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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 13 2023

CTV News ‘Pay-what-you-can’ market helps support students facing food security challenges Higher food prices are taking a bite out of Canadian’s wallets and students in Waterloo region are no exception. Global News Dalhousie law students stage walkout in solidarity against racism in class Dozens of law students at Dalhousie University walked out of class on […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 09 2023

CBC News St. Thomas University in Fredericton appoints new president M. Nauman Farooqi will serve as the school’s 14th president beginning on July 1, according to a news release from St. Thomas University. Farooqi currently is the dean of business and social sciences at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. Globe and Mail Alberta minister […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 08 2023

CTV News Turpel-Lafond returns honorary degree to another B.C. university after internal review Royal Roads University announced Tuesday it accepted the return of the honorary doctorate of laws it awarded Dr. Turpel-Lafond in 2016. CTV News University of Lethbridge welcomes incoming president and vice-chancellor Digvir Jayas has been chosen as the University of Lethbridge’s seventh […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 07 2023

CTV News Canadian government announces $46.5 million for deep-sea research Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray says understanding of the marine environment is ‘relatively meagre’ given that oceans cover 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface. CTV News Athabasca University chair says process to pick new president was legal, but not ‘best practices’ Preparations are underway for […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | FEB 06 2023

CBC News Alberta to require ‘free speech reporting’ after uproar over controversial academic visit Canadian Association of University Teachers concerned about government overreach. Globe and Mail Athabasca University chair says process to pick new president was legal, but not ‘best practices’ The way Athabasca University’s president was terminated and replaced was legal, but it wasn’t […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | FEB 03 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 […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 02 2023

Times Colonist Canada to make splash in Asia with largest conference of its kind in Singapore Dubbed the “Canada-in-Asia” Conference,” the event – co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Universities Canada – will aim to bring together 500 participants to Singapore’s Raffle City Convention Centre on Feb. 21-23. Global News Canadian universities […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 02 2023

CBC News Athabasca University board fires president who fought Alberta government on staff relocations Peter Scott was president of Athabasca University for over a year. Ottawa Citizen Alberta government promises more free speech protections on campuses after university cancels anti-wokeism talk he Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech on campuses […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 31 2023

Globe and Mail ChatGPT prompting some professors to rethink how they grade students Professors are de-emphasizing essays and take-home exams and moving back to the kind of in-person tests that fell out of use over the COVID-19 pandemic. New Westminster Record Strikes at two Atlantic universities tied to chronic underfunding: unions Leaders of faculty unions […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 30 2023

Brampton Guardian Toronto Metropolitan University announces location of new Brampton medical school The medical school, slated to open in 2025, will be located at the Bramalea Civic Centre at 150 Central Park Dr. The Conversation Why labour strife at universities should concern us all The move is part of a seven-point plan for improving Quebec’s […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 27 2023

CTV News Alberta to address rural doctor shortages through training in Lethbridge and Grande Prairie The provincial government has unveiled its plan to bring more physicians to areas that are currently underserved, but some doctors aren’t convinced the strategy will address the real problem. Montreal Gazette Quebec aims to fix teacher shortage by fast-tracking diplomas […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 26 2023

CTV News McGill launches a large international study on early detection of Parkinson’s disease A large international study involving McGill University is seeking participants with or at high risk for Parkinson’s disease to further the early detection and treatment of this neurodegenerative disorder. Global News Sarah McLachlan School of Music comes to MacEwan University The […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 26 2023

Globe and Mail Two-thirds of research-grant requests sent to Canadian security agencies rejectedThe Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) said it sought advice from federal security agencies on 48 applications for funding under the country’s research partnership framework, about 4 per cent of all applications. Toronto Star Following a string of sexual assaults inside […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 24 2023

CTV News ‘They are in stress, panic’: International students, foreign workers protest for changes in Manitoba A group of international students are calling for changes in how Manitoba decides who can stay in the province with permanent residency. CTV News Laurentian University hiring 10 new professors As Laurentian University in Sudbury works to rebuild after […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 23 2023

CBC News Educators, students see challenges, opportunities with new ChatGPT AI software Postsecondary educators and students say new ChatGPT AI software capable of pumping out full essays based solely on writing prompts poses challenges, but also opportunities for improving human skills. CTV News University of Calgary hikes tuition and fees, students upset over lack of […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 20 2023

Toronto Star Retired Cree senator stunned by ‘facade’ of Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s heritage Retired senator Lillian Dyck joins calls to revoke honorary degrees conferred on Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who is accused of lying about being Indigenous. Lethbridge Herald New U of L president chosen to take the helm Digvir S. Jayas, an internationally renowned agricultural […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 19 2023

CTV News More universities reviewing honorary degrees given to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Six out of 10 universities confirm they’re reviewing honorary degrees given to retired judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, after being asked by a group of Indigenous women to revoke them following a CBC investigation into her claims of Indigenous heritage. Toronto Star Statistics Canada […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 18 2023

Globe and Mail UBC leaders pledge to examine school’s approach to Indigenous citizenship in hiring After months of relative silence, leaders at the University of British Columbia have issued a lengthy public statement about the controversy surrounding Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. London Free Press Western University researcher using AI to unlock secrets of long COVID A […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 17 2023

CTV News Former deputy premier Christine Elliott joins Western University Christine Elliott is joining the school as a distinguished leader in residence at Western Law. CBC News Region could lose millions in revenue if Laurier students opt out of Grand River Transit’s U-Pass program Students at Wilfrid Laurier University will vote next week on whether […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 16 2023

CTV News Acadia University goes on lockdown after man flashes BB gun inside school residence: N.S. RCMP An 18-year-old Upper Sackville, N.S., man was arrested after allegedly flashing a BB gun at a student at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. CBC News Police arrest and charge Algoma University professor for sexual assault with a weapon […]

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