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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 20 2019

CBC ‘It’s literally life or death’: Students say University of Toronto dragging feet on mental health services Despite several deaths, U of T won’t say how long waiting list for therapy is. Ottawa Citizen Survey reveals high levels of psychological distress among Quebec students A wide-ranging survey completed by roughly 24,000 Quebec university students revealed […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 19 2019

CTV News Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home Some Canadian universities are urging their exchange students in Hong Kong to consider returning home as the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is beset by escalating violence between government officials and pro-democracy protesters. CBC York University and U of T calling exchange students home […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 18 2019

Globe and Mail Canadian universities urge exchange students in Hong Kong to return home as protests escalate on campuses Canadian universities are advising their students on exchange programs in Hong Kong to return home, a result of the escalating violence on college campuses in the city racked by increasingly violent anti-government protests. Toronto Star Thousands […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 15 2019

My Prince George Now Talks continue between UNBC and Faculty Association as work stoppage reaches a week The Faculty Association at UNBC and the employer have re-opened talks as they try and hammer out a new deal. CBC Students push back against possibility of tuition hikes Students at the University of Calgary gathered on Thursday […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 14 2019

The Georgia Straight Does education pay? Research suggests investing in postsecondary schooling can yield dividends When it comes to postsecondary education, students often want to know the return on investment. And there’s no shortage of economic data that can boil this down to dollars and cents. Global News Brock University to close and sell Hamilton […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 13 2019

Globe and Mail Donor Peter Allard sues UBC, demands his name be printed on all law degrees A prominent donor who gave tens of millions of dollars to the University of British Columbia and whose name adorns the law school is taking the university to court for failing to ensure his name is also on […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 12 2019

CBC UNBC classes cancelled Tuesday, but both sides agree to return to negotiations Classes are again cancelled on Tuesday at the University of Northern British Columbia as faculty continue to strike after months-long negotiations broke down last week without an agreement. Hamilton Spectator McMaster teaching assistants poised for job action Hundreds of McMaster University teaching […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 11 2019

Globe and Mail Canadian University Report Profiles of more than 60 schools across the country, as well as feature stories filled with advice for prospective students. Ottawa Citizen Amid backlash, Quebec suspends controversial immigration reform for foreign students, workers The Quebec government is ending a nightmarish week by suspending its proposed changes to a popular […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 08 2019

Globe and Mail Classes cancelled as faculty strike begins at UNBC A strike by faculty is underway at a British Columbia university serving students across much of the northern part of the province. CBC News Nearly one-third of UWindsor students opted out of paying campus radio fees CJAM funding purse is $31,400 lighter. Kingston Whig-Standard […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | NOV 07 2019

Global News Ryerson, York students hold 1-day strike to protest provincial education cuts Hundreds of university students skipped class on Wednesday to take part in a one-day strike protesting education cuts made by the Ford government in Ontario. Ottawa Citizen Meng Wanzhou arrest caused UBC leaders concern over enrolment, fundraising, internal documents show The email […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | NOV 06 2019

Montreal Gazette Quebec backs down on acquired rights of foreign students, temporary workers The CAQ government has been faced with mounting protests over its attempts to reform a popular international student program that fast tracks citizenship. The Guardian ‘Alarming’ Chinese meddling at U.K. universities exposed in report Chinese embassy appears to be coordinating efforts to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 05 2019

Maclean’s Why universities are trying to recruit overseas students from as many places as possible Canadian universities are riding a wave of popularity as destinations of choice for overseas students. Global News University of Northern B.C. faculty issue 72-hour strike notice Students at the University of Northern British Columbia are bracing for possible classroom disruptions, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 04 2019

Maclean’s Laurentian University’s path to reconciliation is trilingual The university in Sudbury, Ont., now has three languages labelling buildings on campus: English, French and Anishnaabemowin. CBC MacEwan University eyes job cuts, tuition hike in wake of grant reduction MacEwan University is planning layoffs as it braces for an anticipated $17-million reduction in provincial funding. Winnipeg […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 01 2019

CBC Portrait of controversial figure George Ludlow removed from UNB law school Pressure is mounting to have the University of New Brunswick remove George Duncan Ludlow’s name from its law faculty building in Fredericton because of his connections to slavery and Indigenous abuse. The Sault Star Legislation introduced to grant Algoma U degree-granting authority Sault […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 31 2019

Maclean’s Will new rules around free speech on campus wind up silencing protestors? Ontario and Alberta universities have been told to draft new free-speech policies that could sanction those who oppose them. Maclean’s Freedom of speech on campus: Our survey of Canadian students Universities are supposed to be places where students are exposed to a […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 30 2019

Maclean’s Students are lonelier than ever Loneliness is a silent resident on post-secondary campuses. Why aren’t we talking about it? iPolitics University of Saskatchewan, Universities Canada most active on federal lobbying circuit in September The University of Saskatchewan and the national advocacy body for universities were the most active organizations on the federal lobbying circuit […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 29 2019

Medicine Hat News U of L will deal with budget constraints, says president Students are the top priority, and will remain so, for officials at the University of Lethbridge. CBC UWindsor law students prepare to launch trans ID clinic University of Windsor law students part of Pro Bono Students Canada’s (PBSC) local chapter attended inclusivity […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 28 2019

Global News Post-secondary schools focus on mental health as students feel the stress Nearly two-thirds of students reported experiencing “overwhelming anxiety,” according to the latest Canadian national college health assessment. CBC Public education advocate questions why religious post-secondary universities were spared cuts A public education advocate is concerned the provincial government’s grant funding cuts appear […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 25 2019

Toronto Star Alberta Budget 2019: Post-secondary students could see tuition rise by as much as 7% a year In the hopes that institutions across the province will begin finding their own sources of revenue — and wean themselves off provincial support in the process — the Alberta government is cutting just over $117 million from […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 24 2019

Toronto Star Ottawa urged to ease pathway to immigration for international students The federal government should make it easier for international students to stay in Canada — essentially cutting the red tape and rolling out the red carpet. Edmonton Journal 2019 Alberta budget will have 2.8 per cent spending cut, programs eliminated Clues about what’s […]