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BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 09 2019

National Post From bionic arms to predicting patient surges in ER, AI is reshaping patient care The team at University of Alberta’s Bionic Limbs for Improved Natural Control (BLINC) lab is developing an artificial arm using AI and machine learning aimed at trying to blur the lines between the person who “needs assistive technology and […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 08 2019

Globe and Mail Ontario reverses plan to cut university sports programs The Ontario government has reversed course on a plan that threatened the funding of varsity sports at universities, but many other student services expect to see a drop in funding following the introduction of optional fees. CBC University group forges friendships between students and […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 05 2019

Sault Star Bill pushes Algoma University towards greater programming power A private member’s bill by MPP Ross Romano is designed to open the doors for Algoma University to develop its own undergraduate and graduate programs to train students for the jobs of tomorrow. CBC UNB powwow packed for celebration of culture and language Hundreds came […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 04 2019

Globe and Mail University of Guelph receives $21-million donation to boost its business faculty The largest single donation in the U of Guelph’s history, which comes from Stu Lang and his family, paves the way for new student scholarships, travel grants, academic chairs and expanded programming in the business faculty. Daily Hive UBC ranked number […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 03 2019

Kingston Whig-Standard ‘Smashing the Stigma’ at Queen’s The event was put together by two Queen’s University students and members of a group called Mental Health at Queen’s in an effort to help end the stigma associated with mental health and create an open dialogue about it in an engaging way. Canadian Insider Concordia University partners […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 02 2019

The Globe and Mail 2019 Gairdner Awards: Winners hailed for discoveries on DNA replication and power of stem cells to fight cancer Seven laureates – both international and Canadian – are being recognized this year by the Gairdner Awards for medical research. Ottawa Citizen Carleton students say sex assault survey raises ‘red flags’ about school […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | APR 01 2019

Hamilton Spectator McMaster offers pioneering course in cannabis Addiction researchers in Hamilton want to stop the spread of misinformation about cannabis through a groundbreaking certificate course and two-day conference aimed at current university students, health-care professionals, first responders and the general public. Sault Star Algoma anticipates enrolment boost Enrolment at Algoma University is expected to […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 29 2019

Global TV Ford government plan would make student fees to support accessibility on some campuses optional Global News has learned some postsecondary institutions in the province are giving students the option of opting out of programs that help those with accessibility issues and disabilities. The news comes after the Ontario government loosened rules surrounding student […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 28 2019

CBC Fire hazards: ‘A serious issue’ at student rooming houses near York University Rooming houses are not permitted in North York, but that hasn’t stopped landlords from renting rooms to students that often lack windows, solid doors and carbon monoxide detectors. CBC Chinese officials pressured Concordia University to cancel event with Uighur activist Chinese officials […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 27 2019

CBC Canadian researchers who taught AI to learn like humans win $1M Turing Award Yoshua Bengio of U de Montréal, Geoffrey Hinton of U of T and Yann LeCun of NYU have won the world’s top award in computer science for developing the ability of computers to learn like humans. CTV News UVic student protest […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 26 2019

Toronto Star U of T receives $100-million gift for artificial intelligence and biomedicine complex, the school’s largest-ever donation The donation from the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation is the largest-ever in the university’s history. CBC Laurentian University to eliminate $10M in spending to balance budget Laurentian University plans to balance its books for 2019-2020 […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 25 2019

CBC U of O alert system a let-down during van rampage, students say Some University of Ottawa students are demanding to know why they weren’t immediately warned by administrators. Montreal Gazette Sexual misconduct on campus: Concordia students call for change of climate A report made 13 recommendations, including that the university should prohibit professors from […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 22 2019

CBC Work underway to address sexual violence after university survey Postsecondary students across Ontario took a survey on sexual violence and harassment. The province is requiring schools to review their sexual violence policies by September. Ottawa Citizen Three sent to hospital after assault at Brock University, police say Police say two people were stabbed and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 21 2019

Globe and Mail Federal budget 2019: Universities applaud new funding The budget includes new funding for work-integrated learning, a reduction in the interest charged on student loans, and a new building for the country’s first Northern University. Ottawa Citizen More than 4,000 university and college students in Ottawa say they were sexually assaulted last year […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 20 2019

CBC Budget 2019: Liberals add $4.5B for Indigenous services as reconciliation effort continues Fully a quarter of new spending in Budget 2019 is earmarked for Indigenous services. CBC St. Francis Xavier president won’t serve second term Kent MacDonald, a New Glasgow native who has held the position for five years, announced Tuesday he will vacate […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 19 2019

Globe and Mail Federal budget 2019: Five things to watch for today Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are expected to lay out big spending promises ahead of this fall’s federal election. Here’s what you need to know. Globe and Mail Low productivity a drag on Quebec’s economy, Université de Montréal study finds Despite low unemployment and a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 18 2019

Edmonton Journal University of Alberta president David Turpin leaving in June 2020 It was the “highlight of his academic career,” but University of Alberta president David Turpin is giving up the institution’s top job when his term is up next year. Globe and Mail U.S. college bribery scandal unlikely in Canada, but well-off families, students […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 15 2019

Ottawa Citizen Feds eye special skills-training savings account as part of budget: source The Liberals plan to create a skills-training savings account for adults modelled on one in Singapore, a government source told the Canadian Press. CBC UNB’s new president focused on mature students, deficit, workplace skills The new president of the University of New […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 14 2019

London Free Press Federal funding boost ‘dream come true’ for researchers A boost in federal funding announced Wednesday not only means more money for researchers to pay for their studies and lab equipment, but more funding security. CBC New northern polytechnic university up for discussion in Inuvik The Northwest Territories government announced plans in October […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 13 2019

Ottawa Citizen Former uOttawa valedictorian identified as victim in Ethiopian Airlines crash A University of Ottawa graduate “living her dream of helping people” through her work with the United Nations was among the dead in the Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday. CTV News Carleton University mourns alumni Peter DeMarsh after Ethiopian Airlines crash Carleton University confirmed […]