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BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUN 07 2019

Ottawa Citizen Contract faculty at Ontario colleges and universities will be hit hard by government’s proposed wage caps, say unions Legislation introduced by the Ontario government would prevent unions from bargaining to improve wages for staff at the bottom of pay scales, says president of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. Global News Research […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUN 06 2019

CBC Nova Scotia student says he was racially profiled at Congress The graduate student, who was falsely accused of stealing a laptop by Congress attendees, was an invited speaker at the Black Canadian Studies Association conference. Times Higher Ed How far should the indigenization of university teaching and research go? One proposal is for universities […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 05 2019

Globe and Mail Government urged to amend Copyright Act in bid to protect visual and Indigenous artists The House of Commons industry committee is urging the government to look at ways for visual artists to make money every time their work is resold – not just on the initial sale. National Post Opinion: The ‘double-dipping […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 04 2019

Globe and Mail China warns students, academics about risks of studying in U.S. amid deepening tensions The Chinese government has issued a warning to students and academics about studying in the United States in what observers called the latest reprisal in a deepening set of frictions between the world’s two largest economic powers. Vancouver Sun […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 03 2019

CBC News MUN grads make history as 1st teachers trained with Inuit traditions Completed one-time Inuit bachelor of education program from Memorial University. Globe and Mail Recent alumni of graduate business programs better equipped to tackle workplace gender inequality Recent alumni credit their graduate business programs with equipping them to tackle gender inequality in the […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | MAY 31 2019

CTV Atlantic Views of UNB professor draw growing concerns from faculty The university is reviewing allegations against a professor for allegedly promoting racist arguments about immigration Vancouver Sun B.C. developer awards first wave of scholarships from $50-million fund Ryan Beedie’s fund gives up to $40,000 to 80 “Beedie Luminaries” who would otherwise face financial barriers […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | MAY 30 2019

Globe and Mail Canadian universities find new models to boost funding for women’s sports U Sports promotes gender equity through policy, but does not set limits on how universities allocate funding. Global News Saskatchewan funding mental health training at postsecondary schools The provincial government is providing $75,000 to eligible institutions to help strengthen their ability […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | MAY 29 2019

Globe and Mail Student federations launch court challenge to block Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative The Canadian Federation of Students and the York Federation of Students jointly filed an application to quash the government’s Student Choice Initiative, announced in January. The Atlantic Opinion: The books of college libraries are turning into wallpaper University libraries around […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 28 2019

Global News Professor taking U of R to court over oil and gas research funding details Emily Eaton is studying influence of oil and energy interests in Saskatchewan’s education system. The Province B.C. post-secondary educators fight to fix ‘structural’ problem of precarious contract work Present system ‘allows the university to run on short-term, dispensable labour’. […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 27 2019

Windsor Star University of Windsor chooses Robert Gordon as new president Gordon is the current provost and vice-president of academic at Wilfrid Laurier University. Globe & Mail Opinion: On campus, unpopular views also deserve a platform Although the stated functions of free speech are all related, the pursuit of truth is arguably the most important […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 24 2019

Globe and Mail Academics at University of New Brunswick criticize professor for alleged racist positions More than two dozen academics at UNB have issued a public letter condemning the views of a controversial sociology professor as “racist and without academic merit.” Global News Video: ‘People are not judging me for my merits’: Quebec graduate student […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 23 2019

Vancouver Sun Research in UBC-Huawei partnership proceeds as pressure builds to exclude giant Chinese firm The Chinese telecom equipment maker has been declared a security risk by U.S. authorities. CBC Haida student wins UBC’s first-ever Lieutenant Governor medal for work supporting peers Chelsea Gladstone is not just leaving the University of British Columbia with a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 22 2019

Global News Daniel Woolf reflects on highs and lows of decade as Queen’s University principal Daniel Woolf believes he’s leaving Queen’s University in better shape than when he took on the demanding job of being the school’s principal a decade ago. Times Higher Education Political hits now may help academia in Canadian election Provincial threats […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 21 2019

Toronto Star Ford government slashes funding to research institutes focused on artificial intelligence The Ford government has axed provincial funding for two institutes credited with positioning Ontario and Canada at the forefront of artificial intelligence research. Ottawa Citizen Provincial cuts a ‘body slam against science’ in Canada Science organizations in Ontario are being “body slammed” […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 17 2019

Chronicle Herald Dalhousie University goes Down Under for new president Deep Saini, vice-chancellor and president of the University of Canberra in Australia, will assume the mantle at Dalhousie on Jan. 1, 2020. Global News Ford government proposal could force senior professors at Queen’s University to work without salaries The Ford government wants to eliminate the […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | MAY 16 2019

CBC Ford government scraps funding for stem cell research Scientist working on treatment of premature babies calls move “extremely short-sighted and uninformed.” Global News Nova Scotia hires professors to evaluate changes to bolster inclusive classrooms The province has hired two University of Ottawa professors at a cost of nearly $458,000 over three years, to evaluate […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 15 2019

Toronto Star Stem cell research institute latest victim of Ford government cost cutting An Ontario research institute dedicated to translating stem cell discoveries into treatments for victims of incurable illnesses has itself become a victim of the Ford government’s spending cuts. Global News New Dalhousie convocation staff recognizes diverse cultures, ethnic groups The Halifax university […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 14 2019

Globe and Mail New proposal from Doug Ford government would force senior professors to work for no salary Ontario faculty associations say they’re consulting with lawyers after being stonewalled in their attempts to meet with the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities about proposed legislation. National Post ‘This is a movement’: Women lead visual arts […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 13 2019

CTV Visa rejections frustrate efforts to bring in more international students At a time when Canada is attracting more students from around the world, there are concerns qualified applicants from certain countries are getting turned away because of its visa process. Prince George Citizen UNBC offering early retirement packages University of Northern British Columbia faculty […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 10 2019

TheRecord.com Laurier receives funding to support equity, diversity and inclusion in research Wilfrid Laurier University is the recipient of nearly $400,000 in federal grant funding to be used to foster equity, diversity and inclusion among researchers at the school. Times Higher Education Springer Nature proposes model for open access transition The suggested approach could see […]