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By ANQI SHEN | May 22 2018

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Congress is a big draw for the University of Regina and the city. Here’s why The University of Regina is preparing to host thousands of out-of-towners at Congress 2018. Here are the details. CBC ‘It’s time’ Ontario regional chief says of establishing a First Nations university Isadore Day says the institution would have […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | May 18 2018

Globe and Mail Political correctness vs. progress: Michelle Goldberg and Jordan Peterson each make their case ahead of Munk debate Conservatives think progressives worry too much about “political correctness” – words and attitudes that include, protect and above all don’t offend. Montreal Gazette Quebec boosts funding to universities, deregulates foreign tuition Universities will get $1.5 […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 17 2018

TIME ‘Fight Our Tribal Mindset.’ Read Justin Trudeau’s Commencement Address to NYU Graduates Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered the commencement address for New York University on Wednesday. CBC City of Windsor says it was unprepared for influx of international students St. Clair College recently took in more than 3,000 international students for the summer […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 16 2018

CBC McGill University to offer bursary in memory of Quebec City mosque victims The university’s advancement office launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $60,000 to offer the Centre culturel islamique de Québec Memorial Award in perpetuity. CBC University in Yellowknife? That’s up for discussion at city council Yellowknife city council is weighing the benefits of […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 15 2018

Globe and Mail Opinion: Should universities inform parents when their children have mental-health issues? Suicide is a leading cause of death in this age group, second only to motor-vehicle crashes, André Picard writes. Globe and Mail Opinion: To increase Canadian innovation, take a lesson from our AI successes McGill, the Universities of Montreal, Toronto and […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 14 2018

Globe and Mail Halifax university under scrutiny over residential schools course assigned to white professor Mount Saint Vincent University assigned a course about Canada’s residential schools to a non-Indigenous professor, something activists say undermines reconciliation efforts. Maclean’s York University strike: students must drop classes to get compensation As the labour disruption approaches its eleventh week, […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 11 2018

Calgary Herald Thinking of a career in cannabis? MRU has a course for you Beginning in September, Mount Royal University will offer three courses aimed at helping students break into the recreational and medical cannabis industries. CBC McGill University appoints special investigator for sexual misconduct complaints The university admits it can do better and says […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 10 2018

CBC Indigenous advisers meet with Lakehead University president over law school concerns ‘I think we were heard,’ said one member of the Lakehead law school’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee. Pacific Standard More American students are being lured to Canadian universities The Canadian government issued 6,349 study permits to Americans in 2016, up from 5,683 the previous […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 09 2018

Telegram MUN not seeking more from domestic students during budget crunch The university is set to continue its tuition freeze for Newfoundland and Labrador students, while raising tuition for other Canadians and international students. CBC UWindsor prof lauded for work to prevent sexual violence against young women Charlene Senn said her work addresses the fact […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 08 2018

CBC Mi’kmaq national flag now flies high at UPEI “This is a historic moment,” says UPEI president Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. National Post Court says schools can be liable for suicides but clears MIT Schools can be held liable for student suicides in certain circumstances, Massachusetts’ highest court said Monday in a ruling that also cleared the […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 07 2018

Saskatoon StarPhoenix U of S, Sask. Polytechnic team up with Canadian Space Agency to send satellite into orbit Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the CSA, a small cube satellite — designed, built and operated by Saskatchewan students — will take orbit around the Earth in 2021. CBC N.B. university, college students collaborate to launch […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 04 2018

Globe and Mail Ontario eyes tuition transparency in international student strategy report Among other things, the Ontario government would like universities to ensure international students know how much they will pay for their degree when they register for a program. Globe and Mail Sexual assault policies at universities have students asking: Are these new systems […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 03 2018

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Indigenization at U of S sees more aboriginal faculty, students Three years into the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenization, leaders are proud of steps taken but students are impatient for change. Chronicle Herald Opinion: Why should campus groups foot security costs for controversial public forums? “It’s appalling that $28,500 worth of risk can become […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 02 2018

TVO Video: Climate Change Collaboration Melanie Goodchild, a senior Indigenous research fellow at the University of Waterloo, talks to Steve Paikin about how a variety of world views can help mitigate climate change. Winnipeg Free Press U of W raises tuition, cuts jobs The University of Winnipeg says a reduction in provincial funding forced institution […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 01 2018

Globe and Mail University of Toronto researcher Lewis Kay wins $1-million science prize Lewis Kay, a molecular biophysicist at the University of Toronto, has been awarded this year’s Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering. Globe and Mail Opinion: Is every medical school graduate entitled to become a doctor? “We need a system […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 30 2018

London Free Press Western aims to name next president by November A selection committee plans to create a list of potential candidates by midsummer, one that will include people both inside and outside of Western, then make a recommendation to the board no later than November. Cape Breton Post Cape Breton University budget hikes tuition […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 27 2018

Times Colonist UVic retooling Indigenous Governance program after review, tension UVic is shutting down intake into its Indigenous Governance program in order to rebuild the program completely after an internal review returned a poor grade. The Star Calgary Mount Royal University celebrates Indigenization process that will allow students to see reflection of selves in syllabus […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 26 2018

CBC Notley not a ‘big fan’ of Suzuki honorary degree but supports university’s right to decide Premier Rachel Notley is not “a big fan” of the University of Alberta’s decision to award an honorary degree to David Suzuki, but says she supports the school’s right to do so. CBC ‘There is more work to be […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 25 2018

CTV Restricting copyright exceptions detrimental to education, says student group Student and library associations are voicing their support for a section of the Copyright Act that allows materials to be used for educational purposes without infringing copyright. CBC U of A stands by Suzuki honorary degree as donors withdraw, Albertans protest University of Alberta president […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 24 2018

The Star Edmonton Law firm pulls donation from University of Alberta as Suzuki backlash continues A tax law firm and engineering dean have weighed in on U of A’s decision to award an honorary doctorate to environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki. CBC Laurier won’t censor speech, says draft statement on free expression The draft statement […]