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BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 03 2018

Globe and Mail Six employees file human-rights complaints against UBC The Association of Administrative and Professional Staff, representing about 4,500 UBC employees, alleges discrimination against pregnant and disabled workers. Globe and Mail Canada’s newest Nobel Prize winner, Donna Strickland, ‘just wanted to do something fun’ Dr. Strickland’s path to the Nobel started with a spur-of-the-moment […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 02 2018

Globe and Mail Canada’s Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize A University of Waterloo professor who helped pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of applications, has been named a winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in physics. Globe and Mail Former student sues Queen’s University […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 01 2018

Globe and Mail University of Waterloo in battle with on-campus startup over clean energy invention The university has sued a small firm based at its Velocity Garage incubator for sole ownership of patented intellectual property. The Guardian Hundreds of academics at top UK universities accused of bullying Senior professors among 300 people alleged to have […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 28 2018

CBC Dalhousie University mentorship program aims to get more black students in math and sciences Dr. Cinera States says her work with a Dalhousie program that aims to get more African-Nova Scotian students to pursue careers in STEM helped her realize the impact she could have on young people. CBC UWindsor professor compiles Indigenous athlete […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 27 2018

TheRecord.com University of Waterloo surpasses its targets for gender equity But there is still more to do, says president Feridun Hamdullahpur. Ottawa Citizen Embattled UOttawa Students Federation vows it will fight to remain in offices UOttawa announced Tuesday that it was terminating its contract with the federation after allegations of financial mismanagement. The Star Halifax […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 26 2018

Ottawa Citizen Fate of some uOttawa services unclear after student federation loses funding for alleged fraud and mismanagement The university’s administration moved on Tuesday to stop transferring funding to the student federation after allegations of fraud and mismanagement. Globe and Mail University of Montreal expansion changing the face of surrounding neighbourhoods The University of Montreal […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 25 2018

Globe and Mail Concordia engineering school becomes first in Canada named after a woman as alumna donates $15-million Donor Gina Parvaneh Cody, who is gifting Concordia University with a $15 million donation, was the first woman to earn a PhD degree in building engineering from Concordia. Globe and Mail MaRS Discovery District to open second […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 24 2018

CBC Local ranchers give land and cattle worth $44M to U of C vet school The university’s School of Veterinary Medicine has been given a sprawling cattle ranch to be used for research and teaching as well as for community outreach. CTV Ottawa universities will be ‘no pot’ zones come October 17 Universities across Canada […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 21 2018

CBC ‘It’s actually scary’: York nursing students warn time lost to strike could hurt patients York University nursing students are concerned they’re being thrown into hospitals lacking crucial skills after losing up to 100 clinical hours due to the strike. Peterborough Examiner Trent University to re-create The Great Walk It’s the same path more than […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 20 2018

National Post New Brunswick Liberals commit to increasing post-secondary education spending New Brunswick’s Liberal leader says he would continue to increase spending on post-secondary education if his government is re-elected Monday. Toronto Star Ryerson partners with Nishnawbe Aski First Nations to address ‘desperate’ housing crisis Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is in Toronto […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 19 2018

CBC When your ‘A’ becomes a ‘C’ — Ontario university downgrades marks from some high schools At the University of Waterloo’s engineering program, sometimes an “A” on a high school transcript isn’t really an “A.” Global University of Saskatchewan ‘building reconciliation’ through forum The U of S says it’s taking steps towards reconciliation by hosting […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 18 2018

Calgary Herald University of Lethbridge says okay to cannabis, but students expected to ‘not be impaired’ in class Consuming cannabis in designated areas has been given the green light by the University of Lethbridge. Montreal Gazette Bones, brains, bladders: McGill opens body parts museum to the public Interactive tablets will offer insights on the specimens, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 17 2018

Globe and Mail New University of Toronto tower to address student housing crunch While campus life is back in full swing at universities across the country, the University of Toronto is busy making plans to improve the accommodation shortfall for its students. Globe and Mail Canlit versus its scholars A recent call for papers for […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 14 2018

CBC MUN president Gary Kachanoski to finish term early The president of Memorial University of Newfoundland will be stepping down from the top job early, in December 2019, the university announced Thursday. Global News UBC researchers develop wearable ultrasound device the size of a Band-Aid A made-in-B.C. technological breakthrough has the promise of providing easy […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 13 2018

CTV Colleges, universities moving fast to make campuses smoke-free The number of fully smoke-free post-secondary campuses in Canada more than quadrupled between 2016 and 2018, according to a new report. CBC Controversial prof fired for privacy breach, harassment, Acadia letter reveals Acadia University says professor Rick Mehta harassed and intimidated his colleagues and students, breached […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 10 2018

Times Colonist Class act: $7-million gift boosts Royal Roads University Royal Roads University students will have the use of three new laboratories and 11 classrooms following Friday’s opening of the Sherman Jen building, paid for in part by a $7-million donation. CBC Rising sexual misconduct complaints at UWindsor an ‘intended and desired’ shift The number […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 07 2018

CBC What it means to be the first in the family to attend university — these students tell their story Here are the stories of three students who are forging a new path for themselves. Winnipeg Free Press Students’ union wants U of M to fund sexual violence support, prevention centre In the wake of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 06 2018

Ottawa Citizen Canada’s $950-million bet on innovation gets set to take the next step Five hubs have been hammering out details and funding agreements with Ottawa and some expect launch projects this fall. CBC Sexual assault counsellor headed to University of Manitoba campus amid misconduct investigations After the U of M announced internal investigations into […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 05 2018

CBC Seriously ill international students could be forced to leave Manitoba under new health insurance plan International students in Manitoba who become seriously or terminally ill may be forced to return to their countries of origin or risk losing coverage under their new private health insurance plan. Calgary Herald Province pushing cannabis education campaign A […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 04 2018

Ottawa Citizen Wilfrid Laurier’s statement of defence says Jordan Peterson should really be suing Lindsay Shepherd The university also says that Peterson has no grounds to sue for damage to his reputation, because this whole situation has only boosted his profile. Global News Is it time for Canadian universities to ban student-professor relationships? The former […]