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BY ANQI SHEN | May 21 2019

Toronto Star Ford government slashes funding to research institutes focused on artificial intelligence The Ford government has axed provincial funding for two institutes credited with positioning Ontario and Canada at the forefront of artificial intelligence research. Ottawa Citizen Provincial cuts a ‘body slam against science’ in Canada Science organizations in Ontario are being “body slammed” […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 17 2019

Chronicle Herald Dalhousie University goes Down Under for new president Deep Saini, vice-chancellor and president of the University of Canberra in Australia, will assume the mantle at Dalhousie on Jan. 1, 2020. Global News Ford government proposal could force senior professors at Queen’s University to work without salaries The Ford government wants to eliminate the […]


CBC Ford government scraps funding for stem cell research Scientist working on treatment of premature babies calls move “extremely short-sighted and uninformed.” Global News Nova Scotia hires professors to evaluate changes to bolster inclusive classrooms The province has hired two University of Ottawa professors at a cost of nearly $458,000 over three years, to evaluate […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 15 2019

Toronto Star Stem cell research institute latest victim of Ford government cost cutting An Ontario research institute dedicated to translating stem cell discoveries into treatments for victims of incurable illnesses has itself become a victim of the Ford government’s spending cuts. Global News New Dalhousie convocation staff recognizes diverse cultures, ethnic groups The Halifax university […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 14 2019

Globe and Mail New proposal from Doug Ford government would force senior professors to work for no salary Ontario faculty associations say they’re consulting with lawyers after being stonewalled in their attempts to meet with the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities about proposed legislation. National Post ‘This is a movement’: Women lead visual arts […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 13 2019

CTV Visa rejections frustrate efforts to bring in more international students At a time when Canada is attracting more students from around the world, there are concerns qualified applicants from certain countries are getting turned away because of its visa process. Prince George Citizen UNBC offering early retirement packages University of Northern British Columbia faculty […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 10 2019 Laurier receives funding to support equity, diversity and inclusion in research Wilfrid Laurier University is the recipient of nearly $400,000 in federal grant funding to be used to foster equity, diversity and inclusion among researchers at the school. Times Higher Education Springer Nature proposes model for open access transition The suggested approach could see […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 09 2019

Globe and Mail Ontario cuts funding to startup, innovation programs The Ontario government is cutting funding that supports startup and later-stage businesses, prompting cutbacks at some of Canada’s top innovation institutions. CBC Ford government sets the stage for capping public sector raises Unions representing a wide range of Ontario’s public sector workers — from teachers […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 08 2019

The Star Calgary UCP promises ‘thorough’ consultations on campus free-speech policies, but details are scarce The United Conservative government won’t say how far it might go to enforce U.S.-crafted free-speech policies for universities in Alberta. Global News Queen’s University radio station, Canada’s second oldest, could lose most of its budget “We had understood first that […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 07 2019

The Star Calgary Alberta and Ontario premiers’ campus free-speech policies a ‘dog-whistle blow’ for the right: expert Alberta Premier Jason Kenney intends to follow Ontario in asking the province’s universities and colleges to conform to free-speech guidelines, but freedom of expression experts say the move is mostly about optics. Ottawa Citizen Opinion: Ontario’s plan to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 06 2019

Globe and Mail Opinion: Canada is a leader in AI research – but that’s not enough There are vital questions about how AI’s many applications are being sold to us, writes Ted Hewitt, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Sault Star Algoma U budget jumps to $38M A surge in international recruitment […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 03 2019

Globe and Mail Federal research-funding agency screening out ‘strong political opinions’ on Huawei amid joint venture proposal A Canadian government research-funding agency is enlisting private-sector participants to help evaluate a proposed joint venture that includes the Chinese firm and the University of Laval. Global News Trent Housing Colloquium to focus on pairing senior citizens with […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 02 2019

Globe and Mail Nipissing University investigates following report of student-teacher connected to far-right chat group Nipissing U says it has launched an investigation following a Globe and Mail story about a far-right discussion group that included a student-teacher who boasted of raising doubts about the Holocaust with a middle-school class. Sault Star Sault firm heads […]

BY ANQI SHEN | May 01 2019

Edmonton Journal Edmonton MP settles defamation lawsuit against U of A student newspaper Conservative MP Kerry Diotte has settled his defamation lawsuit against the University of Alberta’s student newspaper following an apology and retraction. London Free Press Jean Vanier Research Centre opens at King’s University College Pamela Cushing, the head of the new Jean Vanier […]

BY ANQI SHEN | April 30 2019

Globe and Mail Mowat Centre to shut down after losing government funding The Mowat Centre, a public policy think tank, is shutting down as a result of cuts from the Ontario government. CBC ‘What’s the purpose of a university degree?’: prof worried about tying university funding to performance A University of Regina professor is worried […]

BY ANQI SHEN | April 29 2019

Telegraph Universities under pressure to review Huawei links after warning China could ‘subvert and manipulate’ research British universities have been urged to review their work with Huawei over claims China is using its ties to “buy influence” and “subvert” academic institutions. Globe and Mail Mental-health programs tailored for Muslims gain traction in Canada “There is […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 26 2019

CBC Simon Fraser University opens $126M Surrey expansion in sustainable energy Simon Fraser University has expanded its Surrey campus with a new facility dedicated to sustainable energy engineering. CBC Cutting-edge technology: U of A using virtual and augmented reality to train surgeons The University of Alberta Surgical Simulation Research Lab (SSRL) is setting up surgeons […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 25 2019

Kingston Whig-Standard Opinion: ‘Queen’s finally accepted responsibility’ Even though Queen’s University effectively ended its discriminatory ban over 50 years ago, the institution never made any attempt to reckon with this history, writes Richard Reznick, dean of Queen’s faculty of health sciences. Global News Ontario university students wearing hijabs questioned about what it is to dress […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 24 2019

Edmonton Journal A playroom for adults: University of Alberta launches its first Calm Room The University of Alberta has launched its first Calm Room, a place that aims to help students regulate their stress. Hamilton Spectator McMaster University injects an estimated $3.9 billion into Hamilton’s economy A study commissioned by McMaster shows the university’s contribution […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 23 2019

Ottawa Citizen Concordia to receive largest donation in its history: $30 million planned gift to support students The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has made a planned gift of $30 million to the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen. Now, the largest gift ever to the university in support of students. CBC New Brunswick delays cancellation […]