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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 09 2022

CTV News ‘I might have to drop out’: Worries rise for some international Ukrainian students in Canada As the war in Ukraine rages on, the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) says that international students from that country are being left in the lurch, with little idea of how to support themselves. CTV News University of […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 08 2022

The Globe and Mail The future of medicine looks female. The culture needs to catch up “Seeing women in medicine is no longer new or unusual. We now dominate medical school enrolment and many areas of practice.” CTV News Ontario student and youth groups call for free menstrual products on post-secondary campuses Student unions and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 07 2022

Global News 2 northern Ontario institutions to be come independent universities, government says Two post-secondary institutions in northern Ontario will soon become independent universities with degree-granting authority. CTV News Tuition deferrals possible for Russian UBC students impacted by sanctions The University of British Columbia is encouraging international students from Russia to reach out for help […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 04 2022

The Cape Breton Post Acadia senate says school year will end on time in wake of faculty strike Acadia University students will finish the school year on time despite the four-week strike by members of the faculty union last month. The London Free Press Western University students council declares campus sexual violence ‘crisis’ The students’ […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 03 2022

Global News Reports recommend major changes for Laurentian University A pair of independent reports recommend Laurentian University make significant changes to its governance and strategic plan after finding the insolvent school lacks accountability. Burnaby Now Some UBCO students concerned for safety after on-campus homicide Some students at UBC Okanagan say they are feeling confused and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 02 2022

CTV News University-led consortium gets $1.5M to help with demand for registered nurses A $1.5 million funding boost from the provincial government aims to support the university-led Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) in updating its competency-bridging program of study for internationally educated nurses. CFJC Today Ukrainians studying at TRU raising awareness and funds […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 01 2022

CTV News Royal Roads University buys property in Langford, prompting rumours of new postsecondary institution In a statement to CTV News, Royal Roads University said that local institutions are discussing the future of the land. CTV News ‘We demand you get back to the table’: Students call for action to end U of L faculty […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 28 2022

The Toronto Star Mixed reviews for Alberta’s education budget The Government of Alberta’s 2022 budget includes an increase of $700 million in new funding for K-12 over a three-year period and $47 million in funding for the expansion of the province’s charter schools and collegiate models. The Lethbridge News Now ULFA strike drags on Negotiations […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 25 2022

CTV News Manitoba government ordered to pay $19.3 million to UMFA members in response to 2016 strike Taxpayers are footing a hefty bill for the Pallister Government’s interference in labour negotiations which a judge says lead to a 2016 strike. CTV News UBC introduces first-ever Indigenous nursing lead The University of British Columbia has recruited […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 24 2022

CTV News Manitoba government ordered to pay $19.3 million to UMFA members in response to 2016 strike Taxpayers are footing a hefty bill for the Pallister Government’s interference in labour negotiations which a judge says lead to a 2016 strike. CTV News UBC introduces first-ever Indigenous nursing lead The University of British Columbia has recruited […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 23 2022

InfoTel News Vaccines, masks required at universities despite broader relaxing of restrictions Several Canadian universities are maintaining COVID-19 precautions such as vaccine mandates and masking for in-person classes even as governments roll back pandemic restrictions. CBC News Post-secondary life could be tough test for pandemic grads Remote learning offered during pandemic shutdowns no substitute for […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 22 2022

CTV News B.C.’s vaccination rules for postsecondary students in residence extended A public health order setting out vaccination rules for B.C. post-secondary students living in residence has been extended past the end of the semester. CTV News ‘It achieved its aim’: University of Alberta drops vaccine requirement Students and staff will no longer need proof-of-vaccination […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 18 2022

The National Post Concordia University in Montreal to co-lead new $160-million Canadian cybersecurity innovation network To address the cybersecurity challenges in terms of R&D, innovation, and training, and to help institutions and businesses across the country manage cyber threats, the Government of Canada announced today $76.4 million in funding over four years to the National […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 17 2022

CTV News Peladeau family, Quebecor put $40M into entrepreneurship program at Universite de Montreal The Péladeau family has marked a milestone in philanthropy with the largest-ever single gift to a Quebec French-language university. The Toronto Star Former Squamish Nation councillor appointed as SFU’s director of Indigenous initiatives and reconciliation Syeta’xtn Chris Lewis has been involved […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 16 2022

The Conversation Early-career professors want changes in how tenure is evaluated in wake of pandemic effects on productivity The COVID-19 pandemic yielded profound changes to research activities and operations at universities. Kamloops This Week TRU faculty vote shows lack of confidence in university brass Faculty at Thompson Rivers University have expressed their lack of confidence […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 15 2022

CBC News Black scientists won’t stay in Canada without equitable research funding, experts say The system for granting federal research funding in Canada fails to give Black scientists the support they need to optimize their work, professors and researchers say. The Globe and Mail University of Guelph investigates researcher regarding integrity of work The vote […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 14 2022

The Toronto Star Time to celebrate International Day for Women and Girls in Science A message from Dr. Deborah MacLatchy. CBC News Faculty passes non-confidence motion in B.C. university administration over investigation into senior leaders The vote follows an investigation into serious misconduct allegations against 2 senior administrators. The Globe and Mail When money smells: […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 11 2022

CBC News Ontario Tech University faculty vow to stay on strike until they get ‘a good deal’ on workload ‘Our workload concerns predate the pandemic, COVID-19 only exacerbated them,’ member says The Calgary Herald ‘We’re trying to stand up for a better teaching environment’: Faculty at University of Lethbridge begin strike Negotiations are expected to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 10 2022

Insauga Ontario Tech faculty in Oshawa set to strike tomorrow; university yet to respond The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA), which represents 281 faculty at the school, announced yesterday they would begin job action tomorrow after the university held firm on their final offer, a deal that was rejected by 80 […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 09 2022

Times Higher Education Canadian campuses battle labour uprisings and political meddling Covid lockdowns, provincial budget cuts and political interference driving strike activity among faculty feeling disrespect. CBC News Canadian scientist wins prestigious award for aurora borealis research A Saskatchewan scientist says it’s “hard to believe” that her research on the aurora borealis has been recognized […]