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By NATALIE SAMSON | October 16 2018

Canadian Medical Association Journal Editorial: Watching Canada’s experiment with legal cannabis Given the known and unknown health hazards of cannabis, any increase in use of recreational cannabis after legalization, whether by adults or youth, should be viewed as a failure of this legislation. CBC University of Regina withdraws controversial tenure proposals from bargaining table University […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 15 2018

Globe and Mail Demonstrators confront St.FX president over school’s handling of alleged sexual assault On Saturday, nearly 40 demonstrators confronted Kent MacDonald following an apology he issued on the day before about the handling of a sexual assault case on campus. CTV News Quebec university unveils new policy banning teacher-student relationships Universite Laval’s new sexual […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 12 2018

Maclean’s What it’s like to be LGBTQ at a Canadian Christian university Why do some gay students choose to attend Trinity Western University? National Post Opinion: Sexism in STEM isn’t as clearcut as you’ve been led to believe When she won the Nobel Prize, Donna Strickland told journalists she had always been treated the same […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 11 2018

CBC UBC issues urgent alert, braces for natural gas shortage after pipeline explosion “Heat, hot water and cooking equipment are considered essential, but community members are asked to reduce their usage wherever possible. Anyone using natural gas for other purposes, such as research, is asked to take steps immediately to stop that use.” Regina Leader-Post […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 10 2018

CBC Canada commits $558M for science discovery research NSERC is committing $558 million this year for discovery research across the country, an additional $70 million compared to last year. Toronto Star How a fraudster got $12 million out of a Canadian university: They just asked for it It’s been just over a year since MacEwan […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | October 09 2018

Globe and Mail New course at University of Toronto studies Trump’s presidency as it happens There’s a malleable syllabus in Sam Tanenhaus’s new class at the University of Toronto, because its subject matter develops too rapidly for an unbreakable plan. Financial Post Opinion: Ignore the naysayers. The new USMCA deal is great for Canadian innovators […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 05 2018

CTV Ontario university experiments aim to prove how life began A small group of researchers believe they may have solved the origins of life mystery, with the results coming from a planet simulator at McMaster University’s new Origins of Life Laboratory. National Post Opinion: The end of scientific, rational thinking: Donald Trump, Doug Ford and […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 04 2018

Globe and Mail New Brunswick universities struggle to hire for cannabis research chair roles More than a year after the creation of two cannabis research chairs, the positions remain unfilled at a time when the private sector is attracting academics to its ranks. Hamilton Spectator Mentoring of women in academic medicine said to be suffering […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 03 2018

Globe and Mail Six employees file human-rights complaints against UBC The Association of Administrative and Professional Staff, representing about 4,500 UBC employees, alleges discrimination against pregnant and disabled workers. Globe and Mail Canada’s newest Nobel Prize winner, Donna Strickland, ‘just wanted to do something fun’ Dr. Strickland’s path to the Nobel started with a spur-of-the-moment […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 02 2018

Globe and Mail Canada’s Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize A University of Waterloo professor who helped pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of applications, has been named a winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in physics. Globe and Mail Former student sues Queen’s University […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 01 2018

Globe and Mail University of Waterloo in battle with on-campus startup over clean energy invention The university has sued a small firm based at its Velocity Garage incubator for sole ownership of patented intellectual property. The Guardian Hundreds of academics at top UK universities accused of bullying Senior professors among 300 people alleged to have […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 28 2018

CBC Dalhousie University mentorship program aims to get more black students in math and sciences Dr. Cinera States says her work with a Dalhousie program that aims to get more African-Nova Scotian students to pursue careers in STEM helped her realize the impact she could have on young people. CBC UWindsor professor compiles Indigenous athlete […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 27 2018

TheRecord.com University of Waterloo surpasses its targets for gender equity But there is still more to do, says president Feridun Hamdullahpur. Ottawa Citizen Embattled UOttawa Students Federation vows it will fight to remain in offices UOttawa announced Tuesday that it was terminating its contract with the federation after allegations of financial mismanagement. The Star Halifax […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 26 2018

Ottawa Citizen Fate of some uOttawa services unclear after student federation loses funding for alleged fraud and mismanagement The university’s administration moved on Tuesday to stop transferring funding to the student federation after allegations of fraud and mismanagement. Globe and Mail University of Montreal expansion changing the face of surrounding neighbourhoods The University of Montreal […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 25 2018

Globe and Mail Concordia engineering school becomes first in Canada named after a woman as alumna donates $15-million Donor Gina Parvaneh Cody, who is gifting Concordia University with a $15 million donation, was the first woman to earn a PhD degree in building engineering from Concordia. Globe and Mail MaRS Discovery District to open second […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 24 2018

CBC Local ranchers give land and cattle worth $44M to U of C vet school The university’s School of Veterinary Medicine has been given a sprawling cattle ranch to be used for research and teaching as well as for community outreach. CTV Ottawa universities will be ‘no pot’ zones come October 17 Universities across Canada […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 21 2018

CBC ‘It’s actually scary’: York nursing students warn time lost to strike could hurt patients York University nursing students are concerned they’re being thrown into hospitals lacking crucial skills after losing up to 100 clinical hours due to the strike. Peterborough Examiner Trent University to re-create The Great Walk It’s the same path more than […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 20 2018

National Post New Brunswick Liberals commit to increasing post-secondary education spending New Brunswick’s Liberal leader says he would continue to increase spending on post-secondary education if his government is re-elected Monday. Toronto Star Ryerson partners with Nishnawbe Aski First Nations to address ‘desperate’ housing crisis Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is in Toronto […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 19 2018

CBC When your ‘A’ becomes a ‘C’ — Ontario university downgrades marks from some high schools At the University of Waterloo’s engineering program, sometimes an “A” on a high school transcript isn’t really an “A.” Global University of Saskatchewan ‘building reconciliation’ through forum The U of S says it’s taking steps towards reconciliation by hosting […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 18 2018

Calgary Herald University of Lethbridge says okay to cannabis, but students expected to ‘not be impaired’ in class Consuming cannabis in designated areas has been given the green light by the University of Lethbridge. Montreal Gazette Bones, brains, bladders: McGill opens body parts museum to the public Interactive tablets will offer insights on the specimens, […]