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BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 16 2017

Maclean’s New OSAP rules mean ‘free’ tuition for mature students Students applying to college and university for the September 2017 semester will be the first to benefit from the new OSAP. Globe and Mail Ottawa threatened to pull research project over health-care dispute: Manitoba Premier “A threat was made to renege on a previous commitment […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 15 2017

Toronto Star Ryerson University applies to expand campus to Brampton Ryerson – in partnership with Sheridan College – is the sole university to have submitted a formal expression of interest in expanding to Brampton. CBC University of Guelph hackathon yields new ideas for tackling campus mental health The winning idea, “Guelph Cares,” connects students in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 14 2017

Globe and Mail McGill hazing incident reveals university ban’s shortcomings A student says he was forced to take part in a booze-soaked hazing ritual by the basketball team, a violation of McGill’s assurances of a “hazing-free environment.” Globe and Mail When student loans step on your dreams “All the advice was: ‘You’d make a good professor,’ […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 13 2017

CBC University of Alberta student makes impassioned speech about Islamophobia in House of Commons Srosh Hassan received a standing ovation in the House of Commons earlier this week following her impassioned speech denouncing Islamophobia in Canada. Globe and Mail Concordia University caught on the wrong side of copyright By Tuesday afternoon, two links to the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 10 2017

Globe and Mail Canada to make skilled-worker permits easier to get in wake of U.S. delays As the U.S. border tightens, the federal government is launching a new stream of its temporary foreign worker program to entice highly skilled workers to come to Canada. Montreal Gazette Judge to rule Friday in Concordia University bomb threat […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 09 2017

Toronto Star U of T aims to attract more black med students University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine launches a new application program to boost enrolment and reflect the diverse population. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Indigenous doctor numbers growing Seventy-one indigenous doctors have graduated from the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan since 1972. CBC […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 08 2017

Times Higher Education International Women’s Day: universities must work together to tackle inequality Institutions with ideas for promoting gender equality should not keep them to themselves, says Kate Williams. Washington Post Universities in the U.S. respond to new executive order on immigration with concern University leaders in the United States greeted President Trump’s revised executive […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 07 2017

Globe and Mail Opinion: Trump immigration ban ushers in an age of academic darkness As Canadian Muslim scholars, political upheaval in the U.S. has forced us to pull out of professional conferences, write UTSC professors Aisha Ahmad and Minelle Mahtani. Hamilton Spectator Superbugs set to meet their match thanks to Mac research Mac researchers find […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 06 2017

Globe and Mail As students move away from the humanities, universities adapt As data from Statistics Canada analyzed by The Globe and Mail reveal, there is no sign that the lack of interest in the humanities will reverse. CBC Liberals look at making skilled immigrant loans pilot project permanent Qualified professional newcomers face a big […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 03 2017

Edmonton Journal Province to hire outside consultant to review Alberta university and college funding Their assessment will form part of a final report to government that will shape how universities and colleges are funded in the future. CBC Minister pressed on why credit checks are necessary for ‘free tuition’ New Brunswick’s postsecondary education minister has […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 02 2017

The Concordian Bomb threat at Concordia University Buildings on Concordia’s campus were evacuated due to a letter threatening Muslim students on March 1. CBC Neuroscientist named president of MacEwan University ‘I am excited to join such an innovative and unique institution,’ Deborah Saucier says of her new role. CBC Police investigating after York U reports […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 01 2017

Globe and Mail York University selects provost Rhonda Lenton as new president After a year-long search, York University has chosen provost Rhonda Lenton, a senior administrator with a PhD in sociology, as its new president and vice-chancellor. Toronto Star Ontario extends immigration application deadline after website crashes The province has revised the submission deadline for […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 28 2017

CBC ‘Hateful’ and sexual mass emails targeting Moncton student originated outside country RCMP are seeking a person of interest after three emails containing sexual images sent to about 1,000 students and professors. CBC Free tuition program for low-income students falls far below target Some 2,000 fewer students took advantage of new program than the New […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 27 2017

CBC New tuition bursary program will keep province competitive, says minister The program will help more New Brunswickers get a postsecondary education and keep the province’s universities and colleges competitive, said Don Arseneault. National Post How will Ottawa spur innovation in Canada? Here’s 15 ideas Trudeau’s cabinet is almost certain to consider As PM Justin […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 24 2017

Globe and Mail Supreme Court to hear appeals about Trinity Western University law school The Ontario and British Columbia cases, which pit religious freedom against equality rights, are now before the country’s top court. Global News New Brunswick announces tuition assistance for middle class families Amid criticisms of overspending, Premier Brian Gallant announced more funding […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 23 2017

CBC UPEI extends semester to make up for storm days UPEI’s senate has voted to extend the current university semester by adding three more optional teaching days. Calgary Herald Anti-Semitic posters litter University of Calgary campus Posters questioning the Holocaust are the latest signs condemned as hate-mongering to appear on the University of Calgary campus. […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 22 2017

CBC Iranian Montrealer facing deportation held at Laval detention centre Roghayeh Azizi Mirmahaleh, 60, says she fears imprisonment, death if returned to Iran. Inside Higher Ed Challenging Era for International Education Administrators who promote global agendas for colleges consider the newly politicized nature of their work. Maclean’s Inside the fight for admissions transparency at UBC […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 21 2017

Globe and Mail Concordia University pilot program has unique take on hateful speech Rather than denounce hateful remarks, the Someone Project teaches students and community members to listen to each other’s offensive, even hurtful, words. Globe and Mail UBC sets interviews for Creative Writing chair after Steven Galloway firing The program, formerly led by Steven […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 17 2017

Financial Post What if, degree in hand, you suddenly realize you should have studied something else? Most people don’t have the time or money to go back to school and start over again — but don’t fret. The Province Opinion: UBC shouldn’t be bragging about all those international students “UBC has gone too far. Consider […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 16 2017

CBC UBC alumna says school’s draft sexual assault policy an improvement but not perfect A UBC alumna with an ongoing human rights complaint against the school says the university’s new draft policy for addressing sexual assault on campus is a step forward. Toronto Star Victoria College pays no property taxes on pricey Bloor land As […]