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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUL 04 2022

CBC News Laurentian University to freeze international tuition rates On average, an international undergrad student at Laurentian pays $26,000 in tuition per year. CBC News Algonquin Elder Claudette Commanda appointed chancellor at University of Ottawa It marks the first time an Indigenous leader will hold the role. The Ottawa Citizen No shot, no school: Western […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 30 2022

The Globe and Mail Indigenous leaders, academics and cultural figures among list of Order of Canada appointees Canada’s first Indigenous female Member of Parliament Ethel Blondin-Andrew and Nunavut’s first MP, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, are among 85 Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada, considered the country’s highest civilian honour. The Guelph Mercury Tribune University of Guelph […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 29 2022

CBC News Demonstrators demand Montreal’s McGill Conservatory of Music stay open Protesters say university didn’t give conservatory chance after pandemic. CTV News Laurentian University to receive $200K from a posthumous donation Laurentian University is receiving $200,000 thanks to a donation from a former graduate. CBC News Sudbury police ‘unlawfully’ detained Indigenous academic after she faced […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 28 2022

The Globe and Mail Supercluster program gets political renewal — and new name — from Innovation Minister Champagne Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne faced uncertainty over the federal government’s innovation cluster funding program. But with a new budget, changed name and political endorsements, he wants to double down on the program’s efforts. The […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 27 2022

The Toronto Star Universities grapple with housing first years as enrolment jumps One incoming University of Guelph student, who lives a half-hour away, is considering deferring her admission after being wait-listed for residence. The Edmonton Journal University of Alberta’s Indigenous strategic plan aims to bridge gaps across programs The University of Alberta formally launched a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 24 2022

The Soo Today Record enrolment allowing for future investment: Algoma U Significant enrolment growth at Algoma University is painting a bright future for the institution, as it recently graduated its largest class ever and plans to expand facilities and programming at its three campuses. The CFJC Today TRU improper conduct investigation timeline extended again Thompson […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 23 2022

The Globe and Mail President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges Ukrainian students in Canada to bring expertise back to their homeland President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday urged Ukrainian students who have sought refuge at Canadian universities during the conflict with Russia to learn what they can while abroad and prepare to return and rebuild their country. The […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 22 2022

The Montreal Gazette McGill’s Conservatory of Music plans to close as enrolment drops COVID-19 “has dramatically changed the reality of operating the conservatory,” says the dean of the university’s music school. “The trend is as clear as it is unfortunate.” The Regina Leader-Post New youth wellness hub opens at University of Guelph “The border between […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 21 2022

The National Post Poilievre promises to protect freedom of speech on campus, appoint a ‘Free Speech Guardian’ The ‘Guardian’ would be responsible for ensuring university compliance to principles of academic freedom and free speech, and investigate claims of academic censorship. The Toronto Star Police, handcuffs routinely involved for Ontario university students with mental health crisis: […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 20 2022

CBC News Personal details of 15,000 MUN students leaked in accidental data breach About 1,000 students received emails with other students information. U of T News Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy to address students at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, will address a student audience […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 17 2022

The Globe and Mail The CAF’s sexual misconduct crisis is not reason enough to dispense with Canada’s military colleges As a proud graduate of the Royal Military College (RMC), I strongly disagree with one of Ms. Arbour’s suggestions: that we close our military colleges. The PIE News U of T launches anti-Asian racism working group […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 15 2022

Sudbury Star Wamsley sworn in as Nipissing University’s 7th president Kevin Wamsley never thought he would become a university president. CTV News UVic workers upset with ’50 percent’ parking fee increase Unions representing University of Victoria (UVic) staff say the proposed changes to how parking fees will be managed will make parking unaffordable for their […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 14 2022

The Daily Courier Upsized plan for UBCO’s downtown Kelowna campus The new vertical campus planned by UBC Okanagan for downtown Kelowna could rise 46 storeys, significantly higher than initially planned. It would be the tallest building in the city. CBC News “Not really a consultation”: Faculty walk out on Manitoba government meeting, say proposed model […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 13 2022

The Globe and Mail University of Saskatchewan’s process for verifying Indigenous identity of new hires raises concerns Réal Carrière, a politics professor of Cree and Métis background, declined a job offer at the University of Saskatchewan in part because he was asked to produce documents that would prove his Indigenous bona fides, a request he […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 10 2022

CTV News Alberta announces $23M to create new quantum hub at University of Calgary The provincial government has committed $23 million in funding for the University of Calgary to create a new quantum science technology hub called Quantum City. The PIE News Ukrainians in Canada to receive financial help Ukrainians and their family members who […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 09 2022

The Globe and Mail Canadian universities still partnering with Huawei despite 5G ban over security Leading Canadian universities say they intend to continue research and development with Huawei Technologies Co. – which reaps intellectual property from the partnerships – after Ottawa’s decision to ban the Chinese telecommunications giant from 5G wireless networks over national-security concerns. […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 08 2022

Toronto Star The perils of Canadian pensions and universities investing in China are clear, report says. Just look at Russia Asset managers, pension funds and university endowments need to rethink their investments in China, says Hong Kong Watch. National Post Opinion: Another prominent figure accused of faking Indigenous heritage CBC News has gotten its mitts […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 07 2022

CTV News ‘They’re not able to work’: International students call for changes to work permit accessibility Current and former international students are calling on the federal government to improve postgraduate work permit accessibility. CTV News Demand at UVic food bank remains high despite summer break Demand at the University of Victoria Student Society’s (UVSS) food […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 06 2022

CNW Government of Canada announces new CanCode investment Partnership with Grandir Sans Frontières will see more than 8,000 training opportunities provided to Canadian students and their teachers to learn digital skills. CTV News Quebec passes controversial bill to protect academic freedom Elected officials in Quebec have passed Bill 32 on Friday to better protect academic […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 03 2022

CNW Government of Canada announces 119 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of more than $102 million, in support of 119 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions. Globe and Mail Opinion: When it comes to postsecondary and […]