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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 30 2019

Maclean’s Students are lonelier than ever Loneliness is a silent resident on post-secondary campuses. Why aren’t we talking about it? iPolitics University of Saskatchewan, Universities Canada most active on federal lobbying circuit in September The University of Saskatchewan and the national advocacy body for universities were the most active organizations on the federal lobbying circuit […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 29 2019

Medicine Hat News U of L will deal with budget constraints, says president Students are the top priority, and will remain so, for officials at the University of Lethbridge. CBC UWindsor law students prepare to launch trans ID clinic University of Windsor law students part of Pro Bono Students Canada’s (PBSC) local chapter attended inclusivity […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 28 2019

Global News Post-secondary schools focus on mental health as students feel the stress Nearly two-thirds of students reported experiencing “overwhelming anxiety,” according to the latest Canadian national college health assessment. CBC Public education advocate questions why religious post-secondary universities were spared cuts A public education advocate is concerned the provincial government’s grant funding cuts appear […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 25 2019

Toronto Star Alberta Budget 2019: Post-secondary students could see tuition rise by as much as 7% a year In the hopes that institutions across the province will begin finding their own sources of revenue — and wean themselves off provincial support in the process — the Alberta government is cutting just over $117 million from […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 24 2019

Toronto Star Ottawa urged to ease pathway to immigration for international students The federal government should make it easier for international students to stay in Canada — essentially cutting the red tape and rolling out the red carpet. Edmonton Journal 2019 Alberta budget will have 2.8 per cent spending cut, programs eliminated Clues about what’s […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 23 2019

CBC ‘I live in constant fear of having to drop out’: Students struggling with OSAP cuts When Kaitlyn Jonescu isn’t in class, she’s working close to 30 hours a week and taking overnight shifts to pay for her education. North Bay Nugget Tentative deal reached between Nipissing University, full-time faculty Nipissing University and the association […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 22 2019

Mississauga.com Mississauga-Malton re-elects Liberal incumbent Navdeep Bains Under his last term, Bains was a cabinet member as Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development. His near landslide victory reminds him that Mississauga-Malton voters were satisfied with his tenure. tbnewswatch.com Liberal Hajdu wins in landslide in TB-Superior North With 202 of 203 polls reporting, the former […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 21 2019

CBC From student debt to Indigenous reconciliation, here’s what is driving young first-time voters to the polls “This is the time, being a first-time voter, to express what I believe is best for Canada going forward,” says Sebastian Farkas, a student at Acadia University. Toronto Star ‘Your social life kind of plummets’: A university student […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 18 2019

Maclean’s Why climate change means Indonesian students are coming to Canada The country needs actuaries to advise on the financial risks of catastrophic events. But its universities lack programs. Edmonton Journal Universities and colleges preparing for 10 per cent cut next year, internal email says Alberta post-secondary institutions are anticipating three consecutive years of cuts […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 17 2019

CBC U of O faculty backs students demanding action on racism More than 100 professors and librarians at the University of Ottawa are urging school officials to listen to student demands to take tougher action against racism on campus. Global News University of Alberta’s school of witchcraft and wizardry makes science fun for all The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 16 2019

Nature Canadian election leaves scientists hanging — no matter who wins With the exception of climate change — one of the top issues for voters in recent polls — science has been largely absent from the election campaign. CBC From MUN to Clarenville with love, new music program meets rural need School of Music pilot […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 15 2019

Prince George Daily News UNBC co-hosts reconciliation forum Higher education and Indigenous leaders took action towards reconciliation and creating meaningful institutional change at the fifth annual Building Reconciliation Forum held October 8 to 10 at Algoma University – the only university in Canada located on the site of a former residential school. Sault Star ‘Valuable’ […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 11 2019

Toronto Star Reacting to campus suicide will not prevent it Last March, I woke up to devastating news — one of my peers had died by suicide at the University of Toronto’s Bahen Centre. It was the second suicide in that building within the year. CBC ‘It’s like whack-a-mole’: How cities are grappling with unsafe […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | October 10 2019

Soo Today National forum looks at building reconciliation through education Algoma University campus plays host to 5th annual National Building Reconciliation Forum. CBC News UNB law students call for Ludlow Hall name change because of slavery link Building was named for Loyalist with connections to slavery, residential schools. Soo Today New scholarship named after Rose […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 09 2019

The Sault Star “Momentum going” for reconciliation “We want [reconciliation] to continue to be a priority in our universities in Canada,” said Algoma University president Asima Vezina. CTV News Video: National Building Reconciliation Forum at Algoma University Twenty-two university presidents and several representatives from the sector are attending the National Building Reconciliation Forum in Sault […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 08 2019

Global News ‘One size doesn’t fit all’: Canadian campuses desperately need better mental health services When Ellie needed help from a university campus counsellor, she got up extra early so she could get to the office when it opened at 8:30 a.m. TVO – The Agenda Evaluating Performance-Based Funding The Ontario government, in its 2019 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 07 2019

Huffington Post Student Housing In Canada Is Being Ignored, And It Might Be Why You Can’t Afford Rent There are more than 400,000 international students in Canada, and no one is building housing for them. Globe and Mail In Cape Breton, a dramatic rise in international students has transformed a school and a community Hundreds […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 04 2019

Maclean’s Maclean’s University Guide 2020 Here’s everything you need to know to choose the right school. University World News Student group with links to Beijing banned from McMaster A student union at Canada’s McMaster University has revoked permission for a Chinese student group to operate on campus over alleged links to the Beijing government. Toronto […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 03 2019

CBC U of A president says tuition hikes, program cuts ahead after UCP budget The president of the University of Alberta predicted Wednesday that cuts are coming and that he expects tuition to go up under the province’s United Conservative Party government. Globe and Mail Fraternities at UBC indefinitely suspend social functions after allegation of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 02 2019

Financial Post Student housing in Canada: Soaring demand but supply lags ‘far behind,’ says report Canada is 10 to 15 years behind the pace of the United States and United Kingdom when it comes to developing off-campus rental housing for the country’s growing student population, the Real Estate Investment Network revealed in a new report. […]