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By NATALIE SAMSON | November 13 2015

Chronicle-Herald Dalhousie student dies after medical emergency on campus A 19-year-old Dalhousie student has died after a medical emergency in a campus residence Friday morning. Globe and Mail Growing proportion of university grads overqualified for their jobs: study As much as 40 percent of recent grads face the potential of being overqualified for their jobs, […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | November 12 2015

Macleans The new bogeyman on Canadian campuses The problem with men’s rights groups and the frustrating tendency to banish all things that seem distasteful. The London Free Press Western University’s medical innovation fellowship may be first of its kind Program’s goal is to develop future leaders and innovators of world-class medical technologies. Montreal Gazette Concordia […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 11 2015

Kingston Whig-Standard Queen’s University Principal delivers state of the union address In his university state of the union address, Daniel Woolf said student experience and research received a major boost this fall. National Post Opinion: Universities lose the thread on reasoned discourse Is it too late to save the spirit of debate on university campuses, […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 10 2015

Globe and Mail Ryerson men’s issues group says students’ union shutting out male voices A Ryerson men’s issues awareness group has reignited the debate about what discourse is acceptable on university campuses. Calgary Herald Opinion: Little fanfare for Chevron’s fracking research funding at University of Calgary As UofC investigates a soured relationship with Enbridge, little […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 09 2015

Canadian Press University of Calgary faces independent review over Enbridge donation The school’s board of governors initiated the review following reports alleging Enbridge interfered with research centre after the company provided a donation. Globe and Mail Sudbury Neutrino Observatory wins 2016 Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics One month after physicist Art McDonald won a Nobel, […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 06 2015

Ottawa Citizen Why Canada now has two science ministers Kirsty Duncan is Minister of Science; Navdeep Bains is Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Globe and Mail Editorial: Restoring the long-form census is a good start, but more data needed If the Liberals are committed to data-based decision-making, they must fund StatsCan to do […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 05 2015

Financial Post What happened to Industry Canada? Trudeau elevates scientific research in new cabinet role Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, led by Ontario MP Navdeep Bains, replaces the Industry Ministry in Trudeau’s government. Globe and Mail Four ways Canada’s innovation minister can spur the economy Smart investments in infrastructure can help long-term growth, […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 04 2015

Montreal Gazette Quebec’s student movement on cusp of transformation University students will weigh in on two new federations primed to take over from the defunct Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec. Metro Toronto job prospects hinge on post-secondary schooling: Report Go beyond high school or face ‘big trouble,’ says co-author of Toronto Workforce Innovation Group report. […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 03 2015

CBC Enbridge & U of Calgary relationship challenges academic integrity The Current explores a CBC News investigation into the school’s relationship with the pipeline company Enbridge. Regina Leader-Post University of Calgary President addresses corporate influence allegations Elizabeth Cannon doesn’t believe the school’s reputation as a research facility will be hurt by concerns from faculty members […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 02 2015

CBC How the University of Calgary’s Enbridge relationship became controversial ‘Most damningly it smacks of us being apologists for the fossil fuel industry,’ one academic warned. North Bay Nugget Nipissing faculty on strike Nipissing University Faculty Association, representing full-time academic staff, announced Sunday they were withdrawing their labour from the university. National Post Opinion: On […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 30 2015

Cape Breton Post Cape Breton University students question lockdown protocol following social media threat An anonymous threat posted the Yik Yak app indicating an a potential gun on campus prompted the lockdown Thursday morning and an alert went out via university email around 11:30 a.m. Vancouver Sun Opinion: Universities need to rethink their role in […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 29 2015

Calgary Herald U of Calgary President praises ‘wonderful tone’ as Trudeau drops in on meeting A surprise appearance by Justin Trudeau at a reception of university presidents sends powerful message about a fresh tone from Ottawa, says the new head of Universities Canada. Globe and Mail Canadian universities want to increase private sector partnerships Canadian […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 28 2015

Calgary Herald Alberta budget: Postsecondary funding rises, tuition freeze remains New measures include two-year tuition freeze, $40-million boost to base funding and $183-million more to student loans. Chatelaine Ontario introduces new legislation to stop sexual violence The new bill will require every college and university to have a sexual violence policy and review it with […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 27 2015

CBC Staff and faculty rally kicks off Peter Stoicheff’s tenure as U of S president The rally, organized by the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association and University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association, asked administration to return to negotiating a collective agreement. Ottawa Citizen The editor is deceased: Fake science journals hit new low “Predatory” journal that […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 26 2015

Montreal Gazette Report that Quebec might abolish its head office angers Université du Québec Université du Québec said it was stunned by a report suggesting the Quebec government is contemplating abolishing the school’s head office due to ongoing budget cuts. Toronto Star Opinion: How Justin Trudeau can bring science back to Ottawa The new government […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 23 2015

The Guardian How science helped to swing the Canadian election After years of government attacks on Canadian research, the science community is looking forward to a fresh start. CBC Racist comments frustrate international students in Nova Scotia ‘They feel they cannot stay here. … It’s bad for the long-term prosperity of the province.’ Globe and […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 22 2015

CBC Student suicide highlights uncertain future of university’s mental health services Students and staff worry $1 million annual government grant for mental health is set to expire soon. Global News Youth and First Nations engagement seen at the polls In Saskatchewan, 2015 voter turnout was at its highest since 1993. Telegram MUN, Nunatsiavut government announce […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 21 2015

Montreal Gazette Matthew Dubé the only McGill-student-turned-NDP-MP returning to Ottawa Dubé and his McGill friends made headlines in 2011, because they were mostly a group of 20-somethings who never expected to be elected. CBC University of Moncton getting 60 nursing home beds $50M facility is a partnership between government, the University of Moncton and Shannex. […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 20 2015

Globe and Mail Trudeau looks to form cabinet, address challenges after majority win Liberals won 184 of 338 seats, capturing 39.5 percent of the vote — the largest increase in seats in an election in Canada’s history. Globe and Mail U.K. man charged in Laurier campus threat says comment was a joke In an interview […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 19 2015

Globe and Mail Threats against universities part of a pranking ‘echo chamber,’ experts say A threat against Wilfrid Laurier University was posted online Friday, and a second was posted against McMaster University on Saturday. Global News UK police arrest man after Wilfrid Laurier University lockdown Detectives arrested a 22-year-old man in Tottenham Hale, a borough […]

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