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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 18 2023

CBC News Western University indicates no plans to end research ties with China amid security concerns CBC News has learned Western University is collaborating with China on 16 joint-research projects and has indicated no plans to end them — despite a growing cloud of suspicion such agreements are being exploited by Beijing.

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 17 2023

CTV News Quebec education experts to analyze AI possibilities and concerns in classrooms In the coming months, a committee of experts will hold consultations, consider and analyze the use of generative artificial intelligence in higher education in Quebec. CTV News Government grant aims to keep medical students in underserviced communities Students enrolled in eligible nursing, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 16 2023

CTV News Memorial University sought $13,800 in PR help as president’s Indigenous claim probed Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador agreed to spend $13,800 on outside public relations help as questions arose about its former president’s claims of Indigenous heritage. Financial Post UBC research assistants to join CUPE in the largest successful union organizing campaign […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 15 2023

Globe and Mail Queen’s University professor claims she is victim of discrimination after teaching suspension A Queen’s nursing professor who was fired from her administrative role and suspended from teaching alleges she is a victim of discrimination and says the university’s decisions followed her attempts to warn nursing students about the risk of sexual assault. […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 12 2023

CBC News Injunction to reinstate SFU football denied, special adviser appointed An injunction application brought by five players of the now-defunct Simon Fraser University football team has been denied in B.C. Supreme Court, but supporters say the fight to keep the program alive is not over. Global News Sask. government announces post-secondary education support for […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 11 2023

CBC News MUN stands ground on decision to drop Ode to Newfoundland at convocation The school announced last fall that it would be scrapping the province’s official anthem because it excluded Labrador and made religious references. CBC News Ukrainians pursuing postsecondary education after fleeing to Sask. facing high international student fees Tuition for international students […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 10 2023

Toronto Star Thousands of foreign-trained nurses can now practise in Canada as provinces change licensing rules Provinces across the country are rapidly licensing thousands of internationally trained nurses after introducing a flurry of regulatory changes designed to make it easier to work in their jurisdictions, as governments try to address pressing staffing shortages afflicting the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 09 2023

Toronto Star Canada set to name foreign labs, universities that pose risk to national security Leading universities say they would avoid working with the organizations altogether — despite potential $100M loss in annual funding from foreign partners. Star Phoenix New Brunswick invests in Université de Moncton to expand its nursing program Amid layoffs and discontinuations […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 08 2023

Toronto Star Canada set to name foreign labs, universities that pose risk to national security Leading universities say they would avoid working with the organizations altogether — despite potential $100M loss in annual funding from foreign partners. Star Phoenix New Brunswick invests in Université de Moncton to expand its nursing program Amid layoffs and discontinuations […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 05 2023

CTV News U of M welcomes first summer cohort of nursing students Students are part of the first summer intake since the university announced the expansion of its bachelor of nursing program. Global News Ontario expands medical school spots at Western University to ‘address needs in society’ The government announced Thursday that the Schulich School […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 04 2023

Globe and Mail Too much intellectual property from Canadian universities ends up in foreign hands Some prominent Canadian universities, including McGill, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia, have drawn criticism for their researchers’ continuing collaborations with Chinese telecom giant Huawei – partnerships that transfer Canadian-funded intellectual property […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 02 2023

Global News Fight over SFU’s cancelled football program heads back to court Simon Fraser University football players and their legal team were back in B.C. Supreme Court Monday, seeking an injunction to force the university to try and save the now-scrapped football program. Financial Post CUPE launches “full donor boycott” against Toronto Metropolitan University On […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 01 2023

Global News Nationwide walkout of graduate students planned The grassroots organization ‘Support Our Science’ will be making their voices heard this week. Toronto Star How to make a Toronto institution elite but not elitist. That’s a key goal for this university president After a year at the helm of U of T’s storied Victoria University, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 28 2023

Globe and Mail Lack of research funding pushes PhD students out of Canada, threatening a new brain drain As funding for graduate students, postdocs and research-granting councils stagnates, Canada could lose a generation of talent. The Sudbury Star Ontario helping more students become doctors in Northern Ontario A historic number of undergraduate seats and postgraduate […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 27 2023

Toronto Star Trent University students holding walkout Monday to demand more research funding Federally funded grants have not been increased in 20 years, despite 50 per cent inflation during the same period, protesters say. Times Colonist Amid job losses, postsecondary unions appeal to province to offset budget shortfalls A group of postsecondary unions have penned […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 26 2023

Ottawa Citizen One year after taking on new name, Toronto Metropolitan University reflects on change A year after Ryerson University was reintroduced to the public with a new name — a major move in addressing problematic colonial legacies — its president says the school’s updated identity has helped bring a previously divided campus community together. […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 25 2023

CTV News Hundreds of U of G students writing final exams evacuated after bomb threat Staff and students have been cleared to re-enter three University of Guelph buildings that were evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat. The Logic University of Ottawa scrubs proposed partnership with ‘insistent’ and ‘controlling’ Amazon A proposed collaboration between […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 24 2023

Globe and Mail University of Waterloo advises researchers they aren’t obligated to talk to CSIS agents The University of Waterloo is advising its researchers that they are not required to talk to CSIS agents or give them access to faculty equipment if approached by the spy agency for information on joint research projects with scientists […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 21 2023

Global News Guelph, Lakehead to partner on new veterinary medicine program A pair of Ontario universities are establishing a new program to address a shortage of trained veterinarians in the province. CBC News SFU confirms football team cancelled for 2023 season, ‘special advisor’ to be appointed Simon Fraser University football alumni had hoped a meeting […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 20 2023

Globe and Mail Russian NGO that built ties with Canadian academics, professionals took direction from Moscow’s spies, FBI alleges A Russia-based outreach organization that has cultivated relationships with rising American, European and Canadian policy professionals and academics has secretly received financing and direction from Moscow’s spy service, U.S. prosecutors allege. CBC News Enrolment for 16 […]

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