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BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 26 2021

CBC News Ontario university sports extremely white, from student athletes to coaches, report finds Research shows racialized staffers had notably different experience in path to hiring. National Post Workers Demand Better From the Nation’s Richest University Casual workers at the University of Toronto are seeking better treatment from the nation’s richest university as they head […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 25 2021

Globe and Mail Opinion: Queen’s students: Kingston’s ‘educated idiots’ Times have changed. So, too, has the level and coarseness of student misbehaviour. Sault Star Enrolment jumps at Algoma University Enrolment at Algoma University’s three campuses is up significantly from last fall with more than 40 per cent of Algoma’s students coming from other countries. CBC […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 22 2021

Hamilton Spectator U of T received formal complaints against ex-Trinity College provost accused of sexual harassment, but he wasn’t punished The University of Toronto received formal complaints on at least two occasions about former professor Andy Orchard alleging sexual advances and inappropriate touching of graduate students. Global News Queen’s student association says homecoming parties were […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 21 2021

Timmins Press Université de Sudbury names Obonsawin chancellor Donald Obonsawin has been appointed as chancellor of the Université de Sudbury, the university announced Wednesday. CBC News Vaccines now mandatory at Holland College and UPEI ‘If you’re not vaccinated fully you can’t be on our campus’. Revelstroke Review Diversity still lacking at UBC Okanagan, say some […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 20 2021

CTV News Sexual violence concerns persist as efforts to keep Western Students safe continue A rally Tuesday outside Western’s University Community Centre launched three days of events organized by the Western University Students’ Council. CTV News Union for U of M faculty votes to authorize a strike Members of the union representing more than 1,200 […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 19 2021

National Post Queen’s taking action against students after misogynistic signs over party weekend Queen’s University said the signs were hung in front of a number of houses on Saturday and the occupants of those homes were told the school would take action under the Student Code of Conduct. The university did not specify what that […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 18 2021

University World News Enriching international students’ experience post-COVID COVID-19 has been an unwelcome visitor since 2020, and, like unwelcome visitors, it has overstayed. Its disruption of international education has brought international student mobility to a standstill. CTV News ‘This is the perfect time for you to be our leader’ First Nations University of Canada welcomes […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 15 2021

CTV News Kingston, Ont. prepares for another Queen’s University homecoming weekend under COVID As Queen’s University homecoming weekend begins, officials in Kingston, Ont. say they don’t want to see a return of large street parties thrown by students. CBC News Hype begins for pandemic-delayed University Cup in Halifax COVID-19 forced the postponement of two national […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 14 2021

CBC News Ontario NDP leader accuses Premier Ford of ‘hiding’ from Laurentian University ‘quagmire’ NDP are committed to funding a standalone Francophone university in Sudbury. Global News University of Manitoba faculty wants province to leave wage talks alone The University of Manitoba Faculty Association wants to leave negotiations on a new deal with faculty up […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 13 2021

National Post New Ontario university addresses need for French post-secondary education In its first year of operation, UOF is offering four undergraduate degree programs, all of which are humanities or social sciences-based taught in the context of the 21st century. Education News Canada Athabasca University appoints expert in digital-first education as its new president Peter […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 12 2021

Globe and Mail Two women on how ‘nerve’ shaped their leadership in academia and corporate boardrooms Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera reached the top ranks of academia, breaking new ground as the first – and only – female presidents of two of the country’s foremost universities. CNW Four in five Canadian students want a post-secondary […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 08 2021

CTV News Montreal-raised physicist linked to Nobel win urges Quebecers to continue ‘to believe in science’ A Quebec-born scientist who has contributed to research that won his collaborator this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics says he hopes to inspire Canadians to value science. Global News Hamilton police charge Waterloo student tied to ‘unsanctioned’ university homecoming […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 07 2021

Maclean’s Campus life at Canadian universities during the second pandemic school year Canadian universities are welcoming students back to class, residence and even karaoke events. But there’s still plenty of online instruction, and some schools have vaccine mandates. CTV News Mental health professionals to assist University of Guelph campus security officers during student calls Mental […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 06 2021

CTV News University of Lethbridge professors criticize Alberta’s post-secondary plan in new report The province is looking to shake up the post-secondary system in Alberta over the next 10 years with its ‘Alberta 2030: Building Skills For Jobs’ plan. Maclean’s Microcredentials: A mini guide to the micro college course market Microcredentials are increasingly on offer […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 05 2021

Maclean’s What happens to sexual assault reports at Canadian universities? No one really knows. Despite many schools having policies to deal with sexual violence, it is often unclear what actually happens when a report is made. CTV News Saskatoon team to study how well COVID-19 vaccines, infection protect vulnerable people A Saskatoon researcher will investigate […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 04 2021

CBC Police in Ottawa and Hamilton investigate destructive parties linked to university students Police in Ottawa and Hamilton are investigating after destructive street parties broke out this weekend, linked to local university students. Property was damaged, and the parties have prompted COVID concerns among some people. The Globe and Mail Ontario universities struggle to control […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 01 2021

Global News Trent University unveils installations to highlight treaty land, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation As part of the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, Trent University unveiled new installations at its campuses in Peterborough and Durham Region to pay tribute to the importance of the original treaties pertaining to the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 30 2021

Montreal Gazette Opinion: Universities are called to action on Indigenous issues Like many other universities in Canada, McGill has begun working toward reconciliation. But much more work for us remains. The Globe and Mail Iran’s downing of Flight PS752 – and the justice that has yet to be served – must not be forgotten According […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 29 2021

Global News Dalhousie University asked to revisit dry residence policy after massive street party After a massive street party in a Halifax neighbourhood that saw thousands of rowdy students crowding streets and engaging in drunken antics, some are questioning a Dalhousie University policy that prevents students from partying in their residences instead. CBC Dalhousie says […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 28 2021

CTV News Huge homecoming parties result in arrests, fines across Canadian college towns On several big Canadian campuses Monday, the morning chatter wasn’t about classwork or assignments. Instead, students traded gossip about some of the huge parties that took place over the weekend. CTV News Gathering criticism: fears Dal party may lead to COVID-19 surge […]