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BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 07 2017

Toronto Star Brampton council endorses $150M university plan The commitment includes $100 million toward a “joint-use centre for education, innovation and collaboration.” CBC University tuition fees in Canada jump 3.1% on average, StatsCan reports The agency reports average yearly fees are $6,571 for undergraduate programs. iPolitics Six months later, Trudeau government still has no chief […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 06 2017

Globe and Mail Canadian universities hold steady in global rankings Once again, UofT won top place in Canada at No. 22, while UBC moved up two spots to No. 34. McGill remained at No. 42, with a surging McMaster, U of Montreal and UAlberta also making appearances in the Top 200. Globe and Mail Opinion: […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 05 2017

Montreal Gazette McGill professor introducing Canada’s slave history at Harvard Charmaine Nelson will be teaching about the black diaspora as the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair for Canadian Studies. Globe and Mail New co-op programs blur the lines between academics and industry Difficult as they may be, such collaborations between universities and corporate partners are […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | SEP 01 2017

Maclean’s How MacEwan University got duped out of $11.8 million by scammers Staff direct payments to fraudulent account after spear phishing attack. National Post Opinion: Ontario doesn’t need another Francophone university. Why is Wynne promising one? The Ontario government is well aware of this struggle to fill post-secondary seats. That’s what makes it so surprising […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | AUG 31 2017

Policy Options Reviewing copyright? Check the history As MPs begin their review of the Copyright Act, they must look objectively at what has transpired over the last few years in this policy area. CBC U of O frosh leaders forbidden from administering naloxone Student leaders being trained to spot overdoses, but won’t be equipped with […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 30 2017

CBC Dalhousie bans booze during orientation week in ‘harm-reduction’ effort The student union says the aim will be to educate rule-breaking students, not fine them. Ottawa Citizen Opinion: Standing up for female scientists and researchers “I am no longer going to promote, sponsor or attend meetings that do not have a significant number of female […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 29 2017

CBC Ontario proposes French-language university in Toronto The provincial government announced Monday that it will introduce legislation in the coming months for the proposed postsecondary institution. CBC uOttawa, Saint Paul University could help run francophone university in Toronto Ottawa’s two bilingual universities could play a role in helping launch Ontario’s first purely Francophone university. CBC […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 28 2017

Toronto Star Ottawa to students: We will pay companies to give you a work placement The federal government is spending $73 million to create 10,000 work placements for students over the next four years. Hamilton Spectator McMaster students get move-in help from Justin Trudeau Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the McMaster University campus on move-in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 25 2017

Report on Business Magazine A guide to Canada’s executive MBA programs For the time-starved, stressed-out, overwhelmed executive, an annual roundup up of every executive MBA program in Canada. Globe and Mail Opinion: Student debt should be tied to earning potential after graduation “Allow your potential earnings to govern how much you’re willing to borrow,” writes […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 24 2017

CBC Lower Mainland universities grapple with long wait lists for student housing An all-time high of 6,000 students remain on waitlist for campus housing at UBC. CBC Ryerson introduces ‘all-gender’ student housing option Students are no longer required to reveal their gender identity on housing applications. Financial Post University of Toronto gets an AA grade […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 23 2017

CBC U of Windsor’s new School of Creative Arts won’t be ready in time for fall semester An official opening of the new facilities downtown is expected to happen in November. London Free Press Zika virus: Mosquito linked to disease is found in Windsor, marking its first appearance in Canada The surprise sighting comes as […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 22 2017

CBC Quebec to invest $23M for new ‘zero-tolerance’ campus sexual assault policy The strategy will mandate that universities and colleges have a prevention policy and will ‘strongly encourage’ academic accommodations for victims. Global News Dalhousie University gets $2.2M boost for engineering campus from Irving Oil Dalhousie’s $64-million revamp of its engineering and architecture campus just […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 21 2017

National Post After campus events cancelled, Andrew Scheer says universities have right to decide who gets space “I respect the right for universities to determine which outside groups they give a platform to. And so that’s within their purview,” said the Conservative Party leader. Montreal Gazette In Quebec, more anglophones are choosing French universities A […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 18 2017

CBC Professor develops ’emotional assistant’ for Alzheimer’s A tool developed at the University of Waterloo addresses ‘emotional disconnect’ and supports caregivers. Hamilton Spectator University of Guelph receives $20M gift to fund Arrell Food Institute The university says the gift from two alumni is the largest it has ever received. CBC Partial loss of UBC research […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 17 2017

Nature.com Student immigration: The gamble of going abroad Political concerns and visa access are swaying students deciding where to pursue a degree. CBC Mandatory campus sexual assault policies set for fall rollout This year marks the first September with mandatory sexual assault policies in place at Ontario universities. Saskatoon StarPhoenix ‘We need better for our […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 16 2017

CTV Can Waterloo’s women-only residence help close the engineering gap? About 50 of the women starting Waterloo engineering will live together in this optional women-only residence. CTV A Killam Prize winner’s top 5 ideas for getting more women in STEM Molly Shoichet, an engineering superstar who oversees more than two dozen people at a University […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 15 2017

Ottawa Citizen Ottawa writer’s ‘fairy-tale mashup’ wins prestigious Hugo Award for science-fiction Amal El-Mohtar, who has taught creative writing at both Carleton and the University of Ottawa, has returned home a conquering hero after winning a prestigious Hugo Award. Toronto Star Editorial: Prevent mental-health care crises on campus As young people leave home to head […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 14 2017

CBC The push for international students to make Nova Scotia their home The non-profit organization EduNova is working to address decline in population and gaps in the workforce in Nova Scotia. CBC Researchers close in on drugs for severe head injury, ALS The research will be presented as part of Western University’s See the Line […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 11 2017

Daily Hive Calgary Report: How much Canadians earn according to their university major Job search website Indeed looked over some 4 million resumes to find out some of the most popular majors in Canada and how much individuals earn with certain degrees. CBC What does real reconciliation look like? University of Winnipeg students have some […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 10 2017

CBC Wab Kinew pledges free tuition for kids aging out of care system The Manitoba NDP leadership hopeful says systemic barriers prevent many from attending university. Ottawa Citizen Sexual assault trial involving two former U of O hockey players delayed again The trial’s new date is set for February 2018. CBC Two Fredericton universities establish […]