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BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 02 2019

Kingston Whig-Standard Free speech policy mandatory on campuses in new year Ontario’s colleges and universities will be required to have a free speech policy in place in the new year. CBC Project aiming to boost Indigenous student success finds need for larger ‘home away from home’ The Coyote Project at Thompson Rivers University aims to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 21 2018

National Post Saint Mary’s University appoints advisory council on Indigenous affairs School president Robert Summerby-Murray says the university is committed to advancing support for Indigenous students and strengthening connections to the community. Edmonton Journal Canada puts Arctic ‘in a snow globe’ as it freezes oil and gas development While other countries see the Arctic as […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 20 2018

Winnipeg Free Press U of M to overhaul relationship rules, training The University of Manitoba says it’s updating its rules after a series of sexual harassment investigations against faculty. However, provincial privacy laws may stifle any move toward transparency. Globe and Mail Canadian scholar freed after military detention in Mozambique David Matsinhe, an adjunct professor […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 19 2018

CBC Professor accuses Alberta MP of spreading ‘climate misinformation’ to school kids A University of Calgary professor says he’s concerned about what he calls “climate misinformation” presented by a Conservative member of Parliament last week to junior high students in Red Deer. Global Times Huawei case casts shadow over Canada-bound students Tensions between China and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 18 2018

Globe and Mail Ryerson going ahead with law school after Ontario government rejects funding Ryerson University plans to open a new law school by 2020 despite having a key funding request rejected by the Ontario government last month. CBC University of Regina releases statement recommitting to TRC calls to action A University of Regina working […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 17 2018

Globe and Mail Ontario colleges adopt single free-speech policy as universities rush to meet deadline Ontario’s colleges have adopted a single free-speech policy that will apply at all of the province’s 24 college campuses, a move that has already raised opposition from the faculty union. CBC St. FX, King’s to get millions in extra funding […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 14 2018

Global Search underway for SFU professor missing in Colombia Ramazan “Ramo” Gencay was last seen in Medellín last week. The economics professor and author was in Colombia’s second-largest city to speak at a local university. Global Trial to start next fall for former St. F.X. student accused of sexual assault of another student on campus […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 13 2018

Global News StatCan study says men are paid more than women after graduation. Here’s how much more Researchers found males with undergraduate degrees or college diplomas had higher median earnings than females with the same qualification in each year from 2010 to 2014. CBC News Lakehead University joins study on post-secondary student homelessness Homelessness takes […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 12 2018

CBC Dalhousie panel on slavery recommends apology, but no name change Chair Afua Cooper said the panellists had “extensive discussions” about whether to suggest a name change, but ultimately decided against it. CTV Canadian physicist who won Nobel Prize touts science for the sake of science Winning a Nobel Prize changed nearly everything about Donna […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 11 2018 Canada’s Donna Strickland, UWaterloo prof, collects Nobel Prize for Physics A Canadian scientist who became one of just three women to win the Nobel Prize for Physics received her award at a formal ceremony in Sweden on Monday. Globe and Mail Thomson Rivers University economics professor Derek Pyne returns to post after suspension A […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 10 2018

Globe and Mail Doctors under observation: How coaching is changing medical education in Canada At teaching hospitals across the country, senior physicians are no longer leaving their junior colleagues to fend for themselves, upending decades of policy on how medicine is taught. CBC U of M needs to take ‘honest, hard look’ at Indigenous leader […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 07 2018

CBC U of M Indigenous leader resigns, says administration frustrated anti-racism efforts The vice-provost of Indigenous engagement at the University of Manitoba has resigned, after she says her efforts to fight systemic racism at the school were met with frequent resistance from administration. CTV News $275-million offered up for “high-risk” science The first tranche of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 06 2018

iPolitics Feds end 30-year-old research-grant program in favour of own plan An almost 30-year-old federal funding program will come to an end, to be replaced by a new research support fund. Chronicle Herald MSVU reveals offer it made to faculty, union refuses to ‘engage in public bargaining’ Mount Saint Vincent University wants to educate its […]

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 […]