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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 24 2020

Global News Quebec grants new funding to Montreal institutions in effort to improve mental health support The Quebec government is granting the Douglas Mental Health University Institute $2 million to conduct studies to help identify areas where major upgrades are needed. Edmonton Journal ‘Everything is a challenge:’ Edmonton lawyers join effort to help victims of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 23 2020

CTV News Ontario signs funding deal with Ottawa for French-language university in Toronto The federal and Ontario governments have reached a deal on funding a new French-language university in Toronto. Global News Dalhousie University students fundraise for bursary in honour of Iran plane crash victims As the repatriation process begins for those killed in the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 22 2020

CTV News UOttawa launches scholarship fund to honour students killed in Iran plane crash The University of Ottawa has launched a new scholarship fund to honour the memory of three students killed in the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran. The Telegram MUN mulling over implications of prolonged closure now extended to Wednesday Memorial University’s […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 21 2020

The Globe and Mail Alberta to tie funding for postsecondary institutions to performance Alberta plans to tie funding for postsecondary institutions to performance, looking at targets such as postgraduation employment rates and wages, as well as increasing enrolment, to decide how much public money colleges and universities receive. CBC New performance-based post-secondary funding model elicits […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 20 2020

CBC Auditor General reviewing federal government’s handling of student loans program Canada’s auditor general is examining how the government manages billions of dollars in the Canada Student Loans program, and whether it’s helping students be smarter about their financial decisions, newly disclosed documents show. Ottawa Citizen Manitoba government issues new mandate letter for post-secondary schools […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 17 2020

The Globe and Mail The losses we can’t measure from the fall of Ukraine International Flight 752 When Ukraine airlines Flight 752 took off from Khomeini International Airport on Jan. 8, the 176 people on board could not have had the slightest hint of what would hit them moments after take off. CTV News Alberta […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 16 2020

CBC – The National Universities pay tribute to knowledge lost on Flight 752 Universities across Canada fell silent Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to the students, professors and PhD candidates killed on Flight 752. CP24 Sadness and silence grips Canada’s universities in honour of plane crash victims A sombre silence fell across Canadian university campuses […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 15 2020

Global News Waterloo, Guelph universities plan moment of silence for Iran plane crash victims Universities in Guelph and Waterloo will be observing a moment of silence on Wednesday for the victims of the Iran plane crash. Revelstoke Review Universities across Canada to hold moment of silence for Iran plane crash victims Universities and colleges across […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 14 2020

Cape Breton Post Hundreds honour memory of Saint Mary’s students slain in Iran plane crash More events honouring the passengers and crew killed when a Ukrainian airliner crashed near Tehran, Iran last week have been scheduled in the days ahead as Ottawans and Canadians continue to mourn the lives lost in the tragedy. Global News […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 13 2020

The Toronto Star The Iran plane crash dealt a huge blow to Canadian universities. Here are some of the bright minds that were lost A university researcher developing a deeper understanding of a deadly microscopic parasite that causes a disease affecting millions. A graduate student researching how climate change affects lake systems in southern Ontario. […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JAN 10 2020

Reuters ‘Empty chairs’ across Canada’s academic community after Iran plane crash The crash in Iran of a Ukrainian Airlines jet bound for Toronto killed dozens of professors and researchers from campuses across Canada, leaving a painful hole in Canadian academia where Iranians have taken on starring roles in engineering. The Uniter Manitoba to issue mandate […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 09 2020

CBC – The National Flight 752: Students from universities nationwide killed in crash Students from more than 10 Canadian universities were among those killed in when Flight 752 crashed in Iran. The Toronto Star Canada’s universities and colleges reeling over loss of dozens of students in Iran plane crash Canada’s academic community is reeling from […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 08 2020

Global News Maude Barlow appointed 3rd chancellor of Brescia University College Brescia University College has appointed award-winning Canadian author and activist Maude Barlow as its third chancellor. CBC Internal documents contradict Alberta government’s initial explanation for Rutherford Scholarship delay Each year, thousands of high school students in Alberta earn Rutherford Scholarships to help them pay […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 07 2020

The National Post Students have Charter-protected free-expression rights on campus, Alberta appeal court rules Alberta’s top court has concluded that students have Charter-protected free expression rights on campus, in a ruling related to a $17,500 security fee a student group would have had to pay to hold an anti-abortion rally at the University of Alberta. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 06 2020

The Globe and Mail The next generation: Meet four of Canada’s latest Rhodes scholars One worked on technologies to improve the lives of trans people. Another examined nutrition challenges in Northern Canada. Now, they’re among the 11 Canadians selected to spend two years at the University of Oxford. CBC Sask. universities face rise in mental […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 03 2020

The Globe and Mail University of Regina won’t cancel George Elliott Clarke’s talk amid criticism over his work with convicted killer The University of Regina says it would be against its principles to cancel a lecture by a celebrated Canadian poet who has worked with a convicted killer of an Indigenous woman. CBC Canadian poet […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 02 2020

Regina Leader-Post Automation, climate change, AI: schools prepping students for jobs of the future As automation and artificial intelligence continue to transform Canadian workplaces, post-secondary institutions across the country say they are working to prepare students for jobs that may not even exist yet. The Globe and Mail Doubling of health coverage fees adds to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 23 2019

The Globe and Mail U of T program connects next generation of lawyers to next generation of business startups When Nikola Kostic decided to build brake technology that eliminates the wear-and-tear on commercial aircraft, he knew engineers and aviation contacts would be handy, but it quickly became obvious he’d need another kind of expertise: legal […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 20 2019

The Record Waterloo has almost half of all off-campus, purpose-built student housing in Canada The City of Waterloo is the Canadian capital for off-campus housing built specifically for students. And the competition isn’t even close. CBC Facing cuts, U of C law dean says part-time instructors can donate their pay In the wake of budget […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 19 2019

Inside Higher Ed International Education in an Era of Climate Change A new network of international education professionals is trying to get the field to face the crisis of climate change — and the carbon emissions generated by student air travel — head-on. Edmonton Journal ‘This is our future’: Students, NDP urge government to reverse […]