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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 02 2022

Global News $32M gift earmarked for McMaster U’s biomedical and global health arms A successful U.S.-based ophthalmologist and entrepreneur is making one of the largest gift donations in McMaster University’s history to boost the post-secondary’s biomedical and global health units. CBC News UPEI workplace harassment review could include those who signed NDAs Social Sharing The […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 01 2022

Times Higher Education Talking leadership 11: Santa Ono on the mental health crisis The University of British Columbia president discusses reforming counselling provision, the importance of data and his own mental health struggles. The Globe and Mail In online learning, best practices around testing students have posed tests of their own “Creating a fair and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 31 2022

The Toronto Star Postsecondary institutions need to step up to prepare graduates for new realities “Today’s cry for skilled workers has a new, pandemic-driven context.” CTV News N.L.’s Memorial University apologizes for anti-Black racism after slur used in course Delores Mullings says she was not surprised by a video posted to social media this week […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 28 2022

CTV News Laurentian must hand over most privileged documents, court rules Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice issued the ruling Jan. 26 on the court fight between the insolvent university and Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk. Global News University of Alberta scientists studying space through NASA’s James Webb telescope Dr. Robert Smith, a science historian with the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 27 2022

The Toronto Star Many Ontario university students feel forced to return to in-person classes Students worry about their safety, and finding a short-term lease, as classes resume in the next few weeks. The Toronto Star Meet the Brampton network fighting the labour exploitation of international students Upset and tired of what they believe is a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 26 2022

The Conversation The pandemic exposed the vulnerability of international students in Canada In fall 2020, we decided to ask international students how they were faring, using a survey and in-depth interviews. What the students told us revealed intense psychological, academic and financial vulnerabilities, often occurring in conjunction with one another. CTV News Laurentian seeks to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 25 2022

CBC News UPEI delays return to in-person learning Students who attend UPEI will be getting their education online for at least another month. CBC News Webb telescope arrives safely. Now, Canadian astronomers are ready to unravel the mysteries of the universe Scientists say that they’ll be able to see back to when the first stars […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 24 2022

The Toronto Star Indigenous leaders in Canada’s universities lead way in ‘marathon’ of change A new association that brings together Indigenous senior leaders from universities across the country will be one more means to ensure scholars don’t fraudulently claim Indigenous identity. The Ottawa Citizen With universities returning to in-person learning, students and profs have concerns […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 21 2022

The Globe and Mail Universities to stick to online classes for now to slow spread of COVID-19 A majority of Canada’s research universities have pushed classes online until the end of January or even later in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, leaving some campuses divided over how and when to reopen. The […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 20 2022

CTV News Hundreds of academics ask Freeland to scrap carbon capture tax credit Freeland floated the idea of the tax credit in last year’s federal budget and consultations to design it ended just before Christmas. The Hill Times Canada needs strategy to capture economic value of local research Ontario recently launched a new agency—Intellectual Property […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 19 2022

CTV News Lawyers trade accusations in key hearing in battle between Laurentian, auditor general At issue is whether the Ontario legislature has the power to force Laurentian to hand over documents covered by lawyer-client privilege. The Conversation Should university instructors disclose mental health conditions? It’s complicated The onset of what some psychologists suggest is a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 18 2022

Times Higher Education Talking leadership 9: Meric Gertler on building global links The University of Toronto president has ‘doubled down on internationalising’ while remaining rooted in the Canadian metropolis for almost four decades. The Toronto Star How online degrees could help solve Canada’s nursing shortage Developing more distance nursing degrees with online courses and local […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 17 2022

Times Higher Education Canada joining the rush to create a Darpa Trudeau government set to fulfil campaign promise for version of legendary U.S. innovation agency, amid mixed expert assessment of its wisdom. CTV News Concordia faculty and administration reach agreement ending ‘landmark’ strike Students at Concordia University of Edmonton will return to classes Wednesday after […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 14 2022

CTV News University of Waterloo revamps aquatics lab to expand research on climate change, pathogen transmission The newly revamped aquatics research lab at the University of Waterloo will make the facility one of the few in the country able to do live infection experiments of animals to study pathogen transmission — which could translate into […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 13 2022

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Government of Canada backs over 5,500 trailblazing Canadian researchers This major investment of over $550 million, part of the government’s ongoing effort to support Canada’s science and research sector, will strengthen the country’s research enterprise. Bell Canada Bell Let’s Talk announces $1M in funding for post-secondary student mental health […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JAN 12 2022

Globe and Mail Opinion: Are Canada’s medical schools failing in their purpose? If you ask members of the public – or perhaps more importantly, members of provincial legislatures or the national Parliament – why they support medical schools, I am sure they would say: to produce doctors for our community. London Free Press Western bolsters […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 11 2022

Education News Canada UCalgary vice-provost to co-chair new national organization for Indigenous university leaders Indigenous Senior Administrative leaders from post-secondary institutions across Canada have formed the National Indigenous University Senior Leaders’ Association (NIUSLA). CTV News Quebec students, staff worried about return to university and college classes, saying it’s too soon Quebec expects in-person learning to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 10 2022

The Globe and Mail McGill University principal Suzanne Fortier to step down in August. Dr. Fortier served two terms as principal, starting in September, 2013. Global News Federal government setting up scholarship program to honour victims of plane shot down by Iran The program is expected to disburse scholarships worth an average of $25,000 to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 07 2022

Macleans Canada is falling behind globally on public funding for universities. That’s a problem. ‘How do we ensure that the financial resources available to Canadian universities are commensurate with the positioning we seek on the global stage?’ iPolitics University students in Alberta can’t safely return to class: NDP With no apparent plan in place, the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 06 2022

Toronto Star Ontario student athletes shut out from indoor play face more disruptions When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Humber College to move everything online, Rrezart Sadiku’s final year playing in the men’s volleyball team was suddenly put on pause. CTV News Fired Mount Royal University professor says she plans to appeal A tenured professor fired […]