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BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 09 2021

CTV News University of Calgary holds first in-person convocation since 2019 This year, students at the University of Calgary will be able to cross the stage at their convocation for the first time since COVID-19 hit in 2019. CBC News MUN to lift class capacity restrictions for winter semester University planning to have in-person class […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 08 2021

Ottawa Citizen uOttawa professor in standoff with Twitter over ‘tar and feather’ post University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran remains in a standoff with Twitter over a post he believes offered fair criticism of government delays in vaccinating children, but that the platform has labelled “abusive.” Global News Unruly parties at University of Victoria […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 05 2021

CBC News ‘It’s so disheartening’: three small Sudbury universities try to survive after being set adrift by Laurentian Three formerly federated universities ran on tuition money from Laurentian students. Globe and Mail University of Ottawa must protect academic freedom, says report A report on academic freedom at the University of Ottawa prompted in part by […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 04 2021

CBC News International students especially eager for an end to University of Manitoba faculty strike Labour dispute leaves many in limbo, far from home while paying steep tuitions. CTV News ‘Brink of rioting’: Saanich police to introduce roadblocks, more patrols due to escalating UVic parties Saanich police say they’re upping enforcement at the University of […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 03 2021

Globe and Mail Queen’s University launches process to verify claims to Indigenous identity Queen’s University is launching consultations on how to assess Indigenous identity claims in hiring, a first step in establishing what could be a national model for universities struggling to deal with allegations of identity fraud among their faculty. Burnaby Beacon Students call […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 02 2021

CBC News Laurentian teams back in action after COVID-19, but playing in the shadow of the university’s financial crisis Laurentian cut its hockey and swim teams and closed its pool as part of financial restructuring. Times Colonist Hundreds gather at UVic for unruly parties, fireworks shot at crowd TV sets, pumpkins, bottles thrown from buildings, […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 01 2021

CBC News Outrage brewing after U of S and CIHR support professor who falsely claimed to be Indigenous Carrie Bourassa offers no genealogical evidence that she is Métis, Anishnaabe and Tlingit, as she has claimed. MyPgNow Post-secondary schools feel COVID-19 testing would be hard to implement BC’s post-secondary schools have taken different approaches to COVID-19, […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 29 2021

Globe and Mail Alberta postsecondary tuition increases highest in the country: Statscan Alberta has had the highest postsecondary tuition-fee increases in the country for the past two years, according to data from Statistics Canada. Maclean’s A Cree family’s canoe is returned, after sitting in a University of Saskatchewan storage room for years It was repatriated […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 28 2021

CBC News Colleagues say acclaimed professor has no Indigenous roots Several colleagues of University of Saskatchewan Prof. Carrie Bourassa — the leading Indigenous health scientist in the country — say they’ve discovered she has a European genealogy and no Indigenous roots. CBC News University of Toronto pledges to divest from fossil fuels, run ‘climate positive’ […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 27 2021

CBC News Infrastructure shortfall at Nova Scotia universities tops $1B Challenge facing universities ‘extraordinarily acute,’ says association executive Sault Star Opinion: Laurentian must keep its French-language programs ‘Our status as a bilingual university in a tricultural setting is a major strength and key attraction for students.’ Burnaby Beacon SFU students plan hunger strike to demand […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 26 2021

CBC News Ontario university sports extremely white, from student athletes to coaches, report finds Research shows racialized staffers had notably different experience in path to hiring. National Post Workers Demand Better From the Nation’s Richest University Casual workers at the University of Toronto are seeking better treatment from the nation’s richest university as they head […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 25 2021

Globe and Mail Opinion: Queen’s students: Kingston’s ‘educated idiots’ Times have changed. So, too, has the level and coarseness of student misbehaviour. Sault Star Enrolment jumps at Algoma University Enrolment at Algoma University’s three campuses is up significantly from last fall with more than 40 per cent of Algoma’s students coming from other countries. CBC […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 22 2021

Hamilton Spectator U of T received formal complaints against ex-Trinity College provost accused of sexual harassment, but he wasn’t punished The University of Toronto received formal complaints on at least two occasions about former professor Andy Orchard alleging sexual advances and inappropriate touching of graduate students. Global News Queen’s student association says homecoming parties were […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 21 2021

Timmins Press Université de Sudbury names Obonsawin chancellor Donald Obonsawin has been appointed as chancellor of the Université de Sudbury, the university announced Wednesday. CBC News Vaccines now mandatory at Holland College and UPEI ‘If you’re not vaccinated fully you can’t be on our campus’. Revelstroke Review Diversity still lacking at UBC Okanagan, say some […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 20 2021

CTV News Sexual violence concerns persist as efforts to keep Western Students safe continue A rally Tuesday outside Western’s University Community Centre launched three days of events organized by the Western University Students’ Council. CTV News Union for U of M faculty votes to authorize a strike Members of the union representing more than 1,200 […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 19 2021

National Post Queen’s taking action against students after misogynistic signs over party weekend Queen’s University said the signs were hung in front of a number of houses on Saturday and the occupants of those homes were told the school would take action under the Student Code of Conduct. The university did not specify what that […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 18 2021

University World News Enriching international students’ experience post-COVID COVID-19 has been an unwelcome visitor since 2020, and, like unwelcome visitors, it has overstayed. Its disruption of international education has brought international student mobility to a standstill. CTV News ‘This is the perfect time for you to be our leader’ First Nations University of Canada welcomes […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 15 2021

CTV News Kingston, Ont. prepares for another Queen’s University homecoming weekend under COVID As Queen’s University homecoming weekend begins, officials in Kingston, Ont. say they don’t want to see a return of large street parties thrown by students. CBC News Hype begins for pandemic-delayed University Cup in Halifax COVID-19 forced the postponement of two national […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 14 2021

CBC News Ontario NDP leader accuses Premier Ford of ‘hiding’ from Laurentian University ‘quagmire’ NDP are committed to funding a standalone Francophone university in Sudbury. Global News University of Manitoba faculty wants province to leave wage talks alone The University of Manitoba Faculty Association wants to leave negotiations on a new deal with faculty up […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 13 2021

National Post New Ontario university addresses need for French post-secondary education In its first year of operation, UOF is offering four undergraduate degree programs, all of which are humanities or social sciences-based taught in the context of the 21st century. Education News Canada Athabasca University appoints expert in digital-first education as its new president Peter […]