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BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 20 2017

Toronto Star Colleagues write letter of support for Wilfrid Laurier profs embroiled in free speech controversy The letter, sent via an email distribution list on Monday, was followed by a statement from the university announcing the outcome of an independent fact-finder’s investigation. Globe and Mail Opinion: Professors owe their graduate students more than what Lindsay […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 19 2017

CBC University of Moncton looks within for interim presidential replacement The outgoing president, Raymond Théberge, is leaving his post to take on a key role with the federal government. Globe and Mail Opinion: Young scientists face too many funding obstacles A generation of young scientists and scholars are facing unprecedented financial pressures, with small grants […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 18 2017

CBC New U of A program helps under-represented students who seek health-care careers Yasmin Rafiei hopes to get low-income and Indigenous students interested in health care. Ottawa Citizen York University scraps ‘College Master’ academic title to cut association to discrimination and racism As of Jan. 1, academic leaders of York’s eight colleges — Bethune, Calumet, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 15 2017

Maclean’s How students turn on-the-job training into college credit Partnerships between employers like McDonald’s and colleges turn on-the-job training into academic credit. CBC Campus police at Wilfrid Laurier and University of Waterloo now carry naloxone 20 officers at U of Waterloo and 26 at Wilfrid Laurier carry naloxone in form of nasal sprays. Cape Breton […]


Global News For newly minted grads, higher pay but possibly fewer jobs: StatCan New research suggest that when it comes to the number of available entry-level jobs, highly educated Canadians may be facing worse odds. Financial Post The disturbing problem at Canada’s Patent Office: It’s suddenly denying medical-test patents Medical diagnostic tests aren’t getting patents […]


University World News Why China wants ‘Western-style’ liberal arts education Foreign universities interested in setting up liberal arts and science degrees in China believe they can operate within the country’s current confines, including an atmosphere that is hostile to criticism. Vice For trans folks, free speech can be silencing The debate surrounding Wilfrid Laurier and […]


Time Higher Education Number of female professors in Canada up 28 percent in six years Figures also show that female teaching staff earned between 95 and 98 percent of their male counterparts. Calgary Herald Alberta universities, colleges told to tighten their belts to reduce discretionary spending Postsecondary institutions and school boards have been given until […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 11 2017

CBC The fight over free speech at universities comes down to the question of the purpose of higher-ed For some, university is a finishing school. For others, it’s an avenue for social justice. CBC Too early to celebrate success of free tuition program, critics say About 6,000 students students took advantage of the province’s free […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 08 2017

Edmonton Journal Former U of Calgary researcher attempts to collect pay for expert report An Alberta judge rejected an application seeking payment for an expert medical report prepared by a former researcher who had to retract several studies due to faulty data in his lab. Maclean’s Opinion: To help foundations help Canada, our fundamental research […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 07 2017

Telegram N.L. government funds pilot employment programs for international students Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Al Hawkins announced more than $392,000 in funding for the programs on Tuesday. CBC ‘Open texts’ keeping cost of books down at UWindsor The University of Windsor is being recognized for its efforts to bring down cost of pricey […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 06 2017

Maclean’s Supporting Indigenous students on campus: Finding the best approach For First Nations, Metis and Inuit students to find academic success, schools need to rework their programs, curricula and campus cultures. Ottawa Citizen A continuum of unabated violence: Remembering the massacre at Ecole Polytechnique Parliament officially created the day of remembrance and actionin 1991 to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 05 2017

Ottawa Citizen Most researchers still don’t get the fake science problem, expert says That’s why the thousands of shady journals keep getting customers who will pay to have their research papers published, even if the journal isn’t legitimate, says Dr. David Moher. CBC Time to help — not punish — pregnant university students, Ottawa woman […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 04 2017

Ottawa Citizen Polytechnique presents scholarship in honour of Montreal massacre victims Ella Thomson, an electrical engineering graduate of the University of Manitoba, has won the Order of the White Rose scholarship. CBC University sexual harassment victim kept in dark over whether professor was punished School policies across Canada fall short on transparency, victims and advocates […]

BY ANQI SHEN | DEC 01 2017

Edmonton Journal Alberta tuition freeze continues next year, government commits $17 million in backfill Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt said Thursday the freeze applies to 20 public post-secondary institutions and will apply to apprenticeship tuition. Montreal Gazette International students see more opportunity in Montreal, but most leave Reasons include immigration issues, higher salaries or better […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 30 2017

Globe and Mail Census 2016: Canadians, including recent immigrants, are among most educated in the world Canada’s labour force is increasingly reliant on well-educated immigrants who are enjoying employment rates that are broadly in line with the national average. Telegram Memorial University orders sexual harassment probe at med school The university is calling in an […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 29 2017

CBC Facebook teams up with Ryerson to take its battle against ‘fake news’ to the startup world Five startups from across Canada that ‘drive innovation for journalism’ will be funded. Kingston Whig-Standard Queen’s principal announces he will not seek third term Daniel Woolf says he came to the decision “both by a sense that the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 28 2017

Vancouver Sun UBC looking to raise $100 million for students The University of British Columbia is hoping to raise $100 million for student awards, scholarships and bursaries over the next three years. Montreal Gazette McGill aims to become carbon neutral by 2040 As part of its commitment to sustainability, the university will upgrade the energy […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 27 2017

Globe and Mail Free speech protest at Wilfrid Laurier University caps turbulent week Attendees of the protest surrounded master’s student Lindsay Shepherd after she spoke. Many simply wanted to take selfies with her and their signs, whether home-made or printed with the slogan “I Stand with Lindsay.” CBC Listening is the key to Indigenous education, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 24 2017

CBC Western University president Amit Chakma will not seek another term Dr. Chakma announced Thursday he will not be seeking a third term, and intends to leave his position by the end of June of 2019. CTV ‘Freedom of expression’ should not be ‘threatening’: Laurier University president The university will be creating a taskforce to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 23 2017

CBC UVic’s Indigenous governance program under 3rd-party probe A review of the program was launched under university’s discrimination and harassment policy. Ottawa Citizen ‘It’s OK To Be White’ posters too ‘divisive’ for Regina University, could be considered vandalism The University of Regina says it is removing posters on campus that contain the message “It’s OKAY […]