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BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 05 2017

Times Higher Education Humanities and social sciences ‘undervalued’ by assessment metrics Rankings should give more weight to societal impact, the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit heard. CBC ‘Filling a gap’: UPEI seeks to hire 3 new Indigenous professors “We really have a long way to go, I think, until we are able to represent […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 04 2017

CBC Meet the young scientists who hope to save N.L.’s fishery A race is underway in laboratories in Newfoundland and Labrador to dispel the darkness caused by years of cuts to fisheries science. Globe and Mail Ryerson Students’ Union issues demands for Indigenous justice The RSU used July 1 to make public a list of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 30 2017

Maclean’s Opinion: Why Canadian scientists aren’t happy The Liberal government’s latest science policy is a backwards factory for producing white elephants, Paul Wells writes. Globe and Mail University students largely spared from U.S. immigration ban A U.S. Supreme Court decision exempting students and faculty from an immigration ban will not put an end to uncertainty […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 29 2017

Globe and Mail Science Minister Kirsty Duncan ready to begin science funding overhaul She is not about to implement the full suite of changes recommended by an independent review that called the system chronically underfunded and in need of better co-ordination. Science Canada’s basic science at risk of fading away, report argues The report—Restoring Canada’s […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 28 2017

Globe and Mail Scientists brace for climate-fund cutoff Climate scientists across Canada are preparing to shutter research projects and lay off staff as time runs out on the federal program that supports their work. Globe and Mail Opinion: We need to protect free speech on campus “Good ideas will stand the test of debate and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 27 2017

CBC Dalhousie medical school boosts screening of would-be doctors The closer look at character traits such as empathy and integrity follows the murder conviction of an incoming medical student, William Sandeson. Science Through internships, Ph.D. students expand their skills and explore their options “Every big experience has a chance to change how you see the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 26 2017

Global News U of A students create robotic submarine, now headed to international competition Engineering students raised over $35,000 to construct the submarine. CTV Syrian doctor barred from U.S. under travel ban resettles in Toronto Khaled Almilaji was reunited with his wife, Jehan Mouhsen, and plans to pursue studies at the University of Toronto. Vancouver […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 23 2017

Globe and Mail Indigenous artists create virtual-reality vision of a future Canada Canada’s upcoming sesquicentennial will no doubt prompt plenty of reflection about the past 150 years of this country – a past, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, that is deeply rooted in the colonization and attempted erasure of Indigenous peoples. Soo […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 22 2017

Globe and Mail Ottawa professor jailed in France is being held for political purposes: lawyer Donald Bayne said France is keeping Hassan Diab behind bars so it won’t be seen as soft on terrorism after a spate of recent attacks. And he said the Trudeau government is acting like a “passive little brother” to France […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 21 2017

CBC News Toronto Newly named cabin ‘a real space to have hard conversations’ for Indigenous students at York U Formerly Hart House, the space will now be called Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, or House of Great Peace. Globe and Mail OECD’s message for Canada on ‘inclusive growth’: Lots of room to do better Canada ranks fifth out […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 20 2017

Montreal Gazette Opinion: Research participants should have right to confidentiality Canadian law provides no guaranteed right to confidentiality for people who participate in research projects. This fact is shocking for researchers in other parts of the world, where researchers and participants can be guaranteed the same legal privilege as a lawyer and client. New York […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 19 2017

Globe and Mail Opinion: Science is still sexist. I know from my own experience Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s minister of science talks about her experiences as a female scientist. Times Higher Education Canada relaxes immigration process for visiting academics International professors on short stays will no longer need a work permit. Ottawa Citizen Project aims to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 15 2017

PIE News Canada eases entry for foreign researchers Foreign researchers coming to work at public Canadian universities for short periods no longer have to apply for a work permit, as part of the federal government’s Global Skills Strategy. CBC Algonquin College losses on failed campus in Saudi Arabia up to $6.2M The opening of Jazan […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 14 2017

Ottawa Citizen Opinion: A big step forward for Canada’s federal scientists Since the election of Donald Trump, Canada has been distancing itself from U.S. policies on everything from immigration to human rights to science. Policy Options Libraries and the copyright (balancing) act Librarians will propose improvements to the Copyright Act, including better representation of the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 13 2017

CTV Hazardous conditions caused by climate change put U of M Arctic research study on ice An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice. Edmonton Journal University of Alberta student’s social media campaign gets mayors around the globe on board Jeremiah Ellis […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 12 2017

Globe and Mail Your rights, my rights: Academic freedom faces off with a clarion call for safety on campus At UBC, John Ibbitson explores the clash of ideas between a diverse student body, free-speech advocates, professors caught up in controversy and the influence of private money. Toronto Star Alma Kocialek, 89, set to be oldest […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 09 2017

Global News Report suggests future for Athabasca University, but financial woes still a major concern The report is the result of a multi-month effort to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to AU. Global News Video: Letter-writing campaign launched in support of Concordia student stuck in Gaza A support rally gathered in Montreal Thursday […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 08 2017

Globe and Mail Canadian universities in battle to retain top spots in global rankings Canadian universities have dropped on a world rankings table, according to a key global survey released Wednesday. Financial Post Canadians trust professors most and politicians least on energy issues and pipelines: survey A study from Canada’s largest oil and gas industry […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 07 2017

Globe and Mail Digging your way out of the cash crunch of university costs Scholarships, bursaries and part-time jobs can help defray costs, but government student loans and grants are still worth exploring. CBC Government invests in Saskatchewan’s ‘hidden tech industry’ Tech startup incubator gets $250K injection as government tries to spur on growing industry. […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 06 2017

CBC Emotional convocation for McGill law grad who escaped Rwandan genocide ‘It took a lot of dedication, time and courage, and so I’m extremely excited,’ says Moses Gashirabake. CTV 4 ‘lost stories’ from Canadian history being told through public art Concordia University’s Lost Stories Project has solicited tales from Canadian history and commissioned artists to […]