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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 […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 18 2019

Vancouver Sun Changing the future of cancer drug design: A foundational relationship Transformational philanthropy and the federal government are teaming up to accelerate cancer research by bringing world-renowned researcher, Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, to British Columbia. Montreal Gazette Concordia student union’s housing project ‘thinks outside the box’ Five years in the planning, the $18-million project on […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 17 2019

Ottawa Citizen Concordia University Foundation and Global Investment Firm Inerjys Ventures Sign $1.2M Next-Gen Partnership to Strengthen Cleantech Sector The Concordia University Foundation and Inerjys Ventures are working in tandem to invest in clean technologies. The Star Calgary University of Alberta research centre to track climate change’s affecting Canada’s mountains The University of Alberta announced […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 16 2019

Hamilton Spectator McMaster University researchers discover “kingpin” of human stem cells Hamilton researchers have discovered “kingpin” cells that orchestrate how surrounding stem cells develop and grow, and the “ocean” of data expected to shift views on stem cells is so valuable it’s being made available to researchers all over the world. Cape Breton Post Robots […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 15 2019

Montreal Gazette McGill University drops Redmen name from sports teams, citing pain caused to Indigenous students Principal Suzanne Fortier said in a statement that the Redmen name has caused pain and alienation for Indigenous students at the university, hence McGill is dropping the Redmen name for its men’s varsity sports teams, effective immediately. The Record […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 12 2019

Chronicle Herald Halifax researchers’ new superconducting magnet will help quest to detect Alzheimer’s Ian Pottie, professor of chemistry and physics at Mount Saint Vincent University, and his team along with Dalhousie brain researcher Sultan Darvesh, have been exploring molecular analysis as a potential diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s. Toronto Star Universities and colleges face funding clawbacks […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 11 2019

TheRecord.com UW researcher’s experiment being launched to space station Astronauts on the International Space Station will help out with a University of Waterloo kinesiology professor’s research into astronauts’ cardiovascular health and the connection between physical activity and insulin resistance. Toronto Star Network outage affecting colleges, universities could spell trouble for students trying to submit assignments […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 10 2019

The Chronicle Herald Swimming in savings: Acadia slashes water usage by half Water equal to 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools is what Acadia University has saved in cutting the water it consumes on campus on a yearly basis by half. CBC U of A’s mental health vodcasts aimed at those on campus who feel isolated or […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 09 2019

National Post From bionic arms to predicting patient surges in ER, AI is reshaping patient care The team at University of Alberta’s Bionic Limbs for Improved Natural Control (BLINC) lab is developing an artificial arm using AI and machine learning aimed at trying to blur the lines between the person who “needs assistive technology and […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 08 2019

Globe and Mail Ontario reverses plan to cut university sports programs The Ontario government has reversed course on a plan that threatened the funding of varsity sports at universities, but many other student services expect to see a drop in funding following the introduction of optional fees. CBC University group forges friendships between students and […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 05 2019

Sault Star Bill pushes Algoma University towards greater programming power A private member’s bill by MPP Ross Romano is designed to open the doors for Algoma University to develop its own undergraduate and graduate programs to train students for the jobs of tomorrow. CBC UNB powwow packed for celebration of culture and language Hundreds came […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 04 2019

Globe and Mail University of Guelph receives $21-million donation to boost its business faculty The largest single donation in the U of Guelph’s history, which comes from Stu Lang and his family, paves the way for new student scholarships, travel grants, academic chairs and expanded programming in the business faculty. Daily Hive UBC ranked number […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 03 2019

Kingston Whig-Standard ‘Smashing the Stigma’ at Queen’s The event was put together by two Queen’s University students and members of a group called Mental Health at Queen’s in an effort to help end the stigma associated with mental health and create an open dialogue about it in an engaging way. Canadian Insider Concordia University partners […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 02 2019

The Globe and Mail 2019 Gairdner Awards: Winners hailed for discoveries on DNA replication and power of stem cells to fight cancer Seven laureates – both international and Canadian – are being recognized this year by the Gairdner Awards for medical research. Ottawa Citizen Carleton students say sex assault survey raises ‘red flags’ about school […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | April 01 2019

Hamilton Spectator McMaster offers pioneering course in cannabis Addiction researchers in Hamilton want to stop the spread of misinformation about cannabis through a groundbreaking certificate course and two-day conference aimed at current university students, health-care professionals, first responders and the general public. Sault Star Algoma anticipates enrolment boost Enrolment at Algoma University is expected to […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 29 2019

Global TV Ford government plan would make student fees to support accessibility on some campuses optional Global News has learned some postsecondary institutions in the province are giving students the option of opting out of programs that help those with accessibility issues and disabilities. The news comes after the Ontario government loosened rules surrounding student […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 28 2019

CBC Fire hazards: ‘A serious issue’ at student rooming houses near York University Rooming houses are not permitted in North York, but that hasn’t stopped landlords from renting rooms to students that often lack windows, solid doors and carbon monoxide detectors. CBC Chinese officials pressured Concordia University to cancel event with Uighur activist Chinese officials […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 27 2019

CBC Canadian researchers who taught AI to learn like humans win $1M Turing Award Yoshua Bengio of U de Montréal, Geoffrey Hinton of U of T and Yann LeCun of NYU have won the world’s top award in computer science for developing the ability of computers to learn like humans. CTV News UVic student protest […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 26 2019

Toronto Star U of T receives $100-million gift for artificial intelligence and biomedicine complex, the school’s largest-ever donation The donation from the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation is the largest-ever in the university’s history. CBC Laurentian University to eliminate $10M in spending to balance budget Laurentian University plans to balance its books for 2019-2020 […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 25 2019

CBC U of O alert system a let-down during van rampage, students say Some University of Ottawa students are demanding to know why they weren’t immediately warned by administrators. Montreal Gazette Sexual misconduct on campus: Concordia students call for change of climate A report made 13 recommendations, including that the university should prohibit professors from […]