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By ANQI SHEN | October 18 2016

Toronto Star New federal panel set up to tackle youth unemployment The panel will look at why some young people can’t get their foot in the door. Waterloo Region Record Opinion: To boost Canada’s potential, make university boundaries more porous Universities need to foster research partnerships with external entities, expand work-integrated learning opportunities and support […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 17 2016

Toronto Star Opinion: Mixed results for Liberals on science after one year Open data and open science are two different things, write Alana Westwood and Kathleen Walsh of Evidence for Democracy (E4D). Winnipeg Free Press Global crisis, U of M breakthrough Researchers at the University of Manitoba have delivered promising ammunition in war with antibiotic-resistant […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 14 2016

Winnipeg Free Press U of M professors overwhelmingly back strike mandate The University of Manitoba Faculty Association has voted 85.6 per cent in favour of strike action. Globe and Mail B.C. tech companies complain of shortage of skilled workers The British Columbia Tech Association has called on the government to invest $100-million in postsecondary institutions […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 13 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa eyes new visa to attract talented workers, Innovation Minister says Canada is considering introducing a “global talent visa” to attract high-skill workers. Globe and Mail Gender gap spurs new rules for top-tier research chairs The federal government is continuing with the oft-criticized CERC program, but with new rules intended to address […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 12 2016

Ottawa Citizen Algonquin to open first-of-its-kind institute for indigenous entrepreneurship Algonquin College is set to launch a $44.9-million building and renovation project on Wednesday, to be completed in spring 2018. Maclean’s Medical school in Canada: What does it take to get in? Comparing admission statistics from medical schools across the country. Maclean’s M.B.A. programs in […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 11 2016

Globe and Mail U of T professor’s stand against genderless pronouns draws fire No one can accuse Jordan Peterson of being an academic wallflower. Toronto Sun ‘Rape culture’: Carleton University posts draft of sexual violence prevention policy A draft of the policy was posted last Thursday, following heated debate between administrators and campus groups over […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 07 2016

Globe and Mail Science startups make research faster, cheaper, more accurate A new wave of Canadian startups, founded or co-founded by scientists, are working to make research easier, faster and more cost-effective. CBC Students, staff blast MUN over lack of communication during emergency Memorial University went into lockdown Thursday morning and a male was taken […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 06 2016

Globe and Mail Brexit will put new Canadian head of Cambridge University to the test When Canadian academic Stephen Toope heads Cambridge University next year, he’ll face some of the biggest challenges in the school’s 807-year history. Maclean’s Researchers are playing with food in remarkable ways—and making it healthier From Vitamin-D enriched cheese to diabetic-friendly ethnic […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 05 2016

Metro News U of T students call for more say in sexual violence policy Some student groups are critical of U of T’s draft policy released in early September and the process taken to develop it. New York Times Canadian Philosopher Wins $1 Million Prize Charles Taylor has been named the winner of the first […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 04 2016

Metro Indigenous principles at core of University of Manitoba planning guide Planners say the U of M’s commitment to reconciliation and respect for the Indigenous community can profoundly influence development. Globe and Mail Ontario appeal court reduces suspensions in McMaster harassment case The court has also ordered McMaster to compensate the faculty members, who were suspended […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 03 2016

CBC Audio: Who’s teaching mandated Indigenous content? Many students and faculty applaud the move to mandate Indigenous learning but some are calling for more professor training. CBC Dalhousie’s Tom Traves takes pay cut for new Ontario job Formerly the president of Dalhousie University for 18 years, Mr. Traves starts a new job Monday as acting president of Brock University. […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 30 2016

Globe and Mail B.C. premier promises ‘significant’ new funds for postsecondary tech education B.C. Premier Christy Clark says her government is set to beef up funding to the postsecondary system to help address a chronic talent shortage in the province’s tech sector. Globe and Mail Opinion: If governments want to spur innovation, they need to […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 29 2016

Globe and Mail Opinion: Separating science from innovation: An important task An article by John Polanyi on how pure research has been dropped and fundamental science is largely concealed behind the more presentable façade of ‘innovation’. Globe and Mail Call to end articling alternative for Ontario law grads sparks controversy The controversy over a pilot […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 28 2016

CBC News – PEI Maritime university graduates finding jobs at home, finds survey More than 90% of 2012 graduates working or studying two years later. Globe and Mail Column: Why are so many university students anxious to buy houses? Observations from Rob Carrick, who travelled to five East Coast universities to interview students about money. […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 27 2016

Globe and Mail Stephen Toope to become head of Cambridge University Dr. Toope, an international legal scholar and past president of the University of British Columbia, is the first non-Briton to be nominated as vice-chancellor at the 800-year-old institution. Globe and Mail Editorial: Homa Hoodfar free from Iran’s horrific prison Dr. Hoodfar’s health has been […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 26 2016

Globe and Mail B.C. Premier urges Ottawa to fix tech talent gap Christy Clark is pressing Ottawa to open the floodgates for high-skilled foreign tech workers to immigrate to Canada, saying her province’s burgeoning tech sector faces an acute shortage of talent to fill thousands of jobs. Scientific American STEM Education Is Vital—But Not at […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 23 2016

Globe and Mail President of Native Women’s Association of Canada stepping down The president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada is stepping down to spend more time with her family, just weeks after the historic launch of a national inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women. Globe and Mail Ontario universities consulting with […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 22 2016

Globe and Mail Canadian universities tumble in rankings as China rises Times Higher Education rankings, released Wednesday, will add fuel to the debate over how Canada can keep up with global competition. CBC News – Ottawa University of Ottawa missing hard drive with data on 900 students Current and former students have been notified of […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 21 2016

Globe and Mail Three reasons why Canadian scientists probably won’t win a Nobel this year Canadian nominees face an especially competitive field in 2016 that could shut them out of each of the Nobel’s three science-related categories. Globe and Mail University of Alberta removes racist posters targeting turban-wearing Sikhs Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is adding […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 20 2016

National Post Opinion: At Canada’s universities, faith is under fire Father Raymond J. de Souza speaks about Universities Canada’s plan to amend its bylaws. Globe and Mail Female scientists collecting data on gender bias at conferences There were a total of just 11 women compared with 213 male speakers at 13 conferences that fell in […]