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By ANQI SHEN | July 24 2018

Prince George Now B.C. post-secondary institutions getting funding to provide more co-op opportunities The province’s 25 public universities, colleges and institutes are receiving nearly $1.9 million in funding, equal to $75,000 each, to make these opportunities happen. Global University of Alberta closing residence for students with children, believes other buildings can accommodate families One of […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 23 2018

Globe and Mail University of Waterloo engineering applicants sell themselves differently based on gender, new research says Students applying to engineering programs at the University of Waterloo must answer a simple essay question: Why do you want to be an engineer? New research suggests young men and women answer differently. Edmonton Journal Delayed inquiry report […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 20 2018

Globe and Mail Royal Military College had no suicide-prevention plan when three cadets took their own lives in 2016, inquiry finds Investigators say officers of Canada’s oldest military college had little understanding of suicide risks, or even how many students were attempting to kill themselves, in 2016 when three young officer cadets took their own […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 19 2018

CTV McGill summer camp hopes to recruit Indigenous youth to health care jobs Its organizers say there’s a serious lack of Indigenous people working in health science in Canada. Globe and Mail Opinion: Why is Doug Ford silent on Indigenous – especially education – issues? The silence of the Premier on Indigenous issues is troubling, […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 18 2018

Toronto Star Build more diverse housing options to meet demand, Ryerson action plan advises Addressing the growing housing crisis in the Greater Golden Horseshoe means encouraging the construction of a range of housing types, according to a new action plan from Ryerson. National Post The truth about cannabis on Canadian campuses At the University of […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 17 2018

Globe and Mail Investigator finds culture of disrespect, harassment at MUN medical school A third-party assessor has found “a culture of tolerance of disrespectful and harassing behaviour” in some parts of the school of medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Toronto Star PCs to order remaining striking York U education staff back to work The […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 16 2018

The Province UBC responds to Steven Galloway’s first-person account of the sexual allegations that derailed his career As Steven Galloway broke his silence on Friday about the allegations that devastated his career, UBC stood behind its decision to fire the author, saying his termination was “fully justified.” StarMetro Vancouver UVic’s Indigenous co-op program empowers community […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 13 2018

StarMetro Calgary University of Calgary vet looks for new ways to test fitness of chuckwagon horses A University of Calgary veterinarian wants to use a test for liver failure in humans as a way to check chuckwagon horses’ athletic abilities. iPolitics Liberal promise to set strict rules for unpaid interns pushed to 2019 Officials now […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 12 2018

CBC Student slashed in dorm-room knife attack sues UBC for negligence Mary Hare claims the university should have been aware of the risk of forced entry into students’ rooms. CBC Maluuba co-founder gives back to the University of Waterloo with $500,000 donation Sam Pasupalak donated $500,000 to his alma mater to support an artificial intelligence […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 11 2018

CBC Nova Scotia adds 10 residency spaces for medical students Nova Scotia has its sights set on the growing pool of unmatched medical students in Canada as the province is finally moving forward on a plan to increase residency spaces. Toronto Star ‘Dumb luck’ discovery could unlock treatment for Zika virus, Alberta researchers say Researchers […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 10 2018

CBC U of M graduate seeks answers on law school bursary exclusion Marc-André Desjardins, a University of Moncton law graduate, says he’s sought answers from the province about why its bursary program for students from low-income families excludes medical and law students. Vancouver Sun ‘A key player in Indigenous cultural genocide:’ Historians erase Sir John […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 09 2018

Global News Western University study says math is the answer to ‘hallway medicine’ The study proposes a method that tracks how patients are doing based on their current condition, which will allow them to collect “priority points” while they wait. CTV Ryerson University student arrested for protesting demolition of Palestinian village A Toronto university student […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 06 2018

CBC UBC scientists say E. coli bacteria could be the future of solar power University of British Columbia scientists say they’ve found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using E. coli bacteria that convert light to energy. Global News Questions left unanswered after local food vendor’s contract at U of A unexpectedly […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 05 2018

Globe and Mail PCs dismiss Ontario’s chief scientist amid broad effort to undo Liberals’ legacy An award-winning professor at the University of Toronto, Molly Shoichet was appointed as Ontario’s first, and, to this point, only, chief scientist last November. Toronto Star Post-secondary executives among highest paid in Alberta’s public sector as student unions seek predictable […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 04 2018

Cape Breton Post Cape Breton University looks ahead to 2024 When Cape Breton University unveils its strategic plan later this fall, don’t be surprised if the document meant to chart the university’s course for the next five years seems a bit brief. CBC U of R opening dedicated residence for LGBTQ students and allies The […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 03 2018

Globe and Mail Complainant urges Steven Galloway to grant access to unredacted probe report The main complainant in the Steven Galloway case is calling on Mr. Galloway to let UBC give her the information – and for legislative changes. Winnipeg Free Press NRC facility to offer collaborative opportunities The National Research Council is investing $60 […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 29 2018

Montreal Gazette Montreal Cancer Consortium created to develop new strategies Seven hospitals and research centres will compare notes, scientific research and patient samples to develop new cancer strategies in the field of immunotherapy. Globe and Mail Superior Court judge censures Quebec’s face-cover law Bill 62 Under the government’s proposal, women would have to apply for […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 28 2018

Globe and Mail Canadian arts figures dish out some wisdom for new graduates Here are excerpts from speeches by some of the Canadian arts figures that were honoured this spring. Globe and Mail University of Toronto approves criticized student leave of absence policy The University of Toronto has decided to implement a policy that could […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 27 2018

CBC New Emily Carr University president says she’s aligned with school’s ‘creative energy’ Gillian Siddall will replace long-time president Ron Burnett on Sept. 1. CBC Concordia University task force proposes mandatory sexual violence prevention training for all Students don’t know how to complain and aren’t aware of the university’s limitations set by privacy laws, a […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 26 2018

Globe and Mail This year may be Science Minister Kirsty Duncan’s most challenging Now 2½ years into the job, Ms. Duncan has become chief standard bearer for the Trudeau government’s efforts to be seen as supportive of research and evidence-based policy making. Globe and Mail Ontario’s postsecondary institutions watch and wait as Ford government settles […]