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BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 26 2017

Global News Cannabis on campus: how B.C. universities plan to deal with the coming legalization of pot Universities and colleges in B.C. will need to re-evaluate their smoking policies in preparation for the proposed legalization of marijuana set for July 1, 2018. Global News Queen’s University launches research collaboration with Ethiopian university The $24-million project […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 25 2017

CBC Climate change scientists fight for funding to save High Arctic lab Without funding, the atmospheric research station at Eureka, Nunavut, is set to be mothballed in the spring. Toronto Star Life-saving rescue station for migrants among ideas showcased at Toronto conference The 6 Degrees Citizenship Space conference gathered great minds from around the world […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 22 2017

Science Canada’s neutron scientists lament closure of world’s oldest nuclear reactor The world’s oldest operating nuclear reactor is in the twilight of its life, but the scientists who rely on it for their research are not going gentle into that good night. Burnaby Now Should SFU ditch the ‘Clan’ nickname? An SFU professor’s petition reignites […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 21 2017

Cape Breton Post StFX breaks ground on Mulroney Institute The $100 million project includes new academic programs and a centre for innovation. CBC New post-secondary program puts Inuit youth in touch with their culture 18 students between the ages of 17 and 38 enrolled in Nunavik Sivunitsavut, the first program of its kind in Quebec. […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 20 2017

Vancouver Sun B.C. students work more, owe more than other Canadian students 64 percent of B.C. post-secondary students worked while at school in 2015, compared to 59 per cent nationally, according to a survey called Earning While Learning by Vancity. Edmonton Journal MacEwan University report into $11.8-million loss delivered to government An internal investigation found […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 19 2017

Global News Video: A closer look at the University of Alberta’s dino lab Kent Morrison takes a look at a unique and popular volunteer program hidden at the University of Alberta: the dino lab. Saskatoon StarPhoenix New pact between City of Saskatoon and U of S touted as first in Canada The memorandum outlines several […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 18 2017

CBC SMU appoints Aboriginal student adviser to help Indigenous students Some of his main duties will be to support students who are struggling with university life and to develop events that recognize and celebrate Indigenous peoples. Huffington Post Wab Kinew elected new leader of Manitoba NDP Indigenous rights activist and author Wab Kinew was elected […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 15 2017

Globe and Mail Canadian brain-grab intensifies as Facebook hires two AI experts for new Montreal lab It’s the latest in a string of renowned Canadian academics in the hot technology field to go work for Silicon Valley giants. CBC Done high school? Don’t know what’s next? New program aims to help the undecided A new […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 14 2017

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Federal government commits to research funding review, says U of S ‘punching above its weight’ Despite its recent fiscal challenges, the University of Saskatchewan is “punching above its weight,” according to the country’s parliamentary secretary for science. CBC Regulate U of T fraternity, sorority houses as multi-tenant properties, neighbours tell city Councillor Joe […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 13 2017

Globe and Mail OSAP applications rise after Ontario streamlines student-aid system Applications from Ontario students for financial aid are up by a fifth this year compared to 2016, with applications from Indigenous and mature students showing even higher jumps. Global News Women in STEM disproportionately placed in non-professional jobs: TD report The report says STEM […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 11 2017

Times Colonist UVic shares in $515 million in new research grants Science Minister Kirsty Duncan was at the University of Victoria to announce the funding, which supports NSERC and its Discovery Grants. Edmonton Journal New federal funding allows researchers to take risks on the ‘cutting edge,’ U of A researcher says Restoration ecologist Justine Karst […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 08 2017

Global News It’s cheaper for Quebec students to rent than stay in dorms A growing number of university students in Quebec are choosing to live in private apartments instead of student housing, according to a new survey. CBC Opioid prescribing guidelines OK despite conflict of interest, CIHR review finds A report concludes that the conflict […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 07 2017

Toronto Star Brampton council endorses $150M university plan The commitment includes $100 million toward a “joint-use centre for education, innovation and collaboration.” CBC University tuition fees in Canada jump 3.1% on average, StatsCan reports The agency reports average yearly fees are $6,571 for undergraduate programs. iPolitics Six months later, Trudeau government still has no chief […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 06 2017

Globe and Mail Canadian universities hold steady in global rankings Once again, UofT won top place in Canada at No. 22, while UBC moved up two spots to No. 34. McGill remained at No. 42, with a surging McMaster, U of Montreal and UAlberta also making appearances in the Top 200. Globe and Mail Opinion: […]

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 05 2017

Montreal Gazette McGill professor introducing Canada’s slave history at Harvard Charmaine Nelson will be teaching about the black diaspora as the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair for Canadian Studies. Globe and Mail New co-op programs blur the lines between academics and industry Difficult as they may be, such collaborations between universities and corporate partners are […]


Maclean’s How MacEwan University got duped out of $11.8 million by scammers Staff direct payments to fraudulent account after spear phishing attack. National Post Opinion: Ontario doesn’t need another Francophone university. Why is Wynne promising one? The Ontario government is well aware of this struggle to fill post-secondary seats. That’s what makes it so surprising […]


Policy Options Reviewing copyright? Check the history As MPs begin their review of the Copyright Act, they must look objectively at what has transpired over the last few years in this policy area. CBC U of O frosh leaders forbidden from administering naloxone Student leaders being trained to spot overdoses, but won’t be equipped with […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 30 2017

CBC Dalhousie bans booze during orientation week in ‘harm-reduction’ effort The student union says the aim will be to educate rule-breaking students, not fine them. Ottawa Citizen Opinion: Standing up for female scientists and researchers “I am no longer going to promote, sponsor or attend meetings that do not have a significant number of female […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 29 2017

CBC Ontario proposes French-language university in Toronto The provincial government announced Monday that it will introduce legislation in the coming months for the proposed postsecondary institution. CBC uOttawa, Saint Paul University could help run francophone university in Toronto Ottawa’s two bilingual universities could play a role in helping launch Ontario’s first purely Francophone university. CBC […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 28 2017

Toronto Star Ottawa to students: We will pay companies to give you a work placement The federal government is spending $73 million to create 10,000 work placements for students over the next four years. Hamilton Spectator McMaster students get move-in help from Justin Trudeau Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the McMaster University campus on move-in […]