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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 […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 18 2015

Globe and Mail Ryerson VP named president at Brock during challenging time for smaller universities Wendy Cukier, currently vice-president of research and innovation at Ryerson, will take over the top post at Brock in September. Prince George Citizen UNBC profs get 10 percent raise from arbitrator The University of Northern B.C. has a first collective […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 17 2015

Huffington Post Canada Mark Ernsting, Ryerson professor, stabbed to death near campus The 39-year-old adjunct professor was stabbed numerous times Wednesday night. Toronto Star U of T advised to sell coal, oil assets in its funds An advisory committee is recommending that the university sell fossil-fuel holdings in its $5.9 billion (U.S.) endowment and pension […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 16 2015

Vancouver Sun Massive cancer-drug deal one of UBC’s biggest to date University’s record agreement worth $140 million – and counting. Metro Universities falling short on sexual assault reporting: document Briefing note to former status of women minister reveals more co-ordination and better data needed. Globe and Mail High-profile group of fellows cuts ties with phantom […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 15 2015

Ottawa Citizen Researcher on CIHR funding drought: ‘It is called eating your young’ Under Canadian Institutes of Health Research changes, only four per cent of young scientists who apply will gain funding, one researcher estimates. Ottawa Citizen Prof refuses to sign agreement, Carleton faces censure over secrecy order Carleton prof at the centre of a […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 14 2015

CBC Ryerson University says it must cancel journal subscriptions, like MUN is considering Many universities struggling with rapidly rising subscription costs. Chronicle Herald Opinion: Contract instructors carry heavy student load at our universities Many undergraduate students are being taught on the cheap, while lucrative salaries and benefits are paid to university executives. Globe and Mail […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 11 2015

CTV News B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of Christian law school Court ruled in favour of Trinity Western University, reversing a B.C. Law Society decision to deny accreditation for grads of proposed law school. Globe and Mail Ontario universities defend focus on research in wake of report Ontario’s proposal to increase the portion of […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 10 2015

Globe and Mail Ontario funding must address decline in undergraduate experience: report Province must redesign distribution of $3.5-billion to universities facing decline in undergrad education, and demand clear, measurable learning outcomes, according to a series of recommendations. National Post Letter: New Ottawa U head’s track record cause for concern The choice of Jacques Frémont, president […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 09 2015

CBC The Current: Only 1 in 5 Canadians with PhDs land a tenure-track job in their field Panel discussion on study finding Canadians with PhDs who depend on academic jobs often end up underemployed. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Province slashes its funding to the University of Saskatchewan Months after UofS agreed to hold back $20 million to […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 08 2015

CBC Memorial University to cancel thousands of journal subscriptions Professors say cuts will damage MUN’s reputation, hurt student recruitment. Calgary Herald U of C launches campus mental health strategy after 20% of students report diagnosis Two years after nearly one in five students said they had been diagnosed or treated for mental illness, the university […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 07 2015

Globe and Mail ‘Practically free’ university is changing lives With more than 2,000 students from more than 150 countries, University of the People is the world’s first non-profit, near-tuition-free, accredited online university. Huffington Post Canada Canadian tuitions among world’s highest, OECD study finds Canada has some of the highest costs in the world for university […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 04 2015

Ottawa Citizen CIHR cancels funding program that helped bring science discoveries to market The small Proof of Principle program is the latest focus of criticism about reforms at the billion-dollar federal health research funding agency. CBC UNB faculty union leery of performance-based funding model New Brunswick considers linking funding for universities to their number and […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 03 2015

Global News Manitoba introduces new legislation ensuring students, teachers learn indigenous history, culture Education Minister James Allum says the province has a responsibility to educate students about what happened in the residential schools. The Province Emily Carr University cancels classes after student stabbed in face During the break of a second-year art history class, a […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 02 2015

iPolitics ‘The torch which illuminates the world’: Canada, science and democracy The new government is sending clear signals that international relations and diplomacy are a high priority. Chronicle Herald New $38.5m Dalhousie facility links fields from medicine to social work At Dalhousie University’s Collaborative Health Education Building, future nurses, doctors dentists, social workers, pharmacists and […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 01 2015

Canadian Business Canada shows a “disturbing” decline in innovation and R&D A new study from the Science, Technology and Innovation Council notes a serious decline in corporate R&D spending. iPolitics Foreign student enrolment in Canada rising StatsCan report shows foreign student enrolment rose 2.5 percent in 2013-2014, with international students accounting for roughly 10 percent […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 30 2015

Ottawa Citizen Ottawa’s O’Connor leads UBC to Vanier Cup title in first year of CIS football UBC quarterback Michael O’Connor led the Thunderbirds to victory over the University of Montreal Carabins in a game that ended 26-23. Globe and Mail The research challenge Canada faces Newly installed Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan says her government […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 27 2015

iPolitics Liberals must mend ailing Canadian science, research leaders urge Neglect and damaging policies have left some aspects of Canadian science in need of a fix, say the country’s newest Nobel laureate and its last national science advisor. Ottawa Citizen New science minister promises more support for basic research Kirsty Duncan’s first major speech as […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 26 2015

Ottawa Citizen Aboriginal students face ‘racism of low expectations’ in B.C. schools Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, has a term for it: “academic tokenism.” Ottawa Citizen Ottawa researcher to students: Don’t be scientists due to ‘dismal outlook’ A prominent Ottawa scientist can no longer “in good conscience” advise students to […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 25 2015

CTV News Canadians getting education, but not the skills to drive growth: CIBC The head of one of Canada’s largest banks says the country’s postsecondary institutions are not producing enough graduates with the right skills to drive future economic growth. Ottawa Citizen Scientists “demoralized” by lack of funding and peer review reform demand changes at […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 24 2015

Globe and Mail Earning a PhD in Canada likely to provide modest returns Conference Board study study estimates 2 percent of jobs require doctoral degree and these come with relatively low starting salaries – many in the $50,000 range. Globe and Mail UBC centenary celebrations marred by scandal, continued controversy The university is suffering from […]