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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | AUG 07 2019

CBC News When CSIS comes knocking: Amid reports of Muslim students contacted by spy agency, hotline aims to help Creators of University of Toronto-based student support line say spy agency often on ‘fishing expeditions.’ Edmonton Sun Uyghur students in Canada fear for their families in China Students say they’re unable to return home because of […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | AUG 06 2019

Globe and Mail McGill AI project could change the way brain surgeons are trained An artificial intelligence algorithm tracks the neurosurgery resident’s every movement – ready to classify his performance as part of a research project at McGill University. Toronto Star Opinon: Closing Canada’s universities gender pay gap: Women professors remain underpaid The vast majority […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | AUG 02 2019

Calgary Herald Advanced education minister delays postsecondary free speech policy rework Alberta’s 26 publicly funded postsecondary institutions will have more time to rework their free speech policies, Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides said this week.  TheRecord.com Federal government announces new intellectual property tools at the University of Waterloo The federal government announced three new initiatives […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | AUG 01 2019

Globe and Mail Canada Research Chairs program taking new measures to close equity gaps among prestigious academic positions The CRC program is committing to new measures to close equity gaps among the prestigious academic positions, including a first-time focus on professors who are LGBTQ. Globe and Mail Risk of student loan defaults and delays rising, […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 31 2019

London Free Press Western students council to train volunteers to better support victims of sex assault Western University’s student council is backing training for its volunteers to better support victims of sexual and gender violence on campus. CBC News New Brunswick unveils 10-year nursing strategy to fix nurse shortage The provincial government aims to add […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 30 2019

The Globe and Mail In a push for diversity, medical schools overhaul how they select Canada’s future doctors The selection method to get into Canadian medical schools has resulted in classes that fall short of some universities’ goals for racial and socioeconomic diversity. London Free Press Western University opens $16M research lab for world’s most […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 29 2019

The Globe and Mail Hong Kong tensions reach Simon Fraser University as notes, posters supporting protests partly torn down Tensions from protests in Hong Kong appear to be spilling over onto campuses around the world, including Simon Fraser University, where a student-organized campaign supporting Hong Kong demonstrators was disrupted. The Tyee Expanded support to help […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 26 2019

Global News How Atlantic Canada’s largest university learned a hard lesson in social media identity An attempt by Dalhousie University to refresh their social media identity earlier this year met harsh criticism from donors, alumni and current students. CBC News ‘Truly irreplaceable’: University lecturer killed in Northern B.C. dedicated career to studying plant life Leonard […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 25 2019

The Globe and Mail Canadian government faces call to revoke funding for Thirty Meter Telescope project in Hawaii Canada should remove its financial support from a plan to build a massive new telescope in Hawaii on land considered sacred by Indigenous Hawaiians, the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said Wednesday. Winnipeg Free Press International students […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 24 2019

The Province Universities commit to climate change research at UBC summit The 20 members of the University Climate Change Coalition announced a platform to fight climate change during its inaugural conference at the University of British Columbia on Tuesday. CBC News Canadian researcher to lead largest known study on transgender athletes A Canadian-born researcher is […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 23 2019

The Toronto Star Opinion: Where do the federal parties stand on basic and applied research? It’s about 90 days until the federal election and so far the science community and voters alike remain in the dark as to how the Conservatives, NDP and Greens will support Canadian science, write Mark Lautens and David Naylor. CBC […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 22 2019

Winnipeg Free Press Reports outlines why U of M women paid less Female faculty members at the University of Manitoba wait more than a year longer than their male counterparts, on average, for promotion to full professorship, a new report says. Global News Clarington partners with Trent University to create Electric Vehicle strategy As part […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 19 2019

CBC News Laurentian University donors targeted by phishing scam School’s chief information officer says systems weren’t compromised in targeted email attack. Toronto Star Looming rule change could bar law students, paralegals from provincial court criminal cases Paralegals and student legal clinics are warning of an access to justice problem in September when a new federal […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 18 2019

CBC News University suspends trips to China amid RCMP probe into lab researchers The University of Manitoba is recommending faculty avoid unnecessary travel to China in light of an RCMP investigation involving two microbiology researchers. National Post Canadian Ebola drug inventors worked with Chinese firm but it was about saving lives, top biologist says A […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 17 2019

CTV Vancouver Island News Feds announce $100M for Indigenous health at UVic The federal government announced what it calls the largest single investment in Indigenous health research at the University of Victoria Tuesday. Toronto Star B.C. researchers developing simulation that could predict and prevent mass shootings Karthik Vedantham and Andrew Park at Thompson Rivers University […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 16 2019

CBC Manitoba University severs ties with researcher who was escorted out of National Microbiology Lab The University of Manitoba has cut ties with a researcher until an RCMP investigation is complete. Dr. Xiangguo Qiu is a medical doctor and virologist, and was an adjunct professor in the university’s department of medical microbiology. National Post Dismissal […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | JUL 15 2019

CBC Edmonton Canada’s top researcher positions continue to lack diversity, U of A study finds Professors holding prestigious research roles at Canadian universities are still overwhelmingly white and male, despite diversity and inclusion initiatives, researchers say. CBC Montreal Suspension of Quebec graduate program leaves international students in limbo Two McGill University neuroscience PhDs looking for […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUL 12 2019

National Post Indicted McGill professor was caught in broad, controversial U.S. dragnet of Chinese-background scientists Some prominent critics suggest America’s trade war with China has propelled police on a witch hunt against east-Asian researchers. Cape Breton Post CBU instructor fired after demanding sex, moose meat and lobster for better grades The student, who doesn’t want […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUL 11 2019

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix U of Saskatchewan support workers overwhelmingly approve new deal CUPE Local 1975 members voted 97 per cent in favour of the new offer, which maintains a defined benefit pension plan. Kingston Whig-Standard Former Queen’s principal Hitchcock dies Karen Hitchcock, Queen’s University’s 18th principal and vice-chancellor, died on Wednesday at 76 after a long […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUL 10 2019

Toronto Star Banning UBC from Pride Parade is a welcomed ‘kick in the pants,’ says transgender professor The Vancouver Pride Society’s decision to bar the University of British Columbia from participating in this year’s Pride parade is the “kick in the pants” that the institution needs, says transgender UBC professor Mary Ann Saunders. Toronto Star […]