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BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 05 2017

Globe and Mail Canadian researchers rally around funding recommendations Scientists say they urgently need to get across about the value of their work in the wake of a sweeping review of Canada’s flagging research-funding system. Hill Times Government committed to supporting Canadian students, advanced research: Duncan ‘Canada’s strength is its openness,’ and the federal government […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 02 2017

Edmonton Journal Truth and reconciliation archives opened to University of Alberta under new partnership Researchers at the U of A will gain access to millions of documents as part of a new agreement inked Thursday. CBC Young Canadians are reaching out for mental health help more than ever, investigation shows Calls to the Mental Health […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUN 01 2017

National Post A tiny 100-word research article helped start the deadly opioid crisis, Canadian study shows There is new evidence that the curt research “letter” published in 1980 in one of the world’s most prominent medical journals has played a remarkable role in stoking North America’s deadly prescription-opioid crisis. Global News Common acne drug could […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | MAY 31 2017

iPolitics Feds announce funding for Lyme disease research framework The federal government announced a $4-million investment to launch a new research network on Lyme disease as the number of cases balloon across Canada. Globe and Mail Power failure causes death of over 9,000 fish, frogs at University of Alberta A power failure disabled two dechlorination […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | MAY 30 2017

  Globe and Mail Doctors should have to publicly disclose ties to drug industry: experts New guidelines developed by McMaster University take aim at an epidemic of addiction and accidental deaths resulting from powerful narcotic painkillers. The PIE News Universities in U.K., Australia push for deeper higher education ties post-Brexit With a potential bilateral free […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | MAY 29 2017

Globe and Mail McGill graduate still suffers two years after her assault, court hears Kathryn Leci told a courtroom she still suffers physical and emotional injuries from an assault by a male student nearly two years ago in a case that has led to criticism for how McGill handles violent altercations between students. Montreal Gazette […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 26 2017

Global News McGill University Health Centre users seek improved dialogue between administration and health ministry The MUHC Users Committee argues the priority should be providing high quality care to patients. Global News Satellite created by University of Alberta team to take next step in out-of-this-world endeavour Just over a month after the cube satellite was […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 25 2017

The Globe and Mail True North trailblazers The Governor-General’s Innovation Awards are a celebration of Canadian creators who have reshaped lives nationally and abroad. Global News University of Saskatchewan offers 1,100 employees voluntary buyout packages An internal memo said the university is looking at attrition and voluntary options first to make up the 5.6 per […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 24 2017

BNN Canada Summer Jobs funding requests surpass Ottawa’s expectations Almost 42,000 businesses have applied to hire a student through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Calgary Herald It took 33 years, but this 93-year-old finally got her university degree The 93-year-old has been studying at Athabasca University for 33 years, and on June 8 she will […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 23 2017

Calgary Herald NDP government has ‘pulled the rug out from under us’: U of C Faculty Association The faculty association says Alberta’s government has “pulled the rug out from under us” by changing legislation during contract negotiations. Globe and Mail International demand for academics in Canada outpacing funding supply While there are hundreds of awards […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 19 2017

Globe and Mail Emily Carr University president to retire after campus relocation to East Vancouver After more than 20 years in the position, its president and vice-chancellor will be stepping down. Ron Burnett will leave at the end of July, 2018. Globe and Mail McGill Principal wanted Andrew Potter to resign, former trustee says McGill […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 18 2017

Globe and Mail Ontario universities facing supply-demand imbalance Six months after the Ontario government announced a new university funding model, questions are being raised about whether the framework is flexible enough. CBC Management cuts of 15% coming to post-secondary schools in Manitoba: Premier The trimming started with core government, spread to the crown corporations, and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 16 2017

Calgary Herald Lessons learned at University of Calgary as global ransomware attack foiled The university is a regular target for hackers, with an average day seeing about 10 phishing attacks, said a senior administrator. Global News Canadian Light Source to collaborate with 1st synchrotron in Middle East The University of Saskatchewan said it’s part of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 15 2017

Globe and Mail Opinion: Ottawa’s new rules won’t close the diversity gap in research chairs The federal government also needs to recognize the structural problems related to disciplines and funding, write Malinda Smith, Kisha Supernant and Nancy Bray. CBC Visa denial leaves family scrambling ahead of McGill University graduation Amelle Liazoghli plans to apply again […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 12 2017

The Telegram New Memorial University fees approved Protesters fail to stall MUN Board of Regents vote to approve spending cuts, tuition and fee increases. Windsor Star University student president seeks court injunction after being fired Within hours of being removed from office during a marathon board meeting, the president of the University of Windsor Student […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 11 2017

CBC International students biggest users of MUN’s campus food bank More than half of Memorial University’s food bank users are international graduate students. CTV Concordia president calls on Canada to open doors and take advantage of Trump effect Ottawa needs to take full advantage by making immigration easier, Alan Shepard said Wednesday. Edmonton Journal Education […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 10 2017

CBC U of Sask. defends prof’s Monsanto ties, but some faculty disagree A senior University of Saskatchewan official says there’s nothing wrong with the ties between its professor and agribusiness giant Monsanto, but some current and former faculty disagree. CBC Mother earns PhD despite terminal cancer Precilla Veigas received her PhD at the University of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 09 2017

Globe and Mail Universities say they accept new rules to boost diversity of research chair candidates Universities say they welcome the challenge from Ottawa to improve diversity among the ranks of the Canada Research Chairs, under threat of funding cuts. CBC The academic who coined ‘creative class’ now says it’s causing more problems than he […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 08 2017

Winnipeg Free Press Tories embarrassed by U of M: official University of Manitoba associate vice-president of human resources Gregory Juliano testified at a Manitoba Labour Board hearing Friday. Ottawa Citizen Bergeron: We’re tossing our young scientists overboard through lack of funding The results of the CIHR’s grant assessment were devastation for most Canada’s premier young, talented […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 05 2017

Globe and Mail Ottawa to pull research chair funding unless diversity issue addressed at universities The federal granting councils that award the prestigious Canada Research Chairs say universities must offer up more diverse candidates or lose their funds. Maclean’s Why 30 percent more female professors still isn’t good enough The stats are promising, but Canadian […]