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By ANQI SHEN | January 19 2017

Metro Dalhousie researcher’s discovery may lead to new heart treatments Dr. Alex Quinn is part of a team at the Halifax university that found scar tissue in damaged heart regions can connect with healthy tissue. Brampton Guardian Over 150,000 students to receive free tuition through ‘transformed’ OSAP More students will be eligible for free tuition […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 18 2017

Ottawa Citizen World’s main list of ‘predatory’ science publishers vanishes with no warning On Sunday, his website went blank. Only the headline, Scholarly Open Access, remains. Globe and Mail Ontario colleges could increase executive pay by more than 50% Colleges are consulting on “compensation frameworks” setting out the maximum pay that senior leaders in the […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 17 2017

CBC Audio: Black PhD students call out inequity in Canadian academia Huda Hassan, Sam Tecle and Malinda Smith discuss barriers and racial inequity that black students face on Canadian campuses on The Current. Times Higher Education Canada overtakes UK as ‘most desirable’ country for EU students A survey of 219 international students at universities in the […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 16 2017

Metro Mount Saint Vincent University hosts 1,800 powerful stories of missing and murdered indigenous women The installation marks the only stop in Atlantic Canada that the memorial has made as it has travelled across Canada and the US. Metro Reconciliation more than land acknowledgments, Aboriginal groups say Aboriginal leaders stress the importance of concrete actions […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 13 2017

CBC Universities drop scholarship reference letter requirement amid work-to-rule Nova Scotia high school students get a pass on reference letters for scholarships. Calgary Herald Top surgeons blast Canada’s biggest children’s hospital for ‘attack’ on star doctor A group of 20 top pediatric surgeons from around the world has accused The Hospital for Sick Children of […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 12 2017

Globe and Mail McMaster scientists unearth infection evidence in 13th-century Troy bones It’s not the legendary Troy of Agamemnon and Paris, but the site of the ancient city is still revealing secrets to the evolution of microbes that continue to cause illness in humans today. Global News U of S researchers working on treatment for aggressive […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 11 2017

Globe and Mail Toronto’s OCAD University may boast another city landmark Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne will be involved in the expansion, which could redefine the university’s relationship with Toronto. Globe and Mail My $125,000 MBA investment: Was it worth it? Now that it’s over, it’s time to reflect – 16 months, a gruelling workload and […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 10 2017

Globe and Mail Big science receives $328-million boost from Ottawa Some of Canada’s largest and most unique science labs and initiatives will share a $328-million top-up, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced on Monday. Maclean’s Researchers find genetic fingerprint for spotting aggressive prostate cancer DNA discovery will allow for more customized care for men diagnosed […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 09 2017

Eagle Feather News Looking back at 2016: Advancing Aboriginal achievement on campus Plenty of work still lies ahead, but the University of Saskatchewan has made significant strides in support of Aboriginal achievement over the course of 2016. The Province Leading Arctic scientist calls continued lack of national polar policy ‘an embarrassment and frustrating’ What a […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 06 2017

Metro University of Alberta student charged with cyber crimes after malware found U of A says it found malware designed to steal users’ campus computing ID on school computers, and that more than 3,300 faculty, staff and students are potentially affected. Metro UBC looks to raise mental illness awareness by retiring jersey of goalie who […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 05 2017

CBC As Nova Scotia teachers nix reference letters, universities rethink applications Scholarship and program applications often require a reference letter, but teachers aren’t writing them. CBC Nunavut law program set to return in 2017 as application deadline looms This is the first time a law program has been offered in the territory for more than […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 04 2017

CTV 19-year-old B.C. inventor makes 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list Ann Makosinski, a second-year student at UBC, created a flashlight powered by the heat of the human hand and a mug that can charge a phone battery via hot coffee. Vancouver Sun UBC president apologizes to Furlong for cancelling speech John Furlong was scheduled to […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 03 2017

Toronto Star How do you become a Rhodes scholar? The path to becoming a Rhodes Scholar isn’t so clear cut — as long as you are academically brilliant and show a strong sense of community and leadership. Globe and Mail Chinese billionaire seeks ideas from Canadian universities for education prize Each year, an independent board […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 23 2016

Nature 2017 sneak peek: What the new year holds for science Expect researchers to glimpse an event horizon, continue striving for quantum supremacy and brace themselves for a political hangover. Toronto Star Students with university degrees who seek skills for jobs turn to colleges The community college system represented ‘a step towards democratization of higher […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 21 2016

Toronto Star Survivors of war take step toward post-secondary education Mental health support is part of the George Brown program that helps survivors overcome hurdles, navigate the system and return to school. Metro University of Manitoba covers strike-related bus fees The faculty association strike pushed end of term past some student’s u-pass expiration date, so […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 20 2016

Globe and Mail Western University alumni send first-year students letters of support More than 1,400 participate in the Kind Mail project, which sees graduates write notes to the people now living in their old residence rooms. Globe and Mail Opinion: In Montreal, a wee opening in the closed world of science research There has been […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 19 2016

Edmonton Journal University of Alberta, MacEwan University vote to increase tuition for international students International students studying at two of Edmonton’s largest universities will pay more starting next fall. CTV U of C researchers make groundbreaking discovery in study of seizures Members of the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine have identified the cause […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 16 2016

Globe and Mail Trudeau pledges annual meetings with indigenous leaders to advance reconciliation Mr. Trudeau said he would establish a national council for reconciliation and announced $10-million in support for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the U of Manitoba. Globe and Mail Ontario maintains tuition fee cap for two more years The Ontario […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 15 2016

Maclean’s UBC posts job to replace Steven Galloway The posting for a new creative writing chair follows the high-profile and controversial dismissal of author. Times Higher Education North America’s native languages get higher education boost Institutions in the US and Canada are helping preserve indigenous languages before they’re lost. Metro Resident assistants at University of […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 14 2016

Globe and Mail New program allows scientists to get involved in federal policy-making Most of the participants in the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship are postdoctoral researchers who receive year-long postings in various departments. CBC David Strangway, UBC President for 12 years, dead at 82 The influential president was credited with shaping the university’s priorities over […]