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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 24 2024

CTV News Cap on student visas could wreak financial havoc on Ontario universities, says rep The Council of Ontario Universities says the newly announced cap on international student admissions is unfairly punishing responsible institutions alongside bad actors in the postsecondary sector. Peterborough Examiner Atlantic universities concerned about federal cap on international student admissions Universities in […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 23 2024

Globe and Mail Ottawa’s international student cap will create financial risks, university and college leaders say A federal cap on study permits for international students will create financial risks for postsecondary schools in some parts of the country, which could lead to layoffs and program closings, and affect Canada’s reputation, according to university and college […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 22 2024

CBC News Canadian medical residency spots stayed stagnant for a decade, analysis shows A CBC News analysis shows the number of medical residency spots in Canada has remained largely stagnant over the past decade despite population growth and millions of people going without a family doctor. CTV News Canada to cap the number of international […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 18 2024

Global News Ottawa clamps down on university research partnerships with China, Iran and Russia The federal government has unveiled strict new national-security rules to protect cutting-edge science and advanced technology from ending up in the hands of China, Russia and Iran. Pie News Immediate action needed as Ontario universities reach “breaking point” Two months on […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 16 2024

CTV News New N.B. nursing graduates won’t have to pay registration fees Nursing graduates in New Brunswick won’t have to pay first-time registration fees as the province seeks to reduce financial barriers for applicants. National Post Queen’s University could ‘go under’ without cuts to courses Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., has suspended admissions to its […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 15 2024

Globe and Mail Canada to consider cap on international students in the face of a housing shortage, Immigration Minister says Canada is considering a cap on the number of international students allowed to live in the country, Immigration Minister Marc Miller said according to a CTV report, as the government faces criticism for a housing […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 10 2024

Global News Ontario universities plead for increased funding amid Ford government tuition freeze Stagnant provincial funding and a years-long tuition freeze are “undermining” student success at post-secondary institutions, according to Ontario universities, which are pleading with the Ford government for more money in 2024. Toronto Star Almost half of Ontario universities are running deficits, putting […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 09 2024

Global News Med students turning away from traditional family medicine: U of A program director As the family doctor shortage worsens across the country, there’s a concerning trend exacerbating the issue. Globe and Mail Universities face lawsuits accusing them of failing to protect Jewish students from antisemitism Canadian universities are facing a series of proposed […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 08 2024

Policy Options Quebec’s move to force teaching French at McGill and Concordia could have dire consequences Without additional funds, the move could lead to reduced course choice and the replacement of specialists with French teachers, harming the quality of education. Niagara Falls Review McMaster University, students union slapped with $77-million lawsuit over antisemitism on campus […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 05 2024

CBC News Court decision barring Chinese student sends message about espionage risk, experts say CSIS seeking changes to law to allow it to warn universities of national security threats. CBC News UPEI faculty union says changes promised in university’s action plan need to happen now UPEI’s five-year action plan to change a culture of harassment […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 04 2024

CTV News UPEI seeks community input on action plan after critical report The University of Prince Edward Island(opens in a new tab) is seeking community input on the preliminary draft of its action plan. The move comes more than six months after the release of a critical report that concluded the school has a toxic […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 03 2024

Globe and Mail Claudine Gay’s resignation from Harvard points to challenges university presidents face in 21st century The resignation of Harvard president Claudine Gay Tuesday was an earthquake that is sending aftershocks throughout universities not only in the United States but around the globe. CBC News University of Alberta community pantry hopes to shift thinking […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 02 2024

CBC News Cybersecurity issue causes Grenfell Campus to delay return to classes Classes were set to begin Thursday but have been rescheduled for Monday. CBC News UPEI creates new positions in sexual violence prevention, equity, and student support New jobs come 6 months after report on ‘dire’ problems, ‘toxic’ work environment. CBC News University students […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | DEC 22 2023

Globe and Mail Opinion: François Legault’s ‘targeted attack’ on McGill and Concordia is trademark wedge politics Interim Quebec Liberal Party Leader Marc Tanguay was mostly correct last week when he described Premier François Legault’s move to raise tuition fees and French-language requirements for out-of-province students at Quebec’s leading English-language universities as an act of “self-sabotage.” […]

BY KEATON HILLS | DEC 21 2023

The Montreal Gazette Plante, feds say there’s little they can do about Quebec tuition hike … “I said it more than once: It’s not something that I would have done,” said Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez, member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier and the federal Liberal party’s Quebec lieutenant, in Montreal on Tuesday. National Post  Editorial: International […]

BY KEATON HILLS | DEC 20 2023

The Globe and Mail McGill University to provide scholarships that cover tuition increase for out-of-province students Despite expected revenue losses, Montreal institution introduces measure to counteract Quebec government’s tuition hike intended to protect primacy of French language CTV News Quebec’s tuition hike, French rules for English universities can be challenged in court: lawyer … in […]

BY KEATON HILLS | DEC 19 2023

The Globe and Mail Opinion: Is the university’s problem too much free speech, or too little? Campuses need to prune back a tangled garden of socially destructive to change attitudes The Globe and Mail Opinion: Let’s not overlook the huge contributions that foreign students make to this country International students are being blamed for escalating […]

BY KEATON HILLS | DEC 18 2023

The Globe and Mail Opinion: François Legault’s true goal is to fundamentally transform Quebec’s English universities The plan appears designed to inflict maximum harm on McGill and Concordia CBC News University students from outside Quebec will have to achieve Level 5 French. Easier said than done? Could take months of commitment, says president of language […]

BY KEATON HILLS | DEC 15 2023

BNN Bloomberg  McGill calls tuition hike, new French rules ‘targeted attack’ on English universities “The measures that the government released today are devastating,” McGill University principal Deep Saini told a news conference. “They are far worse than those announced on Oct. 13 — worse for Quebec, worse for its universities, worse for Quebec businesses that […]

BY KEATON HILLS | DEC 14 2023

CTV News ‘Catastrophic’: Quebec reportedly set to impose higher French-language requirements for English universities McGill University’s deputy provost, Fabrice Labeau, did not mince words when reacting to a media report that Quebec is going to not only raise tuition fees for non-Quebec students but also require 80 per cent of those students attending English universities […]

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