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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 03 2020

The Globe and Mail University of Regina won’t cancel George Elliott Clarke’s talk amid criticism over his work with convicted killer The University of Regina says it would be against its principles to cancel a lecture by a celebrated Canadian poet who has worked with a convicted killer of an Indigenous woman. CBC Canadian poet […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 02 2020

Regina Leader-Post Automation, climate change, AI: schools prepping students for jobs of the future As automation and artificial intelligence continue to transform Canadian workplaces, post-secondary institutions across the country say they are working to prepare students for jobs that may not even exist yet. The Globe and Mail Doubling of health coverage fees adds to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 23 2019

The Globe and Mail U of T program connects next generation of lawyers to next generation of business startups When Nikola Kostic decided to build brake technology that eliminates the wear-and-tear on commercial aircraft, he knew engineers and aviation contacts would be handy, but it quickly became obvious he’d need another kind of expertise: legal […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 20 2019

The Record Waterloo has almost half of all off-campus, purpose-built student housing in Canada The City of Waterloo is the Canadian capital for off-campus housing built specifically for students. And the competition isn’t even close. CBC Facing cuts, U of C law dean says part-time instructors can donate their pay In the wake of budget […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 19 2019

Inside Higher Ed International Education in an Era of Climate Change A new network of international education professionals is trying to get the field to face the crisis of climate change — and the carbon emissions generated by student air travel — head-on. Edmonton Journal ‘This is our future’: Students, NDP urge government to reverse […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 18 2019

CBC Women don’t call their research ‘novel’ or ‘excellent’ as often as men do Is that scientific research “excellent,” “novel,” “promising” or “unique”? Men are more likely than women to describe their research with those words, according to a new study. The Fulcrum Editorial: U of O admin must take immediate action on improving mental […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 17 2019

Maclean’s Reported marijuana use ‘higher’ at Canadian universities in 2019: Survey In the annual Maclean’s survey, Canadian university students report more frequent use of marijuana. Maclean’s The program whose students who report the highest marijuana use: Survey For the second year in a row, drama students report using more marijuana than their peers in other […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 16 2019

Ottawa Citizen Student’s suicide at time of growing awareness about mental health of medical students, doctors The death of a University of Ottawa medical student by suicide earlier this month came at a time when there is growing awareness that many medical students and doctors are not all right when it comes to their own […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 13 2019

The Guardian Memorial University names first female president in 94-year history Memorial University made a historic choice in selecting its 13th president and vice-chancellor — Vianne Timmons, who has held the same position for the last 11 years at the University of Regina, was announced Thursday as the successor to current president Gary Kachanoski. Global […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 12 2019

The Globe and Mail University of Toronto law school dean apologizes for assignment that used ‘troubling’ Indigenous stereotypes The dean of the University of Toronto law school has apologized for a class assignment that he said relied on racial stereotypes about Indigenous people. Edmonton Journal MacEwan mulls tuition hikes up to 9.7 per cent in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 11 2019

Ottawa Citizen After four student suicides, uOttawa group demands better mental health services A group of University of Ottawa students is demanding better mental health support on campus after the fourth student suicide there this year. The PIE News US & UK more vulnerable to drop in Chinese students than Canada, Aus As the number […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 10 2019

CBC – Front Burner What Canadian universities gain, and lose, by accepting Huawei funding Guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud is joined by Peter Armstrong, CBC’s senior business reporter, to talk about the risks and rewards of accepting Huawei’s money. The Globe and Mail Ontario government fighting to restore directive that made many fees optional for post-secondary […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 09 2019

Global News University of Alberta deans stand with Ukrainian community: ‘The Holodomor is a fact’ The University of Alberta, as well as two deans, have issued statements about the Holodomor after a sessional instructor called it a myth on his personal Facebook page. The National post Alberta professors cite free expression in defending lecturer who […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 06 2019

CBC How engineers of the Montreal Massacre generation are changing the world On Dec. 6, 1989, Marc Lépine walked into École Polytechnique de Montréal and fatally shot 14 young women who were studying to be engineers. Montreal Gazette Opinion: Closing the gender gap in engineering requires a culture change “Yes, the needle has moved” in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 05 2019

North Delta Reporter University of the Fraser Valley union demands free menstrual products for staff, students Petition calls it a human rights issue, asks for products at Chilliwack/Abbotsford campus washrooms. The Tyee From Classroom to Courtroom: UBC Prof’s Indigenous Studies Brings Change Part of a series on innovative thinkers in BC’s schools. The Province Opinion: […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 04 2019

Maclean’s Students of colour on connecting with their cultures on campus The years students spend in university can be both overwhelming and eye-opening. Global News Sask. government aims to make immigration easier for entrepreneurial international students A new category is being added to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program for international students looking to stay in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 03 2019

CTV News Polytechnique: Gun used to kill 14 women still not banned in Canada Heidi Rathjen was just 21 years old when a shooter walked into École Polytechnique with the intent to kill women simply because they were studying in the sciences. The National Post McGill student leader blames anti-Semitism for reprimand for over free […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 02 2019

The Hill Times New cabinet, old fears, what does it mean for Canadian research and science? On Nov. 20, the Trudeau government announced its new cabinet and House leadership appointees. Surprising many in the research community, the minister of science was eliminated, with the science portfolio being absorbed by the renamed ministry of Innovation, Science […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | November 29 2019

iPolitics Do we have enough scientists in Parliament? Let’s look at the data. Global News On-campus food bank sees increase in number of N.B. college students struggling to buy food More New Brunswick college students are struggling with food insecurity as food banks at NBCC colleges across the province see an increase in the number […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | November 28 2019

Edmonton Journal Alberta announces round-the-clock mental health resources for postsecondary institutions The United Conservative government will spend $22 million to fund mental health and addiction supports at the province’s 26 post-secondary institutions. The PIE News At the 2019 CBIE conference, outward mobility was a key concern While there has been a recent surge in international […]