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By NATALIE SAMSON | September 22 2015

CBC MUN apologizes to hard-of-hearing student, says 1996 agreement under review University president blames FM transmitter fracas on breakdown in communication. CBC Manitoba announces ‘historic’ aboriginal language partnership New partnership between the province, indigenous groups, postsecondary institutions and school boards will support aboriginal languages. Montreal Gazette Students camping out on McGill campus in fossil fuel […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 21 2015

Maclean’s Vanishing Canada: Why we’re all losers in Ottawa’s war on data Records deleted, burned, tossed in dumpsters leads to a crisis in government data. Chronicle Herald Student launches human rights case to challenge professor’s religious belief Memorial University student who is hard of hearing will pursue complaint after his prof allegedly refused to wear […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 18 2015

The Telegram Universities should stop paying ex-presidents big salaries: Nova Scotia minister N.S. minister of advanced education will ask education ministers across Canada to halt contracts for university presidents that allow them to continue to receive large salaries after their appointment ends. Montreal Gazette New medical school workload policy at McGill University raises concerns Even […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 17 2015

iPolitics Gen Y on election night: the cost of postsecondary education The cost of post-secondary education is an issue on the minds of many millennials. CBC MUN prof refuses to wear device for hearing disabled student, cites religious reasons Ranee Panjabi was involved in a similar situation about 20 years ago. Globe and Mail Opinion: […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 16 2015

The Brandon Sun Online database will help students transfer credits Database will assist Manitoba postsecondary students in transferring course credits to other Manitoba educational institutions. CBC Liberal arts grads earn about $10K less than science grads But STEM grads experience greater career volatility than broad-skilled arts grads, study finds. Montreal Gazette Students say university rankings […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 15 2015

Globe and Mail Report suggests no immediate changes to UBC’s presidential-selection process Changes to procedures would take months for approvals from UBC’s two senates and board of governors, and a successor is needed immediately. Montreal Gazette McGill top Canadian university according to new international rankings McGill remains the top Canadian university even if it dropped […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 14 2015

National Post Does extra education pay off? Nearly one in four university-educated Canadians reported going back to school By March 2014, 1.5 million people with a university degree in Canada reported returning to for additional credentials. Ottawa Citizen When frosh week goes dry: Schools continue efforts to reduce booze abuse on campus As postsecondary schools […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 11 2015

National Post Online posts about killing feminists prompt University of Toronto to increase campus security According to a Reddit forum used by UofT students, the threats originated in the comments sections of several BlogTO articles. Globe and Mail Ryerson leading Canadian universities’ efforts to aid Syrian refugees Canadian universities are ramping up efforts to help […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 09 2015

Toronto Star Queen’s Park spends $19.4M for new MaRS lab Province kicks in to bring Johnson & Johnson biotech “incubator” facility to the troubled discovery district’s west tower. CTV News Fee freeze goes into effect for Alberta’s postsecondary students The provincial government has followed through on an election promise to freeze tuition and fees for […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 08 2015

Global News Video: One-on-one with UBC President Martha Piper Chris Gailus sat down with interim UBC President Martha Piper to talk about the executive scandal that has rocked the university. Globe and Mail Opinion: Let’s bridge the gap between academia and management By understanding each other better, our management researchers and practitioners can gain huge […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 04 2015

CBC Post-secondary graduate mentorship program expanding Skills PEI contributes up to 50 percent of wages for 1st year of employment. Winnipeg Free Press Head of Truth and Reconciliation Commission to get award from university The TRC chairman has been announced as the recipient of this year’s Duff Roblin Award from the University of Winnipeg. CBC […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 03 2015

Globe and Mail Canada gets a C on innovation report card The Conference Board of Canada the nation earned a C in the latest innovation report card, up from a previous D rating. Vancouver Sun University of British Columbia’s reputation ‘seriously compromised:’ faculty association Faculty association calls on school and former president to speak out. […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 02 2015

Globe and Mail UBC faculty urge university to release more information on former president’s departure Rescind non-disclosure agreement and release information about former president’s sudden departure last month: faculty association. Toronto Star Opinion: Don’t ban laptops in university classrooms A university student on the folly of professors who want to ban laptops from lectures. The […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 01 2015

National Post From Ryerson to Queen’s Park: University president Sheldon Levy to become deputy minister Sheldon Levy says he will be joining the provincial government as deputy minister of training, colleges and universities as of Dec 1. Globe and Mail Opinion: UBC is right to remain silent The relative silence is not a lack of […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | August 31 2015

Toronto Star Canada Student Loans program to ramp up collection efforts, documents show Employment and Social Development Canada has set aggressive targets to stem the rising amount of student debt the government writes off each year. Chronicle Herald Student groups, voter campaigns to push federal parties for funding promises Canadian Federation of Students is looking […]