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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 06 2020

The PIE News Enrolments in Atlantic Canada down – survey It’s “not a surprise” that both domestic and international enrolments at universities in Atlantic Canada have seen a decline this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the chair of the Association of Atlantic Universities has said. CBC University of Windsor reports 2nd COVID-19 case The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 05 2020

The Globe and Mail Could alleviating student debt be the key to restarting Canada’s entrepreneurial engine? While there are many good reasons to help alleviate the burden of student loan debt, adding some much-needed dynamism into Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem should be one of them. Calgary Herald MRU celebrates graduates with outdoor convocation; installs their first […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 04 2020

Times Higher Education Save students from Covid mental health crisis, sector told UBC president reveals research findings showing huge impact of pandemic on students’ mental health. CBC Quebec National Assembly politicians vote to ‘reaffirm’ academic freedom after N-word controversy Members of all four parties of the National Assembly voted Tuesday to pass a motion asserting […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 03 2020

Times Higher Education Covid gives Canada harsh lesson in foreign student dependence Gravy train is derailing after years of steady cuts in provincial support. Ottawa Citizen Dolansky: Why the humanities are a good choice for university-bound students Fellow parents of grade 12 students: Anxiety is something that we’re all struggling to live with these days, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 02 2020

Ottawa Citizen Frémont: There is no place for racism at the University of Ottawa Controversy has flared at uOttawa after a professor recently used the N-word in a class discussion about the reappropriation of offensive language by minority communities. President Jacques Frémont shares his views. CBC Some students and faculty outraged after UWindsor prof uses […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 30 2020

The Globe and Mail University of Toronto commits to increased transparency in Valentina Azarova hiring inquiry The University of Toronto has altered its inquiry into the hiring of a new director for the International Human Rights Program in the Faculty of Law to make it more transparent after questions were raised about the fairness of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 29 2020

The Toronto Star Professors blast Doug Ford’s Tories over Charles McVety’s bid for university status Faculty associations are giving a failing grade to a push by a controversial Doug Ford pal to transform an evangelical college into a full-fledged university. CTV News International students won’t be tested for COVID-19; N.S. reports no new cases Nova […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 28 2020

CBC Nova Scotia can welcome international students in November Nova Scotia universities are getting ready to welcome back international students who have been kept away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Global News Rights of woman who is deaf, blind breached by how student loan administered: Ontario court An Ontario court has ruled that the provincial […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 27 2020

Global News COVID-19 outbreak with 19 cases at Wilfrid Laurier University over: public health The Region of Waterloo Public Health says a COVID-19 outbreak at Wilfrid Laurier University, which saw 19 people infected with the disease, has ended. CTV News Canadian study could lead to rapid testing, severity prediction, and treatment for COVID-19 A new […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 26 2020

CBC Ottawa names N.S. university president to rebuild trust between Mi’kmaw, commercial fishers The head of a francophone university in Nova Scotia with experience in fishery disputes has been named as the federal special representative to rebuild trust between commercial and Indigenous fishers following violent opposition to a Mi’kmaw lobster fishery. The Toronto Star Controversies […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 23 2020

DH News International students are now allowed back into Canada International students studying at Canadian colleges and universities can now enter the country to continue their education. CBC News Quebec’s heated debate over professor’s suspension overlooked Black voices, students say Conversations about the use of a slur by a uOttawa teacher were dominated by white […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 22 2020

Global News ‘The right thing to do’: Queen’s law school removing Sir John A. Macdonald’s name Mark Walters, dean of Queen’s Law School, explains the move. Globe and Mail University of Ottawa professor at centre of controversy involving racial slur says she regrets actions  A professor who used the n-word in a class at the […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 21 2020

CBC News Canadian professor’s website helps Russia spread disinformation, says U.S. State Department The U.S. State Department has identified a Montreal-based website run by a retired University of Ottawa professor as having the single-biggest reach among “Kremlin-aligned” disinformation sites. Globe and Mail Universities, school boards across Canada defend ties with China’s Confucius Institute Canadian schools […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 20 2020

Globe and Mail Sir John A. Macdonald’s name to be removed from Queen’s law school building Queen’s University will remove the name of Canada’s first prime minister from its law school building in response to public demands and a community consultation that found his legacy at odds with the image the school wants to project. […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 19 2020

Globe and Mail Opinion: It’s time to kick the Confucius Institute out of Canada Several school districts, including in Toronto, have long since terminated their relationships with the organization, as have a few Canadian universities. CTV News uOttawa support staff on strike after contract deadline passes The University of Ottawa warns students may see a […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 16 2020

CTV News Top court to examine payment for classroom use of copyrighted works The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the issue of fair payment for the use of copyrighted works in the classroom. CBC Western students alerted about security breach at exam monitor Proctortrack A security breach of Proctortrack, the software Western University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 15 2020

CBC ‘There are probably going to be job losses’: U of C looks to minimize impact of impending cuts Facing another round of provincial budget cuts in 2021, the University of Calgary says there will undoubtedly be job cuts. toronto.com ‘It’s been pretty brutal’: First month back at school tough on mental health, students say […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 14 2020

University World News Five decades on, gender pay gap in HE has hardly closed A half-century after the pathbreaking report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women showed that female professors earned CA$2,262 (CA$17,000 or US$13,000 in today’s money) less than their male colleagues, Statistics Canada has reported that the gap has hardly […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 13 2020

CBC I fight anti-Black, anti-Indigenous racism with academic excellence Most students don’t picture the prime minister celebrating them in front of their class when they graduate university. Neither did I, until it happened. The Globe and Mail Online learning can be eye-opening for both teachers and students Toronto is recognized as one of the most […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 09 2020

Global News ‘It’s an access to education issue’: Why more needs to be done about sexual assaults at schools “CJ” was 18 when she moved from her home in Saskatchewan to attend school at Calgary’s Mount Royal University. CBC Post-secondary students face dilemma over going home for Thanksgiving during pandemic College and university students are […]