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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 22 2023

CBC News MUN kicking back 10% tuition credit to students disrupted by faculty strike Memorial University will refund students around 10 per cent of their tuition fees for time lost to the labour dispute between administration and faculty earlier this year. Globe and Mail What’s behind a surge of cheating in universities Allegations of academic […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 21 2023

CBC News Western ramps up support for struggling grad students, triples financial support to $1.5M Western University has promised to increase funding for graduate students dealing with monetary difficulties from $500,000 to a new total of $1.5 million. Global News McMaster students stage hunger strike over university’s fossil fuel investments A group of McMaster students […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 20 2023

The Globe and Mail Ottawa to extend postgraduation work permits for thousands of foreign nationals The federal government will allow thousands of foreign nationals with expiring postgraduation work permits to extend their stays in Canada by up to 18 months. The Globe and Mail UBC program opens the door for former Afghan judges to study […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 17 2023

CTV News Review finds Halifax university ‘protected’ late professor accused of sexual assault Feelings of shock, anger, and disgust remain a day after the University of King’s College released its independent report into accusations of sexual assault, levelled against one of its former professors. PIE News Chinese postdocs under scrutiny in Canada The Chinese regime […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 16 2023

CBC News Canadian universities need to be more inclusive for Para athletes, says Paralympic Athletes’ Council chair Global News Review finds Halifax university ‘protected’ late professor accused of sexual assault Canadian universities need to make it a priority to provide Para athletes with better access to facilities, sports science, therapy, coaching, accommodations and tutors for […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 16 2023

The Conversation How ‘grade obsession’ is detrimental to students and their education It’s a common perception that students “earn” grades for their achievement at school; in this way, grades have become the primary currency of learning.

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 14 2023

CBC News In Quebec City, hundreds of Université Laval professors walk out on 1st day of strike A total of 1,300 professors are asking for a reduction in workload, more protection for vulnerable employees, better pay and 100 additional positions. Global News MacEwan University expansion gets boost with provincial funding MacEwan University is expanding its […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 13 2023

CBC News MUN president Vianne Timmons apologizes, takes temporary leave, as Mi’kmaw claims scrutinized Memorial University president Vianne Timmons is taking a voluntary, six-week paid leave of absence and is apologizing as the university gathers Indigenous leaders to discuss the issue of her statements of Mi’kmaw heritage. CTV News Laval University professors to call unlimited […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 10 2023

CTV News Questions arise about former U of R president’s Indigenous ancestry The now president and vice-chancellor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador said she has Mi’kmaw ancestry but never identified as Indigenous. CTV News Nova Scotia government pledges $37 million for rural heath care institute Premier Tim Houston made the announcement Thursday at […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 09 2023

CTV News Ontario university under fire for salary offered on Indigenous Director job listing The salary range offered along with the role of Director of Indigenous Relations at the University of Waterloo is drawing attention after it was discovered to be lower than comparable job listings at the institution. CTV News ‘It’s historic’: University of […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 07 2023

CTV News UVic engineers receive $1M boost to research ocean wave-generated electricity A team of engineers at the University of Victoria who are working to harness electricity from ocean waves are getting a big financial boost. The Conversation Addressing campus sexual violence: New risk assessment tool can help administrators make difficult decisions How do universities […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 06 2023

The Conversation Why universities need to look beyond grades when admitting international students International students play an instrumental role in the development of Canada’s current and future economy. The Globe and Mail McMaster program spurs health care leaders to co-create better system The wellbeing of the health system, and of the Canadians it serves, depends […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 03 2023

CTV News P.E.I., federal governments announce $35M for new UPEI medical school building The Government of Canada is putting up $19.5 million, the Prince Edward Island government is giving $16.2 million and the University of Prince Edward Island is contributing $13 million. Toronto Star Ontario to freeze college and university tuition for some students next […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAR 02 2023

Global News Saint Mary’s University lifts mask mandate in common areas but still required in classrooms and labs For the first time since July 2020, Saint Mary’s University in Halifax no longer requires masking in common areas, despite them still being “encouraged.” CBC News Eliminate tuition for nursing students, university president urges province Denis Prud’homme […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 01 2023

Global News Former Ontario health minister Christine Elliott among 4 to receive honorary degree from Trent Former Ontario health minister Christine Elliott is among four leaders to be presented with an honorary degree from Trent University at this spring’s convocation ceremonies in Peterborough. CTV News Calgary Chamber, U of C enthusiastic about provincial investments, hopeful […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 28 2023

Globe and Mail Queen’s University to open satellite campus in the James Bay region to train Indigenous youth in health care careers Queen’s University is launching a new program that will enable Indigenous students in a remote area of northern Ontario to train as health professionals without having to move away from their home region. […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 27 2023

Ottawa Citizen New head of Montfort defends his tenure at Laurentian University, calls his appointment a ‘homecoming’ Dominic Giroux, who was born at the hospital, will start his tenure as president and CEO on July 31. Toronto Star A doctor back home, a Dollarama cashier in Canada: Will Ontario’s plan ease way for foreign-trained MDs? […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 24 2023

CTV Saint Mary’s Loyola residence stands to be tallest solar-integrated tower in North America There’s a green energy construction project going on at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax that’s making a lot of people look to the sky. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada Government announces new funding for research projects to enhance cyber security […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 24 2023

The Sault Star ‘I want medicine to see us as complete people:’ Doctor named Canada’s first hospital research chair in gay men’s health Paul MacPherson is both a staff physician in the division of infectious disease at The Ottawa Hospital’s General campus and a research scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute with a particular […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 22 2023

Soo Today Sault College, Algoma U align for new diploma to degree pathway The degree pathway agreement signed on Feb. 21, 2023, will allow the college’s social service worker graduates to enter year three of the university’s bachelor of social work. Montreal Gazette Quebec to finance research project on mental health of students The project […]

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