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By ANQI SHEN | April 19 2017

Globe and Mail Schools and employers partner to curb youth underemployment Canada’s major banks and financial-service companies in the GTA are lining up behind an initiative to ensure that every postsecondary student has a work-integrated learning experience. Toronto Star Ryerson University students will disarm fake bombs with robots for final exam Computer science students will […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 18 2017

CBC UBC passes new sex-assault policy, will create centralized offices to respond All public universities in B.C. must have policies by May 19. Maclean’s Why does Canada give away its best ideas in AI? Artificial intelligence is catnip to cheque-wielding politicians. But their investments won’t pay unless we stop hawking patents. Vancouver Sun Opinion: Ensure […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 13 2017

Globe and Mail Sharp differences in career paths of PhD grads across fields, UBC study finds The study found about a third of UBC’s doctoral graduates end up working as professors, but there are sharp differences in graduates’ career outcomes across different fields. Globe and Mail U of T researchers uncover extent of China’s censorship […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 12 2017

Times Higher Education Canada science review: will funding plea be put into practice? Scholars applaud recommendation to increase cash for basic research, but question significance of post-budget release. Georgia Straight Opinion: Canada has two ministers of science, yet budget 2017 barely mentions science University researchers across Canada are stunned and puzzled, writes UBC mathematics professor […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 11 2017

Ottawa Citizen Canadian science research eroding under ‘stifling preconditions’ of government funding, panel warns Canada has become less competitive in science research as federal funding has been “flatlining” in recent years, says an expert panel appointed by the federal science minister. Toronto Star Scientific research needs $1.3 billion in new money, system overhaul, report says […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 10 2017

New York Times Canada tries to turn its A.I. ideas into dollars After years of losing its artificial intelligence scientists and start-ups to Silicon Valley, Canada is focusing on keeping its A.I. leaders in the country. Calgary Herald Some B.C. universities leasing spaces on their campuses to private Chinese high schools to boost revenue To […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 07 2017

CBC MUN told to look for savings, as government cuts spending by $3M Memorial University will have to find $3 million in savings, without being able to increase tuition fees. CTV Alberta introduces bill to give professors, other academics right to strike Currently, collective bargaining disputes with academic staff in Alberta are settled through binding […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 06 2017

CBC U of T bungled 17-month sexual assault investigation, student alleges Tamsyn Riddle, 20, has filed a human rights complaint alleging the university failed to properly investigate an on-campus assault. CBC Resistance vs. resiliency: UNB elder to serve as Canada 150 ambassador Imelda Perley embraces her role as an opportunity to promote and advocate for […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 05 2017

Metro UBC president Santa Ono opens up about his struggle with mental health Ono shares his experience with depression that led him to try to take his own life twice. Metro Manitoba premier won’t commit to keeping film, university tax credits Pallister’s Progressive Conservative government is set to deliver a budget next week aimed at […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 04 2017

Ottawa Citizen Ottawa academic’s release ordered from Paris jail for fifth time — prosecutors quickly block move Two French judges ordered the release of Ottawa academic Hassan Diab from a Paris jail Monday – the fifth time since being extradited to France two and a half years ago. National Post ‘An opportunity to make their […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 03 2017

CBC SFU Chair appointed to new role in substance use research Kanna Hayashi will take a leading local role to advance understanding in substance abuse. Edmonton Journal Joint survey could help determine extent of sexual assaults at Alberta universities, colleges Campus climate surveys are a common way to collect data on attitudes, behaviours and reporting […]

By ANQI SHEN | March 31 2017

Globe and Mail Opinion: Ethics and governance is getting lost in the AI frenzy Mike Ananny and Taylor Owen on the “troubling disconnect between the rapid development of AI technologies and the static nature of our governance institutions.” National Post Ryerson University president apologizes for student film that portrays Niagara Falls as a slum The […]

By ANQI SHEN | March 30 2017

Maclean’s Opinion: Threats to academic freedom aren’t just a white-guy problem Here’s the problem: Potter’s marginalization is precisely the kind that causes concern because it is what is known in social science as a least-likely case. Maclean’s Editorial: What the Andrew Potter affair was really about Maclean’s continues to believe in the vital importance of […]

By ANQI SHEN | March 29 2017

Toronto Star New institute aims to make Toronto an ‘intellectual centre’ of AI capability The Vector Institute, an independent non-profit affiliated with the University of Toronto, will hire about 25 new faculty and research scientists. Times Colonist UVic’s international students cry foul as fee increases approved Despite pleas to the board of governors, international students […]

By ANQI SHEN | March 28 2017

Metro Two Canadians win Gairdner Awards for contributions to medical science The awards recognize some of the most significant medical discoveries made by scientists around the globe. CBC Cape Breton University moves forward in search for new president An executive search firm will be hired by June, says the board of governors chair. Maclean’s CAUT […]

By ANQI SHEN | March 27 2017

Ottawa Citizen Carleton University president to step down for ‘new leadership opportunity’ After nine years at the helm, Roseann O’Reilly Runte has announced her resignation as president and vice-chancellor of Carleton, effective July 31. Ottawa Citizen Editorial: Carleton University President Runte served the academic community well In Runte’s time, Carleton has shed the last vestiges […]

By ANQI SHEN | March 24 2017

CBC Audio: ‘It’s very much about laying out a long-term vision’: Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses budget concerns The Liberals committed to $5.7 billion in new spending over the next six years — not necessarily a large number for a government that talks a lot about “real change.” CBC University of Waterloo president writes faculty […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | March 23 2017

CBC News – Montreal Retired Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar finally launches book after imprisonment in Iran Launch of book on Muslim women in sports delayed by time detained in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Waterloo Regional Record In wake of suicides, Waterloo universities focus on student wellness The University of Waterloo says it has reached out […]

By ANQI SHEN | March 22 2017

Ottawa Citizen Five things to look for in the Trudeau government’s second budget The Trudeau government will table the second budget of its mandate Wednesday. CBC Federal budget 2017: What Indigenous groups are looking for First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups seek significant increases in funding for housing, education, health. Montreal Gazette Cash-strapped Liberal budget […]

By ANQI SHEN | March 21 2017

Globe and Mail Study shows the power of entrepreneurship training programs for women, minorities Entrepreneurship programs have a more profound benefit for women and minorities than Caucasian men, according to research by Laurina Zhang at Western’s Ivey Business School. Ottawa Citizen Opinion: What researchers should do about those fake science journals We’ve just published the […]