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By ANQI SHEN | February 23 2017

CBC UPEI extends semester to make up for storm days UPEI’s senate has voted to extend the current university semester by adding three more optional teaching days. Calgary Herald Anti-Semitic posters litter University of Calgary campus Posters questioning the Holocaust are the latest signs condemned as hate-mongering to appear on the University of Calgary campus. […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 22 2017

CBC Iranian Montrealer facing deportation held at Laval detention centre Roghayeh Azizi Mirmahaleh, 60, says she fears imprisonment, death if returned to Iran. Ottawa Citizen Risk tool could reduce unnecessary cardiac diagnostics by thousands, says UBC-led study Thousands of people are needlessly given radiological exams and cardiac stress tests after suffering chest pains, according to […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 21 2017

Globe and Mail Concordia University pilot program has unique take on hateful speech Rather than denounce hateful remarks, the Someone Project teaches students and community members to listen to each other’s offensive, even hurtful, words. Globe and Mail UBC sets interviews for Creative Writing chair after Steven Galloway firing The program, formerly led by Steven […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 17 2017

Globe and Mail Trump says he will unveil overhauled immigration order next week At a news conference on Thursday, Trump said the new order would seek to address concerns raised by federal appeals court judges, who temporarily blocked his original travel ban. Financial Post What if, degree in hand, you suddenly realize you should have […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 16 2017

Metro Law students challenge U.S.-Canada agreement on refugees Hundreds of students have signed a letter sent to the House of Commons to challenge the Safe Third Country Agreement. CBC UBC alumna says school’s draft sexual assault policy an improvement but not perfect A UBC alumna with an ongoing human rights complaint against the school says […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 15 2017

Montreal Gazette UBC votes for sustainable investment fund to be free of fossil fuel companies UBC will exclude fossil fuel companies from its low-carbon investment fund, a move being applauded by a campus group that has been pushing for divestment. Metro Mount Royal University aviation program grappling with death of instructors Two flight instructors died […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 14 2017

Calgary Herald Alberta envoy to push for greater share of federal research and innovation funding in Ottawa Politicians and university leaders from Alberta will land this morning in Ottawa for two days of meetings to push for a greater share of federally sponsored research funds. Globe and Mail Criminal charges less likely in UBC sex-assault […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 13 2017

National Post Universities moving away from allowing students to judge sex assaults Universities in B.C. and Ontario are shifting away from allowing students to investigate sexual assault allegations against fellow students. Globe and Mail Sexual assault complaints need independent investigation, UBC policy says Under the new policy, an independent investigator would be responsible for examining […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 10 2017

Metro Academic argues universities need meaningful indigenization instead of symbolic representation A public forum hosted at Mount Royal University in Calgary aims to ask critical questions. Huffington Post Marie Henein, Jian Ghomeshi’s Lawyer, To Speak At Bishops University Despite Opposition A speech by Marie Henein, Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer, will go ahead at three Canadian universities […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 09 2017

570 News Canadians join global movement to boycott academic events held in the U.S. Hundreds of professors have joined more than 6,200 academics around the world pledging to stay away from international conferences held in the United States. Metro Toronto universities grapple with impact of Trump’s travel ban The Muslim ban restricts academics and international […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 08 2017

Metro Campus sexual assault is a complex problem requiring complex solutions: Trudeau The prime minister fielded tough questions during Q&A session with students in Ottawa. Globe and Mail Quebec scientist Moineau wins prize for role in gene-editing breakthrough A decade after he helped to discover a bacterial defence mechanism, a Laval University microbiologist is enjoying […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 07 2017

Toronto Star Youth Minister Trudeau: Is PM delivering on promises? The prime minister gave himself an extra portfolio after the 2015 election, but critics say he has a mixed record on youth issues. Canada must rethink skills training as automation eliminates jobs: Barton Dominic Barton told a conference of students, administrators and educators that […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 03 2017

CBC Scientists to march against Trump’s stance on science Since a website was launched on Monday, more than 40,000 people have registered interest, saying they planned to attend the march or a satellite event. Global News Video: FSIN, University of Saskatchewan commit to help First Nations students succeed The two parties have signed a MOU outlining […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | February 02 2017

Globe and Mail Campus support for Muslim students prompts talk about Islamophobia Muslim students at Canadian universities are welcoming the vigils, lectures and reflections taking place at their schools in the wake of Sunday’s shootings in Quebec City, but they also say the show of support is much-needed to combat persistent incidents of Islamophobia. Globe […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 01 2017

Montreal Gazette Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil Universities in the U.S. say Trump’s ban is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges, with untold numbers of scholars blocked from entering the U.S. iPolitics Search for top science advisor delayed Science Minister Kirsty Duncan has pushed back the deadline to apply for the […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 31 2017

Global News Iranian University of Manitoba student stopped from travelling to present at U.S. conference Elnaz Afshaipour said her nightmare experience at the Winnipeg airport began when she entered her booking information and the screen read “error.” CBC U.S. travel ban means an uncertain future for couple separated by the border He lives in California, […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | January 30 2017

Globe and Mail Universities Canada speaks out against Trump’s U.S. travel ban Canada’s universities have issued a rare political statement, opposing the temporary ban on the entry of citizens from seven countries to the United States and the suspension of all refugee admissions. Global News UBC sets up $250k task force to assist students, staff […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 27 2017

Globe and Mail Ontario rejects colleges’ plan for new ‘salary frameworks’ Ontario colleges have been told by the province that their plans for raising salaries for presidents and other senior staff are “unacceptable.” Kingston Whig-Standard City of Kingston, Queen’s to tap into potential of Innovation Park The two parties have formulated a memorandum of understanding […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 26 2017

Guelph Mercury Death of Guelph student prompts calls for more mental health support Four students have died this school year in connection with mental illness. Winnipeg Free Press PC replaces NDP appointments on U of Manitoba board Education Minister Ian Wishart has appointed 11 new governors and re-appointed one student member to the 23-member University […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 25 2017

Metro Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary through Indigenous art Indigenous artist takes a journey back in history through an art exhibition tour of the country. Global News Video: A look inside the University of Manitoba’s Feminist & Queer Review Here’s where you can read more about students publishing their own work in the University of Manitoba’s […]