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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 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 10 2020

Global News Professor evacuated from Wuhan provides glimpse at ‘quarantine’ life at CFB Trenton An Ottawa professor staying at CFB Trenton after arriving from the epicentre of China’s coronavirus outbreak showed a glimpse of what life was like under quarantine. CityNews Feds to fund urgent research into new coronavirus, including social impacts The Canadian Institutes […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 07 2020

CBC New Brunswick MLAs ponder performance-based funding for universities Ontario, Alberta governments are moving to tie funding to the achievement of certain targets. Winnipeg Free Press New mandate: post-secondary schools await instruction from province Manitoba’s post-secondary schools are anxiously awaiting further instruction about the future of their programs and new “performance”-based funding model, almost two […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 06 2020

The Globe and Mail Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid coronavirus fears As concerns about China’s virus outbreak spread, universities all over the world are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are cancelling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Global News University of Lethbridge launches new program […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 05 2020

Montreal Gazette Quebec student coalition announces strike to force action on climate change A new coalition of Quebec students is organizing a weeklong strike to press the federal, provincial and municipal governments to address climate change. CBC UPEI suspends travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak UPEI is suspending travel to China for programs and […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 04 2020

Global News Queen’s principal asks for ‘dignity and respect’ following coronavirus-themed party A Queen’s University trustee has apologized for attending a coronavirus-themed party over the weekend, and the university’s principal has warned of an “insidious social challenge” emerging on campus in light of the outbreak, which originated in China. Aldergrove Star Langley universities tackle health, […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | FEB 03 2020

Global News Labour dispute forces cancellation of classes at New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University The administration at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick has cancelled all classes scheduled for Monday, citing uncertainty around an ongoing labour dispute. CTV News Canada’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was the first medical doctor to play in a Super Bowl This doctor […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JAN 31 2020

Global News Federation of N.B. Faculty Associations rejects performance-based university funding The Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations (FNBA) released a position paper Wednesday against the funding of public universities on the basis of performance measurement. CBC News UNBC president, vice-president off the job weeks after faculty strike UNBC president Daniel Weeks is on indefinite […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 30 2020

CBC – The National Flight 752: Universities grapple with loss of researchers From pioneering research on greenhouse energy, to fighting a deadly parasite, The National’s Ioanna Roumeliotis looks at three of the bright minds lost in the crash of Flight 752, and how their respective universities are coping with the loss. CTV News One University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 29 2020

The Globe and Mail Ryerson’s student union turns to courts to restore funding after university terminates agreement The Ryerson Students’ Union has turned to the courts to restore its funding and status after the university axed its operating agreement, saying the union had failed to comply with conditions following a financial scandal. Global News N.S. […]