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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 10 2020

Global News Professor evacuated from Wuhan provides glimpse at ‘quarantine’ life at CFB Trenton An Ottawa professor staying at CFB Trenton after arriving from the epicentre of China’s coronavirus outbreak showed a glimpse of what life was like under quarantine. CityNews Feds to fund urgent research into new coronavirus, including social impacts The Canadian Institutes […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 07 2020

CBC New Brunswick MLAs ponder performance-based funding for universities Ontario, Alberta governments are moving to tie funding to the achievement of certain targets. Winnipeg Free Press New mandate: post-secondary schools await instruction from province Manitoba’s post-secondary schools are anxiously awaiting further instruction about the future of their programs and new “performance”-based funding model, almost two […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 06 2020

The Globe and Mail Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid coronavirus fears As concerns about China’s virus outbreak spread, universities all over the world are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are cancelling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Global News University of Lethbridge launches new program […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 05 2020

Montreal Gazette Quebec student coalition announces strike to force action on climate change A new coalition of Quebec students is organizing a weeklong strike to press the federal, provincial and municipal governments to address climate change. CBC UPEI suspends travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak UPEI is suspending travel to China for programs and […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 04 2020

Global News Queen’s principal asks for ‘dignity and respect’ following coronavirus-themed party A Queen’s University trustee has apologized for attending a coronavirus-themed party over the weekend, and the university’s principal has warned of an “insidious social challenge” emerging on campus in light of the outbreak, which originated in China. Aldergrove Star Langley universities tackle health, […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | FEB 03 2020

Global News Labour dispute forces cancellation of classes at New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University The administration at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick has cancelled all classes scheduled for Monday, citing uncertainty around an ongoing labour dispute. CTV News Canada’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was the first medical doctor to play in a Super Bowl This doctor […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JAN 31 2020

Global News Federation of N.B. Faculty Associations rejects performance-based university funding The Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations (FNBA) released a position paper Wednesday against the funding of public universities on the basis of performance measurement. CBC News UNBC president, vice-president off the job weeks after faculty strike UNBC president Daniel Weeks is on indefinite […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 30 2020

CBC – The National Flight 752: Universities grapple with loss of researchers From pioneering research on greenhouse energy, to fighting a deadly parasite, The National’s Ioanna Roumeliotis looks at three of the bright minds lost in the crash of Flight 752, and how their respective universities are coping with the loss. CTV News One University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 29 2020

The Globe and Mail Ryerson’s student union turns to courts to restore funding after university terminates agreement The Ryerson Students’ Union has turned to the courts to restore its funding and status after the university axed its operating agreement, saying the union had failed to comply with conditions following a financial scandal. Global News N.S. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 28 2020

Global News Some Ontario universities, colleges warn of fake coronavirus alerts circulating online Three Ontario universities and colleges are warning students and the public of fake notices circulating, which supposedly report positive novel coronavirus cases on each of the institution’s campuses. Ottawa Citizen University of Regina cancels travel to China due to coronavirus A Saskatchewan […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 27 2020

Global News No plans to recall U of A exchange students in China, Edmonton school board monitors situation ahead of field trips Edmonton schools and universities are keeping a close eye on the coronavirus situation in China right now, with some students either already there or planning to visit in the near future. The Record […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 24 2020

Global News Quebec grants new funding to Montreal institutions in effort to improve mental health support The Quebec government is granting the Douglas Mental Health University Institute $2 million to conduct studies to help identify areas where major upgrades are needed. Edmonton Journal ‘Everything is a challenge:’ Edmonton lawyers join effort to help victims of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 23 2020

CTV News Ontario signs funding deal with Ottawa for French-language university in Toronto The federal and Ontario governments have reached a deal on funding a new French-language university in Toronto. Global News Dalhousie University students fundraise for bursary in honour of Iran plane crash victims As the repatriation process begins for those killed in the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 22 2020

CTV News UOttawa launches scholarship fund to honour students killed in Iran plane crash The University of Ottawa has launched a new scholarship fund to honour the memory of three students killed in the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran. The Telegram MUN mulling over implications of prolonged closure now extended to Wednesday Memorial University’s […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 21 2020

The Globe and Mail Alberta to tie funding for postsecondary institutions to performance Alberta plans to tie funding for postsecondary institutions to performance, looking at targets such as postgraduation employment rates and wages, as well as increasing enrolment, to decide how much public money colleges and universities receive. CBC New performance-based post-secondary funding model elicits […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 20 2020

CBC Auditor General reviewing federal government’s handling of student loans program Canada’s auditor general is examining how the government manages billions of dollars in the Canada Student Loans program, and whether it’s helping students be smarter about their financial decisions, newly disclosed documents show. Ottawa Citizen Manitoba government issues new mandate letter for post-secondary schools […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 17 2020

The Globe and Mail The losses we can’t measure from the fall of Ukraine International Flight 752 When Ukraine airlines Flight 752 took off from Khomeini International Airport on Jan. 8, the 176 people on board could not have had the slightest hint of what would hit them moments after take off. CTV News Alberta […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 16 2020

CBC – The National Universities pay tribute to knowledge lost on Flight 752 Universities across Canada fell silent Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to the students, professors and PhD candidates killed on Flight 752. CP24 Sadness and silence grips Canada’s universities in honour of plane crash victims A sombre silence fell across Canadian university campuses […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 15 2020

Global News Waterloo, Guelph universities plan moment of silence for Iran plane crash victims Universities in Guelph and Waterloo will be observing a moment of silence on Wednesday for the victims of the Iran plane crash. Revelstoke Review Universities across Canada to hold moment of silence for Iran plane crash victims Universities and colleges across […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 14 2020

Cape Breton Post Hundreds honour memory of Saint Mary’s students slain in Iran plane crash More events honouring the passengers and crew killed when a Ukrainian airliner crashed near Tehran, Iran last week have been scheduled in the days ahead as Ottawans and Canadians continue to mourn the lives lost in the tragedy. Global News […]