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By ANQI SHEN | September 21 2017

Cape Breton Post StFX breaks ground on Mulroney Institute The $100 million project includes new academic programs and a centre for innovation. Metro University of Toronto wants to butt out smoking on campus The move comes as Hamilton’s McMaster University announced Monday it would go smoke free by Jan. 1. CBC New post-secondary program puts […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 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 | September 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 | September 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 | September 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 | September 14 2017

Toronto Star The arts degree of the future How are schools responding to lower enrollment in the humanities? By creating integrated hybrid programs. 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 […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 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 | September 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 | September 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 | September 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 | September 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 | September 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 […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | September 01 2017

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 […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | August 31 2017

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 | August 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 | August 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 | August 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 […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 25 2017

Report on Business Magazine A guide to Canada’s executive MBA programs For the time-starved, stressed-out, overwhelmed executive, an annual roundup up of every executive MBA program in Canada. Globe and Mail Opinion: Student debt should be tied to earning potential after graduation “Allow your potential earnings to govern how much you’re willing to borrow,” writes […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 24 2017

CBC Lower Mainland universities grapple with long wait lists for student housing An all-time high of 6,000 students remain on waitlist for campus housing at UBC. CBC Ryerson introduces ‘all-gender’ student housing option Students are no longer required to reveal their gender identity on housing applications. Financial Post University of Toronto gets an AA grade […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 23 2017

Metro Canadian Nationalist Party cancels upcoming rally in Toronto The original Facebook event page, which appears to have been taken down, called for a discussion on the “nationalist movement in Canada” and set the rally for Sept. 14 at U of T. CBC U of Windsor’s new School of Creative Arts won’t be ready in […]