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Globe and Mail Dozens of Canadian researchers have faced discipline for integrity breaches In the past eight years, 133 federally funded researchers were disciplined for integrity breaches ranging from a lack of scientific rigour and fabricating work to mismanagement of funds. The PIE News Global economic impact of int’l students estimated at $300bn International students […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | August 20 2019

Globe and Mail Top staffers and board members leave Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario The president, the chair of the board and two senior staff of the provincial postsecondary education advisory body are all leaving their posts. iPolitics Lobby Wrap: Université de Sherbrooke looks for feds support for creation of International Anti-Doping Chair The […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 19 2019

Globe and Mail Kenney makes major changes to Alberta’s universities, boards and agencies Premier Jason Kenney’s government has appointed a number of oil executives to chair Alberta’s largest universities as part of a larger shakeup of management at dozens of provincial boards and agencies. CTV News Cyberattacks targeting students on the rise: Here’s how to […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 16 2019

Globe and Mail Opinion: Science is pure, but scientists are human How might scientific misconduct be better handled in Canada? Like any disease, it warrants a combination of prevention and treatment, writes Jim Woodgett. Opinion: The myth of conservative persecution on campus The myth of conservative persecution on campus is repeated so often, and […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 15 2019 Opinion: My encounters with CSIS My first interaction with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service occurred in 2012 while I was an undergraduate student at Dalhousie University. Global News Ontario Tech students using AI to teach robots empathy An artificial intelligence project at Ontario Tech University aims to train companionship robots to be able to […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 14 2019

Sudbury Star Laurentian offers free tuition program to Crown wards Current and former youth in the extended care of a Children’s Aid Society, known until recently as Crown wards, will be eligible to attend Laurentian University without paying tuition. CBC News New mental health resource helps first-year students cope The online guide aims to prevent […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 13 2019

CBC News Canadian postsecondary school reps focus on reconciliation in Yukon gathering Representatives from 31 postsecondary schools across Canada are meeting in Yukon this month to talk about ways to advance reconciliation with Indigenous people. CBC News Muslim student in Ottawa ‘weirded out’ by unexpected CSIS meeting Surprise visits or phone calls from Canada’s spy […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | August 12 2019

The Globe and Mail Under the microscope: The research lab, the promising cancer breakthrough and the whistleblower who discovered fake data A cutting-edge laboratory at the University of Toronto is raising tens of millions in its pursuit of a cancer treatment. But as The Globe reveals, the publication of falsified research has raised serious questions. […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | August 09 2019

The Times Colonist Sessional lecturers and music instructors in contract talks with UVic CUPE 4163 president Greg Melnechuk said the union remains optimistic that a deal can be reached despite a lack of progress over the past five months. Global News Dalhousie University adds medical school seats aimed at reducing doctor shortage Nova Scotia’s lone […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 08 2019

CBC News Former N.B. premier Brian Gallant lands job at Ryerson University in Toronto Former New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant has a new job at Ryerson University, serving as a special adviser on innovation, cyber security and law in the university president’s office. Star Phoenix U of S cutting subscriptions to almost 4,000 academic journals The University […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 07 2019

CBC News When CSIS comes knocking: Amid reports of Muslim students contacted by spy agency, hotline aims to help Creators of University of Toronto-based student support line say spy agency often on ‘fishing expeditions.’ Edmonton Sun Uyghur students in Canada fear for their families in China Students say they’re unable to return home because of […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 06 2019

Globe and Mail McGill AI project could change the way brain surgeons are trained An artificial intelligence algorithm tracks the neurosurgery resident’s every movement – ready to classify his performance as part of a research project at McGill University. Toronto Star Opinon: Closing Canada’s universities gender pay gap: Women professors remain underpaid The vast majority […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 02 2019

Calgary Herald Advanced education minister delays postsecondary free speech policy rework Alberta’s 26 publicly funded postsecondary institutions will have more time to rework their free speech policies, Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides said this week. Federal government announces new intellectual property tools at the University of Waterloo The federal government announced three new initiatives […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | August 01 2019

Globe and Mail Canada Research Chairs program taking new measures to close equity gaps among prestigious academic positions The CRC program is committing to new measures to close equity gaps among the prestigious academic positions, including a first-time focus on professors who are LGBTQ. Globe and Mail Risk of student loan defaults and delays rising, […]


London Free Press Western students council to train volunteers to better support victims of sex assault Western University’s student council is backing training for its volunteers to better support victims of sexual and gender violence on campus. CBC News New Brunswick unveils 10-year nursing strategy to fix nurse shortage The provincial government aims to add […]


The Globe and Mail In a push for diversity, medical schools overhaul how they select Canada’s future doctors The selection method to get into Canadian medical schools has resulted in classes that fall short of some universities’ goals for racial and socioeconomic diversity. London Free Press Western University opens $16M research lab for world’s most […]


The Globe and Mail Hong Kong tensions reach Simon Fraser University as notes, posters supporting protests partly torn down Tensions from protests in Hong Kong appear to be spilling over onto campuses around the world, including Simon Fraser University, where a student-organized campaign supporting Hong Kong demonstrators was disrupted. The Tyee Expanded support to help […]


Global News How Atlantic Canada’s largest university learned a hard lesson in social media identity An attempt by Dalhousie University to refresh their social media identity earlier this year met harsh criticism from donors, alumni and current students. CBC News ‘Truly irreplaceable’: University lecturer killed in Northern B.C. dedicated career to studying plant life Leonard […]


The Globe and Mail Canadian government faces call to revoke funding for Thirty Meter Telescope project in Hawaii Canada should remove its financial support from a plan to build a massive new telescope in Hawaii on land considered sacred by Indigenous Hawaiians, the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said Wednesday. Winnipeg Free Press International students […]


The Province Universities commit to climate change research at UBC summit The 20 members of the University Climate Change Coalition announced a platform to fight climate change during its inaugural conference at the University of British Columbia on Tuesday. CBC News Canadian researcher to lead largest known study on transgender athletes A Canadian-born researcher is […]