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BY REAGAN SPENCER | MAR 01 2024

Ottawa Citizen Federal government to reallocate almost $2.3B in spending next year The largest spending reallocations will be at the Department of National Defence, with $810,449,000 in 2024-25, followed by even bigger reallocations of $851,437,000 in 2025-26 and $907,539,000 in 2026-27. Global News Health, education, disaster planning: Highlights of Alberta’s 2024 budget Alberta’s budget for […]

BY REAGAN SPENCER | FEB 29 2024

CNW Government of Canada reappoints president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Ted Hewitt will continue to provide strong leadership to Canada’s research community. Financial Post ‘People are being exploited’: Canada’s international ‘student trafficking’ industry backfiring on Trudeau Explosion of foreign students has resulted in housing shortages, flawed academic programs being taught in […]

BY REAGAN SPENCER | FEB 28 2024

Waterloo Region Record Data analysis: International student cap exposes chronic underfunding of Ontario and BC postsecondary schools The international student cap has exposed years of decreased funding for colleges and universities in Ontario and BC, according to data from Statistics Canada and industry experts. The Globe and Mail Labour-starved provinces seek new ways to draw […]

BY REAGAN SPENCER | FEB 27 2024

CTV News Ontario freezes post-secondary tuition for 3 more years, adds $1.3B in funding Ontario’s colleges and universities minister says the province will put an additional $1.3 billion over three years toward “stabilizing” post-secondary institutions but will keep tuition fees frozen for at least three more years. CBC News Toronto Canada’s international student spike was […]

BY REAGAN SPENCER | FEB 26 2024

National Post McGill, Concordia file lawsuits demanding Quebec cancel tuition hike McGill will ask Quebec Superior Court to suspend the tuition changes pending the outcome of their legal challenge CTV News Thousands of York University workers go on strike About 3,000 York University employees are on strike as of Monday morning after negotiations with the […]

BY REAGAN SPENCER | FEB 23 2024

The Montreal Gazette CAQ negativity about out-of-province students ‘harmed Montreal’: UdeM rector “I don’t think it’s the presence of these students that transforms the French-speaking face of Montreal.” The Montreal Gazette University students promise more protests against tuition hike Groups are asking people to stand in solidarity with students, calling the hike “an attack on […]

BY REAGAN SPENCER | FEB 22 2024

The Montreal Gazette As Concordia and McGill struggle, other Canadian universities see rise in out-of-province applications Queen’s experienced a 6% increase from outside Ontario, while UBC says interest from other provinces is “trending up.” CBC News Brunswick Cap on international students has formula that may keep N.B. from reaching its 5,580 quota Ottawa also capped […]

BY REAGAN SPENCER | FEB 21 2024

CNW Group Government of Canada invests in renovation of Francophone postsecondary institutions in Ontario Government of Canada announces important funding for Francophone students in Ontario. National Post Ontario students host press conference to announce the CFS-Ontario annual lobby week College and university students gather annually for the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario Lobby Week, where they […]

BY REAGAN SPENCER | FEB 20 2024

Global News Ontario legislature resumes with lingering questions on plan for postsecondary Ontario’s members of provincial parliament head back to the legislature today after a 10-week break from sitting and many eyes will likely be on the colleges and universities minister. CTV News Strike at Mount Saint Vincent University now in its second week One-hundred-and-sixty […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | FEB 16 2024

Globe and Mail Reducing international students could put universities at financial breaking point, group says Ontario universities are calling for a 35-per-cent share of the international study permits that will be allocated by the province under new federal rules, which will reduce the number of students coming from abroad. Globe and Mail Young people are […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 14 2024

CTV News Ontario tuition increases ruled out as a way to help postsecondary finances Ontario Premier Doug Ford has completely ruled out tuition fee increases as a way to ease financial struggles faced by the province’s colleges and universities. Global News Trent University unveils crest for Gidigaa Migizi College named after late professor A spotted […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 13 2024

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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 12 2024

Global News Ontario universities, colleges to get ‘financial supports’ after international student limits Colleges and universities are set to receive “financial support” from Queen’s Park as the Ford government looks to shore up postsecondary institutions that have raised concerns about their long-term financial survival. Times Higher Education Study estimates impact of student visa cap on […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | FEB 08 2024

Financial Post Finance 101: How to fix Canada’s broken universities A prominent Canadian philanthropist launches into a story about his days as an undergraduate at university way back when. CTV Montreal Montreal mayor questions Quebec’s tuition hike as English universities see drop in applications Applications for Concordia and McGill universities are down as Quebec plans […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 07 2024

Times Colonist Canadian universities and colleges trying to come to grips with fallout from international student cap Ottawa’s cap on international student visas is likely to mean a loss of hundreds of millions in tuition revenue across universities and both public and private colleges. Globe and Mail Applications to McGill, Concordia plummet after tuition hike […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 06 2024

Ottawa Citizen 91 Indian students have died in Canada in the past five years, India says Canada is the second most visited country by Indian students studying abroad, according to a report. Montreal Gazette Meeting with premier was ‘frank’ and ‘productive,’ McGill president says Deep Saini met with François Legault Monday but was tight-lipped on […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 05 2024

CBC News ‘Serious blow’: N.S. universities push back after province’s funding announcement Department of advanced education increases funding by 2%, but with strings attached. CBC News Quebec government ignored advice from advisory committee to ditch out-of-province tuition hikes The University of Guelph has issued a statement about the federal government’s decision to cap the number […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 02 2024

Global News Kingston college and university leaders talk about no tuition increase impact The province’s 2019 10% tuition cut is a $180 million revenue loss for Queen’s University. Global News U of G to continue supporting international students despite cap Government advisory committee says hikes will compromise education access.

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 31 2024

CBC News Two postsecondary organizations express ‘significant concern’ over international student cap Two organizations representing 234 post-secondary institutions have written a letter expressing “significant concern” about the federal government’s decision to cap the number of student permits for the next two years. Global News York University seeks meeting with union over ‘toolkit on teaching Palestine’ […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 29 2024

The Coast Nova Scotia and PEI likely to suffer from cap on international students New federal limit has Universities Canada president “really concerned about how this is going to play out.” CBC News B.C. premier calls on Ottawa to work with provinces on international study permit cap The Doug Ford government will be introducing measures […]

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