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By ANQI SHEN | April 27 2016

Metro Charge laid against woman in UBC Pride flag burning The flag burning sparked outrage in February, during the university’s annual OUTweek celebrating gender and sexual diversity. Globe and Mail UBC faculty open to discussing ban on student-teacher relationships The president of the UBC Faculty Association said he would be willing to canvas his members […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 26 2016

Globe and Mail New study sheds light on careers chosen by Ontario PhD grads Almost a third of recent PhD graduates from Ontario universities are working as tenured or tenure-track university professors within a few years of finishing their degrees, says the study. Ottawa Citizen uOttawa to seek ways to ‘shift’ fossil fuel investments, cut carbon […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 25 2016

Hamilton Spectator McMaster business school: Suspended faculty fight to get their jobs back A half-dozen faculty members will ask for leave to appeal a university tribunal decision that left three people suspended long enough to effectively end their careers. CBC U of O accused of discrimination for requiring dyslexic student to take course in French […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 22 2016

Saskatoon StarPhoenix U of S school of public health to survive after internal review puts brakes on merger The University of Saskatchewan’s school of public health has two to three years to get its act together, or else be dismantled. CBC Dr. Gabrielle Horne’s lawsuit heads to Nova Scotia Supreme Court A long-standing feud between […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 21 2016

Globe and Mail UBC to consider banning romantic relationships between faculty, students The university’s president says there’s an inevitable power imbalance that raises questions about consent. She wants the issue assessed as UBC develops a new sexual-assault policy. Metro New U of A outpatient clinic eases recovery for trauma patients The clinic provides ongoing care for […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 20 2016

CBC Dalhousie University approves higher tuition and fees Dozens of Dalhousie University students protested against a decision Tuesday by the school’s board of governors to approve a three percent general tuition increase across all programs. The Guardian P.E.I. considering free tuition model for university, college Richard Brown, minister of workforce and advanced learning, said in […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 19 2016

Globe and Mail More PhDs are leaving academia to launch their own businesses Universities across Canada are capitalizing on this trend by launching entrepreneurship programs to help students build their companies. National Post Why a survey of 15,000 Toronto students presents a terrifying look at the city’s transit system – and a way to fix […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 18 2016

Metro Pro vs con: Ryerson students debate validity of men’s issues groups on campus Ryerson’s student union has twice denied a request for a men’s issues group recognized as an official school club. Regina Leader-Post ‘Dalhousie is under fire’: Anonymous attacks websites over claimed inaction after alleged frat-house rape As the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 15 2016

Vancouver Sun Faculty and students tell University of British Columbia board how to improve Students, faculty, staff and alumni on Thursday urged UBC’s board of governors to review its operations, become more transparent and accountable, and participate in meaningful consultation. St. Catharines Standard Brock prof breaks silence In wake of a second student making allegations […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | April 14 2016

CBC University of Calgary warns faculty about CAUT investigation Canadian Association of University Teachers is examining U of C’s relationship with pipeline company Enbridge. The Hamilton Spectator McMaster University students take to Facebook to warn of campus sex assaults Hamilton police are investigating complaints of a sexual assault in a washroom in the Burke Science […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 13 2016

Globe and Mail Ontario announces $27-million for rebuild of Toronto’s OCAD University The province will direct $27-million toward a rebuilding of OCAD University’s downtown Toronto campus that would give the institution long-awaited upgrades to its facilities and a new and improved public face. National Post Men’s issues group taking Ryerson University’s student union to court […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 12 2016

Globe and Mail Canadian journal breaks new ground in open access science Canadian Science Publishing – born out of the downsizing of the National Research Council – officially launches FACETS, an online multidisciplinary journal that is Canada’s most ambitious effort yet to carve a niche in the burgeoning world of open access science. Vancouver Sun […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 11 2016

Globe and Mail Opinion: Should universities police sexual assault? Universities should draw a line between criminal behaviour and unpleasant or ugly experiences that many people have encountered, but we should not expect them to do what the justice system does already. Ottawa Citizen Science minister responds after NRC shakeup, but with few details Minister of […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 08 2016

Globe and Mail Work permit program for international students needs reform, experts say A federal government report showing that many international students are working in low-wage jobs after graduation is leading to calls to redesign Canada’s liberal employment rules for foreign graduates. CBC Long odds for international students to land a job ‘My dream is […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | April 07 2016

The Globe and Mail Liberals’ campus infrastructure fund came as a surprise The government has committed up to $2-billion over two years to modernize university and college research facilities. Winnipeg Free Press Indigenous teachers needed to improve outcomes The need for more indigenous teachers was identified in the Manitoba auditor general’s 2016 report and the Truth […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 06 2016

National Post National Research Council axes massive reorganization — leaving staff ‘sitting on their thumbs’ There’s confusion inside the National Research Council as the 100-year-old institution began and then suddenly postponed a massive reorganization, not telling its staff why. Globe and Mail Ottawa looks to reach deal with provinces on infrastructure spending Ottawa is looking […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | April 05 2016

CBC Brandon University sexual assault victims forced to sign contract that keeps them silent Students are threatened with suspension or expulsion if they breach conditions. CBC UPEI lays off staff, shuffles positions to save money ‘Workforce reduction, as well as a salary freeze for senior management and travel restrictions’ says president. Calgary Herald Robotic device aids […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 04 2016

Globe and Mail Justice on campus Canadian universities resolve a vast number of harassment or discrimination complaints without undertaking a formal investigation. Many schools say that’s the best way to protect and help victims. But it could mean perpetrators will never be punished. National Post Surgery at teaching hospitals more risky for patients due to […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | April 01 2016

Globe and Mail Ryerson University’s search for a new president ends Dr. Mohamed Lachemi was officially appointed president and vice-chancellor on Thursday. Regina Leader-Post First Nations University powwow is something to celebrate, especially this year Over the weekend, some 7,000 powwow enthusiasts will meet in Regina for the 38th annual First Nations University of Canada’s powwow. […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 31 2016

Globe and Mail International-student work program needs overhaul, report says A program that allows international students to work in Canada after graduation is creating a low-wage work force, encouraging low-quality postsecondary programs, and needs to be redesigned, says an internal report from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Times Colonist Opinion: New budget is a call to […]