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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | OCT 10 2023

CTV News ‘Disgusting’ Nazi imitation video launches University of Calgary investigation The University of Calgary has launched an investigation over a video showing alleged students imitating soldiers from Nazi Germany. CBC News Foreign doctors take up more medical residency spots as Canadians struggle to get in Canada has an acute shortage of doctors — a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | OCT 06 2023

Nanaimo News Bulletin Vancouver Island University unveils plan to reduce $20-million deficit Vancouver Island University, which has been running deficits since before the pandemic, has announced a plan to try to balance its books by 2026-27. CTV News ‘Students feel used’: Vancouver Island nursing students call for paid work placements amid shortage Nursing students on […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | OCT 05 2023

Global News Rideau Hall regrets honouring former University of Alberta chancellor who fought for Nazi unit The Governor General’s office has expressed its “deep regret” over having granted one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, decades ago, to a man who fought for a Nazi unit during the Second World War. CBC News UPEI violated P.E.I.’s […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | OCT 04 2023

CTV News Windsor police and UWindsor launch leadership program/a> The professional development program aims to equip leaders within the Windsor Police Service with practical tools, competencies, and training to excel in their careers and effect transformative change both within its organization and in the broader community. Global News Fake admission letters given to some international […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 03 2023

Times Colonist Vancouver Island University ends partnership with ElderCollege after 30 years Vancouver Island University says this fall will be the last semester for its partnership with ElderCollege, a continuing education program for those 50-plus. The group says it hopes to soldier on without the university. CBC News City’s Town and Gown committee says there’s […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 02 2023

The Hill Times Investing in student mental health: a critical imperative for Canada’s future The pandemic put new and unprecedented pressures on Canada’s health systems, including mental health care. In response, universities have been rethinking how to provide adequate mental health support for an entire generation of students. Globe and Mail University of Alberta facing […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | SEP 29 2023

Global News Canadian university names first-of-its-kind chief AI officer. More may be coming In an example of the wide-reaching and growing impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) worldwide, Western University has created a senior executive role dedicated to overseeing a university-wide AI strategy. Prince George Citizen U Sports drops first-year grade requirements for participation, scholarships Canada’s […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | SEP 28 2023

Hill Times Opinion: All foreign students need security checks The process outlined by the immigration minister highlights big security gaps in the system that is neither protecting Canadians nor the legitimate foreign students who come here to study. CTV News Minister raises concerns about Quebec’s capacity to welcome new arrivals after release of latest immigration […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | SEP 27 2023

Hill Times Time to fix the inequity in Canadian research council grants The federal government should overhaul Canada’s granting agencies with an equity lens for a healthier and more robust research ecosystem that would benefit everyone. CBC News Ottawa unveils new AI code of conduct for Canadian companies Code comes a day after the industry […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 26 2023

Ottawa Citizen Indigenous leaders help design new CPA program to address barriers to accounting profession For the first time, Indigenous candidates are learning the CPA curriculum through a specialized program that incorporates Indigenous culture, context and content. Globe and Mail Foreign students being tricked into thinking they can get permanent residency by studying in Canada, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 25 2023

CTV News Northern Ont. international students concerned about Canada’s tensions with India Indian international students are on edge, following the Indian government’s retaliation to the prime minister’s allegations that India had a hand in murdering Sikh independence activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Global News Dal profs concerned about Canada-India tension and impact on international students Growing […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 22 2023

CTV News Students from India watch as tensions escalate between India and Canada India’s move to suspend visa services for Canadian citizens, and the growing tensions between the two countries are being watched very closely in the Maritimes, especially among students. Globe and Mail Kelowna gearing up for real estate boom driven by UBC Okanagan’s […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 21 2023

The National Post India warns students as Nijjar’s lawyer asks Indo-Hindu to leave Canada India is warning students headed to Canada of security risks just weeks after its top envoy highlighted their safety, as diplomacy and intelligence experts warn a months-long diplomatic row with India is only just beginning. Globe and Mail Tensions with India […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 20 2023

The Edmonton Journal New U of A plan calls for enrolment to grow by 16K more students by 2030 The University of Alberta is seeking to grow its enrolment by 35 per cent, while also targeting a top-50 ranking among worldwide research universities, according to its new 10-year strategic plan unveiled Tuesday. CBC News Students […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 19 2023

The Peterborough Examiner Nipissing University launching strategic plan Nipissing University is eager to launch its new strategic plan and is inviting folks to stop by to witness the official launch. Montreal Gazette Norovirus was likely cause of illness at McGill conference in spring Dozens of participants suffered from severe diarrhea, vomiting and fever, and some […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 18 2023

Policy Options Universities need to take lead role in providing COVID-safe learning As a new strain of the virus spreads, regular testing, improved air filtration, masking policies and vaccinations will ensure universities can remain inclusive. CBC News Universities grapple with making AI a teaching vs. cheating tool A teaching tool or a cheating device? Universities […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 15 2023

National Post Mohawk Mothers seek halt to excavation amid former Montreal hospital grave search A group of Indigenous women were in Quebec Superior Court on Thursday trying to stop drilling and excavation at the former site of a hospital where they say unmarked graves may be located, and where McGill University is expanding its downtown […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 13 2023

Ottawa Citizen First-in-Canada AI education offered to all University of Alberta undergrads The course will explore the role of data collection and human inputs in a range of systems from classical expert systems, to supervised learning, to reinforcement learning systems that generate their own data by interacting with the world.” CTV News Labour market imbalance: […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 12 2023

The Hill Times Seizing the moment: building Canada’s academic leadership into a commercial powerhouse Too much high-quality research is failing to make it out of laboratories to the benefit of patients and the Canadian economy. Global News Ontario holding student housing consultations, minister says Ontario is holding consultations with colleges, universities and municipalities this fall […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 11 2023

CBC News Minister, advocates say they fear international students will be blamed for housing crisis Advocates call on federal government to fund construction of new dormitories, student residences. Global News Is Canada underestimating the cost of living for international students? The Canadian government is likely severely underestimating the cost of living for international students when […]

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