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BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 10 2018

Globe and Mail Concordia says allegations of sexual harassment ‘serious’ The president of Concordia University says that recent allegations about sexual harassment in the university’s creative-writing department “are serious, and will be treated seriously.” Toronto Star Concordia University head ‘disturbed’ by sexual misconduct allegations Alan Shepard’s statement was prompted by an online essay by writer […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 09 2018

Global News Prime Minister Trudeau to hold town hall at McMaster University on Wednesday It’s part of what is expected to be a national town hall tour, which begins Tuesday in Halifax and continues Thursday in London. Maclean’s Canadian universities with the highest (and lowest) graduation rates At Queen’s, nearly 90% of students finish their […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 08 2018

National Post University of Calgary says judge has apologized for comments to students CBC News reported Justice Kristine Eidsvik told a class that she was uncomfortable walking into a room “full of big dark people.” Prince George Citizen UNBC names inaugural aboriginal scholar in residence A University of Calgary researcher and professor will serve as […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 05 2018

National Post Students are feeling more pressure than ever to be perfectionists — and social media may be to blame New research suggests a desire to be perfect is causing more mental health issues among young students. Maclean’s Opinion: Why scientific information is the key to democracy Recent public-policy failures in Flint and Puerto Rico […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 04 2018

Globe and Mail How Memorial is turning out a new generation of social entrepreneurs Over the past few years, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Memorial University has developed a reputation for social entrepreneurship. National Post How Indigenous knowledge advances modern science and technology Indigenous science incorporates traditional knowledge and Indigenous perspectives, while non-Indigenous scientific approaches are commonly […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 03 2018

Globe and Mail A curriculum of their own As number of Indigenous grads grows, so do calls for funding and programs that reflect the history of their communities. CBC 40 percent of U of S students face issues around food insecurity, study shows In order to pay for their studies, many university students in this […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 02 2018

CBC L’Arche community hub being set up in Fredericton “I think that people with intellectual disabilities have remarkable gifts,” says Dr. Erica Frecker, one of the people spearheading the effort to establish a local L’Arche community. Ottawa Citizen CNN trying to force uOttawa, U of T and Sick Kids to hand over files on surgeon […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 22 2017

CBC Province to open ‘superlab’ at University of Alberta Construction on the new facility is expected to begin in 2019 at the south campus in Edmonton. Ottawa Citizen Clinician awarded $2M grant to improve patient care in First Nation communities A University of Saskatchewan researcher and clinician has received a $2 million grant to refine […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 21 2017

CTV ‘In love with the heart’: Meet Canada’s first Inuk cardiac surgeon An Ottawa woman being hailed as Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon hopes to inspire Indigenous youth across the country to follow their dreams. Ottawa Citizen Carleton University establishing a chair for the study of conjuring arts Carleton University students will soon be able […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 20 2017

Toronto Star Colleagues write letter of support for Wilfrid Laurier profs embroiled in free speech controversy The letter, sent via an email distribution list on Monday, was followed by a statement from the university announcing the outcome of an independent fact-finder’s investigation. Globe and Mail Opinion: Professors owe their graduate students more than what Lindsay […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 19 2017

CBC University of Moncton looks within for interim presidential replacement The outgoing president, Raymond Théberge, is leaving his post to take on a key role with the federal government. Globe and Mail Opinion: Young scientists face too many funding obstacles A generation of young scientists and scholars are facing unprecedented financial pressures, with small grants […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 18 2017

CBC New U of A program helps under-represented students who seek health-care careers Yasmin Rafiei hopes to get low-income and Indigenous students interested in health care. Ottawa Citizen York University scraps ‘College Master’ academic title to cut association to discrimination and racism As of Jan. 1, academic leaders of York’s eight colleges — Bethune, Calumet, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 15 2017

Maclean’s How students turn on-the-job training into college credit Partnerships between employers like McDonald’s and colleges turn on-the-job training into academic credit. CBC Campus police at Wilfrid Laurier and University of Waterloo now carry naloxone 20 officers at U of Waterloo and 26 at Wilfrid Laurier carry naloxone in form of nasal sprays. Cape Breton […]


Global News For newly minted grads, higher pay but possibly fewer jobs: StatCan New research suggest that when it comes to the number of available entry-level jobs, highly educated Canadians may be facing worse odds. Financial Post The disturbing problem at Canada’s Patent Office: It’s suddenly denying medical-test patents Medical diagnostic tests aren’t getting patents […]


University World News Why China wants ‘Western-style’ liberal arts education Foreign universities interested in setting up liberal arts and science degrees in China believe they can operate within the country’s current confines, including an atmosphere that is hostile to criticism. Vice For trans folks, free speech can be silencing The debate surrounding Wilfrid Laurier and […]


Time Higher Education Number of female professors in Canada up 28 percent in six years Figures also show that female teaching staff earned between 95 and 98 percent of their male counterparts. Calgary Herald Alberta universities, colleges told to tighten their belts to reduce discretionary spending Postsecondary institutions and school boards have been given until […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 11 2017

CBC The fight over free speech at universities comes down to the question of the purpose of higher-ed For some, university is a finishing school. For others, it’s an avenue for social justice. CBC Too early to celebrate success of free tuition program, critics say About 6,000 students students took advantage of the province’s free […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 08 2017

Edmonton Journal Former U of Calgary researcher attempts to collect pay for expert report An Alberta judge rejected an application seeking payment for an expert medical report prepared by a former researcher who had to retract several studies due to faulty data in his lab. Maclean’s Opinion: To help foundations help Canada, our fundamental research […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 07 2017

Telegram N.L. government funds pilot employment programs for international students Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Al Hawkins announced more than $392,000 in funding for the programs on Tuesday. CBC ‘Open texts’ keeping cost of books down at UWindsor The University of Windsor is being recognized for its efforts to bring down cost of pricey […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 06 2017

Maclean’s Supporting Indigenous students on campus: Finding the best approach For First Nations, Metis and Inuit students to find academic success, schools need to rework their programs, curricula and campus cultures. Ottawa Citizen A continuum of unabated violence: Remembering the massacre at Ecole Polytechnique Parliament officially created the day of remembrance and actionin 1991 to […]