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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 06 2023

Globe and Mail National physicians regulator aims to fast-track certification of more foreign-trained doctors The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons is making it easier for internationally trained specialists to work in Canadian hospitals as it responds to the country’s doctor shortage, and to complaints that some of its policies discriminate against people with overseas […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 05 2023

CTV News Turpel-Lafond case prompts renewed calls to address ‘pretendianism’ at Canada’s universities Mary-Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who was the province’s first children’s watchdog, is no longer a professor at the University of British Columbia, months after a CBC report raised questions about her claimed Indigenous background. Kamloops This Week TRU investigation into administrators is complete In […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 04 2023

CBC News Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond no longer employed by UBC High-profile professor and former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is no longer employed at the University of British Columbia, according to an official with the institution. CBC News ‘Either party can take action now’: Strike looms as MUN and faculty at impasse over new contract Students […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 03 2023

Globe and Mail The number of study permits issued to Chinese students has significantly declined since 2018 International tuition fees are crucial to the operation of Canada’s universities, which rely on the more than $6-billion that foreign students contribute annually in such payments. CTV News N.S. university limits foreign student enrolment after recruitment too successful […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 23 2022

CBC News Cape Breton University responds to concerns over international student enrolment Senior administrators at Cape Breton University say they are addressing concerns regarding the housing and employment struggles facing international students who have responded to a years-long overseas recruiting effort. CTV News U of G professor files $3M lawsuit against university Byram Bridle, a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 23 2022

Global News Saskatoon study highlights the economic impact of USask’s VIDO The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has contributed more than half a billion dollars to the economy over the past 10 years, according to an economic impact study by the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA). CBC News Pressure grows […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 21 2022

CBC News University students face uncertainty as exams are cancelled due to snow Universities on B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island postponed and cancelled in-person exams Tuesday as weather conditions made it unsafe for people to travel to campuses, causing concern for some students. CTV News CUPE 3912 members at Saint Mary’s, Mount St. Vincent […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 20 2022

Global News Vaccine clinic set up at Dalhousie University after meningitis death Public health efforts are underway to contain a fatal meningitis B outbreak at Dalhousie University that left one student dead last week. Global News Nova Scotia announces $8M for postsecondary housing projects The Nova Scotia government has announced it’s investing $8 million in […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 19 2022

The Globe and Mail How ChatGPT, other AI tools could change the way students learn While AI programs raise concerns around cheating, they’re also an opportunity for educators to better prepare students to use the tools available to them in society, says Earl Woodruff, chair of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 16 2022

CBC News Teaching and research assistants return to work after vote in support of new deal with McMaster Teaching assistants (TA) and research assistants (RA) at McMaster University have ended their strike, after voting in support of a new collective agreement with the university. Lethbridge News Now University of Lethbridge staff ratify agreement, narrowly avoiding […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 15 2022

Montreal Gazette Former PQ MNA Alexandre Cloutier named president of Université du Québec network Former Parti Québécois minister Alexandre Cloutier, who left politics in 2018, has been named the new president of the Université du Québec. National Post Canada played role in fusion breakthrough as part of global scientific collaboration The fusion ignition breakthrough that […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 14 2022

CBC News Government ordering review of military colleges in response to report on sexual misconduct Jurisdiction over sexual misconduct cases will be permanently transferred to the civilian justice system. Global News Queen’s, faculty association at a standstill in contract talks The union says it’s disappointed by the university’s failure to meaningfully engage in discussions which […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 13 2022

The Globe and Mail Canadian doctors trained at international medical schools increasingly giving up on their home country for work Canada’s health care system needs physicians to fill important gaps, but it has also set up barriers for international graduates to practise here instead of the U.S., Britain and Australia. CBC News Plans underway for […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 12 2022

Ottawa Citizen ‘It’s obviously had a toll on students’: Ontario moves to fix campus mental health crisis Ontario is investing in graduating mental health professionals faster, while also spending on mental health support on campus. Toronto Star McMaster, CUPE reach tentative deal to end teaching and research assistant strike McMaster University announced the deal with […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 09 2022

Soo Today Algoma U. unites with computing platform for Centre of Excellence National Centre of Excellence in Brampton being created in partnership with Unity, a leading platform for creating and operating interactive content. Toronto Star Ontario bill to better protect postsecondary students abused by faculty becomes law A bill to better protect college and university […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 08 2022

CBC News Incoming interim president at Laurentian University promises transparency Laurentian University will have a new interim president and interim provost starting on Jan. 1, 2023. Kamloops This Week Indigenous women eligible for Thomson Rivers University pilot program The TRU Knowledge Makers program is collaborating with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 07 2022

The Sault Star Laurentian faculty union joins calls for public inquiry into university’s troubles The demand follows what the LUFA calls ‘scathing details’ revealed in the Auditor General’s report. Windsor Star Audit pushes UWindsor to pledge action on international student diversity In response to a new Auditor General of Ontario report, the University of Windsor […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 06 2022

The Conversation Why we need open-source science innovation — not patents and paywalls As we prepare to invest money to prevent the next global pandemic and find solutions to many other problems, science funders have a large opportunity to move towards open science and more research collaboration by offering open-source endowed chairs. CTV News Northern […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 05 2022

Globe and Mail How to stop Indigenous identity fraud There has been a growing list of people who are accused of pretending to be Indigenous. CBC News Auditor general raises concerns over international student enrolment, finances at UWindsor University of Windsor says it’ll make changes after a financial review by the Auditor general of Ontario […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 02 2022

CTV News Athabasca University signs funding agreement with province after government lowers demands The Alberta government says it has reached a deal with Athabasca University under which the province will continue funding the institution if half of its executive and 25 additional employees live in the town it shares a name with. CBC News Nipissing […]