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Ottawa Citizen Canadian science research eroding under ‘stifling preconditions’ of government funding, panel warns Canada has become less competitive in science research as federal funding has been “flatlining” in recent years, says an expert panel appointed by the federal science minister. Toronto Star Scientific research needs $1.3 billion in new money, system overhaul, report says […]


New York Times Canada tries to turn its A.I. ideas into dollars After years of losing its artificial intelligence scientists and start-ups to Silicon Valley, Canada is focusing on keeping its A.I. leaders in the country. Times Colonist Opinion: Science is an important part of public policy On April 22, people around the world will […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 07 2017

CBC MUN told to look for savings, as government cuts spending by $3M Memorial University will have to find $3 million in savings, without being able to increase tuition fees. CTV Alberta introduces bill to give professors, other academics right to strike Currently, collective bargaining disputes with academic staff in Alberta are settled through binding […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 06 2017

CBC U of T bungled 17-month sexual assault investigation, student alleges Tamsyn Riddle, 20, has filed a human rights complaint alleging the university failed to properly investigate an on-campus assault. CBC Resistance vs. resiliency: UNB elder to serve as Canada 150 ambassador Imelda Perley embraces her role as an opportunity to promote and advocate for […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 05 2017

Winnipeg Free Press NDP raises alarm over tuition rebates The NDP is stoking fears the Pallister government’s April 11 budget could kill a program that pays out more than $50 million a year in tuition rebates to graduates who stay in the province. Ottawa Citizen Ottawa research helps reduce women’s need for lifetime of blood […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 04 2017

Ottawa Citizen Ottawa academic’s release ordered from Paris jail for fifth time — prosecutors quickly block move Two French judges ordered the release of Ottawa academic Hassan Diab from a Paris jail Monday – the fifth time since being extradited to France two and a half years ago. National Post ‘An opportunity to make their […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 03 2017

CBC SFU Chair appointed to new role in substance use research Kanna Hayashi will take a leading local role to advance understanding in substance abuse. Edmonton Journal Joint survey could help determine extent of sexual assaults at Alberta universities, colleges Campus climate surveys are a common way to collect data on attitudes, behaviours and reporting […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 31 2017

Globe and Mail Opinion: Ethics and governance is getting lost in the AI frenzy Mike Ananny and Taylor Owen on the “troubling disconnect between the rapid development of AI technologies and the static nature of our governance institutions.” National Post Ryerson University president apologizes for student film that portrays Niagara Falls as a slum The […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 30 2017

Maclean’s Opinion: Threats to academic freedom aren’t just a white-guy problem Here’s the problem: Potter’s marginalization is precisely the kind that causes concern because it is what is known in social science as a least-likely case. Maclean’s Editorial: What the Andrew Potter affair was really about Maclean’s continues to believe in the vital importance of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 29 2017

Toronto Star New institute aims to make Toronto an ‘intellectual centre’ of AI capability The Vector Institute, an independent non-profit affiliated with the University of Toronto, will hire about 25 new faculty and research scientists. Times Colonist UVic’s international students cry foul as fee increases approved Despite pleas to the board of governors, international students […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 28 2017

CBC Cape Breton University moves forward in search for new president An executive search firm will be hired by June, says the board of governors chair. Maclean’s CAUT prepares investigation into McGill and Potter resignation A national group representing academic staff raises questions over Andrew Potter’s resignation. Hamilton Spectator McMaster group’s anti-racism initiative to unveil […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 27 2017

Ottawa Citizen Carleton University president to step down for ‘new leadership opportunity’ After nine years at the helm, Roseann O’Reilly Runte has announced her resignation as president and vice-chancellor of Carleton, effective July 31. Ottawa Citizen Editorial: Carleton University President Runte served the academic community well In Runte’s time, Carleton has shed the last vestiges […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 24 2017

CBC Audio: ‘It’s very much about laying out a long-term vision’: Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses budget concerns The Liberals committed to $5.7 billion in new spending over the next six years — not necessarily a large number for a government that talks a lot about “real change.” CBC University of Waterloo president writes faculty […]


CBC News – Montreal Retired Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar finally launches book after imprisonment in Iran Launch of book on Muslim women in sports delayed by time detained in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Waterloo Regional Record In wake of suicides, Waterloo universities focus on student wellness The University of Waterloo says it has reached out […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 22 2017

CBC Federal budget 2017: What Indigenous groups are looking for First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups seek significant increases in funding for housing, education, health. CBC Trump’s travel bans and cuts to science could create a Canadian brain gain U.S. budget director Mick Mulvaney’s planned cuts to climate change research and to the National Institutes […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 21 2017

Globe and Mail Study shows the power of entrepreneurship training programs for women, minorities Entrepreneurship programs have a more profound benefit for women and minorities than Caucasian men, according to research by Laurina Zhang at Western’s Ivey Business School. Ottawa Citizen Opinion: What researchers should do about those fake science journals We’ve just published the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 20 2017

iPolitics Student groups want Liberals to honour $50M promise to Indigenous Canadians Student leaders want next week’s federal budget to finally deliver on a key 2015 Liberal election promise to fully fund post-secondary education for Indigenous Canadians. Subway seeking $210-million in lawsuit against CBC after ‘factually incorrect’ chicken report The report came to those […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 17 2017

Saskatoon StarPhoenix U of S may admit more low-income medical students The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine hopes to start reserving spots for students who come from less fortunate socio-economic backgrounds. CBC Funding needed to avert ‘death blow’ to Inuit language in Nunavut, academics say Education researchers are calling for government funding to train […]

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 […]