shaming Young People As Party Animals Ignores Their Actual COVID-19 Risks Plenty of people under 40 are on the front lines, in a variety of ways. Global News Remote learning to continue for most of Queen’s students come winter Queen’s University has announced online learning will continue for most of its students come […]