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BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 09 2017

CTV McGill study finds small group of owners account for majority of Airbnb revenues New research suggests a small number of large commercial property owners are eating up the local supply of housing in Canada’s three largest cities. Globe and Mail Five things undergrads can do now to prepare to enter the job market Canadian […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 08 2017

Toronto Star Should police always be called when a student reports a sex assault to a university or college? Advocates say the guidelines for sexual assault policies at Ontario’s colleges and universities fall short, while critics insist it’s a job better left to the police. Globe and Mail Montreal professor renews legal effort to block […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 04 2017

CTV More funds for CBU in wake of disclosure of money for Acadia Cape Breton University is getting additional money from the province after it emerged publicly that Acadia University has been receiving extra funding. CTV ‘Nanomedicine’: Potentially revolutionary class of drugs are made-in-Canada It’s rare for researchers to discover a new class of drugs, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 03 2017

CBC Dal Student Union opening centre for sex assault survivors, relaunching helpline Each student at the university will contribute $2.50 to the centre, which will run a 24/7 helpline. CBC ‘Blazing the trail’: University of Calgary research could lead to cures for autoimmune diseases New advances in ‘nanomedicine’ may one day help people suffering from […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 02 2017

Global News York University to appeal federal court ruling on copyright fees One of Canada’s largest universities says it will appeal a Federal Court ruling that found it was circumventing copyright fees in reproducing materials being handed out to students. CBC ‘It’s a very white bench’: Judges to mentor black and Indigenous lawyers Of the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 01 2017

Maclean’s Opinion: Why male bias in the lab is bad science To answer our biological questions, we must incorporate both male and female subjects, Thomas Merritt writes. CBC Q&A: Professors lock horns over Grant Devine’s appointment to U of S board of governors The former Saskatchewan Premier, U of S graduate and professor was named […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 31 2017

Toronto Star The building that raised Toronto’s imagination Controversial in its time, Will Alsop’s playful OCAD University building helped the city grow up and kicked off its architectural boom. Globe and Mail Long-awaited High Arctic Research Station nearly complete: group A decade after it was first promised, Canada’s new High Arctic Research Station is nearly […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUL 28 2017

CBC $10.5M bailout for Acadia helps avoid ‘more difficult decisions’ Wolfville-based university received operating increase and loan forgiveness. Globe and Mail Thirty Meter Telescope project gets nod from Hawaiian judge Construction of massive observatory, in which Canada has staked a quarter-billion dollars, will proceed atop the state’s highest mountain despite opposition by native groups. Global […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 27 2017

CBC ‘Monumental task’: National effort launched to tackle mental health of public safety workers A new research group launched in St. John’s Tuesday to work on a national strategy to support the mental health of the country’s frontline workers. CBC U.S. Coast Guard testing new icebreaker designs at St. John’s research facility Current testing is […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 26 2017

CBC Indigenous students learn about biofuels, traditional medicines at science camp in Saskatchewan First Nations University of Canada played host to 40 youth from across Canada. Cape Breton Post Research grant at Cape Breton University will assist probe into method of traditional healing Research into the traditional Mi’kmaq practice of using birch bark oil in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 25 2017

Global News St. Thomas University students take home top prize in international law competition Two students from St. Thomas University have won the “Olympic Games of Human Rights” at an international law competition in Switzerland. CBC Digging up the past: U of C professor excavating human remains from ancient Mayan city Researchers are studying remains […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 24 2017

Edmonton Journal Athabasca University faculty wins cost-of-living increase, keep professional development allowances The ruling handed down last month was welcome news for staff facing uncertain times following the release of a third-party review into the future operations of the university. CBC Contract faculty want labour reform Bill 148 to end perpetual contract status On Thursday, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 21 2017

CBC Saskatchewan schools form coalition representing 60,000 postsecondary students One of the main goals is to address provincial budget cuts to post-secondary institutions and the elimination of personal tax credits for tuition. CTV Judge throws out conviction of man found guilty in sex assault of York U student An appeal judge has ordered a new […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 20 2017

CBC NSCAD overcomes ‘bad publicity’ to focus on future The university is moving forward three years after widely publicized money troubles and declining enrolment. PIE News Innovation in MBA delivery ‘top challenge’ business school leaders say Catering to a new generation of students and coming up with innovative delivery methods is the biggest challenge facing […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 19 2017

Globe and Mail Made in Canada: How to attract and retain top talent Students are keen to learn and eager to acquire on-the-job experience, writes Marie Bountrogianni, dean of the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Vancouver Sun Opinion: Talent for growth, Canada’s window of opportunity We need to support talent […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 18 2017

Policy Options Canada could benefit from Trump challenges In order to keep the best and brightest in Canada, some kind of work experience could be incorporated into their programs and degrees, writes Sirvan Karimi. iPolitics Early career researchers shut out of federal grant program As CIHR shifts grant funding, some claim that the new funding […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 17 2017

Times Higher Education Challenge and opportunity in Canada’s international student boom Funding restraints mean that hype about double-digit rises in applications may not immediately translate into huge increases in enrolment. Globe and Mail Ottawa gives millions to shore up Canada 150 project budgets Even though Canada Day has come and gone, dozens of Ottawa’s key […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 14 2017

Maclean’s An open letter to young Canadians in the sciences Science can seem intimidating. But uncertainty, says Lauren Hayward Sierens, can be powerful if you embrace it. Globe and Mail Work-placement program should be expanded to college, polytechnic students: advocates A federal plan to fund 10,000 short work and research placements should not be restricted […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 13 2017

Globe and Mail Toronto’s York University loses battle over copyright fees One of Canada’s largest universities will have to pay for copyrighted materials distributed to students after a ruling that some experts say will affect schools throughout the country. Globe and Mail Former astronaut Julie Payette to be named Canada’s next governor-general Prime Minister Justin […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 12 2017

CBC Universities growing more reliant on foreign student fees International students in Ontario are paying nearly $1.3 billion in tuition, double the amount paid just four years ago. Montreal Gazette Concordia University to create new research centre on Loyola campus A new $52.75-million science centre will be built in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce thanks to funding from the […]