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BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 26 2018

CBC Changes to independent UBC research institute reversed after director resigns Scholars at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies will no longer be asked to align their work with existing research at UBC, its board announced Friday. Globe and Mail Probes launched into academic freedom dispute at B.C.’s Thompson Rivers University CAUT and the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 23 2018

Globe and Mail Head of UBC research institute resigns over academic freedom concern The director of a celebrated research centre at the University of British Columbia has resigned over what he sees as the university’s meddling in its academic independence. Hamilton Spectator Opinion: McMaster University should step up on protecting student privacy Amid the redevelopment […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 22 2018

CBC Former law school dean sues Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University for ‘racial discrimination’ The first Indigenous Dean of Law in Canada is suing Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., for “constructive dismissal and racial discrimination.” Global University of Alberta students get in touch with well-being, mental health through WellTrack app A Canadian-made wellness platform is […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 21 2018

Globe and Mail Ford government rejects Ryerson’s plan for new law school It’s the latest blow to Ontario universities following the cancellation of three proposed satellite campuses and a francophone university. National Post Opinion: Reckless spending by the Ontario Liberals quashed university plan The previous government made promises to francophones that it knew it would […]


Windsor Star Francophone community disheartened by Ontario scrapping plans for French-language university Windsor — thanks to its French heritage and volume of students studying in the language — was at the top of the list for expansion of a satellite campus in coming years. National Post More than 50,000 Quebec students to strike seeking pay […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 19 2018

Toronto Star University of Ottawa scholar sues group that said he ‘slandered’ Poland A prominent Canadian historian said Friday he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland’s good name. Vancouver Sun Thompson Rivers University responds to Kamloops professor’s suspension Prof. Derek Pyne […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 16 2018

Globe and Mail Ontario government cancels plans for province’s first official Francophone university The government made the announcement in Thursday’s economic outlook and fiscal review. Times Colonist 250 leaders gather at UVic for forum on universities’ role in reconciliation The theme of the two-day forum, the fourth of its kind, is “Ts’its’u’watal tseep,” which means […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 15 2018

Maclean’s A new network aims to connect and support Indigenous scholars The program hopes to help Indigenous researchers feel less isolated and address health problems in their communities. Calgary Herald U of C creates Western Research Centre to make Glenbow archives more accessible Thousands of books, photographs, photos and historic collections will be transported to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 14 2018

Globe and Mail Mending fences: McGill pressed to scrap Redmen team name as sign of Indigenous reconciliation A referendum organized by the student union ended Monday with almost 79 per cent of students who cast a ballot voting to change the name. CBC Program aims to develop more Indigenous teachers and ‘leaders within our community’ […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 13 2018

StarMetro Halifax Halifax campuses are trying to be more inclusive, but one expert says there needs to be ‘transformational change’ In Halifax, some schools started indigenizing their campuses before the TRC’s calls to action were released, but most have only started making concerted efforts in the past few years. Ottawa Citizen uOttawa students will vote […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 12 2018

CBC Dalhousie doubles number of female students in undergraduate computer science The university has also created a mentorship program for first-year female students in partnership with the school’s Women in Technology Society. The Province Family of VIU student who died urge anyone who is struggling to reach out The 21-year-old Vancouver Island University student who […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 09 2018

CBC N.W.T. communities lobby to host promised new polytechnic university Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley says she’s concerned that too many services in the Northwest Territories are located in Yellowknife, the capital city. Montreal Gazette McGill to hold referendum on changing team nickname “Over time I think people have changed. People are learning to question: […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 08 2018

CBC ‘Grocery bus’ pilot takes aim at food insecurity on campus The bus will run from Lakehead university, to two grocery stores and the country market. Hamilton Spectator Fired McMaster head football coach Greg Knox ends silence with statement Knox, who was dismissed as McMaster University’s head football coach on Oct. 29, is telling his […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 07 2018

CBC ‘We shouldn’t be forced to move to certain areas of the classroom’: U of M Indigenous students Jack Theis, a student from Dallas, Texas, says racism existed at the University of Manitoba long before posters that said “It’s okay to be white” were put up on campus. MSVU faculty union votes overwhelmingly in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 06 2018

Maclean’s Reconciliation on campus: what’s the next step beyond inclusion? The right approach depends on specifics of the Indigenous territory where an institution is located and should be guided by firm relationships with local communities. Winnipeg Free Press Police searching for U of M poster suspects A Winnipeg Police Service spokeswoman confirmed police involvement Monday, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 05 2018

CBC Journalism grads start news agency for African-Nova Scotians Two recent University of King’s College journalism graduates have started an independent news agency that will investigate stories focusing on issues that affect the African-Nova Scotian community. Winnipeg Free Press U of M condemns racist signs distributed on campus The University of Manitoba, its student union […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 02 2018

The Logic Ryerson University wins bid for the Future Skills Centre The federal government has selected a consortium led by Ryerson University to become the Future Skills Centre, multiple sources close to the process have told The Logic. Niagara Falls Review ‘There will be more Brock across Niagara’: Fearon Brock University’s president, Gervan Gearon talks […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 01 2018

The Star Vancouver Crowdfunding for defendants in fired UBC prof’s lawsuit hits almost $50,000 in 24 hours A Canadian author has launched a campaign to help people named in a defamation lawsuit filed this week by the former chair of the creative writing program at UBC. Prince George Citizen UNBC grad student identified as defendant […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 31 2018

Edmonton Journal Indigenous artists create painting for MacEwan University, plea to end resource extraction A new painting highlighting “a symbol of resistance against resource extraction” will hang in the university’s kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre when the four-day project is completed Thursday. CBC SFU students grill administrators over proposed tuition increases, executive salaries About 30 Simon […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 30 2018

Globe and Mail Ottawa launches national pay equity legislation and Department for Women and Gender Equality The federal government is launching national pay equity legislation and a new department for women and gender equality as part of a wide-ranging, 850-page budget bill tabled late on Monday. London Free Press King’s University land buy will help […]