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Headlines for February 3, 2023


Globe and Mail
Ottawa vows to curb Canadian university research with Chinese military scientists

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne has reproached Canadian universities for collaborating with Chinese military scientists and vowed to bring in new national-security guidelines to better protect cutting-edge science and technology from ending up in the hands of China.

The Tyee
Athabasca U president firing: board members raise questions

Three members say they were left out of board vote that ousted Peter Scott, who charted the school’s online path.

CBC News
Anti-Ukrainian vandalism, harassment rising at Canadian universities, students say

Ottawa police opened and closed an investigation into reports at Carleton.

Times Higher Education
‘Bad apples’ tied to ‘organized abuse’ of Canadian student visas

Abuses at small private colleges seen as suggesting a nation overlooking immigration rules as it aggressively pursues foreign tuition dollars.

The Discourse
In face of another projected deficit, Vancouver Island University imposes hiring freeze

An internal letter acquired by The Discourse tells VIU staff “immediate action” is required to reduce spending.

CTV News
University of Windsor president addresses 2022 cybersecurity incident

“It’s just the new reality that all universities and colleges are dealing with,” said president Robert Gordon.

Board of regents seat not enough, Memorial faculty association says

As the strike continues at Memorial University, both the university and faculty association have asked the province to review legislation that would change the governance and administration of the university.

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