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BY ANQI SHEN | APR 24 2018

The Star Edmonton Law firm pulls donation from University of Alberta as Suzuki backlash continues A tax law firm and engineering dean have weighed in on U of A’s decision to award an honorary doctorate to environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki. CBC Laurier won’t censor speech, says draft statement on free expression The draft statement […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 23 2018

CBC Canada’s first tenured Inuit professor at U of S says research, opportunities ‘a dream world’ When she looks back at her childhood in a small Greenland community, to her life now, Karla Jessen Williamson still feels a sense of disbelief. Winnipeg Free Press Labour board upholds ruling in favour of U of M faculty […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 20 2018

CBC Ontario invests $90M to bring joint Ryerson-Sheridan campus to Brampton Brampton city council has also committed up to $150 million to the project. Global News York University offers tuition credits to students affected by strike The tuition credit option allows students to retake dropped courses or pick up a new course anytime before the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 19 2018

CBC Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College to build education village in Milton The Ontario government will pay $90 million for a new education village, which will be an extension of both Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and Conestoga College in Kitchener. Global News University of Alberta’s decision to give David Suzuki honorary degree criticized After […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 18 2018

Globe and Mail More Canadian medical-school graduates than ever failed to secure residency 115 of this year’s Canadian medical-school graduates failed to secure a crucial training placement, up from 99 last year and 77 the year before. CTV News Buffy Sainte-Marie receives honorary doctorate from Dalhousie University Indigenous-rights activist Buffy Sainte-Marie says all Canadians must […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 17 2018

Montreal Gazette McGill University professors back students’ call for sexual-misconduct investigation A letter, signed by 148 professors and faculty members, was sent to the university administration on Monday. Globe and Mail University of Waterloo program aims to reverse women’s flight from computer science According to Statistics Canada, in the early 1990s, women made up about […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 16 2018

Globe and Mail Ontario launches commission to examine York University strike The Ontario government has launched a commission to look into a contract faculty strike at Toronto’s York University that has left tens of thousands students out of class for more than a month. Globe and Mail B.C. parents hope province can recruit French teachers […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 13 2018

Toronto Star University of Alberta campus residence becomes all-hours Bitcoin hub A Bitcoin banking machine appeared at the University of Alberta, giving students and the public 24-7 access to cryptocurrency. CBC Peer mentorship part of MacEwan University’s fight against sexual violence A new program aimed at preventing sexual violence at MacEwan University will focus on […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 12 2018

Global News U of R President says layoffs are necessary following Saskatchewan budget Vianne Timmons said the institution has growing operating costs and a growing student body. Montreal Gazette McGill, Concordia students stage protest over ‘mismanagement’ of sexual misconduct allegations against professors Students demonstrated outside McGill’s administration building, turning at one point to wave to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 11 2018

Calgary Herald Alberta cuts pay, benefits for presidents of colleges and universities The advanced education minister announced Tuesday that Alberta is bringing in a pay grid for the 20 leaders of its postsecondary institutions, to be fully in effect two years from now. CBC Saskatchewan budget 2018: K-12 education gets back $30M, postsecondary student support […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 10 2018

Maclean’s University of British Columbia apologizes for role in residential schools ‘Universities bear part of the responsibility for this history,’ says UBC President Santa Ono. Read the transcript. CBC 6 Degrees Calgary wants your radical ideas about inclusion and diversity A global forum with a very southern Alberta flavour hopes to ignite a circle of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 09 2018

CBC UBC residential school history centre to share survivors’ accounts, educate public When the centre opens on Monday, UBC president Santa Ono is expected to deliver a statement of apology for the university’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of residential schools. Peterborough Examiner Five more years for president of Trent University in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 06 2018

CTV U of M’s sexual violence survey draws criticism A University of Manitoba student survey has sparked concern for including controversial statements on consent and sexual violence. Globe and Mail Documents reveal new details in Lindsay Shepherd-Wilfrid Laurier University saga Wilfrid Laurier University was under intense pressure from supporters of teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd this […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 05 2018

Global News Video: MacEwan University recovers most of money after phishing scam MacEwan University says it’s recovered nearly all of $11.8 million dollars it was scammed out of last year. Kent Morrison provides the details. CBC UBC unveils bilingual Musqueam street signs on campus hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ names are written in a phonetic alphabet developed with linguists. […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 04 2018

CBC Plan to move NSCAD, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to waterfront ‘cultural hub’ A new “cultural hub” the provincial government says will help make Nova Scotia a “world leader in visual arts” is in the works for Halifax’s waterfront. Global News Ontario teens worried about declining quality of education, future jobs: poll Most students […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 03 2018

Hamilton Spectator McMaster University’s new research chair keeps close eye on spiders As an evolutionary ecologist, Jonathan Pruitt looks at the evolution of collective traits in a society and how they are influenced by the surrounding environment. Saskatoon StarPhoenix NASA water scientist joins U of S as Canada 150 research chair The University of Saskatchewan […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 29 2018

Globe and Mail Canada 150 research chairs draw scientists fleeing Trump, guns and Brexit A total of 25 Canada 150 research chairs will be established at Canadian universities under the one-off program, supported with $117.6-million in federal funding. Winnipeg Free Press U of M may help international students pay for health care The University of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 28 2018

National Post Manitoba government cuts medicare coverage for international students The Manitoba government is eliminating medicare coverage for international students. Telegram Budget 2018: Newfoundland and Labrador investing $2 billion in education, skill and childhood development Of the more than $2 billion the province will spend on education in this year’s budget, nearly a quarter will […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 27 2018

Globe and Mail Opinion: The ‘science budget’ reveals the need for new research strategies The flow of new funds for the open competitions starts strong but then increases much more slowly than the Fundamental Science Review recommended, Mark Lautens writes. Edmonton Journal University of Alberta academic association slams across-the-board cuts The association representing 4,300 U […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 26 2018

CBC Why pensions are at the heart of the Carleton University strike As a work stoppage at Carleton University enters its fourth week, it appears the two sides are arguing not about the present— but rather a hypothetical future involving workers’ pensions. Telegram Memorial University looking for solutions amid financial constraints Memorial University is in […]