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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 25 2019

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 […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 24 2019

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 […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 23 2019

The Toronto Star Opinion: Where do the federal parties stand on basic and applied research? It’s about 90 days until the federal election and so far the science community and voters alike remain in the dark as to how the Conservatives, NDP and Greens will support Canadian science, write Mark Lautens and David Naylor. CBC […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 22 2019

Winnipeg Free Press Reports outlines why U of M women paid less Female faculty members at the University of Manitoba wait more than a year longer than their male counterparts, on average, for promotion to full professorship, a new report says. Global News Clarington partners with Trent University to create Electric Vehicle strategy As part […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 19 2019

CBC News Laurentian University donors targeted by phishing scam School’s chief information officer says systems weren’t compromised in targeted email attack. Toronto Star Looming rule change could bar law students, paralegals from provincial court criminal cases Paralegals and student legal clinics are warning of an access to justice problem in September when a new federal […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 18 2019

CBC News University suspends trips to China amid RCMP probe into lab researchers The University of Manitoba is recommending faculty avoid unnecessary travel to China in light of an RCMP investigation involving two microbiology researchers. National Post Canadian Ebola drug inventors worked with Chinese firm but it was about saving lives, top biologist says A […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 17 2019

CTV Vancouver Island News Feds announce $100M for Indigenous health at UVic The federal government announced what it calls the largest single investment in Indigenous health research at the University of Victoria Tuesday. Toronto Star B.C. researchers developing simulation that could predict and prevent mass shootings Karthik Vedantham and Andrew Park at Thompson Rivers University […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 16 2019

CBC Manitoba University severs ties with researcher who was escorted out of National Microbiology Lab The University of Manitoba has cut ties with a researcher until an RCMP investigation is complete. Dr. Xiangguo Qiu is a medical doctor and virologist, and was an adjunct professor in the university’s department of medical microbiology. National Post Dismissal […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 15 2019

CBC Edmonton Canada’s top researcher positions continue to lack diversity, U of A study finds Professors holding prestigious research roles at Canadian universities are still overwhelmingly white and male, despite diversity and inclusion initiatives, researchers say. CBC Montreal Suspension of Quebec graduate program leaves international students in limbo Two McGill University neuroscience PhDs looking for […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | July 12 2019

National Post Indicted McGill professor was caught in broad, controversial U.S. dragnet of Chinese-background scientists Some prominent critics suggest America’s trade war with China has propelled police on a witch hunt against east-Asian researchers. Cape Breton Post CBU instructor fired after demanding sex, moose meat and lobster for better grades The student, who doesn’t want […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | July 11 2019

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix U of Saskatchewan support workers overwhelmingly approve new deal CUPE Local 1975 members voted 97 per cent in favour of the new offer, which maintains a defined benefit pension plan. Kingston Whig-Standard Former Queen’s principal Hitchcock dies Karen Hitchcock, Queen’s University’s 18th principal and vice-chancellor, died on Wednesday at 76 after a long […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | July 10 2019

Toronto Star Banning UBC from Pride Parade is a welcomed ‘kick in the pants,’ says transgender professor The Vancouver Pride Society’s decision to bar the University of British Columbia from participating in this year’s Pride parade is the “kick in the pants” that the institution needs, says transgender UBC professor Mary Ann Saunders. Toronto Star […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | July 09 2019

Global News UBC barred from Vancouver Pride after hosting ‘transphobic’ speaker UBC hosted a speech titled “The Erosion of Freedom: How Transgender Politics in School and Society is Undermining Our Freedom and Harming Women & Children” by Jenn Smith on June 23. Ottawa Citizen A DNA kit from Guelph researchers can help identify food fraud […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | July 08 2019

Globe and Mail Ottawa unveils plans to build $14.5-million climate-change research centre in PEI The Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation will “set the standard” for climate-change education across Canada and around the world, said Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay. London Free Press Western student council finds OSAP cuts hurt marginalized students most Western […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 05 2019

National Post Opinion: Canadian universities have a viewpoint diversity problem. We should all be worried How can we trust scholarship to give us useful answers if there isn’t genuine intellectual debate, asks Trent University history professor. London Free Press Western plans launch of space exploration research institute Western University is shooting for the stars with […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 04 2019

National Post ‘It just really ethically scares me’: Caution urged as scientists look to create human-monkey chimeras Some Alzheimer’s researchers are proposing the creation of human-monkey chimeras — part-human beings with entire portions of the brain entirely human derived. CBC News Study links trauma from residential schools to overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in care New […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 03 2019

CBC Sudbury Laurentian University groups prepare for impact of student fee opt-outs Ontario students are now choosing which student fees they want to pay and that has campus newspapers and radio stations worried they could be on the chopping block. Globe and Mail Opinion: When hiring new grads, employers should ignore grade point average The […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 02 2019

Globe and Mail Opinion: The biggest threat to Canada’s universities? The empathy gap University education should foster empathy – an essential human capacity needed for effective management and societal well-being, says Sara Diamond, president of OCAD University. Ottawa Citizen Hacker shuts down U of Ottawa student newspaper website Over a decade of student journalism was […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | June 28 2019

Global News University of Lethbridge updates sexual violence policy The university has approved a newly revised sexual violence policy. The last policy was created in 2016 with a commitment to future reviews, such as the one that was recently conducted. London Free Press Western University offers retirement buyouts to about 320 senior faculty Western is […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | June 26 2019

Globe and Mail OCAD U’s new waterfront campus shows off benefits of collaboration Beyond its minimalist, flexible spaces, the new campus offers a lesson in the value of collaboration on design. Global News University of Lethbridge to formally recognize its place on Indigenous territory The university is taking new steps to honour the traditional territory […]