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BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 07 2018

CBC ‘We shouldn’t be forced to move to certain areas of the classroom’: U of M Indigenous students Jack Theis, a student from Dallas, Texas, says racism existed at the University of Manitoba long before posters that said “It’s okay to be white” were put up on campus. HalifaxToday.ca MSVU faculty union votes overwhelmingly in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 06 2018

Maclean’s Reconciliation on campus: what’s the next step beyond inclusion? The right approach depends on specifics of the Indigenous territory where an institution is located and should be guided by firm relationships with local communities. Winnipeg Free Press Police searching for U of M poster suspects A Winnipeg Police Service spokeswoman confirmed police involvement Monday, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 05 2018

CBC Journalism grads start news agency for African-Nova Scotians Two recent University of King’s College journalism graduates have started an independent news agency that will investigate stories focusing on issues that affect the African-Nova Scotian community. Winnipeg Free Press U of M condemns racist signs distributed on campus The University of Manitoba, its student union […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 02 2018

The Logic Ryerson University wins bid for the Future Skills Centre The federal government has selected a consortium led by Ryerson University to become the Future Skills Centre, multiple sources close to the process have told The Logic. Niagara Falls Review ‘There will be more Brock across Niagara’: Fearon Brock University’s president, Gervan Gearon talks […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 01 2018

The Star Vancouver Crowdfunding for defendants in fired UBC prof’s lawsuit hits almost $50,000 in 24 hours A Canadian author has launched a campaign to help people named in a defamation lawsuit filed this week by the former chair of the creative writing program at UBC. Prince George Citizen UNBC grad student identified as defendant […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 31 2018

Edmonton Journal Indigenous artists create painting for MacEwan University, plea to end resource extraction A new painting highlighting “a symbol of resistance against resource extraction” will hang in the university’s kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre when the four-day project is completed Thursday. CBC SFU students grill administrators over proposed tuition increases, executive salaries About 30 Simon […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 30 2018

Globe and Mail Ottawa launches national pay equity legislation and Department for Women and Gender Equality The federal government is launching national pay equity legislation and a new department for women and gender equality as part of a wide-ranging, 850-page budget bill tabled late on Monday. London Free Press King’s University land buy will help […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 29 2018

Windsor Star Coroner orders inquest into death of 20-year-old Windsor native, Carleton University student The coroner’s office has ordered an inquest into the death of Jason Renato Simon, a Carleton University student and Canadian reservist who took his own life in February 2016. Globe and Mail York University will push ahead with Markham campus despite […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 26 2018

Toronto Star Federal minister Navdeep Bains says Canada’s health sciences industry falling off the pace Navdeep Bains was in Vancouver as part of the LifeScience BC’s 2018 Investor Summit, to discuss the recommendations of a new report on Canada’s health and biosciences industry. Maclean’s Indigenous students on campus: Going past the equity handbook “It’s hard […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 25 2018

Globe and Mail Millions sunk into planning for three cancelled Ontario university campuses The presidents of two Ontario universities expressed surprise and disappointment Wednesday at provincial funding being pulled from proposed satellite campuses, one of which was set to begin construction in December. Toronto Star York U calls ‘urgent meeting’ to save planned campus after […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 24 2018

Globe and Mail Doug Ford government cancels funding for three new GTA university campuses Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is cancelling funding for three university campuses in the Toronto area, blaming the province’s poor finances. Times Colonist B.C. poised for additional $100 million-plus subsidy for international student health care The province will become only one of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 23 2018

Times Higher Education MPs want UK university funding tied to tackling sexual harassment Women and Equalities Committee call for UK to follow US Title IX example, accusing government, regulators and institutions of ‘passing the buck’. CBC The future of plastics: UPEI engineering students get hands-on lesson in sustainability First year students at UPEI’s School of […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 19 2018

Policy Options The role of Statistics Canada in a post-truth world While Statistics Canada is one of the world’s premier statistical agencies, a few changes will cement its independence and Canada’s commitment to facts. The Province Emily Carr University instructors struggle in new campus A new book edited by ECUAD grad Terra Poirier explores how […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 18 2018

Toronto Star As precarious university appointments increase, instructors have trouble doing work, moving up “We should fight for fair labour at our universities … If we’re going to get treated like customers than we need to say, wait a minute, we’re being sold a bad bill of goods here.” Ottawa Citizen Canada to host G7 […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 17 2018

Globe and Mail UBC ordered to pay author Steven Galloway for breaching confidentiality terms The University of British Columbia has been ordered to pay $60,000 for breaching confidentiality terms after an arbitrator concluded the school violated the former professor’s privacy rights and damaged his reputation when it suspended and then fired him two years ago. […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 16 2018

Canadian Medical Association Journal Editorial: Watching Canada’s experiment with legal cannabis Given the known and unknown health hazards of cannabis, any increase in use of recreational cannabis after legalization, whether by adults or youth, should be viewed as a failure of this legislation. CBC University of Regina withdraws controversial tenure proposals from bargaining table University […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 15 2018

Globe and Mail Demonstrators confront St.FX president over school’s handling of alleged sexual assault On Saturday, nearly 40 demonstrators confronted Kent MacDonald following an apology he issued on the day before about the handling of a sexual assault case on campus. CTV News Quebec university unveils new policy banning teacher-student relationships Universite Laval’s new sexual […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 12 2018

Maclean’s What it’s like to be LGBTQ at a Canadian Christian university Why do some gay students choose to attend Trinity Western University? National Post Opinion: Sexism in STEM isn’t as clearcut as you’ve been led to believe When she won the Nobel Prize, Donna Strickland told journalists she had always been treated the same […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 11 2018

CBC UBC issues urgent alert, braces for natural gas shortage after pipeline explosion “Heat, hot water and cooking equipment are considered essential, but community members are asked to reduce their usage wherever possible. Anyone using natural gas for other purposes, such as research, is asked to take steps immediately to stop that use.” Regina Leader-Post […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | OCT 10 2018

CBC Canada commits $558M for science discovery research NSERC is committing $558 million this year for discovery research across the country, an additional $70 million compared to last year. Toronto Star How a fraudster got $12 million out of a Canadian university: They just asked for it It’s been just over a year since MacEwan […]