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Globe and Mail Are faculty prepared for growing numbers of online learners? Online courses are available in almost all subject areas and that two-thirds of Canada’s universities and colleges see online learning as very, or extremely, important to their future endeavours, according to a recent report on digital learning in Canada. CBC Hassan Diab’s wife […]


CBC More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue ‘warning to humanity’ An open letter published in BioScience warns humanity that we need to change our behaviours in order to protect the planet. CBC University of Toronto professor says controversial website ‘on hiatus’ Jordan Peterson says he’s halted plans to launch a website to expose […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 13 2017

Globe and Mail Fate of Atlantic university football championship game still up in the air After a day of legal skirmishes that unfolded in courtrooms in both Ontario and Nova Scotia, a decision on whether the Loney Bowl will be played this season remains in limbo. CBC Audio: U of T profs alarmed by Jordan […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 10 2017

Global News Video: Meet UOIT’s new president Steven Murphy, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s incoming president in March 2018, talks about his goals, including his plan to help more students find jobs in Durham. Globe and Mail UBC releases draft of freedom-of-expression statement, asks for feedback A day after saying it would not […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 09 2017

CTV Arctic climate research lab funding renewed for two more years: Duncan Science Minister Kirsty Duncan says $1.6 million will be provided to keep the Polar Environmental Atmospheric Research Laboratory, or PEARL, running until the fall of 2019. CBC Memorial teepee honours Indigenous veterans across Turtle Island Standing front and centre at the First Nations […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 08 2017

Globe and Mail Canada urged to fund program to send students abroad The report was released by the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Globe and Mail UBC shelves new freedom of expression statement A working group of nine […]


The Economist How Canada’s unique research culture has aided artificial intelligence The country has made a virtue out of limited resources to found “Maple Valley.” Forbes Q&A: Why Montreal has emerged as an artificial intelligence powerhouse Yoshua Bengio, a deep learning expert, believes the city has become an AI leader due to its combination of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 06 2017

Globe and Mail Black on Bay Street: Hadiya Roderique had it all. But still could not fit in “On my way to becoming a lawyer, I learned that success isn’t necessarily about merit. It’s also about fitting in,” Hadiya Roderique writes. CTV Montreal hosts summit on gender equality in sciences Between Monday and Wednesday, Montreal […]


Globe and Mail Dalhousie Student Union says women of colour under attack, issues 10 demands In a statement on systemic racism endorsed by the council, the student executive says Indigenous, Muslim and other racialized women are under attack and the university has failed to adequately support marginalized students. Guelph Mercury Trudeau stands by GG’s science […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 02 2017

CBC Ending student hunger: Lakehead University joins Ryerson, Meal Exchange in pilot project The Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., says the issue of food security is almost always rooted in poverty. Edmonton Journal Athabasca University on track with sustainability review: president Neil Fassina remains confident the […]


University World News Canadian urban universities must be real estate savvy In an era of rising property prices and urban land shortages, universities are forced to understand the real estate market or get left behind in the hustle for property. CBC UPEI gets $132K to better prepare students for workplace ACOA, province provide funding for […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 31 2017

CBC Student-run Halifax health centre up and running again The student-run Halifax Outreach Prevention Education Support (HOPES) health centre is up and running again. Global News UBC fields 10 reports under new sexual assault policy More detailed information on individual cases is protected by privacy restrictions. Hamilton Spectator Mac receives second multimillion-dollar boost for liberal […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 30 2017

The Agenda Video: Science on Parliament Hill Steve Paikin interviews Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, and the newly appointed Chief Science Advisor, Mona Nemer. CTV Out of province students reconsider Quebec schools over Bill 62 Some students say the passing of the bill has already changed their perception of a province they’d once considered moving […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 27 2017

Globe and Mail Tribunal to review discrimination allegations in Canada Research Chair choices Professors from two universities filed complaints with the Canadian Human Rights Commission about the federal program. National Post University of Alberta posts $14 million deficit, blames tuition and funding The University of Alberta says it is running a multimillion-dollar budget deficit for […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 26 2017

CBC Dalhousie withdraws disciplinary action against Masuma Khan over ‘white fragility’ Facebook post A university official says the incident shows the need for open talks about policies to support freedom of expression. Montreal Gazette Bill 62: Universities hesitant to force students from classes Universities and CEGEPs in Montreal appear reticent to apply provisions of Bill […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 25 2017

CBC Western University’s ‘party problem’ must be solved, president vows after FOCO debacle Western University’s president says homecoming is primarily an alumni event, ‘not for students, period.’ Regina Leader-Post Young Innovators: HIV virus fighter linked to cancer mutations U of Saskatchewan researchers have found the onset of breast, lung and other cancers may be connected […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 24 2017

Toronto Star Dalhousie University accused of censorship after student investigated for ‘white fragility’ Facebook comment A student politician, Masuma Khan, is facing an official complaint after she responded online to people criticizing her call for students to abstain from Canada 150 celebrations. Globe and Mail Major research collaboration finds new genetic markers for breast-cancer risk […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 23 2017

CBC Audio: ‘A daunting task’: University of Toronto addressing reconciliation in health care education The TRC’s calls to action include implementing coursework around Indigenous health issues for medical students, and increasing the number of Indigenous professionals working in health care. CBC ‘Ashamed to be your alumnus’: Former U of M student returns degree after Steve […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 20 2017

Globe and Mail Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action for ‘targeting white people’ in Facebook post Masuma Khan, a vice-president of the Dalhousie Student Union, is facing disciplinary action over a Facebook post about Canada 150 celebrations. National Observer Top scientist teases ‘solution’ to climate funding crisis A “solution” is in the works to save a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 19 2017

London Free Press Billionaire Prem Watsa named Huron University College’s first chancellor The Western University affiliate college has appointed Canadian business leader Prem Watsa to the new position, the first in the 154-year history of the school. Globe and Mail Indigenous board member accuses Dalhousie University of ‘entrenched’ racism A student representative on Dalhousie’s oversight […]