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BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 08 2019

Vancouver Sun Credit agency warns big risk to Canadian schools, including UBC, if China pulls students Moody’s notes Chinese students make up nearly two-thirds of the international student body at U of T, more than one-third at the UBC and almost one-fourth at McGill. National Post Concordia University defends handling of sexual misconduct complaint Concordia […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 07 2019

Ottawa Citizen Mediator sought in faculty contract talks with University of Regina The Saskatchewan government has been asked by the University of Regina Faculty Association to appoint a mediator to help reach an agreement in its lengthy contract talks with the university. Campus newspapers fear loss of student support The Progressive Conservative government intends […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 06 2019

National Post Dalhousie profs ask university to confirm blackface violates code of conduct In a letter to the university’s provost, 28 members of the law faculty said they are concerned with statements about blackface made by the school’s interim president, Peter MacKinnon. CBC Lawyer says Concordia creative writing prof cleared of harassment allegations Two women […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 05 2019

CBC Diplomatic tensions raise questions about future of Chinese funding at Alberta universities Chinese organizations and companies have forged friendships and funding agreements with Alberta postsecondary institutions going back four decades. Globe and Mail St. FX University claims comment related to sexual assault survivor instigated hockey brawl A university hockey brawl that has prompted an […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 04 2019

CBC ‘The sky’s the limit’: Concordia Student Union opens long-awaited daycare for student parents The daycare opened last month and has room for 52 preschoolers, including 10 spaces for babies. Global News Western University to allow students to choose preferred first names on unofficial university records The issue of having one legal first name while […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 01 2019

Toronto Star Toronto universities, colleges offer gorgeous green spaces: Urban Growth School campuses in the Toronto-area are germinating growth in ways that go far beyond educational achievements. CBC Here’s exactly what Dal President Peter MacKinnon wrote about blackface Dalhousie University’s interim president Peter MacKinnon defended himself against accusations of racism and calls for him to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 31 2019

CBC CBU international students say make a plan, avoid scams in housing search Cape Breton University was better prepared for the hundreds of international students who arrived in January than it was for those that arrived in the fall. Regina LeaderPost Hatch donates $250,000 to Laurentian University The donation will provide a scholarship fund for […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 30 2019

Global News Theatrical production at Concordia University addresses campus uprising 50 years ago A new play is opening Wednesday to mark an important but also dark chapter at Concordia University. Global News UBC addressing Okanagan doctor shortage by training physicians in rural communities Four Canadian medical school graduates are selected to complete their two-year residency […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 29 2019

Toronto Star Citizen Lab says its researchers were subjects of ‘intelligence gathering’ University of Toronto researchers say they were the target of “sinister” and “underhanded” approaches aimed at compromising their research into commercial spyware. Global Massive new centre for AI research opens in Montreal Researchers inaugurated Montreal’s Mila centre Monday morning, one of three such […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 28 2019

Globe and Mail Meng defends university-Huawei partnerships Ms. Meng, who has not spoken to media while on bail in Vancouver pending an extradition request to the United States, sent a column to the Nikkei Asian Review in Japan earlier this month. Toronto Star Opinion: Creating a culture of consent on campus An advisory committee has […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 25 2019

Globe and Mail McMaster University receives $15-million donation for its commerce program The gift sets the stage for an ambitious redesign of undergraduate commerce education based on fostering close collaboration among students from multiple faculties. Globe and Mail Opinion: How universities can lead our country into a new economic world As economic winds blow to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 24 2019

StarMetro Halifax Ontario’s postsecondary reforms raise alarms for Nova Scotia students Student organizers in Nova Scotia are raising concerns about how Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s recent shakeup to postsecondary funding could be felt on the east coast. Times Higher Education Canada fears China crisis will curtail student recruitment boom The diplomatic row echoes Chinese disputes […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 23 2019

StarMetro Edmonton Alberta students’ group sounds alarm over Ontario tuition changes Some Alberta post-secondary students are feeling uneasy after the Ontario government announced sweeping changes to tuition, financial aid, and student union rules last week. Calgary Herald University of Lethbridge hockey coach ‘no longer’ with team after harassment allegations The University of Lethbridge hockey coach […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 22 2019

CBC Indigenous virtual reality experience heading to Wilfrid Laurier’s Brantford campus Lisa Jackson, an award winning filmmaker who is Anishinaabe, looks at a version of Toronto if the infrastructure of the city were reclaimed by nature and Indigenous culture. Niagara Falls Review Tuition cut leaves Brock with $15M shortfall Brock University is bracing for a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 21 2019

Maclean’s Students respond to OSAP changes: ‘We are moving backwards’ Ontario students decry changes by Premier Doug Ford’s government to student aid, despite a tuition cut. Globe and Mail Canadian universities continuing R&D funding partnerships with Huawei Canadian universities funded by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. have shrugged off a decision by the University of Oxford […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 18 2019

CBC MUN’s Coat Check helps students bundle up for the winter semester The Coat Check clothing swap is a way to make sure students have the gear they need to make it to spring — especially students who come from warmer climes. CHEK UVic researchers determine strong link between B.C. wildfires and human-induced climate change […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 17 2019

National Post Minister meets with committee to develop national approach to campus violence The minister for women and gender equality says an advisory committee is developing a national framework to hold universities and colleges responsible for addressing sexual violence on campus. Toronto Star Ford government’s tuition cut to cost universities $360 million and colleges $80 […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 16 2019

Globe and Mail Ontario government expected to cut tuition fees for Canadian students by 10 percent Tuition fees at Ontario universities and colleges will be slashed by 10 per cent under a new framework expected to be released by the Ford government later this week. CBC Seminars on sexual consent now mandatory for UBC fraternities […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 15 2019

Globe and Mail Opinion: Canadian universities must stop undervaluing female academics As female professors move up the ladder into senior administration, our data shows that the pay gap gets wider for them, writes Bessma Momani, professor at the University of Waterloo. Globe and Mail Opinion: Economics needs to acknowledge its diversity problem Economics has a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 14 2019

Globe and Mail Ottawa allocates funding grants to bolster Indigenous research projects Winning projects received notice in November but the Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan, is set to officially announce the funding on Monday. CBC McGill, UQAM miss province’s deadline to update sexual violence policies Two Montreal universities and a majority of the […]