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BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 21 2018

StarMetro Vancouver B.C.’s association of student unions calls it quits with Canadian Federation of Students Canada’s largest student lobby organization, whose stated purpose is to unite university students from coast to coast, just expelled its West Coast members. Ottawa Citizen Jordan Peterson launches defamation suit against Wilfrid Laurier University U of T professor Jordan Peterson […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 20 2018

Globe and Mail York University’s distance-education program breaks barriers for refugees Equipped with new skills – including fluent English − the students are also less dependent on foreign aid and can take jobs inside and outside Dadaab. Globe and Mail University of Guelph giving raises to full-time female faculty after salary review The university will […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 19 2018

National Post Waterloo ‘ideas lab’ startup lures president away from Dalhousie University Richard Florizone will be leading the new Quantum Valley Ideas Lab, a non-profit focused on quantum devices and their applications. Globe and Mail After Galloway: We must value a woman’s pain above a man’s reputation “We are a society that focuses on the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 18 2018

CBC York students not optimistic strike will end soon despite union accepting university’s offer Some striking contract workers will return to work on Monday, but other teaching and graduate assistants will remain on the picket line, according to CUPE 3903 Unit 2. Globe and Mail Law societies can deny accreditation to Trinity Western University’s law school graduates: […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 15 2018

CBC LGBT rights vs. religious freedom: top court ruling on Trinity Western case today The judgment effectively could determine whether Trinity Western University (TWU) — a private, evangelical Christian post-secondary institution — can operate a law school at its Langley, B.C. campus. CTV York U. contract faculty ordered to re-vote on offer due to “discrepancies” […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 14 2018

Toronto Star Doug Ford will recall legislature to end York strike, cut gas prices Premier-designate Doug Ford will recall the legislature next month for a brief summer session to end the York University strike and begin fulfilling campaign promises like lowering gasoline prices, sources told the Star. University World News Does Ford’s victory pose a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 13 2018

Ottawa Citizen Laurier teaching assistant launches $3.6M lawsuit for university free speech abuses Lindsay Shepherd has filed a $3.6 million lawsuit against two professors, a bureaucrat and their employer Wilfrid Laurier University. Ottawa Citizen UBC to welcome six North Korean university professors for six months in ‘unprecedented’ academic exchange For the eighth year in a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 12 2018

Ottawa Citizen ‘Irrational exuberance’: Experts urge caution as Canadian schools race to develop cannabis curricula Across Canada, colleges and universities are partnering with cannabis companies to develop marijuana-related curricula in anticipation of legalization. Prince George Daily News Four B.C. postsecondary institutions to collaborate on social infrastructure development Simon Fraser University, the British Columbia Institute of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 11 2018

Globe and Mail Novelist Steven Galloway awarded $167,000 in damages Mr. Galloway, who was fired from his position as chair of UBC’s creative-writing program after accusations that included sexual harassment, has been awarded $167,000 in damages. Globe and Mail Newfoundland and Labrador creating program for Indigenous law students The province has announced a partnership to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 08 2018

Edmonton Journal Athabasca University gets one-time $4.9-million grant to set new direction The funding announcement comes almost one year after the release of a government-commissioned report into the future viability of Canada’s only public online post-secondary institution. Toronto Star Duelling protests greet David Suzuki at University of Alberta grad ceremony While protesters critical of David […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 07 2018

Globe and Mail Many Canadian universities slip in world ranking that measures research output The research output of some of their global peers is improving faster, leading to declines in global rankings for many Canadian schools. Toronto Star New research centre will care for women ‘in all ages and all stages’ A new centre at […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 06 2018

National Post Honorary degree for B.C. elder’s efforts to keep her Indigenous language alive She’s the last surviving fluent speaker of her Indigenous language, but Elizabeth Phillips says she’s more confident now than ever that her mother tongue will survive. Toronto Star New SFU program puts out the call for environmentally-minded engineers It’s hoped that […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 05 2018

Montreal Gazette McGill lavender grad ceremony to honour LGBTQ students McGill University is set to hold its first-ever lavender graduation ceremony on Tuesday, a first for Canada. Toronto Star U of T celebrating Pride with rainbow flag made up of 3,000 paper cranes The University of Toronto’s faculty of arts & science has created a […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 04 2018

Globe and Mail The extra load that professors of colour have to bear Currently, there is a push for Canadian universities to take such unpaid work into account, particularly when it comes to assessing professors and instructors for promotion and tenure. Ottawa Citizen Virtual abduction scam in Calgary targets international students A virtual abduction scam […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 01 2018

Vancouver Sun UBC president pens letter to Ottawa to help alumna jailed in Saudi Arabia Santa Ono has penned a letter to the federal government asking for help for alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul, a women’s rights activist and former UBC student jailed in Saudi Arabia. Niagara Falls Review Brock announces Caribbean scholarship in St. Catharines’ twin […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 31 2018

Toronto Star This professor wants to see more Indigenous knowledge in chemistry education A group of chemists and Indigenous leaders have their “ion” reconciliation. CBC Review proposes transforming Aurora College into polytechnic university A highly anticipated review of Aurora College begun last year has now been released, and it recommends Aurora College be transformed into […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 30 2018

Globe and Mail York University beats its own strike record, divides Ontario Liberals, NDP The 13-week strike at York University is officially the longest labour dispute at the institution, and the longest strike at an English-speaking university in Canada. Times Colonist Royal Roads, Songhees Nation forge new path for land Royal Roads University and the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 29 2018

Toronto Star Kathleen Wynne says you may not like her but she can protect against the danger her rivals would pose Wynne has promised to recall the legislature “swiftly,” if she is re-elected, to force 3,000 striking York University contract faculty and teaching assistants back to work after three months on the picket lines. Global […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 28 2018

CBC UNB women’s hockey team plays first game this fall The UNB women’s hockey program was cut in 2008 and only reinstated after a former player’s challenge through the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission. CTV Carleton’s professors, instructors have a new contract The university announced late Sunday night it had reached a tentative collective agreement […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 25 2018

CBC St. Thomas University takes province to court to get funding details The university wants the government to reveal how much money it provides to other universities in New Brunswick. Toronto Star Ontario student voters look for student loan relief, mental-health services One of the most pressing concerns for college and university students, as the […]