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BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 21 2018

Montreal Gazette McGill University launches ‘historic’ partnership with Kahnawake Mohawks The 120-credit college program was designed in collaboration with Mohawk educators and will be taught on the South Shore territory. Toronto Star York University accused of breaching settlement over support for sexual assault survivors York is being taken back to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 20 2018

National Post Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says The loss of Saudi Arabian resident physicians in Canada’s hospitals will likely cause delays, but ultimately won’t impact the quality of care, says a health care group that represents the majority of university hospitals. Lawyer’s Daily Lawyers foresee bumpy road […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 17 2018

Ottawa Citizen Competition Bureau warns students about fraudsters offering fake rentals The Competition Bureau of Canada is warning post-secondary students about the increasing popularity of fraudulent rental scams, just as many are preparing to head back-to-school. Toronto Star Alberta funds over 400 new spots in post-secondary tech programs Hundreds of spots in tech programs across […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 16 2018

CBC As a Saudi student being forced to leave Canada, I’m going through the 5 stages of grief A student shares his story of how the diplomatic feud is devastating his dreams after years of hard work. CBC Non-student researchers, post-doctoral fellows at University of Regina unionize Around 70 post-doctoral fellows and non-student researchers are […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 15 2018

Globe and Mail B.C.’s Trinity Western University drops mandatory covenant forbidding sex outside heterosexual marriage TWU has dropped a requirement that students adhere to a community covenant that forbids sex outside of heterosexual marriage, but says it has no plans to revive its proposal for a law school. CBC University of Waterloo students to get […]


Globe and Mail Canadian hospitals scrambling as Saudi med students withdraw from duties ahead of deadline The early departures are the latest development in a chaotic situation that’s having a “destabilizing effect” on parts of Canada’s health-care system, says one hospital administrator. CBC Is seeking refugee status a good option for Saudi students? “It’s a […]


Ottawa Citizen NRC designs vaccine for disease that drug companies ignored When pharmaceutical companies didn’t step up, the National Research Council stepped in to find a cure for Hia, a rare bacterial disease mainly seen among Indigenous communities in the North. CBC P.E.I. surpasses goal for keeping international grads on the Island Fifteen percent of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 10 2018

StarMetro Halifax Halifax researchers create blog to bring science to a wider audience A Dalhousie University student’s passion for communicating science in terms everyone can understand is going global. StarMetro Calgary Alberta university officials face ‘uncharted territory’ with Saudi scholarships Finding a way forward for the people affected is difficult, especially since students have been […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 09 2018

Arabian Business How Saudi-Canada spat could end the dreams of many students Students tell of concerns of not being able to earn their degrees after Saudi Arabia suspends all scholarships to Canada as part of dispute. Ottawa Citizen The remarkably unremarkable ‘Gee-Gees case’ and what it means The case not only focused attention of the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 08 2018

CBC What will happen to Saudi students enrolled in Canada? Universities and colleges are scrambling to help thousands of international students following Saudi Arabia’s decision to pull those on Saudi-funded scholarships from Canadian schools. Globe and Mail Canadian teaching hospitals facing withdrawal as Saudi Arabia recalls sponsored students Saudi Arabia is by far the largest […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 07 2018

Globe and Mail Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students it has been sponsoring at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing its human-rights record. CBC McMaster students offer SickKids hospital ways to keep staff and patients safer Toronto’s […]


Edmonton Journal University of Alberta dean of science resigns post, citing actions of university leadership University of Alberta’s dean of science, artificial intelligence pioneer Jonathan Schaeffer, has resigned from his position effective Oct. 1 citing decisions made by the university’s leadership that he “cannot support.” Edmonton Journal The death of the exam: Canada is at […]


Global News Brescia trading plastic straws for biodegradable paper straws on campus Brescia University is joining in a widespread effort to reject single-use plastic straws. CBC News UWaterloo hires 7 more mental health staff but students say that’s not enough It’s been almost five months since students walked out for better mental health services. Global […]


Globe and Mail LG, University of Toronto partner on artificial-intelligence lab South Korean consumer electronics giant LG Electronics Inc. is turning to the University of Toronto to build its artificial-intelligence muscle, as the university hopes to build a better reputation in applying its sought-after research in the real world. Toronto Star Genomics internship aims to […]


Global News Saskatchewan’s permanently disabled students to benefit from new loan Up to an extra $2,000 will be offered from The Canada Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan program, to help students pay for their post-secondary education and living costs. The Georgia Straight Opinion: Reasonable Doubt: How our highest court stopped TWU’s Christian law school Over the […]


Globe and Mail Ottawa unveils integrity rules to shield scientists from interference The model policy, released on Monday, is intended to help departments satisfy new scientific integrity provisions that were included last year in a collective agreement with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, the union that represents most of the scientists […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 27 2018

CBC Striking York University workers slam back-to-work legislation The union representing striking workers at York University says the Ontario government’s back-to-work legislation amounts to a “trampling” of employees’ constitutional rights. Global Top court to hear appeal of ruling that allowed Carleton U to recoup pension paid to dead prof The Supreme Court of Canada will […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 26 2018

National Post Ontario government ends York University strike with back-to-work legislation Students at York University will head back to class this fall after Ontario’s government passed legislation Wednesday ending a nearly five-month-long strike. CBC Calgary university utilizing investigative tool for wildfires, oil spills A crime-scene-type tool is being used by an Alberta university to help […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 24 2018

Prince George Now B.C. post-secondary institutions getting funding to provide more co-op opportunities The province’s 25 public universities, colleges and institutes are receiving nearly $1.9 million in funding, equal to $75,000 each, to make these opportunities happen. Global University of Alberta closing residence for students with children, believes other buildings can accommodate families One of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 23 2018

Globe and Mail University of Waterloo engineering applicants sell themselves differently based on gender, new research says Students applying to engineering programs at the University of Waterloo must answer a simple essay question: Why do you want to be an engineer? New research suggests young men and women answer differently. Edmonton Journal Delayed inquiry report […]