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BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 05 2018

London Free Press Gender pay gap exists among recent college and university graduates: Study Between 2010 to 2014, men with college diplomas or undergraduate degrees earned a higher median income than women with the same education, a Statistics Canada report released Tuesday found. Montreal Gazette Organizers fear visa issues may push AI conferences to avoid […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 04 2018

Maclean’s How first-aid kits for mental health symptoms are helping Canadian university students When one student sought a better solution to her anxiety attacks, she ended up with a whole new business. Global McMaster funding sees early intervention as key to ending gender-based violence McMaster researchers are leading a public health program that aims to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 03 2018

Toronto Star Montreal researchers develop promising HIV self-testing app A group of Montreal researchers has developed a smartphone and tablet app that they say could help people to detect HIV through self-testing — if such tests are approved in Canada. CTV Canada’s chief scientist on navigating the new world of politics “It turned out that […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 30 2018

London Free Press Concordia’s Alan Shepard next Western University president Dr. Shepard is currently president of Montreal’s Concordia University. He officially becomes the 11th president and vice-chancellor of Western on July 1. Windsor Star University decisively rules out Paul Martin Building for law school The on-again, off-again proposed move to the Paul Martin Building by […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 29 2018

CBC U of A turfs outdated admission policy for Indigenous med students A 30-year-old quota system that caps the number of Indigenous students admitted into the University of Alberta’s medical program is getting the boot. CBC FBI charges men in 2016 ransomware attack on University of Calgary The FBI says it has charged two men […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 28 2018

London Free Press Western expected to announce new president Thursday The person will replace Amit Chakma, who has been in the position since 2009, and become the school’s 11th president. Globe and Mail One in four Ontario postsecondary students lacks basic literacy, numeracy skills, studies say Harvey Weingarten, president of HEQCO, said the research is […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 27 2018

CBC ‘A huge class’: McGill graduates 40 students from Indigenous language and literacy program The certificate is one of several programs offered in Cree, Inuktitut, Mi’kmaq, Naskapi and Mohawk through the office of First Nations and Inuit education at McGill. Langley Advance UBCO and BCIT team up to brew cannabis-infused beverages The two schools have […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 26 2018

CBC Changes to independent UBC research institute reversed after director resigns Scholars at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies will no longer be asked to align their work with existing research at UBC, its board announced Friday. Globe and Mail Probes launched into academic freedom dispute at B.C.’s Thompson Rivers University CAUT and the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 23 2018

Globe and Mail Head of UBC research institute resigns over academic freedom concern The director of a celebrated research centre at the University of British Columbia has resigned over what he sees as the university’s meddling in its academic independence. Hamilton Spectator Opinion: McMaster University should step up on protecting student privacy Amid the redevelopment […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 22 2018

CBC Former law school dean sues Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University for ‘racial discrimination’ The first Indigenous Dean of Law in Canada is suing Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., for “constructive dismissal and racial discrimination.” Global University of Alberta students get in touch with well-being, mental health through WellTrack app A Canadian-made wellness platform is […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 21 2018

Globe and Mail Ford government rejects Ryerson’s plan for new law school It’s the latest blow to Ontario universities following the cancellation of three proposed satellite campuses and a francophone university. National Post Opinion: Reckless spending by the Ontario Liberals quashed university plan The previous government made promises to francophones that it knew it would […]


Windsor Star Francophone community disheartened by Ontario scrapping plans for French-language university Windsor — thanks to its French heritage and volume of students studying in the language — was at the top of the list for expansion of a satellite campus in coming years. National Post More than 50,000 Quebec students to strike seeking pay […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 19 2018

Toronto Star University of Ottawa scholar sues group that said he ‘slandered’ Poland A prominent Canadian historian said Friday he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland’s good name. Vancouver Sun Thompson Rivers University responds to Kamloops professor’s suspension Prof. Derek Pyne […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 16 2018

Globe and Mail Ontario government cancels plans for province’s first official Francophone university The government made the announcement in Thursday’s economic outlook and fiscal review. Times Colonist 250 leaders gather at UVic for forum on universities’ role in reconciliation The theme of the two-day forum, the fourth of its kind, is “Ts’its’u’watal tseep,” which means […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 15 2018

Maclean’s A new network aims to connect and support Indigenous scholars The program hopes to help Indigenous researchers feel less isolated and address health problems in their communities. Calgary Herald U of C creates Western Research Centre to make Glenbow archives more accessible Thousands of books, photographs, photos and historic collections will be transported to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 14 2018

Globe and Mail Mending fences: McGill pressed to scrap Redmen team name as sign of Indigenous reconciliation A referendum organized by the student union ended Monday with almost 79 per cent of students who cast a ballot voting to change the name. CBC Program aims to develop more Indigenous teachers and ‘leaders within our community’ […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 13 2018

StarMetro Halifax Halifax campuses are trying to be more inclusive, but one expert says there needs to be ‘transformational change’ In Halifax, some schools started indigenizing their campuses before the TRC’s calls to action were released, but most have only started making concerted efforts in the past few years. Ottawa Citizen uOttawa students will vote […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 12 2018

CBC Dalhousie doubles number of female students in undergraduate computer science The university has also created a mentorship program for first-year female students in partnership with the school’s Women in Technology Society. The Province Family of VIU student who died urge anyone who is struggling to reach out The 21-year-old Vancouver Island University student who […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 09 2018

CBC N.W.T. communities lobby to host promised new polytechnic university Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley says she’s concerned that too many services in the Northwest Territories are located in Yellowknife, the capital city. Montreal Gazette McGill to hold referendum on changing team nickname “Over time I think people have changed. People are learning to question: […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 08 2018

CBC ‘Grocery bus’ pilot takes aim at food insecurity on campus The bus will run from Lakehead university, to two grocery stores and the country market. Hamilton Spectator Fired McMaster head football coach Greg Knox ends silence with statement Knox, who was dismissed as McMaster University’s head football coach on Oct. 29, is telling his […]