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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 10 2020

The PIE News Canada: Covid-19 causes reluctance from host families A number of homestay hosts in Canada are reportedly turning down placements for international students coming from countries where there has been a major coronavirus outbreak, leading to a potential shortage of provision. Global News Lethbridge post-secondary schools say health and safety top priority amid […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 09 2020

Global News Health minister announces $27M for COVID-19 research Canada increased its funding for COVID-19 research by $20 million, Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced Friday morning, after concluding that the $7 million it had planned to spend isn’t enough. CBC A handshake-less convocation and sanitizing stations: How local universities are responding to coronavirus From additional […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 06 2020

The Globe and Mail Canadian universities plan for video lectures, remote exams if coronavirus epidemic worsens Two of Canada’s largest universities are developing contingency plans to hold lectures via video conference and administer exams remotely if the spread of the novel coronavirus prompts calls to cancel public gatherings. CBC McMaster asks instructors to consider online […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 05 2020

The Brandon Sun Report highlights racism faced by Indigenous students A report released late last week states Indigenous University of Winnipeg students “experience some of the highest degrees of racism recorded in North America.” The PIE News Growing list of countries close schools while foreign exchange trips under question An increasing number of countries are […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 04 2020

Calgary Herald Braid: As his popularity drops, Kenney’s cuts hit post-secondaries Premier Jason Kenney’s popularity has dropped below 50 per cent, according to an Angus Reid Institute poll. Saskatoon Star Phoenix U of S asks for same level of provincial funding, despite $17.4 million need The University of Saskatchewan isn’t asking the provincial government for […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 03 2020

University World News Stress and isolation behind rising student suicides What the late essayist Al Alvarez dubbed “the Savage God” has exacted a terrible price at the University of Ottawa in Canada: five suicides in the past 10 months. Over the past few years, universities across Ontario have grappled with similar numbers: four at Waterloo […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 02 2020

The Globe and Mail Universities work hard to improve diversity, but the challenge is an evolving one Thirty-four years ago, Ninan Abraham arrived in Halifax. He was an international student and was relieved to meet others who looked like him on campus. But he didn’t see that diversity being reflected among professors and instructors. Edmonton […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 28 2020

CBC Iranian students killed in plane crash to get posthumous degrees from Western University Western University is remembering four graduate students killed when a Ukrainian airliner was shot out of the sky over Iran with posthumous degrees and a scholarship in their honour. North Bay Nugget Nipissing task force tackles sexual violence survey results Nearly […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 27 2020

CBC – The Current How Canada’s scientific community is moving forward after ‘unbelievable’ losses in Flight 752 A former student and research assistant of one of the many members of Canada’s scientific community killed in the downing of Flight 752 says his team wants to continue the work of their former lab head. The Toronto […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 26 2020

CBC With coronavirus fears intensifying, MUN urges people to ‘think before they talk’ Memorial University leadership is offering more details about why concerns were raised last week about possible racism and xenophobia on the school’s campuses. Ottawa Sun China’s reach on campus An MP Monday disclosed records indicating the federal spy agency in 2019 warned […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 25 2020

The National Post Externally scorned, internally mismanaged: Why Canada’s universities are in deep crisis The institutions and the people in them do not seem certain about what they are for anymore, nor how they fit into civil society. Times Higher Education Canada found lacking in battling campus sexual assault Despite several years of heightened global […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 24 2020

CBC Diversity push doubles the number of minorities studying education at U of M The University of Manitoba has doubled the number of minorities studying to be teachers — years after introducing an aggressive target to admit nearly half of all education students from diverse backgrounds. Saskatoon Star Phoenix U of S graduate tuition hike […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 21 2020

CBC – Ottawa Morning International students at Canadian universities and colleges on the rise A professor at the University of Toronto explains how a federal policy aims at revitalizing Canadian universities is keeping us globally competitive. Winnipeg Free Press Virus affects Chinese students’ applications in Manitoba Manitoba universities are making application exceptions for prospective Chinese […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 20 2020

The Globe and Mail Queen’s track coach fired after criticizing University of Guelph’s handling of Dave Scott-Thomas allegations Queen’s University has dismissed a long-time track and field head coach, who said he was terminated Wednesday because he was outspoken about how the University of Guelph handled allegations against a star coach. Times Colonist Post-secondary students’ […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 19 2020

The Globe and Mail Canadian universities extend English exam deadlines for prospective students in China Canadian universities are extending deadlines for English proficiency exams for prospective students in China or looking for other ways to remotely assess language skills after the tests were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. CBC An English major is not […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 18 2020

CBC ‘You just spiral’: UBC president who overcame mental health crisis determined to help Canadian students Santa J. Ono was afraid to speak out about his mental illness; now he’s a champion for mental health on campus. CBC UNBSJ offering students 24/7 mental health services Ashley Cook says a program aimed at getting University of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 14 2020

Global News University of Montreal doctor doing his part to battle coronavirus Virologist Levon Abrahamyan has been studying viruses for decades and believes lessons from his work can help in the fight against the strain that originated in China. Global’s Dan Spector reports. The Peterborough Examiner Self-care plans promoted for students at Trent University in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 13 2020

Ottawa Citizen uOttawa, Carleton student leaders call for mental health investments following another death by suicide Maybe it was naive to expect he could lean on his school during one of the hardest times of his life. Nevertheless, it’s what Jonathan Di Carlo was hoping for when he enrolled at the University of Ottawa. CBC […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 12 2020

CTV News Ontario university student diagnosed with coronavirus no longer infected with virus Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says the province has resolved a case of the novel coronavirus for the first time. CBC ‘It is a crisis’: U of O president sounds mental health alarm after another student death The president of the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 11 2020

CBC Report calls for province to develop sexual violence policy for universities A report released Monday is calling on the Alberta provincial government to do more to prevent sexual violence at post-secondary institutions. Calgary Herald University students urge province to take action against sexual violence on campus University students are calling on the province to […]