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BY NATALIE SAMSON | November 27 2019

Star Calgary Why experts say Kenney’s critique of a Calgary professor is a strike against academic freedom After a University of Calgary professor’s credibility was questioned by the premier Monday on the floor of the Alberta legislature, some reacted with worry about the effect it could have on academic freedom. The Tyee The Second Year […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | November 26 2019

The Globe and Mail Some Canadian universities cancel student exchanges to Hong Kong over safety concerns Some Canadian universities are cancelling their student exchanges to Hong Kong for the next term over concerns about the deteriorating safety situation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Ottawa Citizen University of Northern B.C. offers credit, other options, as strike […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | November 25 2019

The Globe and Mail Scientists disappointed by elimination of federal cabinet post Canadian researchers are raising concerns that the loss of a dedicated science minister signals a reduced voice for their agenda around the federal cabinet table. Global News UVic threatens disciplinary action if athletes speak about coach investigation Three rowers who accused coach Barney […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 22 2019

CBC Doug Ford’s measure allowing Ontario students to opt out of fees for ‘non-essential services’ struck down Ontario’s Divisional Court has unanimously ruled to quash a measure by the government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford allowing post-secondary students to opt out of paying for services deemed “non-essential.” CBC Hundreds of public sector workers protest post-secondary […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 21 2019

Global News UBC says most of its exchange students are out of Hong Kong as protests rock universities The University of British Columbia has cancelled its second term for exchange students in Hong Kong as it works to bring those students back home from the territory over safety concerns. The PIE News Universities around the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 20 2019

CBC ‘It’s literally life or death’: Students say University of Toronto dragging feet on mental health services Despite several deaths, U of T won’t say how long waiting list for therapy is. Ottawa Citizen Survey reveals high levels of psychological distress among Quebec students A wide-ranging survey completed by roughly 24,000 Quebec university students revealed […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 19 2019

CTV News Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home Some Canadian universities are urging their exchange students in Hong Kong to consider returning home as the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is beset by escalating violence between government officials and pro-democracy protesters. CBC York University and U of T calling exchange students home […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 18 2019

Globe and Mail Canadian universities urge exchange students in Hong Kong to return home as protests escalate on campuses Canadian universities are advising their students on exchange programs in Hong Kong to return home, a result of the escalating violence on college campuses in the city racked by increasingly violent anti-government protests. Toronto Star Thousands […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 15 2019

My Prince George Now Talks continue between UNBC and Faculty Association as work stoppage reaches a week The Faculty Association at UNBC and the employer have re-opened talks as they try and hammer out a new deal. CBC Students push back against possibility of tuition hikes Students at the University of Calgary gathered on Thursday […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 14 2019

The Georgia Straight Does education pay? Research suggests investing in postsecondary schooling can yield dividends When it comes to postsecondary education, students often want to know the return on investment. And there’s no shortage of economic data that can boil this down to dollars and cents. Global News Brock University to close and sell Hamilton […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 13 2019

Globe and Mail Donor Peter Allard sues UBC, demands his name be printed on all law degrees A prominent donor who gave tens of millions of dollars to the University of British Columbia and whose name adorns the law school is taking the university to court for failing to ensure his name is also on […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 12 2019

CBC UNBC classes cancelled Tuesday, but both sides agree to return to negotiations Classes are again cancelled on Tuesday at the University of Northern British Columbia as faculty continue to strike after months-long negotiations broke down last week without an agreement. Hamilton Spectator McMaster teaching assistants poised for job action Hundreds of McMaster University teaching […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 11 2019

Globe and Mail Canadian University Report Profiles of more than 60 schools across the country, as well as feature stories filled with advice for prospective students. Ottawa Citizen Amid backlash, Quebec suspends controversial immigration reform for foreign students, workers The Quebec government is ending a nightmarish week by suspending its proposed changes to a popular […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | November 08 2019

Globe and Mail Classes cancelled as faculty strike begins at UNBC A strike by faculty is underway at a British Columbia university serving students across much of the northern part of the province. CBC News Nearly one-third of UWindsor students opted out of paying campus radio fees CJAM funding purse is $31,400 lighter. Kingston Whig-Standard […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | November 07 2019

Global News Ryerson, York students hold 1-day strike to protest provincial education cuts Hundreds of university students skipped class on Wednesday to take part in a one-day strike protesting education cuts made by the Ford government in Ontario. Ottawa Citizen Meng Wanzhou arrest caused UBC leaders concern over enrolment, fundraising, internal documents show The email […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | November 06 2019

Montreal Gazette Quebec backs down on acquired rights of foreign students, temporary workers The CAQ government has been faced with mounting protests over its attempts to reform a popular international student program that fast tracks citizenship. The Guardian ‘Alarming’ Chinese meddling at U.K. universities exposed in report Chinese embassy appears to be coordinating efforts to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 05 2019

Maclean’s Why universities are trying to recruit overseas students from as many places as possible Canadian universities are riding a wave of popularity as destinations of choice for overseas students. Global News University of Northern B.C. faculty issue 72-hour strike notice Students at the University of Northern British Columbia are bracing for possible classroom disruptions, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 04 2019

Maclean’s Laurentian University’s path to reconciliation is trilingual The university in Sudbury, Ont., now has three languages labelling buildings on campus: English, French and Anishnaabemowin. CBC MacEwan University eyes job cuts, tuition hike in wake of grant reduction MacEwan University is planning layoffs as it braces for an anticipated $17-million reduction in provincial funding. Winnipeg […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 01 2019

CBC Portrait of controversial figure George Ludlow removed from UNB law school Pressure is mounting to have the University of New Brunswick remove George Duncan Ludlow’s name from its law faculty building in Fredericton because of his connections to slavery and Indigenous abuse. The Sault Star Legislation introduced to grant Algoma U degree-granting authority Sault […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 31 2019

Maclean’s Will new rules around free speech on campus wind up silencing protestors? Ontario and Alberta universities have been told to draft new free-speech policies that could sanction those who oppose them. Maclean’s Freedom of speech on campus: Our survey of Canadian students Universities are supposed to be places where students are exposed to a […]