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BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 20 2017

Montreal Gazette Opinion: Research participants should have right to confidentiality Canadian law provides no guaranteed right to confidentiality for people who participate in research projects. This fact is shocking for researchers in other parts of the world, where researchers and participants can be guaranteed the same legal privilege as a lawyer and client. New York […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 19 2017

Globe and Mail Opinion: Science is still sexist. I know from my own experience Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s minister of science talks about her experiences as a female scientist. Times Higher Education Canada relaxes immigration process for visiting academics International professors on short stays will no longer need a work permit. Ottawa Citizen Project aims to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 15 2017

PIE News Canada eases entry for foreign researchers Foreign researchers coming to work at public Canadian universities for short periods no longer have to apply for a work permit, as part of the federal government’s Global Skills Strategy. CBC Algonquin College losses on failed campus in Saudi Arabia up to $6.2M The opening of Jazan […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 14 2017

Ottawa Citizen Opinion: A big step forward for Canada’s federal scientists Since the election of Donald Trump, Canada has been distancing itself from U.S. policies on everything from immigration to human rights to science. Policy Options Libraries and the copyright (balancing) act Librarians will propose improvements to the Copyright Act, including better representation of the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 13 2017

CTV Hazardous conditions caused by climate change put U of M Arctic research study on ice An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice. Edmonton Journal University of Alberta student’s social media campaign gets mayors around the globe on board Jeremiah Ellis […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 12 2017

Globe and Mail Your rights, my rights: Academic freedom faces off with a clarion call for safety on campus At UBC, John Ibbitson explores the clash of ideas between a diverse student body, free-speech advocates, professors caught up in controversy and the influence of private money. Toronto Star Alma Kocialek, 89, set to be oldest […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 09 2017

Global News Report suggests future for Athabasca University, but financial woes still a major concern The report is the result of a multi-month effort to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to AU. Global News Video: Letter-writing campaign launched in support of Concordia student stuck in Gaza A support rally gathered in Montreal Thursday […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 08 2017

Globe and Mail Canadian universities in battle to retain top spots in global rankings Canadian universities have dropped on a world rankings table, according to a key global survey released Wednesday. Financial Post Canadians trust professors most and politicians least on energy issues and pipelines: survey A study from Canada’s largest oil and gas industry […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 07 2017

Globe and Mail Digging your way out of the cash crunch of university costs Scholarships, bursaries and part-time jobs can help defray costs, but government student loans and grants are still worth exploring. CBC Government invests in Saskatchewan’s ‘hidden tech industry’ Tech startup incubator gets $250K injection as government tries to spur on growing industry. […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 06 2017

CBC Emotional convocation for McGill law grad who escaped Rwandan genocide ‘It took a lot of dedication, time and courage, and so I’m extremely excited,’ says Moses Gashirabake. CTV 4 ‘lost stories’ from Canadian history being told through public art Concordia University’s Lost Stories Project has solicited tales from Canadian history and commissioned artists to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 05 2017

Globe and Mail Canadian researchers rally around funding recommendations Scientists say they urgently need to get across about the value of their work in the wake of a sweeping review of Canada’s flagging research-funding system. Hill Times Government committed to supporting Canadian students, advanced research: Duncan ‘Canada’s strength is its openness,’ and the federal government […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 02 2017

Edmonton Journal Truth and reconciliation archives opened to University of Alberta under new partnership Researchers at the U of A will gain access to millions of documents as part of a new agreement inked Thursday. CBC Young Canadians are reaching out for mental health help more than ever, investigation shows Calls to the Mental Health […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | June 01 2017

National Post A tiny 100-word research article helped start the deadly opioid crisis, Canadian study shows There is new evidence that the curt research “letter” published in 1980 in one of the world’s most prominent medical journals has played a remarkable role in stoking North America’s deadly prescription-opioid crisis. Global News Common acne drug could […]


iPolitics Feds announce funding for Lyme disease research framework The federal government announced a $4-million investment to launch a new research network on Lyme disease as the number of cases balloon across Canada. Globe and Mail Power failure causes death of over 9,000 fish, frogs at University of Alberta A power failure disabled two dechlorination […]


  Globe and Mail Doctors should have to publicly disclose ties to drug industry: experts New guidelines developed by McMaster University take aim at an epidemic of addiction and accidental deaths resulting from powerful narcotic painkillers. The PIE News Universities in U.K., Australia push for deeper higher education ties post-Brexit With a potential bilateral free […]


Globe and Mail McGill graduate still suffers two years after her assault, court hears Kathryn Leci told a courtroom she still suffers physical and emotional injuries from an assault by a male student nearly two years ago in a case that has led to criticism for how McGill handles violent altercations between students. Montreal Gazette […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 26 2017

Global News McGill University Health Centre users seek improved dialogue between administration and health ministry The MUHC Users Committee argues the priority should be providing high quality care to patients. Global News Satellite created by University of Alberta team to take next step in out-of-this-world endeavour Just over a month after the cube satellite was […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 25 2017

The Globe and Mail True North trailblazers The Governor-General’s Innovation Awards are a celebration of Canadian creators who have reshaped lives nationally and abroad. Global News University of Saskatchewan offers 1,100 employees voluntary buyout packages An internal memo said the university is looking at attrition and voluntary options first to make up the 5.6 per […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 24 2017

BNN Canada Summer Jobs funding requests surpass Ottawa’s expectations Almost 42,000 businesses have applied to hire a student through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Calgary Herald It took 33 years, but this 93-year-old finally got her university degree The 93-year-old has been studying at Athabasca University for 33 years, and on June 8 she will […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 23 2017

Calgary Herald NDP government has ‘pulled the rug out from under us’: U of C Faculty Association The faculty association says Alberta’s government has “pulled the rug out from under us” by changing legislation during contract negotiations. Globe and Mail International demand for academics in Canada outpacing funding supply While there are hundreds of awards […]