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By TARA SIEBARTH | January 24 2018

Globe and Mail Globe editorial: Giving a tuition break to foreign PhD students is an educated idea The University of Toronto announced last week that it will slash annual tuition for international PhD students from roughly $23,000 to the much lower domestic rate of roughly $8,000, starting in the fall. Let’s hope this becomes a […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 23 2018

CBC Toronto police partner with Ryerson University for lessons in ‘bias avoidance’ The program is part of a broader initiative to modernize policing in Toronto, police say. CBC Laurentian University rules out smoking ban Lakehead University tried banned smoking from campus in 2004, but has since gone to designated smoking areas. CBC How art is […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 22 2018

Metro U of A students launch initiative to make medical school more accessible The two were inspired after realizing the lack of diversity in their second-year class. Globe and Mail Scientists urge Trudeau to restore or replace key climate research fund An open letter calls on the Prime Minister to restore or replace the Climate […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 19 2018

Global News Atlantic provinces to develop mental health framework in an effort to help students The framework will allow the provinces to learn from each other and to create province-specific initiatives. Global News U of S receives over $2.2M in cyber infrastructure funding Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are set to receive significant funding […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 18 2018

Toronto Star U of T to slash international PhD tuition fees The University of Toronto is drastically cutting tuition fees for international PhD students — a rare move administrators hope will open doors for more outstanding academics to come here to study. Globe and Mail Professor calls on UBC to disclose any disciplinary action against […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 17 2018

Globe and Mail Canadian researchers test new stem-cell therapy for diabetes A Vancouver man with Type 1 diabetes is the first Canadian to receive an experimental stem-cell therapy, UBC researchers announced Tuesday. CBC Professor put on leave after allegedly mocking U of G student with ‘severe anxiety’ The University of Guelph is investigating claims by […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 16 2018

Telegram Memorial University launching new MBA in social enterprise and entrepreneurship The 12-month program, starting this fall, aims to train new business leaders in a new way of doing business in public, private and not-for-profit sectors, focusing on three pillars of sustainability. CTV News Outspoken professor stokes free-speech debate at Acadia University A Halifax-based activist […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 15 2018

CBC UBC prof steps aside from teaching after placed under supervision with ‘focus on’ sexual harassment Forensic psychologist Dr. Stephen Porter has consented to a reprimand from B.C.’s College of Psychologists. Global News University of Calgary not reviewing sexual violence policy despite Connor Neurauter controversy The U of C says it won’t be reviewing its […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 12 2018

National Post Ontario universities create mentorship program for Indigenous health researchers A federal initiative to attract more Indigenous health researchers to the field is up and running in Ontario. CBC Anonymous donor gives Centre for Addiction and Mental Health record $100M The gift will create the Discovery Fund to support next-generation scientists conducting research aimed […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 11 2018

Global News Calgary judge accused of making racist comments to law students resigns from U of C position Justice Kristine Eidsvik has resigned her position as a judge-in-residence at the University of Calgary’s faculty of law after being accused of making racist comments toward law students. Globe and Mail UBC alumni involved in Steven Galloway […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 10 2018

Globe and Mail Concordia says allegations of sexual harassment ‘serious’ The president of Concordia University says that recent allegations about sexual harassment in the university’s creative-writing department “are serious, and will be treated seriously.” Toronto Star Concordia University head ‘disturbed’ by sexual misconduct allegations Alan Shepard’s statement was prompted by an online essay by writer […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 09 2018

Global News Prime Minister Trudeau to hold town hall at McMaster University on Wednesday It’s part of what is expected to be a national town hall tour, which begins Tuesday in Halifax and continues Thursday in London. Maclean’s Canadian universities with the highest (and lowest) graduation rates At Queen’s, nearly 90% of students finish their […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 08 2018

National Post University of Calgary says judge has apologized for comments to students CBC News reported Justice Kristine Eidsvik told a class that she was uncomfortable walking into a room “full of big dark people.” Prince George Citizen UNBC names inaugural aboriginal scholar in residence A University of Calgary researcher and professor will serve as […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 05 2018

National Post Students are feeling more pressure than ever to be perfectionists — and social media may be to blame New research suggests a desire to be perfect is causing more mental health issues among young students. Maclean’s Opinion: Why scientific information is the key to democracy Recent public-policy failures in Flint and Puerto Rico […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 04 2018

Globe and Mail How Memorial is turning out a new generation of social entrepreneurs Over the past few years, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Memorial University has developed a reputation for social entrepreneurship. National Post How Indigenous knowledge advances modern science and technology Indigenous science incorporates traditional knowledge and Indigenous perspectives, while non-Indigenous scientific approaches are commonly […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 03 2018

Globe and Mail A curriculum of their own As number of Indigenous grads grows, so do calls for funding and programs that reflect the history of their communities. CBC 40 percent of U of S students face issues around food insecurity, study shows In order to pay for their studies, many university students in this […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 02 2018

CBC L’Arche community hub being set up in Fredericton “I think that people with intellectual disabilities have remarkable gifts,” says Dr. Erica Frecker, one of the people spearheading the effort to establish a local L’Arche community. CBC Audio: Canadian ‘dreamers’ find home at York University We’ve been hearing a lot about Dreamers in the U.S. […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 22 2017

CBC Province to open ‘superlab’ at University of Alberta Construction on the new facility is expected to begin in 2019 at the south campus in Edmonton. Ottawa Citizen Clinician awarded $2M grant to improve patient care in First Nation communities A University of Saskatchewan researcher and clinician has received a $2 million grant to refine […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 21 2017

CTV ‘In love with the heart’: Meet Canada’s first Inuk cardiac surgeon An Ottawa woman being hailed as Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon hopes to inspire Indigenous youth across the country to follow their dreams. Ottawa Citizen Carleton University establishing a chair for the study of conjuring arts Carleton University students will soon be able […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 20 2017

Toronto Star Colleagues write letter of support for Wilfrid Laurier profs embroiled in free speech controversy The letter, sent via an email distribution list on Monday, was followed by a statement from the university announcing the outcome of an independent fact-finder’s investigation. Globe and Mail Opinion: Professors owe their graduate students more than what Lindsay […]