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BY ANQI SHEN | March 29 2017

Toronto Star New institute aims to make Toronto an ‘intellectual centre’ of AI capability The Vector Institute, an independent non-profit affiliated with the University of Toronto, will hire about 25 new faculty and research scientists. Times Colonist UVic’s international students cry foul as fee increases approved Despite pleas to the board of governors, international students […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 28 2017

CBC Cape Breton University moves forward in search for new president An executive search firm will be hired by June, says the board of governors chair. Maclean’s CAUT prepares investigation into McGill and Potter resignation A national group representing academic staff raises questions over Andrew Potter’s resignation. Hamilton Spectator McMaster group’s anti-racism initiative to unveil […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 27 2017

Ottawa Citizen Carleton University president to step down for ‘new leadership opportunity’ After nine years at the helm, Roseann O’Reilly Runte has announced her resignation as president and vice-chancellor of Carleton, effective July 31. Ottawa Citizen Editorial: Carleton University President Runte served the academic community well In Runte’s time, Carleton has shed the last vestiges […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 24 2017

CBC Audio: ‘It’s very much about laying out a long-term vision’: Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses budget concerns The Liberals committed to $5.7 billion in new spending over the next six years — not necessarily a large number for a government that talks a lot about “real change.” CBC University of Waterloo president writes faculty […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 23 2017

CBC News – Montreal Retired Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar finally launches book after imprisonment in Iran Launch of book on Muslim women in sports delayed by time detained in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Waterloo Regional Record In wake of suicides, Waterloo universities focus on student wellness The University of Waterloo says it has reached out […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 22 2017

CBC Federal budget 2017: What Indigenous groups are looking for First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups seek significant increases in funding for housing, education, health. CBC Trump’s travel bans and cuts to science could create a Canadian brain gain U.S. budget director Mick Mulvaney’s planned cuts to climate change research and to the National Institutes […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 21 2017

Globe and Mail Study shows the power of entrepreneurship training programs for women, minorities Entrepreneurship programs have a more profound benefit for women and minorities than Caucasian men, according to research by Laurina Zhang at Western’s Ivey Business School. Ottawa Citizen Opinion: What researchers should do about those fake science journals We’ve just published the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 20 2017

iPolitics Student groups want Liberals to honour $50M promise to Indigenous Canadians Student leaders want next week’s federal budget to finally deliver on a key 2015 Liberal election promise to fully fund post-secondary education for Indigenous Canadians. Subway seeking $210-million in lawsuit against CBC after ‘factually incorrect’ chicken report The report came to those […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 17 2017

Saskatoon StarPhoenix U of S may admit more low-income medical students The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine hopes to start reserving spots for students who come from less fortunate socio-economic backgrounds. CBC Funding needed to avert ‘death blow’ to Inuit language in Nunavut, academics say Education researchers are calling for government funding to train […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 16 2017

Maclean’s New OSAP rules mean ‘free’ tuition for mature students Students applying to college and university for the September 2017 semester will be the first to benefit from the new OSAP. Globe and Mail Ottawa threatened to pull research project over health-care dispute: Manitoba Premier “A threat was made to renege on a previous commitment […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 15 2017

Toronto Star Ryerson University applies to expand campus to Brampton Ryerson – in partnership with Sheridan College – is the sole university to have submitted a formal expression of interest in expanding to Brampton. CBC University of Guelph hackathon yields new ideas for tackling campus mental health The winning idea, “Guelph Cares,” connects students in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 14 2017

Globe and Mail McGill hazing incident reveals university ban’s shortcomings A student says he was forced to take part in a booze-soaked hazing ritual by the basketball team, a violation of McGill’s assurances of a “hazing-free environment.” Globe and Mail When student loans step on your dreams “All the advice was: ‘You’d make a good professor,’ […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 13 2017

CBC University of Alberta student makes impassioned speech about Islamophobia in House of Commons Srosh Hassan received a standing ovation in the House of Commons earlier this week following her impassioned speech denouncing Islamophobia in Canada. Globe and Mail Concordia University caught on the wrong side of copyright By Tuesday afternoon, two links to the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 10 2017

Globe and Mail Canada to make skilled-worker permits easier to get in wake of U.S. delays As the U.S. border tightens, the federal government is launching a new stream of its temporary foreign worker program to entice highly skilled workers to come to Canada. Montreal Gazette Judge to rule Friday in Concordia University bomb threat […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 09 2017

Toronto Star U of T aims to attract more black med students University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine launches a new application program to boost enrolment and reflect the diverse population. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Indigenous doctor numbers growing Seventy-one indigenous doctors have graduated from the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan since 1972. CBC […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 08 2017

Times Higher Education International Women’s Day: universities must work together to tackle inequality Institutions with ideas for promoting gender equality should not keep them to themselves, says Kate Williams. Washington Post Universities in the U.S. respond to new executive order on immigration with concern University leaders in the United States greeted President Trump’s revised executive […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 07 2017

Globe and Mail Opinion: Trump immigration ban ushers in an age of academic darkness As Canadian Muslim scholars, political upheaval in the U.S. has forced us to pull out of professional conferences, write UTSC professors Aisha Ahmad and Minelle Mahtani. Hamilton Spectator Superbugs set to meet their match thanks to Mac research Mac researchers find […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 06 2017

Globe and Mail As students move away from the humanities, universities adapt As data from Statistics Canada analyzed by The Globe and Mail reveal, there is no sign that the lack of interest in the humanities will reverse. CBC Liberals look at making skilled immigrant loans pilot project permanent Qualified professional newcomers face a big […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 03 2017

Edmonton Journal Province to hire outside consultant to review Alberta university and college funding Their assessment will form part of a final report to government that will shape how universities and colleges are funded in the future. CBC Minister pressed on why credit checks are necessary for ‘free tuition’ New Brunswick’s postsecondary education minister has […]

BY ANQI SHEN | March 02 2017

The Concordian Bomb threat at Concordia University Buildings on Concordia’s campus were evacuated due to a letter threatening Muslim students on March 1. CBC Neuroscientist named president of MacEwan University ‘I am excited to join such an innovative and unique institution,’ Deborah Saucier says of her new role. CBC Police investigating after York U reports […]