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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 01 2022

CTV News Laurentian neglected obligations under French Language Services Act, says language commissioner A new report says Laurentian University, the Ministry of Francophone Affairs and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities neglected their obligations under the law when French language programs were cut. The Peterborough Examiner Trent University increasing tuition costs for out-of-province and international […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 31 2022

Global News Concern Nova Scotia budget doesn’t have enough to help struggling students The cost of living and attending post-secondary in Nova Scotia are continuing to climb and advocates are concerned about the lack of upfront financial support in the new provincial budget. The Globe and Mail Support for the international research community is crucial, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 30 2022

The Conversation How MBA programs can remove disability-related barriers Removing employment barriers for people with disabilities requires a multifaceted approach, but it starts with equitable access to education. CBC News U of T and Ryerson University plan to end masking, vaccination mandates May 1 Move coincides with start of spring semester, but subject to change […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 29 2022

CTV News N.S. announces $105 million to improve infrastructure, enhance health care, training at rural universities The province says the money will allow St. Francis Xavier University, Acadia University, Université Sainte-Anne and Cape Breton University to address a “significant backlog” of infrastructure upgrades and improvements. CTV News International students to be trained as Sask. ‘ambassadors’ […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 28 2022

Global News Ukrainian students in Canada struggle with financial strain of war Ukrainian students in Canada say they’ve been worrying about being able to afford living here as their families at home are displaced and lose access to their earnings. Global News Nova Scotia international students struggling with work limits and rising living costs Many […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 25 2022

The Pie News Canada top choice destination for one in four prospective students The US is placed second spot, with 20% of students indicating it is their preferred destination, and the UK and Australia are in joint third place, with 19%, respectively, CBC News Dalhousie Medical School aims to increase Indigenous student admissions University’s academic […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 24 2022

CBC News Ontario extends college, university tuition freeze to 2022-2023 Colleges and Universities Minister Jill Dunlop said the Progressive Conservative government wants to reduce financial barriers and financial strain on families. Ottawa Citizen Ottawa post-secondary students appreciate tuition freeze, but fear international learners will have to account for it “International students … have said in […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 23 2022

CTV News $245K in mental health funding slated to support Sask. post-secondary students The Government of Saskatchewan announced it is providing $245,000 to support student mental health and wellbeing during the 2021-22 school year. Global News Some Montreal universities will continue to require masks after province lifts mandate It felt a lot like 2012 in […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 22 2022

CTV News Manitoba’s 2 largest universities plan to lift vaccine requirements this spring U of W also lifting mask requirement, while U of M still mandates their use. CTV News Some Montreal universities will continue to require masks after province lifts mandate Although the Quebec government plans to remove mask mandates by April, some Montreal […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 21 2022

CBC News Students feel increasing burden of balancing tuition, basic living expenses University and college students across Canada are struggling with the burden of managing tuition and basic living expenses as inflation steadily increases the cost of living. The Toronto Star Scholar Strike 2022: Why professors and students will hit the streets in a show […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 18 2022

The National Post Ontario’s universities look to the future as they continue to support the province’s recovery Universities — students, faculty, and staff — demonstrated adaptability and unwavering dedication throughout the pandemic. CTV News UQAM lecturers vote to strike amid failed negotiations with the university Lecturers who are members of the Syndicat des professeurs enseignants […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 17 2022

The Pie News Students urge Canadian gov’t to waive work limits as inflation spirals Rising costs – including rent, bills, tuition fees and food – have left some international students unable to afford basic necessities. The Toronto Star International students: it’s often their survival that’s on the line Is Canada being fair to its international […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 16 2022

Global News Ontario to add hundreds of medical school positions over next 5 years Scarborough, an area chronically short of family physicians and specialists, will get its own medical school at the University of Toronto campus. The Toronto Star University of Toronto Scarborough will get its own medical school, province announces The Canadian Bureau for […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 15 2022

Global News 5 Canadian scholars win $100K Killam Prize for outstanding research The Canada Council for the Arts named this year’s winners of the prestigious Killam Prize on Tuesday. CTV News International education training program launched in Sask. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is partnering with the Ministry of Advanced Education to deliver […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 14 2022

Science Business Canada hits science ties with Russia, creates fund for Ukrainian students Ottawa announcements add to the list of Western countries sanctioning relations with Russian science – and reflect huge Ukrainian community in Canada. CBC News Rising tuition, student debt weigh heavily on postsecondary students Facing ever-rising tuition as well as higher prices for […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 11 2022

CTV News University of Waterloo keeping mask requirement through Winter term The University of Waterloo is keeping its mandatory mask requirement through the end of the Winter term. Calgary Herald Large tuition increases approved for several U of C programs Several programs at the University of Calgary will see large tuition increases next year. Toronto […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 10 2022

Y95.5 Protest At Université Sainte-Anne The clang of pots and pans could be heard loud and clear at Université Sainte-Anne today. CTV Edmonton MacEwan University drops mandatory masking, proof of vaccination MacEwan University will no longer require students, staff and visitors to mask up while on campus. Keremeos Review UBC drops weekly COVID testing for […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 09 2022

CTV News ‘I might have to drop out’: Worries rise for some international Ukrainian students in Canada As the war in Ukraine rages on, the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) says that international students from that country are being left in the lurch, with little idea of how to support themselves. CTV News University of […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 08 2022

The Globe and Mail The future of medicine looks female. The culture needs to catch up “Seeing women in medicine is no longer new or unusual. We now dominate medical school enrolment and many areas of practice.” CTV News Ontario student and youth groups call for free menstrual products on post-secondary campuses Student unions and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 07 2022

Global News 2 northern Ontario institutions to be come independent universities, government says Two post-secondary institutions in northern Ontario will soon become independent universities with degree-granting authority. CTV News Tuition deferrals possible for Russian UBC students impacted by sanctions The University of British Columbia is encouraging international students from Russia to reach out for help […]