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BY ANQI SHEN | February 27 2019

Windsor Star Canada’s first female astronaut to give free public lecture in Windsor Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut, will be the featured lecturer at the University of Windsor’s Science Society Speaker Series on Thursday. Regina LeaderPost U of S support workers’ union ramps up pressure ahead of possible strike Around 200 CUPE 1975 members […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 26 2019

Global News Ontario universities hope football schedule changes will help curtail rowdy street parties They are working together to build a new strategy to curb the rowdy street parties during homecoming weekend. London Free Press Western University-led program arms postsecondary workers to aid sexual violence survivors A free online program that helps college and university […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 25 2019

CBC How to help mature students thrive on campus — ideas from one who succeeded Tina Larkin-Black was laid off and faced the struggle of finding a new job without a high school diploma. It was daunting, but she jumped right into what became a 10-year journey. Montreal Gazette UQAM student becomes advocate to help […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 22 2019

Chronicle Herald VP leaving Coady Institute, layoffs avoided with buyouts A shakeup at St. Francis Xavier University’s Coady Institute will see vice-president June Weber leave her post. CBC Challenge to students is ‘overall debt,’ not just loan interest, credit expert says As B.C. students celebrate the province’s decision to eliminate interest on their loans, one […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 21 2019

Maclean’s Skills training: Can the Liberals go bold in Budget 2019? Bill Morneau’s next budget is likely to tackle skills training for an economy that’s leaving workers behind, John Geddes writes. CBC U of T program with roots in black community still helping mature students 50 years later Since it was established, the program has […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 20 2019

CTV Ford says student protesters who interrupted legislature have ‘filthy’ mouths Doug Ford admonished protesting students for their “filthy” mouths after a group decrying cuts to postsecondary grants disrupted a session at Ontario’s legislature and shouted obscenities at the premier. Vancouver Sun B.C. Budget 2019: Interest on provincial portion of student loans eliminated “Students with […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 19 2019

Globe and Mail Campus disruptions lead to allegations of Chinese government interference The Chinese embassy denied any role in two incidents at Canadian universities last week that raised the spectre of Chinese political interference. CBC China denies role in backlash against Tibetan student’s election at U of T Chinese officials have denied involvement in a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 15 2019

Globe and Mail Faced with long waits for mental-health care, students and universities struggle to adapt High demand for counselling is changing how Canadian campuses get students the help they need – but many still feel they’re falling through the cracks. Washington Post Angry over campus speech by Uighur activist, Chinese students in Canada contact […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 14 2019

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Urban reserve created for education advancement is first of its kind The new reserve, named atim kâ-mihkosit, encompasses 32 acres surrounding the Regina campus of the First Nations University of Canada. CBC From co-living to micro condos, Ryerson researchers say Toronto needs more housing innovations Toronto needs to increasingly think outside the box […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 13 2019

Niagara Falls Review U of T researcher honoured for discovering ancient queen through books alone Tracy L. Spurrier, a PhD candidate in the department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, found Queen Hama, a young royal, by poring over books at the school’s library. Ottawa Business Journal Sprott School of Business hires former Amazon exec, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 12 2019

Globe and Mail Doug Ford defends cutting mandatory student-union fees Ontario Premier Doug Ford defended his decision to allow students to opt out of some additional fees by accusing student unions of getting up to “crazy Marxist nonsense” in a fundraising letter to party supporters. National Post National youth policy a matter of ‘managing expectations’ […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 11 2019

Globe and Mail Labatt family donates $20-million to U of T for depression research Arthur Labatt and his family have donated $20-million to the University of Toronto to create the Labatt Family Network for Research on the Biology of Depression. Global News Redeemer University College is cutting its fall tuition by 42 percent In an […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 08 2019

Vancouver Sun Credit agency warns big risk to Canadian schools, including UBC, if China pulls students Moody’s notes Chinese students make up nearly two-thirds of the international student body at U of T, more than one-third at the UBC and almost one-fourth at McGill. National Post Concordia University defends handling of sexual misconduct complaint Concordia […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 07 2019

Ottawa Citizen Mediator sought in faculty contract talks with University of Regina The Saskatchewan government has been asked by the University of Regina Faculty Association to appoint a mediator to help reach an agreement in its lengthy contract talks with the university. Campus newspapers fear loss of student support The Progressive Conservative government intends […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 06 2019

National Post Dalhousie profs ask university to confirm blackface violates code of conduct In a letter to the university’s provost, 28 members of the law faculty said they are concerned with statements about blackface made by the school’s interim president, Peter MacKinnon. CBC Lawyer says Concordia creative writing prof cleared of harassment allegations Two women […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 05 2019

CBC Diplomatic tensions raise questions about future of Chinese funding at Alberta universities Chinese organizations and companies have forged friendships and funding agreements with Alberta postsecondary institutions going back four decades. Globe and Mail St. FX University claims comment related to sexual assault survivor instigated hockey brawl A university hockey brawl that has prompted an […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 04 2019

CBC ‘The sky’s the limit’: Concordia Student Union opens long-awaited daycare for student parents The daycare opened last month and has room for 52 preschoolers, including 10 spaces for babies. Global News Western University to allow students to choose preferred first names on unofficial university records The issue of having one legal first name while […]

BY ANQI SHEN | February 01 2019

Toronto Star Toronto universities, colleges offer gorgeous green spaces: Urban Growth School campuses in the Toronto-area are germinating growth in ways that go far beyond educational achievements. CBC Here’s exactly what Dal President Peter MacKinnon wrote about blackface Dalhousie University’s interim president Peter MacKinnon defended himself against accusations of racism and calls for him to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | January 31 2019

CBC CBU international students say make a plan, avoid scams in housing search Cape Breton University was better prepared for the hundreds of international students who arrived in January than it was for those that arrived in the fall. Regina LeaderPost Hatch donates $250,000 to Laurentian University The donation will provide a scholarship fund for […]

BY ANQI SHEN | January 30 2019

Global News Theatrical production at Concordia University addresses campus uprising 50 years ago A new play is opening Wednesday to mark an important but also dark chapter at Concordia University. Global News UBC addressing Okanagan doctor shortage by training physicians in rural communities Four Canadian medical school graduates are selected to complete their two-year residency […]