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BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 22 2017

CBC Quebec to invest $23M for new ‘zero-tolerance’ campus sexual assault policy The strategy will mandate that universities and colleges have a prevention policy and will ‘strongly encourage’ academic accommodations for victims. Global News Dalhousie University gets $2.2M boost for engineering campus from Irving Oil Dalhousie’s $64-million revamp of its engineering and architecture campus just […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 21 2017

National Post After campus events cancelled, Andrew Scheer says universities have right to decide who gets space “I respect the right for universities to determine which outside groups they give a platform to. And so that’s within their purview,” said the Conservative Party leader. Montreal Gazette In Quebec, more anglophones are choosing French universities A […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 18 2017

CBC Professor develops ’emotional assistant’ for Alzheimer’s A tool developed at the University of Waterloo addresses ‘emotional disconnect’ and supports caregivers. Hamilton Spectator University of Guelph receives $20M gift to fund Arrell Food Institute The university says the gift from two alumni is the largest it has ever received. CBC Partial loss of UBC research […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 17 2017 Student immigration: The gamble of going abroad Political concerns and visa access are swaying students deciding where to pursue a degree. CBC Mandatory campus sexual assault policies set for fall rollout This year marks the first September with mandatory sexual assault policies in place at Ontario universities. Saskatoon StarPhoenix ‘We need better for our […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 16 2017

CTV Can Waterloo’s women-only residence help close the engineering gap? About 50 of the women starting Waterloo engineering will live together in this optional women-only residence. CTV A Killam Prize winner’s top 5 ideas for getting more women in STEM Molly Shoichet, an engineering superstar who oversees more than two dozen people at a University […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 15 2017

Ottawa Citizen Ottawa writer’s ‘fairy-tale mashup’ wins prestigious Hugo Award for science-fiction Amal El-Mohtar, who has taught creative writing at both Carleton and the University of Ottawa, has returned home a conquering hero after winning a prestigious Hugo Award. Toronto Star Editorial: Prevent mental-health care crises on campus As young people leave home to head […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 14 2017

CBC The push for international students to make Nova Scotia their home The non-profit organization EduNova is working to address decline in population and gaps in the workforce in Nova Scotia. CBC Researchers close in on drugs for severe head injury, ALS The research will be presented as part of Western University’s See the Line […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 11 2017

Daily Hive Calgary Report: How much Canadians earn according to their university major Job search website Indeed looked over some 4 million resumes to find out some of the most popular majors in Canada and how much individuals earn with certain degrees. CBC What does real reconciliation look like? University of Winnipeg students have some […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 10 2017

CBC Wab Kinew pledges free tuition for kids aging out of care system The Manitoba NDP leadership hopeful says systemic barriers prevent many from attending university. Ottawa Citizen Sexual assault trial involving two former U of O hockey players delayed again The trial’s new date is set for February 2018. CBC Two Fredericton universities establish […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 09 2017

CTV McGill study finds small group of owners account for majority of Airbnb revenues New research suggests a small number of large commercial property owners are eating up the local supply of housing in Canada’s three largest cities. Globe and Mail Five things undergrads can do now to prepare to enter the job market Canadian […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 08 2017

Toronto Star Should police always be called when a student reports a sex assault to a university or college? Advocates say the guidelines for sexual assault policies at Ontario’s colleges and universities fall short, while critics insist it’s a job better left to the police. Globe and Mail Montreal professor renews legal effort to block […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 04 2017

CTV More funds for CBU in wake of disclosure of money for Acadia Cape Breton University is getting additional money from the province after it emerged publicly that Acadia University has been receiving extra funding. CTV ‘Nanomedicine’: Potentially revolutionary class of drugs are made-in-Canada It’s rare for researchers to discover a new class of drugs, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 03 2017

CBC Dal Student Union opening centre for sex assault survivors, relaunching helpline Each student at the university will contribute $2.50 to the centre, which will run a 24/7 helpline. CBC ‘Blazing the trail’: University of Calgary research could lead to cures for autoimmune diseases New advances in ‘nanomedicine’ may one day help people suffering from […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 02 2017

Global News York University to appeal federal court ruling on copyright fees One of Canada’s largest universities says it will appeal a Federal Court ruling that found it was circumventing copyright fees in reproducing materials being handed out to students. CBC ‘It’s a very white bench’: Judges to mentor black and Indigenous lawyers Of the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 01 2017

Maclean’s Opinion: Why male bias in the lab is bad science To answer our biological questions, we must incorporate both male and female subjects, Thomas Merritt writes. CBC Q&A: Professors lock horns over Grant Devine’s appointment to U of S board of governors The former Saskatchewan Premier, U of S graduate and professor was named […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 31 2017

Toronto Star The building that raised Toronto’s imagination Controversial in its time, Will Alsop’s playful OCAD University building helped the city grow up and kicked off its architectural boom. Globe and Mail Long-awaited High Arctic Research Station nearly complete: group A decade after it was first promised, Canada’s new High Arctic Research Station is nearly […]


CBC $10.5M bailout for Acadia helps avoid ‘more difficult decisions’ Wolfville-based university received operating increase and loan forgiveness. Globe and Mail Thirty Meter Telescope project gets nod from Hawaiian judge Construction of massive observatory, in which Canada has staked a quarter-billion dollars, will proceed atop the state’s highest mountain despite opposition by native groups. Global […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 27 2017

CBC ‘Monumental task’: National effort launched to tackle mental health of public safety workers A new research group launched in St. John’s Tuesday to work on a national strategy to support the mental health of the country’s frontline workers. CBC U.S. Coast Guard testing new icebreaker designs at St. John’s research facility Current testing is […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 26 2017

CBC Indigenous students learn about biofuels, traditional medicines at science camp in Saskatchewan First Nations University of Canada played host to 40 youth from across Canada. Cape Breton Post Research grant at Cape Breton University will assist probe into method of traditional healing Research into the traditional Mi’kmaq practice of using birch bark oil in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 25 2017

Global News St. Thomas University students take home top prize in international law competition Two students from St. Thomas University have won the “Olympic Games of Human Rights” at an international law competition in Switzerland. CBC Digging up the past: U of C professor excavating human remains from ancient Mayan city Researchers are studying remains […]