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By NATALIE SAMSON | January 26 2016

The Globe and Mail Documents reveal tension between former UBC president, board chair A release of 861 pages of documents relating to the resignation of Arvind Gupta sheds new light on the circumstances surrounding his sudden departure only one year into his five-year term. National Post New public service head faces heat over email comparing […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 25 2016

Globe and Mail More PhDs finding jobs as tenure-track professors, study says A third of PhD grads from Ontario universities are on the tenure-track somewhere in the world, with half working in Canada, the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario found. Toronto Star Court overturns University Health Network researchers’ punishment Health network told to reconsider […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 22 2016

Brampton Guardian Low buck has international students eyeing Canada Prospective students from the U.S. may find Canadian schools even more enticing this year thanks to the low loonie. Globe and Mail Universities must prepare students for new labour market: McGill president They’ll have to prepare students for career changes and long work lives to contribute […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 21 2016

National Post Canada is now an intellectual powerhouse rather than a resource-based economy, Justin Trudeau tells Davos “My predecessor wanted you to know Canada for its resources. I want you to know Canadians for our resourcefulness.” Toronto Star U of T plans to build new cultural, academic centre Will house U of T’s department of […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 20 2016

OpenCanada Inequality Explained: The hidden gaps in Canada’s education system While Canada’s education system ranks high among OECD countries, socio-economic inequality factors in at all levels. Globe and Mail New Ontario university program hopes to boost aboriginal teachers Trent University will offer an indigenous bachelor of education degree program. CBC Cape Breton University professors fear […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 19 2016

Globe and Mail Queen’s University to revamp medical training to focus on skills Queen’s will be the first institution in Canada to adopt competency-based training for medical residents, which emphasizes skills they gain rather than time in hospital rotations. Business News Network Video: Brain drain could be the price of a low dollar Jack Mintz […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 18 2016

Toronto Star There’s No XY in team: Study suggests women in academia get less credit than male co-authors A new study suggests that female economics professors who co-author papers with men aren’t given the same credit. The Province Opinion: Campus sexual assaults can’t just be left to the RCMP University policy can and should take […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 15 2016

Global News Human rights battle at York University expected to cause policy shift across PhD student Navi Dhanota has succeeded in forcing her university to change their policy around accommodating students with mental health issues. Regina Leader-Post University of Regina fixes rules on research after criticism from auditor President Vianne Timmons says 22 of 26 […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 14 2016

CBC York University apologizes for accepting 500 students – by mistake “I hate university already,” student tweets after York mistakenly admits him. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Long-term effort needed to stop campus sexual assaults: expert Q&A with David Lisak, an American expert on sexual assault, who will speak at a conference hosted by the Saskatoon Sexual Assault […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 13 2016

Toronto Star York University student wins mental-health fight University won’t require diagnosis before accommodating disabilities, after two-year fight involving the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Hamilton Spectator Student group calls for tuition freeze to combat ‘death of public universities’ Ontario Undergraduate Students’ Alliance is calling on Queen’s Park to freeze tuition for four years starting in […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 12 2016

Metro Toronto university, college computers rife with malware, audit finds Local schools are also using outdated – and more vulnerable – software or web applications: expert. Winnipeg Free Press Science labs in schools across Manitoba to get giant makeover More than 40 labs in high schools and universities will be upgraded to support research and […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 11 2016

Ottawa Business Journal Rebuild of National Research Council systems years late, documents show Canada’s top scientific agency will wait at least two years to replace hacked computer system, infiltrated in 2014, and some researchers will have to rely on the old one in the meantime. CTV News Disgraced researcher Ranjit Chandra stripped of Order of […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 08 2016

Globe and Mail UBC faculty members apologize for inaction on sexual assault Dozens of University of British Columbia profs have signed an open letter apologizing for not doing more to protect students from sexual assaults, amid continued scrutiny of the school’s handling of such cases. CBC Campus no longer safe place for freedom of expression […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 07 2016

Metro News Grad student builds human rights complaint against UBC More people are joining a human rights complaint against the University of British Columbia over how it handles reports of sexual misconduct. CBC Manitoba boosts funding for indigenous students in the province Education Minister James Allum says move helps fulfil Truth and Reconciliation recommendations. Globe […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 06 2016

Globe and Mail B.C. law society to appeal decision on proposed law school at Trinity Western Law Society is appealing a ruling in favour of a Christian university that would ban sex outside of heterosexual marriage at its proposed law school. Financial Post Opinion: Let students divest from student union Should the students’ union be […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 05 2016

Metro News Ontario’s ombudsman can now investigate municipal, university complaints Provincial watchdog a ‘last resort’ for city hall, university beefs, says acting ombudsman Barbara Finlay. CBC Laurentian University professor removed for asking students to agree to profane language Laurentian officials in Sudbury, Ont., say professor’s methods violate policies. Globe and Mail From cabanas to pet […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 04 2016

Globe and Mail Ontario gave $18.3-million to U of T for MaRS biotech collaboration The Ontario government gave University of Toronto millions to occupy a floor in the MaRS West Tower for a collaboration with a biotech firm, money that is additional to the loans the province has made to keep the building afloat. Toronto […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 23 2015

Chronicle Herald Saudis yank support for studies at Atlantic Canadian universities The Saudi Arabian government’s decision to revoke scholarships for Atlantic Canadian universities is expected to cause enrolment from the Middle Eastern country to plummet. London Free Press New Brescia principal won’t forgo leave for pay The new principal of Brescia University College says she […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 22 2015

CTV News Canadian university administrators say online threats a growing concern Universities are being urged to put resources into monitoring online threats. Edmonton Journal Opinion: Keep health research community in the loop The four Alberta Innovates entities will be rolled into one and it’s essential that distinct lines of support not become blurred within this […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 21 2015

Calgary Herald University of Calgary investigation clears Cannon on Enbridge deal A third-party review found no breaches of the UofC’s policies and procedures in the school’s $2.25-million deal with a pipeline giant. The Province ‘Indigenization’ hits campuses aiming to give students ‘baseline knowledge’ about First Nations, Metis and Inuit There’s a new buzzword rolling off […]