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BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 09 2017

570 News Canadians join global movement to boycott academic events held in the U.S. Hundreds of professors have joined more than 6,200 academics around the world pledging to stay away from international conferences held in the United States. CBC UPEI sees enrolment of Island students drop: MPHEC The University of Prince Edward Island is continuing […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 08 2017

Globe and Mail Quebec scientist Moineau wins prize for role in gene-editing breakthrough A decade after he helped to discover a bacterial defence mechanism, a Laval University microbiologist is enjoying some recognition from Canada. National Post Revolution AI: Why everyone wants in to Montreal’s deep-learning hub “Clearly it’s a place where everybody wants to be […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 07 2017

Toronto Star Youth Minister Trudeau: Is PM delivering on promises? The prime minister gave himself an extra portfolio after the 2015 election, but critics say he has a mixed record on youth issues. Globe and Mail Canadian universities aim to help students, faculty stranded by Trump order One of the most important ways universities have […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 03 2017

CBC Scientists to march against Trump’s stance on science Since a website was launched on Monday, more than 40,000 people have registered interest, saying they planned to attend the march or a satellite event. Global News Video: FSIN, University of Saskatchewan commit to help First Nations students succeed The two parties have signed a MOU outlining […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | FEB 02 2017

Globe and Mail Campus support for Muslim students prompts talk about Islamophobia Muslim students at Canadian universities are welcoming the vigils, lectures and reflections taking place at their schools in the wake of Sunday’s shootings in Quebec City, but they also say the show of support is much-needed to combat persistent incidents of Islamophobia. Globe […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 01 2017

iPolitics Search for top science advisor delayed Science Minister Kirsty Duncan has pushed back the deadline to apply for the role until February 13. Globe and Mail Academics debate boycott of U.S. conferences over Trump immigration ban A growing number of academics are calling for stronger action than street protests or calls to MPs and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 31 2017

Global News Iranian University of Manitoba student stopped from travelling to present at U.S. conference Elnaz Afshaipour said her nightmare experience at the Winnipeg airport began when she entered her booking information and the screen read “error.” CBC U.S. travel ban means an uncertain future for couple separated by the border He lives in California, […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JAN 30 2017

Globe and Mail Universities Canada speaks out against Trump’s U.S. travel ban Canada’s universities have issued a rare political statement, opposing the temporary ban on the entry of citizens from seven countries to the United States and the suspension of all refugee admissions. Global News UBC sets up $250k task force to assist students, staff […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 27 2017

Globe and Mail Ontario rejects colleges’ plan for new ‘salary frameworks’ Ontario colleges have been told by the province that their plans for raising salaries for presidents and other senior staff are “unacceptable.” Kingston Whig-Standard City of Kingston, Queen’s to tap into potential of Innovation Park The two parties have formulated a memorandum of understanding […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 26 2017

Guelph Mercury Death of Guelph student prompts calls for more mental health support Four students have died this school year in connection with mental illness. Winnipeg Free Press PC replaces NDP appointments on U of Manitoba board Education Minister Ian Wishart has appointed 11 new governors and re-appointed one student member to the 23-member University […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 25 2017

Global News Video: A look inside the University of Manitoba’s Feminist & Queer Review Here’s where you can read more about students publishing their own work in the University of Manitoba’s Feminist & Queer Review. Toronto Star Colleges explain why presidents need huge pay hikes If adopted, five of the 24 presidents could potentially be […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 24 2017

Globe and Mail Canadian universities see rise in U.S. applicants While the results of the U.S election may have stoked this year’s numbers, recruitment campaigns and the drop in the Canadian dollar likely played a large role, universities say. Times Higher Education University of Calgary cancels journal subscriptions The University of Calgary has cancelled subscriptions […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 23 2017

Cape Breton Post Both sides in CBU dispute confident settlement to be soon reached Cape Breton University students can breath a little easier knowing there will be no strike at the facility on Monday, if at all. Waterloo Region Record Students challenge Laurier on access to $90M flagship Wilfrid Laurier University will reconsider how it […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 20 2017

Toronto Star U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action A committee produced a 125-page report this month with 34 recommendations in response to 2015 call to action by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Dentistry tuition increased for first time in eight years to support […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 19 2017

Metro Dalhousie researcher’s discovery may lead to new heart treatments Dr. Alex Quinn is part of a team at the Halifax university that found scar tissue in damaged heart regions can connect with healthy tissue. Brampton Guardian Over 150,000 students to receive free tuition through ‘transformed’ OSAP More students will be eligible for free tuition […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 18 2017

Ottawa Citizen World’s main list of ‘predatory’ science publishers vanishes with no warning On Sunday, his website went blank. Only the headline, Scholarly Open Access, remains. Globe and Mail Ontario colleges could increase executive pay by more than 50% Colleges are consulting on “compensation frameworks” setting out the maximum pay that senior leaders in the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 17 2017

CBC Audio: Black PhD students call out inequity in Canadian academia Huda Hassan, Sam Tecle and Malinda Smith discuss barriers and racial inequity that black students face on Canadian campuses on The Current. Times Higher Education Canada overtakes UK as ‘most desirable’ country for EU students A survey of 219 international students at universities in the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 16 2017

Sudbury.com Two colleges ask for feedback on salary caps for executives The move is in response to provincial guidelines to cap compensation in public sector. Toronto Star Researchers developing nanoparticles to purify water The low-cost, low-energy treatment breaks down pollutants completely. CBC New database promises easy access to research equipment in Atlantic Canada The database already […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 13 2017

CBC Universities drop scholarship reference letter requirement amid work-to-rule Nova Scotia high school students get a pass on reference letters for scholarships. CTV Quebec med student claims some MDs bully students A Laval University medical student is claiming overworked doctors in some hospitals are bullying residents into working unreasonable hours. CBC U of S law […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 12 2017

Globe and Mail McMaster scientists unearth infection evidence in 13th-century Troy bones It’s not the legendary Troy of Agamemnon and Paris, but the site of the ancient city is still revealing secrets to the evolution of microbes that continue to cause illness in humans today. Global News U of S researchers working on treatment for aggressive […]