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By ANQI SHEN | June 20 2016

CBC Dr. Gabrielle Horne wins $1.4 million lawsuit against Nova Scotia Health Authority It is the largest sum ever awarded in Canada for damages due to loss of reputation and career. Global News Video: Future unclear for new Quebec doctors “The anxiety is palpable,” explained Rénald Bergeron, the dean of Laval’s Faculty of Medicine. Globe […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 17 2016

Waterloo Region Record Waterloo students spur move to add suicide prevention to the social work curriculum Suicide prevention training will now be mandatory for all social work students in Canada after three Waterloo students lobbied for the change. Metro Simon Fraser University to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with new energy plant SFU has reached an agreement […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 16 2016

Maclean’s Why kicking me out of the country would be bad for Canada’s economy Murad Hemmadi writes about his experience of applying for permanent residency as a recent UofT grad and journalist who has reported on Canada’s immigration system. Niagara Falls Review City of Niagara Falls partnering with Ryerson on innovation zone Ryerson has applied […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 15 2016

Globe and Mail RCMP investigating three sex-assault allegations against SFU student Simon Fraser University says it acted swiftly on sexual assault allegations against a male student, but a professor who knows one of the complainants says not nearly enough was done. Vancouver Sun UBC’s new president talks depression, assaults on campus and why he refuses pay […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 14 2016

Maclean’s UBC’s new president vows to restore transparency Santa Ono takes the reins amid ongoing criticisms of UBC’s governance and its handling of campus sexual assaults. Vancouver Sun Daphne Bramham: Did SFU fumble reports of rape by male student? A male student at Simon Fraser University is being investigated by police after three female students […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 13 2016

CBC University of Toronto buildings shut down as police search for suspicious person Police received calls about suspicious person, one report of someone with a gun. Globe and Mail UBC goes south of border to hire new president The current president of the University of Cincinnati will be UBC’s next president, according to sources. Toronto […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 10 2016

Nunatsiaq News Nunavut not yet ready for its own university: Quassa Nunavut’s education minister, Paul Quassa, told the legislative assembly that the territory doesn’t meet the criteria to build and operate a stand-alone university. CBC North Proposed Nunavut university would not reach enrolment goal until 2130, says study Nunavut’s education minister says the government has […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 09 2016

Toronto Star Longer teachers’ training spells financial trouble At the end of its first year, Ontario’s new two-year teaching program is experiencing some growing pains. CBC Bill 204 would require Manitoba campuses to disclose sexual assaults A new NDP private member’s bill would require Manitoba postsecondary institutions to develop sexual violence and sexual harassment policies in […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | June 08 2016

Globe and Mail Former UBC student pans new policy for sexual assault The University of British Columbia has unveiled its draft sexual assault policy, but a former student who filed a human-rights complaint over the issue says it has failed to address her concerns. CTV News University of Calgary pays $20K ransom after cyberattack The […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 07 2016

Globe and Mail A century of innovation and discovery The National Research Council has played a key role in the development of world-changing inventions. But after a tumultuous shift in its mandate, the NRC faces another evolution. Mississauga News Sheridan College officially installs Hazel McCallion as chancellor Sheridan president Jeff Zabudsky said McCallion was the […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 06 2016

CBC Dalhousie University honours grads of Indigenous, African descent Students were offered an Aboriginal medicinal pouch and a West African Kente cloth at their convocation ceremonies. Regina Leader-Post ‘We are not sitting idly on a pile of savings,’ U of S President says Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says the university is “sitting on significant reserves,” but […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 03 2016

London Free Press Attack on Western University student from Iran is a ‘wake-up call’ for city, mayor says Mohammad Sharifi, a PhD student, was pushed to the ground and punched by two men who he says called him “Arab,” and told him to go back to his country. Chonicle-Herald Nova Scotia Tory leader, premier scrap […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 02 2016

Saskatoon StarPhoenix No budget boost for Saskatchewan universities The provincial budget includes operating grants to the U of S and U of R totalling $475 million for 2016-17, down from $477 million last year. CBC Audio: Laurentian University adopts ‘preferred name’ policy The system was started to help those in the transgender community who may […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 01 2016

London Free Press Warning ‘we’re one thrown beer bottle away from a riot,’ Western delays Homecoming An annual booze-fuelled Homecoming gathering is a “disaster just waiting to happen” — and Western University hopes to shut it down by moving Homecoming to late October. iNews880 Big court hearing Wednesday on the future of TWU’s Law School […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 31 2016

Ottawa Citizen Watson: What do ‘women’s jobs’ actually pay? In a new working paper, two University of Toronto economists find, counter-intuitively, that reducing existing job segregation might actually increase the male/female wage gap. National Post Oh, The Humanities! Renaming the mountains of the colonizers Jen Gerson speaks to Gunter Schaarschmidt, a retired professor from the […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 30 2016

Metro UBC undergrad discovers four new planets Graduating on Monday, astronomy student Michelle Kunimoto got a shout-out from William Shatner for her discovery. Globe and Mail University of Calgary to host an inside scoop on Canadian politics The Canadian Political Science Association’s annual conference will run from May 31 to June 2. Calgary Herald U of C’s School […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 27 2016

Globe and Mail Opinion: Career colleges protect student choice for post-secondary education CEOs of the National Association of Career Colleges and Career Colleges Ontario respond to a recent Globe and Mail report raising questions about student outcomes and publicly-funded financial aid at private career colleges. Global News Provincial exams replaced with ‘core math and literacy skill assessments’ […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 26 2016

CBC UPEI, ACOA and province to fund non-profit company Synapse A P.E.I. non-profit organization has received almost $1 million in funding to help them continue to play matchmaker between university researchers and businesses. CTV Lessons from convocation bootcamp: How to nail tough names on the podium What’s in a name? Quite a bit when it […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 25 2016

CBC Panama Papers confirm Canadian billionaire and university benefactor as mystery man in global bribery case McGill and York need better ‘due diligence’ after accepting donations from embattled tycoon, critic says. Prince George Citizen Hundreds of Canadian academics sign statement of concern about Site C dam The statement expresses concern that the environmental assessment of […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 24 2016

Globe and Mail Universities struggle to attract professors amid soaring housing prices Universities in Vancouver and Toronto are struggling to find ways to entice professors to move to cities known for eye-popping house prices. Globe and Mail Ontario’s private-college grads not finding jobs, provincial numbers show The data comes out of a 2011 auditor-general’s report […]