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BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 29 2017

CBC Facebook teams up with Ryerson to take its battle against ‘fake news’ to the startup world Five startups from across Canada that ‘drive innovation for journalism’ will be funded. Kingston Whig-Standard Queen’s principal announces he will not seek third term Daniel Woolf says he came to the decision “both by a sense that the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 28 2017

Vancouver Sun UBC looking to raise $100 million for students The University of British Columbia is hoping to raise $100 million for student awards, scholarships and bursaries over the next three years. Montreal Gazette McGill aims to become carbon neutral by 2040 As part of its commitment to sustainability, the university will upgrade the energy […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 27 2017

Globe and Mail Free speech protest at Wilfrid Laurier University caps turbulent week Attendees of the protest surrounded master’s student Lindsay Shepherd after she spoke. Many simply wanted to take selfies with her and their signs, whether home-made or printed with the slogan “I Stand with Lindsay.” CBC Listening is the key to Indigenous education, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 24 2017

CBC Western University president Amit Chakma will not seek another term Dr. Chakma announced Thursday he will not be seeking a third term, and intends to leave his position by the end of June of 2019. CTV ‘Freedom of expression’ should not be ‘threatening’: Laurier University president The university will be creating a taskforce to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 23 2017

CBC UVic’s Indigenous governance program under 3rd-party probe A review of the program was launched under university’s discrimination and harassment policy. Ottawa Citizen ‘It’s OK To Be White’ posters too ‘divisive’ for Regina University, could be considered vandalism The University of Regina says it is removing posters on campus that contain the message “It’s OKAY […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 22 2017

Inside Higher Ed The Interrogation of a TA Wilfrid Laurier University’s president has apologized after a recording revealed how a graduate student was questioned by faculty over use of a video of debate on nontraditional pronouns. Guelph Mercury Tribune Opinion: Neither Wilfrid Laurier University’s methods nor teaching assistant’s debate helped trans people The actions come […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 21 2017

Nunatsiaq Online Finland’s ULapland offers glimpse of an Arctic university Nunavut is working towards a Nunavut-based university, but it would take a while to catch up with ULapland and the other Arctic Five universities. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Province reversed College of Medicine funding cut after university made case for more money The Saskatchewan Party government reversed […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 20 2017

Times Higher Education Canada urged to boost outbound student mobility A report from the Study Group on Global Education calls for a quarter of Canadian students to study abroad within 10 years. CTV Concordia pilot program teaches entrepreneurship to First Nations youth A three-day Concordia University pilot program is giving First Nations youth from across […]


National Post Quebec bill looks at intimate relationships between students and professors Quebec universities are reviewing their sexual-violence policies following the introduction of a provincial bill that would require them to develop guidelines for intimate relationships between students and faculty. Globe and Mail Canadian university degrees still highly valued by employers worldwide: survey Five Canadian […]


Globe and Mail Are faculty prepared for growing numbers of online learners? Online courses are available in almost all subject areas and that two-thirds of Canada’s universities and colleges see online learning as very, or extremely, important to their future endeavours, according to a recent report on digital learning in Canada. CBC Hassan Diab’s wife […]


CBC More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue ‘warning to humanity’ An open letter published in BioScience warns humanity that we need to change our behaviours in order to protect the planet. CBC University of Toronto professor says controversial website ‘on hiatus’ Jordan Peterson says he’s halted plans to launch a website to expose […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 13 2017

Globe and Mail Fate of Atlantic university football championship game still up in the air After a day of legal skirmishes that unfolded in courtrooms in both Ontario and Nova Scotia, a decision on whether the Loney Bowl will be played this season remains in limbo. CBC Audio: U of T profs alarmed by Jordan […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 10 2017

Global News Video: Meet UOIT’s new president Steven Murphy, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s incoming president in March 2018, talks about his goals, including his plan to help more students find jobs in Durham. Globe and Mail UBC releases draft of freedom-of-expression statement, asks for feedback A day after saying it would not […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 09 2017

CTV Arctic climate research lab funding renewed for two more years: Duncan Science Minister Kirsty Duncan says $1.6 million will be provided to keep the Polar Environmental Atmospheric Research Laboratory, or PEARL, running until the fall of 2019. CBC Memorial teepee honours Indigenous veterans across Turtle Island Standing front and centre at the First Nations […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 08 2017

Globe and Mail Canada urged to fund program to send students abroad The report was released by the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Globe and Mail UBC shelves new freedom of expression statement A working group of nine […]


The Economist How Canada’s unique research culture has aided artificial intelligence The country has made a virtue out of limited resources to found “Maple Valley.” Forbes Q&A: Why Montreal has emerged as an artificial intelligence powerhouse Yoshua Bengio, a deep learning expert, believes the city has become an AI leader due to its combination of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 06 2017

Globe and Mail Black on Bay Street: Hadiya Roderique had it all. But still could not fit in “On my way to becoming a lawyer, I learned that success isn’t necessarily about merit. It’s also about fitting in,” Hadiya Roderique writes. CTV Montreal hosts summit on gender equality in sciences Between Monday and Wednesday, Montreal […]


Globe and Mail Dalhousie Student Union says women of colour under attack, issues 10 demands In a statement on systemic racism endorsed by the council, the student executive says Indigenous, Muslim and other racialized women are under attack and the university has failed to adequately support marginalized students. Guelph Mercury Trudeau stands by GG’s science […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 02 2017

CBC Ending student hunger: Lakehead University joins Ryerson, Meal Exchange in pilot project The Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., says the issue of food security is almost always rooted in poverty. Edmonton Journal Athabasca University on track with sustainability review: president Neil Fassina remains confident the […]


University World News Canadian urban universities must be real estate savvy In an era of rising property prices and urban land shortages, universities are forced to understand the real estate market or get left behind in the hustle for property. CBC UPEI gets $132K to better prepare students for workplace ACOA, province provide funding for […]