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By ANQI SHEN | August 15 2018

Globe and Mail B.C.’s Trinity Western University drops mandatory covenant forbidding sex outside heterosexual marriage TWU has dropped a requirement that students adhere to a community covenant that forbids sex outside of heterosexual marriage, but says it has no plans to revive its proposal for a law school. CBC University of Waterloo students to get […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | August 14 2018

Globe and Mail Canadian hospitals scrambling as Saudi med students withdraw from duties ahead of deadline The early departures are the latest development in a chaotic situation that’s having a “destabilizing effect” on parts of Canada’s health-care system, says one hospital administrator. CBC Is seeking refugee status a good option for Saudi students? “It’s a […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | August 13 2018

Ottawa Citizen NRC designs vaccine for disease that drug companies ignored When pharmaceutical companies didn’t step up, the National Research Council stepped in to find a cure for Hia, a rare bacterial disease mainly seen among Indigenous communities in the North. CBC P.E.I. surpasses goal for keeping international grads on the Island Fifteen percent of […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 10 2018

StarMetro Halifax Halifax researchers create blog to bring science to a wider audience A Dalhousie University student’s passion for communicating science in terms everyone can understand is going global. StarMetro Calgary Alberta university officials face ‘uncharted territory’ with Saudi scholarships Finding a way forward for the people affected is difficult, especially since students have been […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 09 2018

Arabian Business How Saudi-Canada spat could end the dreams of many students Students tell of concerns of not being able to earn their degrees after Saudi Arabia suspends all scholarships to Canada as part of dispute. Ottawa Citizen The remarkably unremarkable ‘Gee-Gees case’ and what it means The case not only focused attention of the […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 08 2018

CBC What will happen to Saudi students enrolled in Canada? Universities and colleges are scrambling to help thousands of international students following Saudi Arabia’s decision to pull those on Saudi-funded scholarships from Canadian schools. Globe and Mail Canadian teaching hospitals facing withdrawal as Saudi Arabia recalls sponsored students Saudi Arabia is by far the largest […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 07 2018

Globe and Mail Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students it has been sponsoring at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing its human-rights record. CBC McMaster students offer SickKids hospital ways to keep staff and patients safer Toronto’s […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | August 03 2018

Edmonton Journal University of Alberta dean of science resigns post, citing actions of university leadership University of Alberta’s dean of science, artificial intelligence pioneer Jonathan Schaeffer, has resigned from his position effective Oct. 1 citing decisions made by the university’s leadership that he “cannot support.” Edmonton Journal The death of the exam: Canada is at […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | August 02 2018

Global News Brescia trading plastic straws for biodegradable paper straws on campus Brescia University is joining in a widespread effort to reject single-use plastic straws. CBC News UWaterloo hires 7 more mental health staff but students say that’s not enough It’s been almost five months since students walked out for better mental health services. Global […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | August 01 2018

Globe and Mail LG, University of Toronto partner on artificial-intelligence lab South Korean consumer electronics giant LG Electronics Inc. is turning to the University of Toronto to build its artificial-intelligence muscle, as the university hopes to build a better reputation in applying its sought-after research in the real world. Toronto Star Genomics internship aims to […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | July 31 2018

Global News Saskatchewan’s permanently disabled students to benefit from new loan Up to an extra $2,000 will be offered from The Canada Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan program, to help students pay for their post-secondary education and living costs. The Georgia Straight Opinion: Reasonable Doubt: How our highest court stopped TWU’s Christian law school Over the […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | July 30 2018

Globe and Mail Ottawa unveils integrity rules to shield scientists from interference The model policy, released on Monday, is intended to help departments satisfy new scientific integrity provisions that were included last year in a collective agreement with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, the union that represents most of the scientists […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 27 2018

CBC Striking York University workers slam back-to-work legislation The union representing striking workers at York University says the Ontario government’s back-to-work legislation amounts to a “trampling” of employees’ constitutional rights. Global Top court to hear appeal of ruling that allowed Carleton U to recoup pension paid to dead prof The Supreme Court of Canada will […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 26 2018

National Post Ontario government ends York University strike with back-to-work legislation Students at York University will head back to class this fall after Ontario’s government passed legislation Wednesday ending a nearly five-month-long strike. CBC Calgary university utilizing investigative tool for wildfires, oil spills A crime-scene-type tool is being used by an Alberta university to help […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 24 2018

Prince George Now B.C. post-secondary institutions getting funding to provide more co-op opportunities The province’s 25 public universities, colleges and institutes are receiving nearly $1.9 million in funding, equal to $75,000 each, to make these opportunities happen. Global University of Alberta closing residence for students with children, believes other buildings can accommodate families One of […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 23 2018

Globe and Mail University of Waterloo engineering applicants sell themselves differently based on gender, new research says Students applying to engineering programs at the University of Waterloo must answer a simple essay question: Why do you want to be an engineer? New research suggests young men and women answer differently. Edmonton Journal Delayed inquiry report […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 20 2018

Globe and Mail Royal Military College had no suicide-prevention plan when three cadets took their own lives in 2016, inquiry finds Investigators say officers of Canada’s oldest military college had little understanding of suicide risks, or even how many students were attempting to kill themselves, in 2016 when three young officer cadets took their own […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 19 2018

CTV McGill summer camp hopes to recruit Indigenous youth to health care jobs Its organizers say there’s a serious lack of Indigenous people working in health science in Canada. Globe and Mail Opinion: Why is Doug Ford silent on Indigenous – especially education – issues? The silence of the Premier on Indigenous issues is troubling, […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 18 2018

Toronto Star Build more diverse housing options to meet demand, Ryerson action plan advises Addressing the growing housing crisis in the Greater Golden Horseshoe means encouraging the construction of a range of housing types, according to a new action plan from Ryerson. National Post The truth about cannabis on Canadian campuses At the University of […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 17 2018

Globe and Mail Investigator finds culture of disrespect, harassment at MUN medical school A third-party assessor has found “a culture of tolerance of disrespectful and harassing behaviour” in some parts of the school of medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Toronto Star PCs to order remaining striking York U education staff back to work The […]