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BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 15 2022

Sudbury Star Wamsley sworn in as Nipissing University’s 7th president Kevin Wamsley never thought he would become a university president. CTV News UVic workers upset with ’50 percent’ parking fee increase Unions representing University of Victoria (UVic) staff say the proposed changes to how parking fees will be managed will make parking unaffordable for their […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 14 2022

The Daily Courier Upsized plan for UBCO’s downtown Kelowna campus The new vertical campus planned by UBC Okanagan for downtown Kelowna could rise 46 storeys, significantly higher than initially planned. It would be the tallest building in the city. CBC News “Not really a consultation”: Faculty walk out on Manitoba government meeting, say proposed model […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 13 2022

The Globe and Mail University of Saskatchewan’s process for verifying Indigenous identity of new hires raises concerns Réal Carrière, a politics professor of Cree and Métis background, declined a job offer at the University of Saskatchewan in part because he was asked to produce documents that would prove his Indigenous bona fides, a request he […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 10 2022

CTV News Alberta announces $23M to create new quantum hub at University of Calgary The provincial government has committed $23 million in funding for the University of Calgary to create a new quantum science technology hub called Quantum City. The PIE News Ukrainians in Canada to receive financial help Ukrainians and their family members who […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 09 2022

The Globe and Mail Canadian universities still partnering with Huawei despite 5G ban over security Leading Canadian universities say they intend to continue research and development with Huawei Technologies Co. – which reaps intellectual property from the partnerships – after Ottawa’s decision to ban the Chinese telecommunications giant from 5G wireless networks over national-security concerns. […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 08 2022

Toronto Star The perils of Canadian pensions and universities investing in China are clear, report says. Just look at Russia Asset managers, pension funds and university endowments need to rethink their investments in China, says Hong Kong Watch. National Post Opinion: Another prominent figure accused of faking Indigenous heritage CBC News has gotten its mitts […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 07 2022

CTV News ‘They’re not able to work’: International students call for changes to work permit accessibility Current and former international students are calling on the federal government to improve postgraduate work permit accessibility. CTV News Demand at UVic food bank remains high despite summer break Demand at the University of Victoria Student Society’s (UVSS) food […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 06 2022

CNW Government of Canada announces new CanCode investment Partnership with Grandir Sans Frontières will see more than 8,000 training opportunities provided to Canadian students and their teachers to learn digital skills. CTV News Quebec passes controversial bill to protect academic freedom Elected officials in Quebec have passed Bill 32 on Friday to better protect academic […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUN 03 2022

CNW Government of Canada announces 119 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of more than $102 million, in support of 119 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions. Globe and Mail Opinion: When it comes to postsecondary and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 02 2022

The Globe and Mail Arbour report recommends rethinking of military colleges, emphasizing socialization and sexual misconduct The future of Canada’s military colleges is under scrutiny after former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour, in her comprehensive review of the Department of National Defence and Armed Forces, asked whether they should remain degree-granting institutions and recommended a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 01 2022

CBC News Report details gaps, improvements in sexualized violence response at King’s Investigators release recommendations stemming from probe into Wayne Hankey allegations. The Lethbridge News Now U of L reports record number of Indigenous graduates in Spring 2022 A record number of Indigenous students are graduating from the University of Lethbridge (U of L) this […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 31 2022

Global News Ukrainian students begin to arrive at University of Waterloo The University of Waterloo says 34 Ukrainian students are in the process of arriving on campus to continue their studies at the school. CTV News Laurentian clears another legal hurdle in creditor protection Laurentian University cleared another hurdle on Monday as it continues to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 30 2022

CTV News Laurier University extending mask mandate until further notice According to a release from the university, the face covering policy will remain in effect until further notice, including for June convocation. Global News Queen’s University to end masking policy June 1 After extending its COVID-19 masking mandate to the end of May back in […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 27 2022

CTV News Wilfrid Laurier University extends its mask mandate Wilfrid Laurier University has announced that it will be extending its mask mandate. The Tyee Inside Kenney’s university power play Correspondence obtained by The Tyee reveals a bitter fight over authority before Wednesday’s firing of Athabasca U’s board chair.

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 26 2022

CBC News Indigenous calls for exemptions to Quebec’s Bill 96 get louder Indigenous leaders in Quebec continue to call for an exemption to Bill 96 after the contentious legislation overhauling the Charter of the French language was passed Tuesday. CBC News Province bailing out Laurentian University with long-term loan Judge has agreed to extend creditor […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 25 2022

The Globe and Mail University of Toronto releases details of music faculty culture review An external review of the University of Toronto’s faculty of music – triggered last year by an open letter alleging misogyny and systemic inequalities – has found many students, faculty and staff reported experiencing sexual harassment or racial discrimination, according to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 24 2022

CTV News Huawei 5G ban puts UBC partnerships in spotlight; This week’s decision stops short of restricting research agreements A ban on Huawei Technologies’ involvement in Canada’s 5G wireless network could have a ripple effect on valuable research partnerships at Canadian universities, including the University of B.C., where Huawei funded 24 research projects worth $6.3 […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 20 2022

CTV News Cheap tuition, with a catch: Quebec lures foreign students to rural areas with price cut The urgent need for labour in all regions of Quebec is prompting the province to turn more to foreign students in order to fill the thousands of vacant positions. Timmins Today Laurentian looks to extend creditor protection to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 19 2022

CFJC-TV Students fleeing Ukrainian invasion offered domestic tuition rates at TRU Thompson Rivers University is offering support to post-secondary students escaping the invasion of Ukraine. CTV News Royal Military College holding memorial to remember four cadets killed in Kingston, Ont. A memorial service will be held at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont. this […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 18 2022

The Guelph Mercury Reinvestment needed in post-secondary education research and mental health Provincial leaders must commit additional funding and resources, writes Jawed. CBC News McMaster says masks no longer mandatory on campus as of June 1 University cites ‘expert advice’ to explain move, says masks still ‘strongly’ encouraged. CBC News UPEI’s Indigenous grads honoured to […]

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