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BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 23 2018

Maclean’s Canadian universities test accepting great students with not-so-great grades Aiming to reach high school students with great skills but low marks, a pilot project allows applicants to show off their best work. CBC Laurentian says ‘discussion is important’ regarding amount of part-time profs in Ontario universities Laurentian University is responding to poll results released […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 22 2018

Ottawa Citizen Ontario government pledges $2.1 billion to rebuild mental health system Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday her government will spend $2.1 billion over the next four years to rebuild Ontario’s mental health system. Toronto Star Minister urges York University, union to try to reach deal on strike Postsecondary minister Mitzie Hunter says she has […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 21 2018

University World News Opinion: Are campus free speech and inclusion incompatible? Is academic freedom a platform to share any controversial ideas that come to light or must professors cushion their opinions to make class a safer place for diverse students? Halifax Today Saint Mary’s entrepreneurship hub closer to reality after provincial investment The province announced […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 20 2018

Globe and Mail York University set to resume contract talks, but students fear semester is already at risk Thousands of professors working on temporary contracts and graduate students have been on strike for the past two weeks. National Post I am a Mi’kmaq lawyer, and I despair over Colten Boushie “I find it painful to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 19 2018

Global News McMaster University set to launch new experiential learning program Along with this partnership on a continuing education course, the university plans to roll out experiential learning projects in several program areas by the end of this year. Global News Video: University of Alberta to raise international student tuition, other fees for rent and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 16 2018

Global News Western University co-led drone project shortlisted for NASA mission to Saturn’s largest moon A Western University scientist might see a project she’s co-led launched into space after it was shortlisted by NASA for a future mission. Brandon Sun BU poised to raise tuition, cut senior admin positions Brandon University will eliminate nine senior […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 15 2018

CBC Lakehead University presents draft sustainability plan to students The proposals range from increasing plant-based food offerings to protecting endangered species on campus. Windsor Star University of Windsor launches investigation over ‘incident’ that left woman in critical condition The U of Windsor is conducting a “full internal investigation” after a 34-year-old woman was left in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 14 2018

CBC Dalhousie University ordered to pay ex-student nearly $50K A former doctoral student at Dalhousie University has won a judgment worth nearly $50,000 against the university for breach of contract. CBC Bare shelves at University of Windsor food bank causing empty bellies Chickpeas, vegetarian pasta sauce, peanut butter and canned tomatoes are in especially short […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 13 2018

CBC Some U of S senators call for investigation into prof’s links to 3M corporation Some members of the University of Saskatchewan’s governing bodies are calling for an investigation after a professor was accused of suppressing toxic pollution research for U.S. corporation 3M. CTV University of Waterloo mental health report features 36 recommendations The report […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 12 2018

CBC Sask. professor receives threats over upcoming talk on ‘whiteness’ at Ontario university An assistant professor of education at the University of Regina is facing widespread backlash to a talk he is giving Monday titled It’s Okay to be (Against) White(ness). Maclean’s York University on strike: Why it keeps happening again and again The school’s […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 09 2018

Globe and Mail University science, tech programs should be reformed to appeal to more women: report The Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders released a report on ways to boost the proportion of women in STEM professions. Global News Quebec students strike, march in downtown Montreal for paid internships A […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 08 2018

Hill Times Opinion: University professors call for more women in the sciences ‘We need more women in positions of power and their inclusion needs to be beyond tokenism. This is important because girls and women cannot be what they cannot see.’ Maclean’s York university strike: Confusion on campus With professors contradicting official communications, attendance for […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 07 2018

CBC ‘We need to talk about what happened’: UW to release report on student mental health On Monday, police confirmed a 22-year-old fourth-year student died by suicide. CBC Students, profs want UPEI included in Freedom of Information Act The legislation is under review. Currently, the university and municipalities are not regulated by the act. Saskatoon […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 06 2018

Toronto Star Contract staff gather for Monday rally as strike goes into full swing The strike affecting 3,000 contract staff working at York University kicked off Monday with a massive rally on the campus. Globe and Mail Number of Ontario professors over 65 rises, under 45 falls, study finds Since mandatory retirement ended in Ontario […]


Globe and Mail Deaths of Colten Boushie, Tina Fontaine spark difficult classroom conversations, professors say The outpouring of sadness, anger and questions about the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine is pushing universities to grapple with what it means to advance reconciliation and encouraging difficult classroom conversations, Indigenous studies professors and students say. CBC […]


Toronto Star Ontario Liberals’ gender violence strategy gets $242 million boost Funds will go to sexual assault services and to transforming justice system for victims seeking help. Global News Across Canada, legal pot will force universities to change residence rules On paper, at least, university residence rules have tended to regulate tobacco and alcohol, and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 01 2018

iPolitics Federal investment in science the result of grassroots movement: Naylor Dr. David Naylor said it was the efforts on the ground over the past several months that resulted in a favourable budget outcome. CBC P.E.I. students can earn bursary bonus for work on Island farms, seafood plants P.E.I. high school and university students looking […]


iPolitics Re-investing in research: Budget 2018 makes a massive commitment The federal government is committing nearly $6.6 billion to foster innovation and science. Huffington Post Canada Canadian universities to face funding cuts if they fail to address campus sexual assaults The threat was levied in the 2018 federal budget. Guelph Mercury Tribune Feds put billions […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 27 2018

Maclean’s Federal Budget 2018: 12 things to watch for Finance Minister Bill Morneau has said science, gender equality and preparing Canadians for the jobs of the future will be key themes in Tuesday’s federal budget. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Graduate students seek seat on U of S Board of Governors At its last meeting, the University Council […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 26 2018

Globe and Mail Study finds gap in university students’, faculty’s appraisal of skills gleaned in class A new study by the Conference Board of Canada finds disparities between student’s perceptions of the value of their humanities education relative to their instructors’. Toronto Star U of T student group says racial violence and harassment a health […]