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By ANQI SHEN | July 19 2017

Globe and Mail Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani was the only woman to win a prestigious Fields Medal The Iranian mathematician, who was one of four Fields winners in 2014 at the International Congress of Mathematicians in South Korea, died Saturday. She was 40. Globe and Mail Made in Canada: How to attract and retain top talent […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 18 2017

Metro New rules meant to make student grants more predictable Canadian students heading to universities and colleges this fall can expect a more nuanced grant system that won’t come with harsh income cut-offs. Policy Options Canada could benefit from Trump challenges In order to keep the best and brightest in Canada, some kind of work […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 17 2017

Times Higher Education Challenge and opportunity in Canada’s international student boom Funding restraints mean that hype about double-digit rises in applications may not immediately translate into huge increases in enrolment. Globe and Mail Ottawa gives millions to shore up Canada 150 project budgets Even though Canada Day has come and gone, dozens of Ottawa’s key […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 14 2017

Maclean’s An open letter to young Canadians in the sciences Science can seem intimidating. But uncertainty, says Lauren Hayward Sierens, can be powerful if you embrace it. Globe and Mail Work-placement program should be expanded to college, polytechnic students: advocates A federal plan to fund 10,000 short work and research placements should not be restricted […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 13 2017

Globe and Mail Toronto’s York University loses battle over copyright fees One of Canada’s largest universities will have to pay for copyrighted materials distributed to students after a ruling that some experts say will affect schools throughout the country. Globe and Mail Former astronaut Julie Payette to be named Canada’s next governor-general Prime Minister Justin […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 12 2017

CBC Universities growing more reliant on foreign student fees International students in Ontario are paying nearly $1.3 billion in tuition, double the amount paid just four years ago. Montreal Gazette Concordia University to create new research centre on Loyola campus A new $52.75-million science centre will be built in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce thanks to funding from the […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 11 2017

Windsor Star University of Windsor to hire five Indigenous professors Five full-time, tenure-track Indigenous professors will be hired as part of a new President’s Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program. Chronicle Herald Survey results say Nova Scotia grads want to stay, but can’t Most recent graduates from post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada would like to stay and […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 10 2017

Telegram MUN review says transparency should be improved Memorial University has released a review of the Board of Regents policies and practices, which makes a total of 32 recommendations to improve practices. CBC Nation-wide prescription heroin study proposed to battle opioid crisis London, Ont. could be one of the sites where the treatment is tested […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 07 2017

Montreal Gazette More anglophone students are choosing French universities: study English-speaking Quebec students are attending French-language universities in greater proportions than in the early 2000s, says a study published by the Office québécoise de la langue française. CTV Scientists find way to delete memories associated with traumatic events The breakthrough is a means to alleviate […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 06 2017

Globe and Mail Trudeau delivers sunny message to Scottish students worried for their futures Mr. Trudeau made a surprise visit to the University of Edinburgh to pick up an honorary doctorate and offer some words of wisdom to the graduating class. National Observer Kirsty Duncan in hot seat over pressure to fix Harper-era science mistakes […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 05 2017

Metro Ryerson administration wants more clarification from student union on call for name change After the RSU released its demands on Facebook, some members of its board released a letter saying they were not involved in the drafting of the demands. Times Higher Education Humanities and social sciences ‘undervalued’ by assessment metrics Rankings should give […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 04 2017

CBC Meet the young scientists who hope to save N.L.’s fishery A race is underway in laboratories in Newfoundland and Labrador to dispel the darkness caused by years of cuts to fisheries science. Globe and Mail Ryerson Students’ Union issues demands for Indigenous justice The RSU used July 1 to make public a list of […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 30 2017

Maclean’s Opinion: Why Canadian scientists aren’t happy The Liberal government’s latest science policy is a backwards factory for producing white elephants, Paul Wells writes. Globe and Mail University students largely spared from U.S. immigration ban A U.S. Supreme Court decision exempting students and faculty from an immigration ban will not put an end to uncertainty […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 29 2017

Globe and Mail Science Minister Kirsty Duncan ready to begin science funding overhaul She is not about to implement the full suite of changes recommended by an independent review that called the system chronically underfunded and in need of better co-ordination. Science Canada’s basic science at risk of fading away, report argues The report—Restoring Canada’s […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 28 2017

Globe and Mail Scientists brace for climate-fund cutoff Climate scientists across Canada are preparing to shutter research projects and lay off staff as time runs out on the federal program that supports their work. Globe and Mail Opinion: We need to protect free speech on campus “Good ideas will stand the test of debate and […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 27 2017

CBC Dalhousie medical school boosts screening of would-be doctors The closer look at character traits such as empathy and integrity follows the murder conviction of an incoming medical student, William Sandeson. Science Through internships, Ph.D. students expand their skills and explore their options “Every big experience has a chance to change how you see the […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 26 2017

Global News U of A students create robotic submarine, now headed to international competition Engineering students raised over $35,000 to construct the submarine. CTV Syrian doctor barred from U.S. under travel ban resettles in Toronto Khaled Almilaji was reunited with his wife, Jehan Mouhsen, and plans to pursue studies at the University of Toronto. Vancouver […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | June 23 2017

Globe and Mail Indigenous artists create virtual-reality vision of a future Canada Canada’s upcoming sesquicentennial will no doubt prompt plenty of reflection about the past 150 years of this country – a past, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, that is deeply rooted in the colonization and attempted erasure of Indigenous peoples. Soo […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | June 22 2017

Globe and Mail Ottawa professor jailed in France is being held for political purposes: lawyer Donald Bayne said France is keeping Hassan Diab behind bars so it won’t be seen as soft on terrorism after a spate of recent attacks. And he said the Trudeau government is acting like a “passive little brother” to France […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | June 21 2017

CBC News Toronto Newly named cabin ‘a real space to have hard conversations’ for Indigenous students at York U Formerly Hart House, the space will now be called Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, or House of Great Peace. Globe and Mail OECD’s message for Canada on ‘inclusive growth’: Lots of room to do better Canada ranks fifth out […]