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By ANQI SHEN | January 24 2019

StarMetro Halifax Ontario’s postsecondary reforms raise alarms for Nova Scotia students Student organizers in Nova Scotia are raising concerns about how Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s recent shakeup to postsecondary funding could be felt on the east coast. Times Higher Education Canada fears China crisis will curtail student recruitment boom The diplomatic row echoes Chinese disputes […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 23 2019

StarMetro Edmonton Alberta students’ group sounds alarm over Ontario tuition changes Some Alberta post-secondary students are feeling uneasy after the Ontario government announced sweeping changes to tuition, financial aid, and student union rules last week. Calgary Herald University of Lethbridge hockey coach ‘no longer’ with team after harassment allegations The University of Lethbridge hockey coach […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 22 2019

CBC Indigenous virtual reality experience heading to Wilfrid Laurier’s Brantford campus Lisa Jackson, an award winning filmmaker who is Anishinaabe, looks at a version of Toronto if the infrastructure of the city were reclaimed by nature and Indigenous culture. Niagara Falls Review Tuition cut leaves Brock with $15M shortfall Brock University is bracing for a […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 21 2019

Maclean’s Students respond to OSAP changes: ‘We are moving backwards’ Ontario students decry changes by Premier Doug Ford’s government to student aid, despite a tuition cut. Globe and Mail Canadian universities continuing R&D funding partnerships with Huawei Canadian universities funded by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. have shrugged off a decision by the University of Oxford […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 18 2019

CBC MUN’s Coat Check helps students bundle up for the winter semester The Coat Check clothing swap is a way to make sure students have the gear they need to make it to spring — especially students who come from warmer climes. CHEK UVic researchers determine strong link between B.C. wildfires and human-induced climate change […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 17 2019

National Post Minister meets with committee to develop national approach to campus violence The minister for women and gender equality says an advisory committee is developing a national framework to hold universities and colleges responsible for addressing sexual violence on campus. Toronto Star Ford government’s tuition cut to cost universities $360 million and colleges $80 […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 16 2019

Globe and Mail Ontario government expected to cut tuition fees for Canadian students by 10 percent Tuition fees at Ontario universities and colleges will be slashed by 10 per cent under a new framework expected to be released by the Ford government later this week. CBC Seminars on sexual consent now mandatory for UBC fraternities […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 15 2019

Globe and Mail Opinion: Canadian universities must stop undervaluing female academics As female professors move up the ladder into senior administration, our data shows that the pay gap gets wider for them, writes Bessma Momani, professor at the University of Waterloo. Globe and Mail Opinion: Economics needs to acknowledge its diversity problem Economics has a […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 14 2019

Globe and Mail Ottawa allocates funding grants to bolster Indigenous research projects Winning projects received notice in November but the Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan, is set to officially announce the funding on Monday. CBC McGill, UQAM miss province’s deadline to update sexual violence policies Two Montreal universities and a majority of the […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 11 2019

CBC MUN law school ‘is going to happen,’ says university’s VP It’s been talked about for many years, but there’s growing momentum once again for the establishment of a law school at Memorial University. TheRecord.com New centre aims to improve efficiency for students at University of Waterloo The newly-opened space, coined ‘The Centre,’ aims to […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 10 2019

CBC Brock cancels course to be taught by professor disciplined for sexual harassment Brock University has cancelled a history course that was to be taught by a professor who was disciplined following a sexual harassment investigation. CBC Tackling unconscious bias: U of A lectures give students a lesson in Indigenous health A new three-part lecture […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 09 2019

CBC MUN’s Coat Check helps students bundle up for the winter semester Clothing swap helps less-fortunate students and students who’ve never experienced a Newfoundland winter. Hamilton Spectator Opinion: #TextbookBroke promotes open access but ignores copyright issues The overzealous push for OERs and open-access resources obscures the need for critical discussions about their potential limitations and […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 08 2019

CBC U of Windsor’s free speech policy addresses potential harm to others — not ‘upset’ students The University of Windsor framed its updated free speech policy on the basis that rules enforcing what people can and can’t say varies across different parts of the school’s campus. Toronto Star Protest planned as Brock University professor disciplined […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 07 2019

Globe and Mail Oxford bound: Meet four of Canada’s latest Rhodes scholars Chasing their educations brought these four young people down very different and difficult paths. Globe and Mail Canadian universities concerned diplomatic rift with China could hurt foreign-student enrolment Tensions have been high between Canada and China since the arrest of Huawei executive Meng […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 04 2019

Globe and Mail At 21, this aerospace engineering student, former refugee has created her first invention “I want to reach girls and tell them they don’t have to limit themselves to traditional jobs,” Ms. Bakarian says. Ottawa Citizen Feds worry technology will force ’vulnerable’ groups out of labour force The government is in the midst […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 03 2019

The Province B.C. government to develop 24/7 mental health resource for students The program will include phone, online chat, text and email support for young adults available around the clock, including confidential virtual counselling sessions. Peterborough Examiner B.C. prof hopes students’ ideas to retrofit clothing bins will prevent deaths At least seven Canadians have died […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 02 2019

Kingston Whig-Standard Free speech policy mandatory on campuses in new year Ontario’s colleges and universities will be required to have a free speech policy in place in the new year. CBC Project aiming to boost Indigenous student success finds need for larger ‘home away from home’ The Coyote Project at Thompson Rivers University aims to […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 21 2018

National Post Saint Mary’s University appoints advisory council on Indigenous affairs School president Robert Summerby-Murray says the university is committed to advancing support for Indigenous students and strengthening connections to the community. Edmonton Journal Canada puts Arctic ‘in a snow globe’ as it freezes oil and gas development While other countries see the Arctic as […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 20 2018

Winnipeg Free Press U of M to overhaul relationship rules, training The University of Manitoba says it’s updating its rules after a series of sexual harassment investigations against faculty. However, provincial privacy laws may stifle any move toward transparency. Globe and Mail Canadian scholar freed after military detention in Mozambique David Matsinhe, an adjunct professor […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 19 2018

CBC Professor accuses Alberta MP of spreading ‘climate misinformation’ to school kids A University of Calgary professor says he’s concerned about what he calls “climate misinformation” presented by a Conservative member of Parliament last week to junior high students in Red Deer. Global Times Huawei case casts shadow over Canada-bound students Tensions between China and […]