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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 […]

BY KEATON HILLS | DEC 13 2023

The Globe and Mail Parliamentary committee calls for boost to scholarship and grant funding Four-party committee’s report recommends a 50-per-cent increase to the value of tri-agency graduate research scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships. National Post Feds urged to do more to protect international students: CAUT The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is calling on the […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | DEC 12 2023

CBC News Changes to federal regulations for international students receive mixed reaction New measures mean students must have more money before moving to Canada. Globe and Mail Editorial: When it comes to international students, ‘show me the money’ is only half a policy When is a clampdown on international students coming to Canada not a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 11 2023

The Montreal Gazette McGill makes another proposal on out-of-province tuition to Legault government “Our students are telling us they have doubts about coming to Quebec.” Global News New Brunswick’s Université de Moncton will not change its name The board of New Brunswick’s Université de Moncton has decided not to change the school’s name despite concerns […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 08 2023

Globe and Mail Ottawa doubles the cash foreign students need to study in Canada International students who want to come to Canada will need to prove they have more than $20,000 in order to qualify for study permits – more than twice as much as is currently required – a reform the federal government expects […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 07 2023

Global News Blair names Canada military college review board amid misconduct crisis Defence Minister Bill Blair on Wednesday named the board that will lead the review into Canada’s military colleges amid the ongoing sexual misconduct crisis. Toronto Star York University must address rising debt and low program enrolment, audit finds The university has a $600-million […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 05 2023

Hamilton Spectator Financial pressures, mental health struggles and addiction causing international student deaths Community leaders are warning that financial and academic pressures, and the lack of structural support are factors causing the deaths of international students, primarily from India. Burnaby Now Burnaby approves 17-storey tower at SFU with ‘transit hub’ for buses Council approved a […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | DEC 04 2023

Toronto Star Ontario universities are running out of money and time, report says Ontario universities are working together to save money but still struggling, says a new report released in response to the government’s demand to find efficiencies before they will be allowed to raise tuition or get a boost in provincial funding. The Tyee […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 01 2023

Montreal Gazette McGill Pro-Palestinian group says it feels alienated on campus, vows to continue advocacy “Students have a right to political expression… and many groups have expressed their opinions on different things and have never been targeted (this way).” National Post Contract faculty in York University relying on food banks to get by, union says […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 30 2023

CTV News Quebec may backtrack on university tuition hikes, increase by 33% instead: report Quebec seems ready to back down from its plan to double tuition prices for university students outside of the province in exchange for more ambitious francization programs at English-speaking universities. Toronto Star More international students are seeking asylum in Canada, numbers […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 29 2023

Global News Petition demands Quebec drop plans to hike university tuition fees At Quebec’s National Assembly Tuesday, Liberal education critic Marwah Rizqy presented a petition on behalf of students, asking the government to cancel its plan to double tuition hikes for out-of-province students. Global News Navigating free speech and protests at Canadian universities As conflict […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 28 2023

Toronto Star Offensive pro-Hamas stickers at UBC further polarize campus Emotions have been running high on campuses across the country since the Israel-Hamas war began, igniting debates over free speech and academic freedom. Globe and Mail York University suspends at least three employees after charges in Indigo store vandalism A York University sociology professor who […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 27 2023

Montreal Gazette Tuition hike puts McGill, Concordia in financial peril, Moody’s warns Changes are “credit negative” and could weaken “the reputation and strategic brand of both universities by materially altering the compositions of students.” Montreal Gazette Concordia University tells departments to slash budgets by 7.8 per cent The school says it “cannot meet its core […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 24 2023

Toronto Star International education in Canada requires direction, funding and limits Canada takes a risk by counting on international students to keep professors paid. That risk is doubled by relying on two countries — India and China. CBC News Trudeau launches EU-Canada Summit in Newfoundland with research announcement Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 23 2023

The Whig Standard Advocacy organization calls on Queen’s University to address instances of antisemitism The group from Toronto says instances of hate at Queen’s have been on an “extreme rise” over the past five weeks. CBC News Rare UWindsor student, staff addiction recovery program wants ‘safe space’ on campus Ontario’s 1st student recovery program opened […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 22 2023

CBC News Suspicions around former U of Manitoba law school dean’s expenses surfaced in 2019, hearing told Jonathan Black-Branch faces law society integrity breach charge over allegations of misspending funds. CBC News Federal government to amend laws so post-secondary institutions aren’t subject to CCAA proceedings Laurentian University filed for insolvency in 2021, nearly 200 staff […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 21 2023

Montreal Gazette McGill students vote in favour of pro-Palestinian policy McGill has stated that should the policy be officially adopted, the university could end its agreement with the student union that governs its funding and use of the McGill name. CBC News Doctor suspended from U of O residency after pro-Palestinian social media posts A […]

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