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By ANQI SHEN | July 25 2016

CBC Afghan-Canadian group aims to bring international students to Atlantic Canada A group of Afghan-Canadians in Halifax are fundraising to offer a young student from Afghanistan a better quality of education at an Atlantic Canadian university. CBC Long odds for a long journey: St. John’s student takes next step in astronaut dream At just 22 […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 22 2016

Globe and Mail Toronto man found guilty of sexually assaulting York U grad student Mustafa Ururyar was found guilty on Thursday of sexually assaulting a fellow York University doctoral student. Globe and Mail Concussions may be linked to long-term physical changes in brain: study Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto used advanced MRI to […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 21 2016

Toronto Star Ontario students face new testing in bold campus pilot project Thousands of first-year students will be asked to take an international test in math, writing and problem solving to see whether higher learning actually boosts these skills. Metro MacEwan University mourns Edmonton student killed in Nice attacks Misha Bazelevskyy was a 22-year-old student at […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 20 2016

CBC Quebec-made vaccine against zika first in Canada to be ready for testing on humans A team from Université Laval got approval from Health Canada and the U.S . Food and Drug Administration to begin Phase I clinical trials. Globe and Mail U of T student detained in Bangladesh being interrogated Family members have had no […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 19 2016

CBC Redeemer president steps down in the middle of a 5-year term The president of Redeemer University College is stepping down after several years of what the school calls “significant challenges” with its budget and enrolment numbers. CBC Memorial University updating sexual harassment policy While Memorial University seeks feedback on its sexual harassment policy, a […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 18 2016

Globe and Mail ‘No knowledge’ about Alberta student’s whereabouts after France attack An Alberta university student who was on the promenade in Nice remains missing after Thursday’s attack. Global News MacEwan University President David Atkinson provides update on missing student in Nice, France “We have no knowledge whatsoever” of the student’s whereabouts or status, Mr. […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 15 2016

Globe and Mail Cindy Blackstock, Canada’s ‘relentless moral voice’ for First Nations equality Nine years, thousands of documents and millions of dollars later, Cindy Blackstock is still shocked she had to bring the case forward in the first place. Regina Leader-Post B.C. tech leaders call for education upgrade British Columbia’s tech leaders are urging the […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 14 2016

Ottawa Citizen CIHR backs down from research financing reform Canada’s chief health research funding agency has agreed to undo a controversial reform that led to open revolt by many of the country’s scientists. Globe and Mail U.S. military takes SFU power-generating project for a test walk An idea germinated in a biomedical lab at Simon Fraser […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 13 2016

Ottawa Citizen Scientists come to Ottawa seeking change to a system they say is ‘playing lotto’ with their futures Nearly 60 leading Canadian scientists will be in Ottawa today at the request of Health Minister Jane Philpott to meet with the embattled head of CIHR, Alain Beaudet. National Post ‘Discovered in Canada’: How a B.C. astronomer […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 12 2016

Globe and Mail Opinion: Canada’s research regime in need of major surgery A summit will be held on Wednesday where researchers “will hash it out with senior CIHR leadership over the catalyzing issue, peer review,” writes health columnist André Picard. Toronto Star Canadian researchers who commit scientific fraud are protected by privacy laws Seventy-eight Canadian […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 11 2016

Toronto Star U of T gets personal with staff to track race, gender data The questions also offer a sneak peek at what the university’s 85,000 students will be asked this fall on its first student demographic survey. Edmonton Journal Cuts of $22 million to Alberta Innovates will harm health research reputation, university officials say […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 08 2016

Ottawa Citizen Professor “invalidated” from Carleton board of governors for refusing code of conduct A biology professor who writes a blog critical of decisions made by the university’s board of governors has been replaced on the board after he declined to sign a code of conduct. Globe and Mail Laurier initiative to separate the strong startups from […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 07 2016

CBC Ottawa makes no promises to help U of T student detained in Dhaka “There are limits to what any country can do for individuals who are not citizens of that country,” said a spokesman for Global Affairs Canada in a statement. Metro UBC grad students training ‘active bystanders’ to stand up to sexual assault […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 06 2016

Ottawa Citizen Health minister calls emergency meeting to deal with CIHR reform revolt Jane Philpott has called a meeting to deal with what is becoming an open revolt among scientists against reforms at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Globe and Mail Parents of U of T student detained after Bangladesh attack press for son’s […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 05 2016

Montreal Gazette Hiked tuition rates for French students see stagnating enrollment Since 2015, French students have been subject to the same tuition rates as Canadian students from outside Quebec. CBC Trademark ruling keeps red square student protest symbol public The red square, a symbol made famous during the 2012 student protests in Quebec, cannot be trademarked, the […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 04 2016

Edmonton Journal Alberta university presidents’ pay among top in Canada Presidents of six Alberta universities collectively earned more than $3 million in 2015, according to Sunshine List figures released for the first time by law. Calgary Herald U of C defends staff salaries amid access, campus repair woes The University of Calgary is making no apologies for […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 30 2016

Globe and Mail Ontario Appeal Court upholds law society’s stand on Trinity Western University TWU said it would ask the Supreme Court of Canada to hear an appeal, saying it harms freedom of religion. Global News Video: New Brunswick opposition calling for overhaul of free tuition program Now that house sittings are back in full […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 29 2016

Ottawa Citizen Scientists urge health minister to stop ‘failed experiment’ at CIHR More than 200 scientists have signed an urgent letter to Health Minister Jane Philpott asking her to suspend “deeply flawed” reforms at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Globe and Mail Canada to drop visa requirement for Mexican travellers PM Justin Trudeau said Canada and […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 28 2016 Scholarships withdrawn: Algoma U scrambles to replace 260 departing Saudis Facing significant enrolment declines among international students, Algoma University has embarked on a bold plan to stabilize its student population within two years. Ottawa Citizen Editorial: The tricky terrain of mandatory work experience Recommendations made by an expert panel on building a highly skilled workforce […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 27 2016

CTV Province considers making work co-op programs mandatory for all students Premier Kathleen Wynne said she supports an expert panel’s recommendation for high school and postsecondary students to have experiential learning opportunities. Globe and Mail Canadian professor jailed in Iran for ‘dabbling in feminism,’ family says Homa Hoodfar, a professor at Montreal’s Concordia University, was […]