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BY NATALIE SAMSON | June 14 2019

Calgary Herald Calgary could host vital research on cannabis’s role in reducing opioid deaths Calgary researchers are poised to study the merits of cannabis in tackling opioid addiction and slowing the rate of deaths from the painkillers, a senior physician said Thursday. Times Higher Ed Decline in soft skills ‘driven by trivialisation of humanities’ Treating […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | June 13 2019

CTV News Maritimers relieved after UNB students kidnapped in Ghana rescued Lauren Tilley, 20, and Bailey Chitty, 19, are both University New Brunswick students who were taking part in an internship through the Renaissance College program. CMAJ News Queen’s to redress harms of historic ban on black medical students The university introduced the ban on […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | June 12 2019

Globe and Mail New rules governing unpaid interns in federally regulated sectors released They include standard protections like 40-hour work weeks, holidays, maternity-related reassignments and leave. Times-Colonist Co-op learning in B.C. gets $9-million funding boost The provincial government announced $9 million in funding for co-operative education Monday, believed to be the biggest B.C. investment in […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | June 11 2019

Hill Times Why’d Duncan cancel the Network of National Centres of Excellence program? The route to better policy is through public engagement. But this seems to be the last thing the Trudeau government wants. Toronto Star Opinion: Funding science research – Where is Canada going? In trying to curb the deficit to $19.8 billion, the […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 10 2019

CBC News Avoid ‘seductive style,’ UQO profs told in ‘condescending’ video Video was meant to provide ‘inspiration,’ but people are ‘free to wear what they want’: university. Edmonton Journal The Education Act: what’s in that legislation? Here are all the major changes proposed in Bill 8, the Education Amendment Act. The government says its plan […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | June 07 2019

Ottawa Citizen Contract faculty at Ontario colleges and universities will be hit hard by government’s proposed wage caps, say unions Legislation introduced by the Ontario government would prevent unions from bargaining to improve wages for staff at the bottom of pay scales, says president of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. Global News Research […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | June 06 2019

CBC Nova Scotia student says he was racially profiled at Congress The graduate student, who was falsely accused of stealing a laptop by Congress attendees, was an invited speaker at the Black Canadian Studies Association conference. Times Higher Ed How far should the indigenization of university teaching and research go? One proposal is for universities […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 05 2019

Globe and Mail Government urged to amend Copyright Act in bid to protect visual and Indigenous artists The House of Commons industry committee is urging the government to look at ways for visual artists to make money every time their work is resold – not just on the initial sale. National Post Opinion: The ‘double-dipping […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 04 2019

Globe and Mail China warns students, academics about risks of studying in U.S. amid deepening tensions The Chinese government has issued a warning to students and academics about studying in the United States in what observers called the latest reprisal in a deepening set of frictions between the world’s two largest economic powers. Vancouver Sun […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 03 2019

CBC News MUN grads make history as 1st teachers trained with Inuit traditions Completed one-time Inuit bachelor of education program from Memorial University. Globe and Mail Recent alumni of graduate business programs better equipped to tackle workplace gender inequality Recent alumni credit their graduate business programs with equipping them to tackle gender inequality in the […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | May 31 2019

CTV Atlantic Views of UNB professor draw growing concerns from faculty The university is reviewing allegations against a professor for allegedly promoting racist arguments about immigration Vancouver Sun B.C. developer awards first wave of scholarships from $50-million fund Ryan Beedie’s fund gives up to $40,000 to 80 “Beedie Luminaries” who would otherwise face financial barriers […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | May 30 2019

Globe and Mail Canadian universities find new models to boost funding for women’s sports U Sports promotes gender equity through policy, but does not set limits on how universities allocate funding. Global News Saskatchewan funding mental health training at postsecondary schools The provincial government is providing $75,000 to eligible institutions to help strengthen their ability […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | May 29 2019

Globe and Mail Student federations launch court challenge to block Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative The Canadian Federation of Students and the York Federation of Students jointly filed an application to quash the government’s Student Choice Initiative, announced in January. The Atlantic Opinion: The books of college libraries are turning into wallpaper University libraries around […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | May 28 2019

Global News Professor taking U of R to court over oil and gas research funding details Emily Eaton is studying influence of oil and energy interests in Saskatchewan’s education system. The Province B.C. post-secondary educators fight to fix ‘structural’ problem of precarious contract work Present system ‘allows the university to run on short-term, dispensable labour’. […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | May 27 2019

Windsor Star University of Windsor chooses Robert Gordon as new president Gordon is the current provost and vice-president of academic at Wilfrid Laurier University. Globe & Mail Opinion: On campus, unpopular views also deserve a platform Although the stated functions of free speech are all related, the pursuit of truth is arguably the most important […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 24 2019

Globe and Mail Academics at University of New Brunswick criticize professor for alleged racist positions More than two dozen academics at UNB have issued a public letter condemning the views of a controversial sociology professor as “racist and without academic merit.” Global News Video: ‘People are not judging me for my merits’: Quebec graduate student […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 23 2019

Vancouver Sun Research in UBC-Huawei partnership proceeds as pressure builds to exclude giant Chinese firm The Chinese telecom equipment maker has been declared a security risk by U.S. authorities. CBC Haida student wins UBC’s first-ever Lieutenant Governor medal for work supporting peers Chelsea Gladstone is not just leaving the University of British Columbia with a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 22 2019

Global News Daniel Woolf reflects on highs and lows of decade as Queen’s University principal Daniel Woolf believes he’s leaving Queen’s University in better shape than when he took on the demanding job of being the school’s principal a decade ago. Times Higher Education Political hits now may help academia in Canadian election Provincial threats […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 21 2019

Toronto Star Ford government slashes funding to research institutes focused on artificial intelligence The Ford government has axed provincial funding for two institutes credited with positioning Ontario and Canada at the forefront of artificial intelligence research. Ottawa Citizen Provincial cuts a ‘body slam against science’ in Canada Science organizations in Ontario are being “body slammed” […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 17 2019

Chronicle Herald Dalhousie University goes Down Under for new president Deep Saini, vice-chancellor and president of the University of Canberra in Australia, will assume the mantle at Dalhousie on Jan. 1, 2020. Global News Ford government proposal could force senior professors at Queen’s University to work without salaries The Ford government wants to eliminate the […]