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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 22 2020

National Post Top UBC official quits after liking anti-Black Lives Matter tweets A senior official at the University of British Columbia has resigned after he liked a series of Tweets that criticized the Black Lives Matter anti-racism campaign, the university and local media said. CBC Massey College reviewing Margaret Wente appointment amid campus uproar News […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 19 2020

Global News International students feeling helpless as COVID-19 leaves semester hanging Seven months ago, Aydolu Simsek quit her human resources job in Istanbul, hoping to leave behind Turkey’s economic crisis for a better life in Canada. Little did she know she would find herself in her own economic crisis as a result of the COVID-19 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 18 2020

Global News Trudeau announces nearly $500 million additional annual funding for scientific research program Addressing Canadians on Wednesday in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government would be providing nearly $500 million in additional annual funding for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s Discovery Grants Program, which deals […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 17 2020

The Globe and Mail High school graduates weigh the benefits of taking a gap year as September looms There were all sorts of things Aiden Rylott was looking forward to about his first year at Carleton University this fall: living in residence in Ottawa, attending crowded lectures, the campus clubs and social life. Global News […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 16 2020

Global News ‘All options are on the table’: Trent University discusses petition for mandatory anti-racism course A petition to include a mandatory anti-racism course within Trent University’s curriculum is making rounds online. The Associate Vice President of Students for the university says nothing is certain, but “all options are on the table.” The Hamilton Spectator […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 15 2020

Global News International students in limbo, left out of government benefits International students in Canada are raising concerns about their ability to get a higher education. CBC – Cost of Living with Paul Haavardsrud What happens if international university students skip school … for a whole, pandemic-filled year? Most Canadian Universities going online for the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 12 2020

CBC University of Windsor releases action plan for tackling anti-Black racism on campus Following a previous apology over its official statement on the death of George Floyd which was heavily criticized by multiple student groups, the University of Windsor has outlined an action plan for tackling anti-Black racism on campus. Global News Petition urging mandatory […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 11 2020

The Globe and Mail Universities see strong early numbers for the fall The University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean has been a home for French education for more than 100 years, but now, thanks to reduced funding by the Alberta government and a freeze on reserve funds, nearly half of its courses could be axed. Global […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 10 2020

Global News Campaign aims to save French courses at University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean The University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean has been a home for French education for more than 100 years, but now, thanks to reduced funding by the Alberta government and a freeze on reserve funds, nearly half of its courses could be […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 09 2020

CBC Sask. student co-hosts online youth network to give teens a place to talk A Saskatchewan university student is trying to help teenagers cope with isolation, stress and other mental health problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sudbury Star LU reopening labs for researchers Laurentian University is reopening some of its labs to support researchers […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 08 2020

The Globe and Mail Amplify: New grads face a future they didn’t plan for: ‘It’s like a story that didn’t get an ending’ For students in the class of 2020, graduation isn’t exactly going according to plan. University World News Students upset as some universities hike tuition fees Some Canadian universities are raising tuition fees […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 05 2020

City News Major Canadian universities call for unity against racism amid demonstrations Most of Canada’s major universities are condemning anti-black violence and xenophobia in North America in response to the ongoing demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality. The Toronto Star Five Black artists and design experts are now professors at OCAD University Angela Bains. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 04 2020

National Observer Pandemic could hasten higher education transformation, but critics abound Canada’s post-secondary institutions face major financial challenges as COVID-19 forces more students to access their education online, but the Royal Bank of Canada also sees an opportunity for them to streamline their operations. CBC Racism a fundamental problem in Canada, University of Toronto professor […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 03 2020

The Toronto Star ‘To continue to partner with police … is to be complicit’: These academics want Canadian universities to cut ties with law enforcement Two Canadian academics have published a provocative column calling on universities to sever all research partnerships with law enforcement and to stand with Black, Indigenous and other racialized community members […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 01 2020

Windsor Star University of Windsor psych project offers free counselling to hospital workers Windsor hospital staff seeking support for their mental health will soon be able to turn to upper-year University of Windsor psychology students for some free counselling. Brandon Sun Premier’s ‘ivory tower’ comments irk local faculty Premier Brian Pallister’s recent comments about university […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 29 2020

The Toronto Star The University of Guelph is hiking tuition for international students amid COVID-19 — and they aren’t happy The University of Guelph has significantly raised its tuition for international students — a move critics say could force some to quit and leave Canada. CBC Dalhousie students ‘angry’ at 3 per cent tuition hike […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 28 2020

Winnipeg Free Press Universities steered toward post-pandemic life Weeks after slashing millions in funding for universities and colleges, the province is now reimbursing post-secondary institutes with a $25.6-million fund. Global News Dalhousie students ‘appalled’ by upcoming 3-per-cent tuition hike amid pandemic Students at Dalhousie University say the school’s decision to hike tuition by three per […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 27 2020

CTV News Post-secondary students call for tax credit to cover online learning costs Attending post-secondary classes this fall will most likely be quite different than what students are used to due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The London Free Press Western University community floods Ivey Business School’s new online entrepreneur class COVID-19 may have stalled much […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 26 2020

National Post Universities aren’t planning cuts to tuition to compensate for online classes during COVID-19 pandemic As university students look towards the fall and their return to classes, there’s a decent chance they’ll be trying to learn from the same spot they’ve spent the summer: sitting on the couch. CTV News How the pandemic impacted […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 25 2020

Global News CÉGEP & university students look to a fall semester online CÉGEPs and universities across the province are increasingly looking to online courses for their fall 2020 semesters. What does this mean for students? Global News N.S. university professors to spend summer preparing for online teaching Several universities have announced they are moving all […]