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BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 14 2018

Global News Video: U of S students rally for Colten Boushie’s family after Gerald Stanley verdict University of Saskatchewan students spoke out against the acquittal of Gerald Stanley and in support of Colten Boushie’s family. CBC On heels of Colten Boushie trial, Laurentian University president vows to help fix ‘failing’ justice system “I haven’t seen […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 13 2018

CBC Educators call on universities to help fight institutional racism following Stanley verdict ‘We have a responsibility as educational institutions to teach about racism and anti-racism’. CBC Dalhousie only seeking racially visible, Indigenous candidates for senior job Jasmine Walsh, assistant vice-president for human resources, said while Dalhousie has done a good job of hiring diverse […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 12 2018

Toronto Star International Day of Women and Girls in Science encourages girls to consider STEM In 1987, 20 per cent of people in STEM fields were women; that figure is still just 22 per cent today. Ottawa is hoping to change that. CBC McGill students’ society moves to fill loophole in campus sexual violence policy […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 09 2018

Globe and Mail Brock University to fully pay tuition for international students pursuing PhD Brock is the second university in Ontario to bolster efforts to draw highly qualified students by making graduate education more affordable. CBC International student says racial stereotypes still abundant in New Brunswick Husoni Raymond, a Jamaican student, said he’s constantly anxious […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 08 2018

Ottawa Citizen How a Carleton student is using science to help sledge hockey hopefuls Alicia Gal hopes her research can help the sport as a whole, but also help promising athletes move up to the next level. London Free Press Western University students put high priority on mental health care Students voted overwhelmingly to urge […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 07 2018

Maclean’s Introducing the 2018 3M National Teaching Fellows Celebrating some of the country’s best post-secondary teachers. National Post Canada’s budget to make significant investments in basic science and research The Liberal government’s federal budget, now believed to be only a few weeks away, is expected to contain a major financial lift for basic scientific research […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 06 2018

CBC Afrofest kicks off 13th year at University of Windsor Festivities include dance lessons, movie night, a workshop on sexual health, food tasting, a lecture by black activist Devyn Springer and a workshop on becoming a black entrepreneur. Maclean’s Which Canadian universities spend the most on scholarships? Maclean’s examines the percentage of total operating budget […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 05 2018

CBC ‘Strange gifts’: Winnipeg groups among Canadian student unions getting anonymous parcels Phone chargers, headphones, a sex toy and a variety of mirrors are among the gallery of bizarre items that have been anonymously posted to Winnipeg student associations — and several others across Canada. CBC Concordia launches investigation into alleged sexual misconduct, president denies […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 02 2018

CBC Western University faces student vote to prioritize mental health on campus The plebiscite is being held to gather a broader perspective on what students want administrators to do about mental health. CBC Mount Royal student accused of beating professor will be allowed to complete degree Former Mount Royal hockey captain Matthew Brown is charged […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 01 2018

Cape Breton Post David Dingwall named Cape Breton University’s new president The board of governors approved a recommendation to hire the South Bar native and former Liberal federal cabinet minister Wednesday. Globe and Mail Study of University of Toronto PhD graduates finds few end up in private sector The current survey shows vast differences in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 31 2018

CBC CMHA wants Ontario to ‘treat mental illness like the flu’ That’s the message behind a new Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) campaign called Erase the Difference. CBC Discovery at Dalhousie brain tissue lab could lead to Alzheimer treatment There are an estimated 17,000 people in Nova Scotia with Alzheimer’s disease and millions more globally. […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 30 2018

Globe and Mail University of Calgary president to step down at end of 2018 “It has been an honour and a privilege,” Elizabeth Cannon said in a video message posted on the university’s website. “We have done great things.” BNN RBC funding new cybersecurity lab at University of Waterloo The Royal Bank of Canada is […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 29 2018

Globe and Mail Concordia releases guidelines on student-instructor relationships The guidelines will require instructors to disclose in writing any relationship with a student and withdraw completely from all professional duties relating to the student. CTV News Laval University criticized for asking job candidates about HIV, menstruation Université Laval’s vice-rector for human resources said the questionnaire […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 26 2018

CBC STU the odd school out as universities reach funding, tuition deal Three of the New Brunswick’s four publicly funded universities have signed agreements with the provincial government for a little more money and a tuition cap for students. Toronto Star Opinion: Why I defended freedom of speech on campus From my experience, the best […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 25 2018

CTV Feds announce funding for 14 marijuana research projects across Canada The federal government has announced more than a million dollars for research projects on the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana. Global News McMaster University lands $19 million in federal health research dollars It’s part of a $372-million federal investment in health research from coast […]


Globe and Mail Globe editorial: Giving a tuition break to foreign PhD students is an educated idea The University of Toronto announced last week that it will slash annual tuition for international PhD students from roughly $23,000 to the much lower domestic rate of roughly $8,000, starting in the fall. Let’s hope this becomes a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 23 2018

CBC Toronto police partner with Ryerson University for lessons in ‘bias avoidance’ The program is part of a broader initiative to modernize policing in Toronto, police say. CBC Laurentian University rules out smoking ban Lakehead University tried banned smoking from campus in 2004, but has since gone to designated smoking areas. CBC How art is […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 22 2018

  Globe and Mail Scientists urge Trudeau to restore or replace key climate research fund An open letter calls on the Prime Minister to restore or replace the Climate Change and Atmospheric Research program. CBC Paired with university students, Montreal merchants learn French on the job A program funded by the Quebec government and Montreal […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 19 2018

Global News Atlantic provinces to develop mental health framework in an effort to help students The framework will allow the provinces to learn from each other and to create province-specific initiatives. Global News U of S receives over $2.2M in cyber infrastructure funding Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are set to receive significant funding […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 18 2018

Toronto Star U of T to slash international PhD tuition fees The University of Toronto is drastically cutting tuition fees for international PhD students — a rare move administrators hope will open doors for more outstanding academics to come here to study. Globe and Mail Professor calls on UBC to disclose any disciplinary action against […]