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BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 09 2019

Globe and Mail Ontario cuts funding to startup, innovation programs The Ontario government is cutting funding that supports startup and later-stage businesses, prompting cutbacks at some of Canada’s top innovation institutions. CBC Ford government sets the stage for capping public sector raises Unions representing a wide range of Ontario’s public sector workers — from teachers […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 08 2019

The Star Calgary UCP promises ‘thorough’ consultations on campus free-speech policies, but details are scarce The United Conservative government won’t say how far it might go to enforce U.S.-crafted free-speech policies for universities in Alberta. Global News Queen’s University radio station, Canada’s second oldest, could lose most of its budget “We had understood first that […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 07 2019

The Star Calgary Alberta and Ontario premiers’ campus free-speech policies a ‘dog-whistle blow’ for the right: expert Alberta Premier Jason Kenney intends to follow Ontario in asking the province’s universities and colleges to conform to free-speech guidelines, but freedom of expression experts say the move is mostly about optics. Ottawa Citizen Opinion: Ontario’s plan to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 06 2019

Globe and Mail Opinion: Canada is a leader in AI research – but that’s not enough There are vital questions about how AI’s many applications are being sold to us, writes Ted Hewitt, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Sault Star Algoma U budget jumps to $38M A surge in international recruitment […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 03 2019

Globe and Mail Federal research-funding agency screening out ‘strong political opinions’ on Huawei amid joint venture proposal A Canadian government research-funding agency is enlisting private-sector participants to help evaluate a proposed joint venture that includes the Chinese firm and the University of Laval. Global News Trent Housing Colloquium to focus on pairing senior citizens with […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 02 2019

Globe and Mail Nipissing University investigates following report of student-teacher connected to far-right chat group Nipissing U says it has launched an investigation following a Globe and Mail story about a far-right discussion group that included a student-teacher who boasted of raising doubts about the Holocaust with a middle-school class. Sault Star Sault firm heads […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 01 2019

Edmonton Journal Edmonton MP settles defamation lawsuit against U of A student newspaper Conservative MP Kerry Diotte has settled his defamation lawsuit against the University of Alberta’s student newspaper following an apology and retraction. London Free Press Jean Vanier Research Centre opens at King’s University College Pamela Cushing, the head of the new Jean Vanier […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 30 2019

Globe and Mail Mowat Centre to shut down after losing government funding The Mowat Centre, a public policy think tank, is shutting down as a result of cuts from the Ontario government. CBC ‘What’s the purpose of a university degree?’: prof worried about tying university funding to performance A University of Regina professor is worried […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 29 2019

Telegraph Universities under pressure to review Huawei links after warning China could ‘subvert and manipulate’ research British universities have been urged to review their work with Huawei over claims China is using its ties to “buy influence” and “subvert” academic institutions. Globe and Mail Mental-health programs tailored for Muslims gain traction in Canada “There is […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 26 2019

CBC Simon Fraser University opens $126M Surrey expansion in sustainable energy Simon Fraser University has expanded its Surrey campus with a new facility dedicated to sustainable energy engineering. CBC Cutting-edge technology: U of A using virtual and augmented reality to train surgeons The University of Alberta Surgical Simulation Research Lab (SSRL) is setting up surgeons […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 25 2019

Kingston Whig-Standard Opinion: ‘Queen’s finally accepted responsibility’ Even though Queen’s University effectively ended its discriminatory ban over 50 years ago, the institution never made any attempt to reckon with this history, writes Richard Reznick, dean of Queen’s faculty of health sciences. Global News Ontario university students wearing hijabs questioned about what it is to dress […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 24 2019

Edmonton Journal A playroom for adults: University of Alberta launches its first Calm Room The University of Alberta has launched its first Calm Room, a place that aims to help students regulate their stress. Hamilton Spectator McMaster University injects an estimated $3.9 billion into Hamilton’s economy A study commissioned by McMaster shows the university’s contribution […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 23 2019

Ottawa Citizen Concordia to receive largest donation in its history: $30 million planned gift to support students The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has made a planned gift of $30 million to the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen. Now, the largest gift ever to the university in support of students. CBC New Brunswick delays cancellation […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 18 2019

Vancouver Sun Changing the future of cancer drug design: A foundational relationship Transformational philanthropy and the federal government are teaming up to accelerate cancer research by bringing world-renowned researcher, Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, to British Columbia. Montreal Gazette Concordia student union’s housing project ‘thinks outside the box’ Five years in the planning, the $18-million project on […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 17 2019

Ottawa Citizen Concordia University Foundation and Global Investment Firm Inerjys Ventures Sign $1.2M Next-Gen Partnership to Strengthen Cleantech Sector The Concordia University Foundation and Inerjys Ventures are working in tandem to invest in clean technologies. The Star Calgary University of Alberta research centre to track climate change’s affecting Canada’s mountains The University of Alberta announced […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 16 2019

Hamilton Spectator McMaster University researchers discover “kingpin” of human stem cells Hamilton researchers have discovered “kingpin” cells that orchestrate how surrounding stem cells develop and grow, and the “ocean” of data expected to shift views on stem cells is so valuable it’s being made available to researchers all over the world. Cape Breton Post Robots […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 15 2019

Montreal Gazette McGill University drops Redmen name from sports teams, citing pain caused to Indigenous students Principal Suzanne Fortier said in a statement that the Redmen name has caused pain and alienation for Indigenous students at the university, hence McGill is dropping the Redmen name for its men’s varsity sports teams, effective immediately. The Record […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 12 2019

Chronicle Herald Halifax researchers’ new superconducting magnet will help quest to detect Alzheimer’s Ian Pottie, professor of chemistry and physics at Mount Saint Vincent University, and his team along with Dalhousie brain researcher Sultan Darvesh, have been exploring molecular analysis as a potential diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s. Toronto Star Universities and colleges face funding clawbacks […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 11 2019

TheRecord.com UW researcher’s experiment being launched to space station Astronauts on the International Space Station will help out with a University of Waterloo kinesiology professor’s research into astronauts’ cardiovascular health and the connection between physical activity and insulin resistance. Toronto Star Network outage affecting colleges, universities could spell trouble for students trying to submit assignments […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 10 2019

The Chronicle Herald Swimming in savings: Acadia slashes water usage by half Water equal to 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools is what Acadia University has saved in cutting the water it consumes on campus on a yearly basis by half. CBC U of A’s mental health vodcasts aimed at those on campus who feel isolated or […]