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By NATALIE SAMSON | March 31 2016

Globe and Mail International-student work program needs overhaul, report says A program that allows international students to work in Canada after graduation is creating a low-wage work force, encouraging low-quality postsecondary programs, and needs to be redesigned, says an internal report from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Times Colonist Opinion: New budget is a call to […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 30 2016

Globe and Mail UBC faculty vote no confidence in board amid leadership struggle After a week-long vote, faculty voted 62 percent for the non-confidence motion. Ottawa Citizen Health minister vows to support disenfranchised young scientists Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has a message for young scientists thinking about leaving Canada: Don’t go. Globe and Mail […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | March 29 2016

Macleans What students should know about the federal budget Money coach Janet Gray on changes coming to the Canada Student Grant and student tax credits The Scientist Canada’s science-friendly federal budget The proposal seeks to add more than $72 million per year to the budgets of Canada’s research granting councils University World News Liberals blow […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | March 24 2016

Ottawa Citizen Top universities raise concerns about the Canadian Institutes of Health Research The group, known as U15, say problems with CIHR are crippling some researchers and driving some scientists out of the country. Montreal Gazette McGill rejects divestment from fossil fuels Despite protests, the request from Divest McGill for McGill University to divest from all fossil […]

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 23 2016

Globe and Mail Budget shifts federal science focus back to basics The Trudeau government’s first budget is clearly directed at bolstering basic research. Globe and Mail Liberals increase financial aid for students, ease debt repayment rules Postsecondary students will be a little bit richer and a little bit happier on campus as a result of […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 22 2016

CBC Law group at Université de Montréal tries blocking $15B Saudi arms deal Group led by former Bloc MP Daniel Turp asks Federal Court for judicial review of controversial arms contract. Ottawa Citizen Opinion: UBC Fight Club — Please stop, it hurts Put your gloves away. Stop looking for fights in parking lots. Let the […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 21 2016

Ottawa Citizen Carleton board rejects recommendation to allow members to speak publicly about issues Carleton’s Graduate Students’ Association, which has been attempting to reform the institution’s board of governors, had 10 of its 12 recommendations rejected. Globe and Mail Ontario professor’s family may have to leave country over son’s Down Syndrome Citizenship and Immigration Canada […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 17 2016

Maclean’s New research shows which degrees lead to high-paying jobs Ross Finnie is collecting information on the job market and human capital. For students especially, it will be a gold mine. Global News B.C. to work on passing campus sex assault bill British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has vowed to require universities and colleges to […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 16 2016

CBC John McCallum pledges to make immigration easier for international students Minister says international students ‘the best source of immigrants.’ Toronto Sun ‘Free’ tuition isn’t exactly free, Wynne notes Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she worried about her government pitching a new student grant program as providing “free” tuition, since there are caveats. Financial Post […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 15 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa looks to ease international students’ path to permanent residency The Liberal government is moving to make it easier for international students to become permanent residents once they have graduated from Canadian postsecondary institutions. CBC Nunavut-based law program on track to return next year ‘We need more lawyers,’ says MLA Paul Okalik, […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 14 2016

Globe and Mail Dropping loonie squeezes library budgets as costs for materials climb The fall of the loonie – from just over 94 cents in early January, 2014, to the low 70s today – has left academic and public libraries with less money to pay for the increasing number of materials they are billed for […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 11 2016

National Post DND’s science cuts threaten ability to do job, documents warn Federal government cutbacks, which saw the Defence Department’s science branch lose 20 percent of its budget and a fifth of its staff, are now making it difficult for the organization to meet the needs of the Canadian Forces, according to a new evaluation. […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 10 2016

Globe and Mail University of Winnipeg reconsidering investment in fossil fuel companies The university says it will study the pros and cons of not investing in companies that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. National Post Opinion: Flattening feminism’s campus myths Is it so terrible that women privilege work-family balance over science elitism? Ottawa Citizen Federal […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 09 2016

Toronto Sun Campus tension grows at York The situation at the school includes a controversy over a pro-Palestinian painting — depicting a person wearing a scarf with the Palestinian flag, holding rocks and staring at a bulldozer — hanging at the campus student centre. Vancouver Sun Private member’s bill seeks to cut sex attacks on […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 08 2016

National Post Opinion: Instead of offering free tuition for some, change when and how all students pay for university Reform efforts should be focused less on reducing fees — as the primary beneficiaries of higher education, students ought to bear the full cost themselves — than on changing when and how students pay them. CBC […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | March 07 2016

CTV Students say Canadian universities are dragging their heels on sexual assault policies Advocates say most universities lack stand-alone sexual assault policies that are crucial in responding to attacks and supporting victims. CBC UNB and STU issue drink spiking warning to students Email issued after suspected drink spiking incidents resulted in emergency room care. CBC […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 04 2016

Global News Visible minority women more likely to earn a degree than their counterparts Canadian women who are members of a visible minority group are more likely than their counterparts to hold a university degree, newly released data from Statistics Canada show. Globe and Mail Low dollar hurting winners of Canada’s best science fellowships Most […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 03 2016

CBC Trinity Western University graduate awarded $8.5K in religious discrimination case Amaruk Wilderness said it wouldn’t honour any monetary award made in favour of the complainant. Metro UBC cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 30% University of British Columbia makes huge reduction to carbon footprint despite expansion. The Hill Times Opinion: Copyright disagreement between educational sector […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 02 2016

Globe and Mail Amounts of Ontario student grants will rise with inflation, tuition: minister Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Reza Moridi says that the Ontario Student Grant will be indexed both to inflation and to tuition itself. Toronto Star Opinion: Canadian campuses have a racism problem When we hear stories about anti-black racism at U.S. […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 01 2016

The PIE News Canada refreshes branding with new EduCanada name, logo The Canadian government launched a new national brand for its international education offering, EduCanada, this week at AIEA’s annual conference in Montreal. University World News How to improve conditions for the academic precariat One of the biggest challenges to face universities in an era […]