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BY ANQI SHEN | October 26 2018

Toronto Star Federal minister Navdeep Bains says Canada’s health sciences industry falling off the pace Navdeep Bains was in Vancouver as part of the LifeScience BC’s 2018 Investor Summit, to discuss the recommendations of a new report on Canada’s health and biosciences industry. Maclean’s Indigenous students on campus: Going past the equity handbook “It’s hard […]

BY ANQI SHEN | October 25 2018

Globe and Mail Millions sunk into planning for three cancelled Ontario university campuses The presidents of two Ontario universities expressed surprise and disappointment Wednesday at provincial funding being pulled from proposed satellite campuses, one of which was set to begin construction in December. Toronto Star York U calls ‘urgent meeting’ to save planned campus after […]

BY ANQI SHEN | October 24 2018

Globe and Mail Doug Ford government cancels funding for three new GTA university campuses Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is cancelling funding for three university campuses in the Toronto area, blaming the province’s poor finances. Times Colonist B.C. poised for additional $100 million-plus subsidy for international student health care The province will become only one of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | October 23 2018

Times Higher Education MPs want UK university funding tied to tackling sexual harassment Women and Equalities Committee call for UK to follow US Title IX example, accusing government, regulators and institutions of ‘passing the buck’. CBC The future of plastics: UPEI engineering students get hands-on lesson in sustainability First year students at UPEI’s School of […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 19 2018

Policy Options The role of Statistics Canada in a post-truth world While Statistics Canada is one of the world’s premier statistical agencies, a few changes will cement its independence and Canada’s commitment to facts. The Province Emily Carr University instructors struggle in new campus A new book edited by ECUAD grad Terra Poirier explores how […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 18 2018

Toronto Star As precarious university appointments increase, instructors have trouble doing work, moving up “We should fight for fair labour at our universities … If we’re going to get treated like customers than we need to say, wait a minute, we’re being sold a bad bill of goods here.” Ottawa Citizen Canada to host G7 […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 17 2018

Globe and Mail UBC ordered to pay author Steven Galloway for breaching confidentiality terms The University of British Columbia has been ordered to pay $60,000 for breaching confidentiality terms after an arbitrator concluded the school violated the former professor’s privacy rights and damaged his reputation when it suspended and then fired him two years ago. […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 16 2018

Canadian Medical Association Journal Editorial: Watching Canada’s experiment with legal cannabis Given the known and unknown health hazards of cannabis, any increase in use of recreational cannabis after legalization, whether by adults or youth, should be viewed as a failure of this legislation. CBC University of Regina withdraws controversial tenure proposals from bargaining table University […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 15 2018

Globe and Mail Demonstrators confront St.FX president over school’s handling of alleged sexual assault On Saturday, nearly 40 demonstrators confronted Kent MacDonald following an apology he issued on the day before about the handling of a sexual assault case on campus. CTV News Quebec university unveils new policy banning teacher-student relationships Universite Laval’s new sexual […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 12 2018

Maclean’s What it’s like to be LGBTQ at a Canadian Christian university Why do some gay students choose to attend Trinity Western University? National Post Opinion: Sexism in STEM isn’t as clearcut as you’ve been led to believe When she won the Nobel Prize, Donna Strickland told journalists she had always been treated the same […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 11 2018

CBC UBC issues urgent alert, braces for natural gas shortage after pipeline explosion “Heat, hot water and cooking equipment are considered essential, but community members are asked to reduce their usage wherever possible. Anyone using natural gas for other purposes, such as research, is asked to take steps immediately to stop that use.” Regina Leader-Post […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 10 2018

CBC Canada commits $558M for science discovery research NSERC is committing $558 million this year for discovery research across the country, an additional $70 million compared to last year. Toronto Star How a fraudster got $12 million out of a Canadian university: They just asked for it It’s been just over a year since MacEwan […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | October 09 2018

Globe and Mail New course at University of Toronto studies Trump’s presidency as it happens There’s a malleable syllabus in Sam Tanenhaus’s new class at the University of Toronto, because its subject matter develops too rapidly for an unbreakable plan. Financial Post Opinion: Ignore the naysayers. The new USMCA deal is great for Canadian innovators […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 05 2018

CT Ontario university experiments aim to prove how life began A small group of researchers believe they may have solved the origins of life mystery, with the results coming from a planet simulator at McMaster University’s new Origins of Life Laboratory. National Post Opinion: The end of scientific, rational thinking: Donald Trump, Doug Ford and […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 04 2018

Globe and Mail New Brunswick universities struggle to hire for cannabis research chair roles More than a year after the creation of two cannabis research chairs, the positions remain unfilled at a time when the private sector is attracting academics to its ranks. Hamilton Spectator Mentoring of women in academic medicine said to be suffering […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 03 2018

Globe and Mail Six employees file human-rights complaints against UBC The Association of Administrative and Professional Staff, representing about 4,500 UBC employees, alleges discrimination against pregnant and disabled workers. Globe and Mail Canada’s newest Nobel Prize winner, Donna Strickland, ‘just wanted to do something fun’ Dr. Strickland’s path to the Nobel started with a spur-of-the-moment […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 02 2018

Globe and Mail Canada’s Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize A University of Waterloo professor who helped pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of applications, has been named a winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in physics. Globe and Mail Former student sues Queen’s University […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 01 2018

Globe and Mail University of Waterloo in battle with on-campus startup over clean energy invention The university has sued a small firm based at its Velocity Garage incubator for sole ownership of patented intellectual property. The Guardian Hundreds of academics at top UK universities accused of bullying Senior professors among 300 people alleged to have […]

BY ANQI SHEN | September 28 2018

CBC Dalhousie University mentorship program aims to get more black students in math and sciences Dr. Cinera States says her work with a Dalhousie program that aims to get more African-Nova Scotian students to pursue careers in STEM helped her realize the impact she could have on young people. CBC UWindsor professor compiles Indigenous athlete […]

BY ANQI SHEN | September 27 2018 University of Waterloo surpasses its targets for gender equity But there is still more to do, says president Feridun Hamdullahpur. Ottawa Citizen Embattled UOttawa Students Federation vows it will fight to remain in offices UOttawa announced Tuesday that it was terminating its contract with the federation after allegations of financial mismanagement. The Star Halifax […]