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By ANQI SHEN | December 14 2018

Global Search underway for SFU professor missing in Colombia Ramazan “Ramo” Gencay was last seen in Medellín last week. The economics professor and author was in Colombia’s second-largest city to speak at a local university. Global Trial to start next fall for former St. F.X. student accused of sexual assault of another student on campus […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 13 2018

Global News StatCan study says men are paid more than women after graduation. Here’s how much more Researchers found males with undergraduate degrees or college diplomas had higher median earnings than females with the same qualification in each year from 2010 to 2014. CBC News Lakehead University joins study on post-secondary student homelessness Homelessness takes […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 12 2018

CBC Dalhousie panel on slavery recommends apology, but no name change Chair Afua Cooper said the panellists had “extensive discussions” about whether to suggest a name change, but ultimately decided against it. CTV Canadian physicist who won Nobel Prize touts science for the sake of science Winning a Nobel Prize changed nearly everything about Donna […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 11 2018

TheRecord.com Canada’s Donna Strickland, UWaterloo prof, collects Nobel Prize for Physics A Canadian scientist who became one of just three women to win the Nobel Prize for Physics received her award at a formal ceremony in Sweden on Monday. Globe and Mail Thomson Rivers University economics professor Derek Pyne returns to post after suspension A […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 10 2018

Globe and Mail Doctors under observation: How coaching is changing medical education in Canada At teaching hospitals across the country, senior physicians are no longer leaving their junior colleagues to fend for themselves, upending decades of policy on how medicine is taught. CBC U of M needs to take ‘honest, hard look’ at Indigenous leader […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 07 2018

CBC U of M Indigenous leader resigns, says administration frustrated anti-racism efforts The vice-provost of Indigenous engagement at the University of Manitoba has resigned, after she says her efforts to fight systemic racism at the school were met with frequent resistance from administration. CTV News $275-million offered up for “high-risk” science The first tranche of […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 06 2018

iPolitics Feds end 30-year-old research-grant program in favour of own plan An almost 30-year-old federal funding program will come to an end, to be replaced by a new research support fund. Chronicle Herald MSVU reveals offer it made to faculty, union refuses to ‘engage in public bargaining’ Mount Saint Vincent University wants to educate its […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 05 2018

London Free Press Gender pay gap exists among recent college and university graduates: Study Between 2010 to 2014, men with college diplomas or undergraduate degrees earned a higher median income than women with the same education, a Statistics Canada report released Tuesday found. Montreal Gazette Organizers fear visa issues may push AI conferences to avoid […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 04 2018

Maclean’s How first-aid kits for mental health symptoms are helping Canadian university students When one student sought a better solution to her anxiety attacks, she ended up with a whole new business. Global McMaster funding sees early intervention as key to ending gender-based violence McMaster researchers are leading a public health program that aims to […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 03 2018

Toronto Star Montreal researchers develop promising HIV self-testing app A group of Montreal researchers has developed a smartphone and tablet app that they say could help people to detect HIV through self-testing — if such tests are approved in Canada. CTV Canada’s chief scientist on navigating the new world of politics “It turned out that […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 30 2018

London Free Press Concordia’s Alan Shepard next Western University president Dr. Shepard is currently president of Montreal’s Concordia University. He officially becomes the 11th president and vice-chancellor of Western on July 1. Windsor Star University decisively rules out Paul Martin Building for law school The on-again, off-again proposed move to the Paul Martin Building by […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 29 2018

CBC U of A turfs outdated admission policy for Indigenous med students A 30-year-old quota system that caps the number of Indigenous students admitted into the University of Alberta’s medical program is getting the boot. CBC FBI charges men in 2016 ransomware attack on University of Calgary The FBI says it has charged two men […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 28 2018

London Free Press Western expected to announce new president Thursday The person will replace Amit Chakma, who has been in the position since 2009, and become the school’s 11th president. Globe and Mail One in four Ontario postsecondary students lacks basic literacy, numeracy skills, studies say Harvey Weingarten, president of HEQCO, said the research is […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 27 2018

CBC ‘A huge class’: McGill graduates 40 students from Indigenous language and literacy program The certificate is one of several programs offered in Cree, Inuktitut, Mi’kmaq, Naskapi and Mohawk through the office of First Nations and Inuit education at McGill. Langley Advance UBCO and BCIT team up to brew cannabis-infused beverages The two schools have […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 26 2018

CBC Changes to independent UBC research institute reversed after director resigns Scholars at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies will no longer be asked to align their work with existing research at UBC, its board announced Friday. Globe and Mail Probes launched into academic freedom dispute at B.C.’s Thompson Rivers University CAUT and the […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 23 2018

Globe and Mail Head of UBC research institute resigns over academic freedom concern The director of a celebrated research centre at the University of British Columbia has resigned over what he sees as the university’s meddling in its academic independence. Hamilton Spectator Opinion: McMaster University should step up on protecting student privacy Amid the redevelopment […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 22 2018

CBC Former law school dean sues Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University for ‘racial discrimination’ The first Indigenous Dean of Law in Canada is suing Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., for “constructive dismissal and racial discrimination.” Global University of Alberta students get in touch with well-being, mental health through WellTrack app A Canadian-made wellness platform is […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 21 2018

Globe and Mail Ford government rejects Ryerson’s plan for new law school It’s the latest blow to Ontario universities following the cancellation of three proposed satellite campuses and a francophone university. National Post Opinion: Reckless spending by the Ontario Liberals quashed university plan The previous government made promises to francophones that it knew it would […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | November 20 2018

Windsor Star Francophone community disheartened by Ontario scrapping plans for French-language university Windsor — thanks to its French heritage and volume of students studying in the language — was at the top of the list for expansion of a satellite campus in coming years. National Post More than 50,000 Quebec students to strike seeking pay […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 19 2018

Toronto Star University of Ottawa scholar sues group that said he ‘slandered’ Poland A prominent Canadian historian said Friday he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland’s good name. Vancouver Sun Thompson Rivers University responds to Kamloops professor’s suspension Prof. Derek Pyne […]