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BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 27 2019

CBC Canadian researchers who taught AI to learn like humans win $1M Turing Award Yoshua Bengio of U de Montréal, Geoffrey Hinton of U of T and Yann LeCun of NYU have won the world’s top award in computer science for developing the ability of computers to learn like humans. CTV News UVic student protest […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 26 2019

Toronto Star U of T receives $100-million gift for artificial intelligence and biomedicine complex, the school’s largest-ever donation The donation from the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation is the largest-ever in the university’s history. CBC Laurentian University to eliminate $10M in spending to balance budget Laurentian University plans to balance its books for 2019-2020 […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 25 2019

CBC U of O alert system a let-down during van rampage, students say Some University of Ottawa students are demanding to know why they weren’t immediately warned by administrators. Montreal Gazette Sexual misconduct on campus: Concordia students call for change of climate A report made 13 recommendations, including that the university should prohibit professors from […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 22 2019

CBC Work underway to address sexual violence after university survey Postsecondary students across Ontario took a survey on sexual violence and harassment. The province is requiring schools to review their sexual violence policies by September. Ottawa Citizen Three sent to hospital after assault at Brock University, police say Police say two people were stabbed and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 21 2019

Globe and Mail Federal budget 2019: Universities applaud new funding The budget includes new funding for work-integrated learning, a reduction in the interest charged on student loans, and a new building for the country’s first Northern University. Ottawa Citizen More than 4,000 university and college students in Ottawa say they were sexually assaulted last year […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 20 2019

CBC Budget 2019: Liberals add $4.5B for Indigenous services as reconciliation effort continues Fully a quarter of new spending in Budget 2019 is earmarked for Indigenous services. CBC St. Francis Xavier president won’t serve second term Kent MacDonald, a New Glasgow native who has held the position for five years, announced Tuesday he will vacate […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 19 2019

Globe and Mail Federal budget 2019: Five things to watch for today Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are expected to lay out big spending promises ahead of this fall’s federal election. Here’s what you need to know. Globe and Mail Low productivity a drag on Quebec’s economy, Université de Montréal study finds Despite low unemployment and a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 18 2019

Edmonton Journal University of Alberta president David Turpin leaving in June 2020 It was the “highlight of his academic career,” but University of Alberta president David Turpin is giving up the institution’s top job when his term is up next year. Globe and Mail U.S. college bribery scandal unlikely in Canada, but well-off families, students […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 15 2019

Ottawa Citizen Feds eye special skills-training savings account as part of budget: source The Liberals plan to create a skills-training savings account for adults modelled on one in Singapore, a government source told the Canadian Press. CBC UNB’s new president focused on mature students, deficit, workplace skills The new president of the University of New […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 14 2019

London Free Press Federal funding boost ‘dream come true’ for researchers A boost in federal funding announced Wednesday not only means more money for researchers to pay for their studies and lab equipment, but more funding security. CBC New northern polytechnic university up for discussion in Inuvik The Northwest Territories government announced plans in October […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 13 2019

Ottawa Citizen Former uOttawa valedictorian identified as victim in Ethiopian Airlines crash A University of Ottawa graduate “living her dream of helping people” through her work with the United Nations was among the dead in the Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday. CTV News Carleton University mourns alumni Peter DeMarsh after Ethiopian Airlines crash Carleton University confirmed […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 12 2019

CTV N.B. man, two Dalhousie grads among victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash A New Brunswick forestry advocate and two recent Dalhousie University graduates were among those who were killed in a devastating plane crash in Ethiopia that claimed the lives of 18 Canadians. CBC ‘We have a duty to students’: RSU working to rebrand following […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 11 2019

Ottawa Citizen Mother, daughter from Edmonton, Carleton prof among 18 Canadians killed in Ethiopian plane crash A renowned Carleton University professor was among the 18 Canadians who died Sunday when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 aboard. Global U of R president to be honoured with YWCA lifetime achievement award […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | March 08 2019

Globe and Mail ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ How do you increase the number of women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics? Toronto-based photographer Natalia Dolan asked female leaders in these fields to weigh in. Toronto Star Help my community or pay my debts? Rising law school costs force more young lawyers […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | March 07 2019

National Post How foreign companies use Canada’s universities to steal away huge chunks of intellectual property Lax rules around university R&D programs are doing more to benefit foreign multinationals than Canada. Regina Leader-Post FNUniv president Dockstator moving on after five years on the job With his first term as president of the First Nations University […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 06 2019

Sackville Tribune-Post Mount Allison researchers hoping to get insiders’ view into cannabis use on campus Their study will collect students’ perceptions on pot, why they use, how it affects them. Whig-Standard Partnership gives Queen’s entrepreneurs access to space in Toronto A new partnership with the University of Toronto startup initiative will allow Queen’s University entrepreneurs […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 05 2019

CBC SMU students vent over school’s decision to stay open amid storm Plenty of schools and businesses in Nova Scotia decided to close on Monday because of a winter storm, but not Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. CBC More student jobs: Calgary council votes to restore summer hiring program Calgary city council has voted to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 04 2019

Globe and Mail In a shift on Canadian campuses driven by Trump policies, Indian students now outnumber Chinese Chinese students have been supplanted as the biggest foreign nationality on campuses across the country by students from India. CTV Carleton University testing Bluetooth navigation to help students with accessibility issues Carleton is launching a new pilot […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 01 2019

Journal Pioneer China spat concerns UPEI students Some students at the University of Prince Edward Island are concerned the ongoing diplomatic spat between Canada and China could have an impact on their studies. Montreal Gazette Suicide on campus: Mourning and healing at Concordia University The school had already begun to re-evaluate how it responds to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 28 2019

National Post Female university player aims to make history, one tackle at a time Reina Iizuka is now entering her second year on the Bisons football team as a cornerback, on not just any men’s university tackle team, but a Canadian university powerhouse to boot. CBC Layoffs at Coady Institute avoided after buyouts, job changes […]