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BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 31 2018

Globe and Mail Doug Ford says Ontario postsecondary schools will require free-speech policies The Ontario Premier Doug has warned universities and colleges they will face funding cuts if they fail to adopt free-speech policies that defend controversial speakers on campus. CBC Meet the people trying to de-colonize Innu education in Labrador Innu — also known […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 30 2018

Ottawa Citizen Canadian fraternities address issues from #MeToo In light of the #MeToo movement, some fraternities in Canada say they want to provide training to their members on matters of consent and sexual violence. CBC Ableism rife in Ontario schools, rights commission says The province’s schools and universities are lagging when it comes to accommodating […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 28 2018

Ottawa Business Journal Ottawa universities, colleges working to boost employment levels of graduates with disabilities The David C. Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise Development is a two-year, $5-million pilot project funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. CTV Canadian universities, colleges working to Indigenize programs, campus life This summer some post-secondary institutions […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 27 2018

CBC ‘Universities don’t become different just by wishing for it’: Eve Tuck on the challenge of changing academia For Eve Tuck, Indigenization in post-secondary institutions is less about what words or mandates universities adopt, and more about who and how they are hired. CBC The politics of citation: Is the peer review process biased against […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 24 2018

Toronto Star Canadian universities ‘flying blind’ into cannabis legalization Marijuana legalization is around the corner, but university students may have to think twice before reaching for their joints, pipes and bongs between classes. CBC York students prep for frosh week by learning how to administer life-saving anti-overdose drug As frosh week approaches, a group of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 23 2018

The Star Edmonton Amid opioid fears, Alberta universities offer students a dose of reality for back-to-school On Monday, Health Canada issued a nationwide alert to post-secondary students, warning them of the signs and hazards of opioid overdose. CBC New Brunswick universities ready to roll with cannabis legalization In keeping with the New Brunswick-wide Cannabis Control […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 22 2018

Ottawa Citizen UBC researchers have found a way to make donated blood universal A particular type of gut bacteria strips away antigens from human blood and effectively makes it type-O. National Post Former Brock professor censured over ‘vulgar’ social media posts criticizing Indigenous people Brock University said its senate committee voted unanimously last week to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 21 2018

Montreal Gazette McGill University launches ‘historic’ partnership with Kahnawake Mohawks The 120-credit college program was designed in collaboration with Mohawk educators and will be taught on the South Shore territory. Toronto Star York University accused of breaching settlement over support for sexual assault survivors York is being taken back to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 20 2018

National Post Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says The loss of Saudi Arabian resident physicians in Canada’s hospitals will likely cause delays, but ultimately won’t impact the quality of care, says a health care group that represents the majority of university hospitals. Lawyer’s Daily Lawyers foresee bumpy road […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 17 2018

Ottawa Citizen Competition Bureau warns students about fraudsters offering fake rentals The Competition Bureau of Canada is warning post-secondary students about the increasing popularity of fraudulent rental scams, just as many are preparing to head back-to-school. Toronto Star Alberta funds over 400 new spots in post-secondary tech programs Hundreds of spots in tech programs across […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 16 2018

CBC As a Saudi student being forced to leave Canada, I’m going through the 5 stages of grief A student shares his story of how the diplomatic feud is devastating his dreams after years of hard work. CBC Non-student researchers, post-doctoral fellows at University of Regina unionize Around 70 post-doctoral fellows and non-student researchers are […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 15 2018

Globe and Mail B.C.’s Trinity Western University drops mandatory covenant forbidding sex outside heterosexual marriage TWU has dropped a requirement that students adhere to a community covenant that forbids sex outside of heterosexual marriage, but says it has no plans to revive its proposal for a law school. CBC University of Waterloo students to get […]


Globe and Mail Canadian hospitals scrambling as Saudi med students withdraw from duties ahead of deadline The early departures are the latest development in a chaotic situation that’s having a “destabilizing effect” on parts of Canada’s health-care system, says one hospital administrator. CBC Is seeking refugee status a good option for Saudi students? “It’s a […]


Ottawa Citizen NRC designs vaccine for disease that drug companies ignored When pharmaceutical companies didn’t step up, the National Research Council stepped in to find a cure for Hia, a rare bacterial disease mainly seen among Indigenous communities in the North. CBC P.E.I. surpasses goal for keeping international grads on the Island Fifteen percent of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 10 2018

StarMetro Halifax Halifax researchers create blog to bring science to a wider audience A Dalhousie University student’s passion for communicating science in terms everyone can understand is going global. StarMetro Calgary Alberta university officials face ‘uncharted territory’ with Saudi scholarships Finding a way forward for the people affected is difficult, especially since students have been […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 09 2018

Arabian Business How Saudi-Canada spat could end the dreams of many students Students tell of concerns of not being able to earn their degrees after Saudi Arabia suspends all scholarships to Canada as part of dispute. Ottawa Citizen The remarkably unremarkable ‘Gee-Gees case’ and what it means The case not only focused attention of the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 08 2018

CBC What will happen to Saudi students enrolled in Canada? Universities and colleges are scrambling to help thousands of international students following Saudi Arabia’s decision to pull those on Saudi-funded scholarships from Canadian schools. Globe and Mail Canadian teaching hospitals facing withdrawal as Saudi Arabia recalls sponsored students Saudi Arabia is by far the largest […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 07 2018

Globe and Mail Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students it has been sponsoring at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing its human-rights record. CBC McMaster students offer SickKids hospital ways to keep staff and patients safer Toronto’s […]


Edmonton Journal University of Alberta dean of science resigns post, citing actions of university leadership University of Alberta’s dean of science, artificial intelligence pioneer Jonathan Schaeffer, has resigned from his position effective Oct. 1 citing decisions made by the university’s leadership that he “cannot support.” Edmonton Journal The death of the exam: Canada is at […]


Global News Brescia trading plastic straws for biodegradable paper straws on campus Brescia University is joining in a widespread effort to reject single-use plastic straws. CBC News UWaterloo hires 7 more mental health staff but students say that’s not enough It’s been almost five months since students walked out for better mental health services. Global […]