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By ANQI SHEN | November 21 2016

Globe and Mail Lasting effects A recent breakthrough by Canadian researchers marks an exciting step some experts say brings us closer to making a universal flu vaccine a reality. CBC U of M reaches tentative deal with union after 20-day strike Members of the faculty will vote on whether to ratify the deal on Monday […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 18 2016

Times Higher Education Graduate employability: top universities in Canada ranked by employers The best universities in Canada for graduate employability have been chosen by local recruiters. The Telegraph Student says she was bullied by MUN’s top body Memorial University student Brittany Lennox says she was bullied and intimidated by the university’s most powerful officials Metro […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 17 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa prepares to launch search for chief science officer More than a year after taking office, the Trudeau government is inching closer to making good on its campaign promise to create a chief science officer for Canada. Ottawa Citizen University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran takes discrimination fight to human rights tribunal […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | November 15 2016

Globe and Mail Young scientists call for tougher federal scrutiny of development projects More than 1,000 early-career scientists from across Canada have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and key members of his cabinet urging the government to do a better job of assessing the environmental impacts of developments. Globe and Mail Four small universities […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 14 2016

Canadian Business Canada has overhauled its immigration process for international students Citizenship and Immigration Minister John McCallum’s announced changes will likely make it easier for international students to stay after graduation. Montreal Gazette U de Montréal institutes new screening tool for medicine and health sciences From now on, top marks won’t be enough when applying […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 11 2016

Globe and Mail Canadian makes breakthrough in potential Zika vaccine In the race to develop vaccines for the Zika virus, researchers faced an early hurdle that Canadian Gary Kobinger set out to overcome as swiftly as he could. CBC Childhood abuse study launched by University of Calgary, Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre The study will […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 10 2016

CBC U of M strike: president aims to end dispute ‘as soon as possible’ President David Barnard said the strike, which was into its ninth day Wednesday, risks having “harmful impacts” on the university, students, alumni and staff. NationTalk Atlantic universities renew research agreement with Aboriginal communities on economic development Five years ago the Atlantic […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 09 2016

Montreal Gazette Canada and B.C. contribute total of $90M for new building at SFU PM Justin Trudeau has committed $45 million for a new building at Simon Fraser University`s Surrey campus to advance research and innovation in the energy sector. CBC U of M strike: Back to drawing board after latest offer rejected John Kearsey, vice-president […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 08 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa revises how it assesses permanent residence applications from international students The changes follow many complaints from international students that Express Entry has diminished their chances of staying in Canada after graduation. Globe and Mail Flexible programs allow MBA students to do it all Schools seek to stand out with part-time MBAs […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 07 2016

CBC One-third of U of M professors have crossed picket line, administration says, but union disagrees Talks between the two parties have been ongoing since last Wednesday with the help of a provincially-appointed conciliator. Peterborough Examiner Full-time faculty at Trent University in Peterborough reach three-year deal The deal was ratified by the university board of […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 04 2016

Globe and Mail Law committee reverses call to end Ontario articling alternative A program aimed at addressing the shortage of articling positions for new law graduates in Ontario is likely to continue for at least two more years. Maclean’s How schools across Canada are bringing Indigenous knowledge to the fore Don’t consider it specialized education—it’s […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 03 2016

CBC Don’t cross the picket line, teachers’ union tells U of M education students The Manitoba Teachers’ Society is advising education students at the University of Manitoba not to attend classes or upcoming practicums during the faculty strike. Maclean’s Add tech to a humanities degree to bridge the employment gap Adapting to a brave new […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 02 2016

Winnipeg Free Press Money not key issue in faculty strike: U of M union Striking professors would consider a one-year wage freeze if the university gives significant ground on governance and workload, says the faculty union’s president. Globe and Mail B.C. court rules in favour of Trinity Western University’s law school British Columbia’s top court has […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 01 2016

CTV Quebec to create new research chair on youth radicalization The new chair will have the backing of UNESCO and will bring together experts from the University of Sherbrooke and the University of Quebec in Montreal. Toronto Star Ontario pledges $24M for adoptive families, including an education grant The government says the grants will give […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 31 2016

Globe and Mail Under a cloud: How UBC’s Steven Galloway affair has haunted a campus and changed lives UBC’s celebrated writing program has been mired in controversy since the dismissal of its department head amid allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct. CBC Union calls for ’emergency meeting’ after U of M calls out government on […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 28 2016

Maclean’s How students are turning social-media intuition into tuition Meet the students harnessing their Twitter, Instagram or YouTube presences to help pay for school. Inside Higher Ed Universities Canada Approves Antibias Requirement Members of Universities Canada voted Wednesday in favor of a new criterion for membership related to nondiscrimination. Montreal Gazette Concordia investigating prof following […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 27 2016

Metro Cash-strapped Alberta students leading a push for ‘open textbooks’ Representatives from five schools across province launched the #textbookbrokeAB campaign to showcase the money students spend on books. Brampton Guardian Province names Brampton new university site as part of massive post-secondary expansion Queen’s Park sent its big guns to deliver the best news Brampton has […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 26 2016

Nature Scientific challenges loom for Canada’s popular prime minister Justin Trudeau draws praise for boosting budgets and unmuzzling scientists, but tough challenges lie ahead. Globe and Mail Mulroney plans institute bearing his name at St. Francis Xavier University The Brian Mulroney Institute of Government will be housed in the yet-to-be built $40-million Mulroney Hall on […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 25 2016

Globe and Mail Brock University student’s by-election bid threatens PC Party unity A socially conservative 19-year-old university student has won a nomination to run for the Progressive Conservatives in an upcoming Ontario by-election. Toronto Star From an Algerian earthquake to head of Ryerson It’s been a long journey for Ryerson University president Mohamed Lachemi from […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 24 2016

Edmonton Journal University of Alberta pushes back on tuition freeze, calling it ‘unsustainable’ The NDP government’s continuation of a tuition freeze in Alberta is not sitting well with the province’s largest university. CBC The growing movement to call out rape culture at Quebec universities Have recent campus controversies prompted a willingness to discuss rape culture? […]