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BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 25 2017

The Globe and Mail True North trailblazers The Governor-General’s Innovation Awards are a celebration of Canadian creators who have reshaped lives nationally and abroad. Global News University of Saskatchewan offers 1,100 employees voluntary buyout packages An internal memo said the university is looking at attrition and voluntary options first to make up the 5.6 per […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 24 2017

BNN Canada Summer Jobs funding requests surpass Ottawa’s expectations Almost 42,000 businesses have applied to hire a student through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Calgary Herald It took 33 years, but this 93-year-old finally got her university degree The 93-year-old has been studying at Athabasca University for 33 years, and on June 8 she will […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 23 2017

Calgary Herald NDP government has ‘pulled the rug out from under us’: U of C Faculty Association The faculty association says Alberta’s government has “pulled the rug out from under us” by changing legislation during contract negotiations. Globe and Mail International demand for academics in Canada outpacing funding supply While there are hundreds of awards […]


Globe and Mail Emily Carr University president to retire after campus relocation to East Vancouver After more than 20 years in the position, its president and vice-chancellor will be stepping down. Ron Burnett will leave at the end of July, 2018. Globe and Mail McGill Principal wanted Andrew Potter to resign, former trustee says McGill […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 18 2017

Globe and Mail Ontario universities facing supply-demand imbalance Six months after the Ontario government announced a new university funding model, questions are being raised about whether the framework is flexible enough. CBC Management cuts of 15% coming to post-secondary schools in Manitoba: Premier The trimming started with core government, spread to the crown corporations, and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 16 2017

Calgary Herald Lessons learned at University of Calgary as global ransomware attack foiled The university is a regular target for hackers, with an average day seeing about 10 phishing attacks, said a senior administrator. Global News Canadian Light Source to collaborate with 1st synchrotron in Middle East The University of Saskatchewan said it’s part of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 15 2017

Globe and Mail Opinion: Ottawa’s new rules won’t close the diversity gap in research chairs The federal government also needs to recognize the structural problems related to disciplines and funding, write Malinda Smith, Kisha Supernant and Nancy Bray. CBC Visa denial leaves family scrambling ahead of McGill University graduation Amelle Liazoghli plans to apply again […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 12 2017

The Telegram New Memorial University fees approved Protesters fail to stall MUN Board of Regents vote to approve spending cuts, tuition and fee increases. Windsor Star University student president seeks court injunction after being fired Within hours of being removed from office during a marathon board meeting, the president of the University of Windsor Student […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 11 2017

CBC International students biggest users of MUN’s campus food bank More than half of Memorial University’s food bank users are international graduate students. CTV Concordia president calls on Canada to open doors and take advantage of Trump effect Ottawa needs to take full advantage by making immigration easier, Alan Shepard said Wednesday. Edmonton Journal Education […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 10 2017

CBC U of Sask. defends prof’s Monsanto ties, but some faculty disagree A senior University of Saskatchewan official says there’s nothing wrong with the ties between its professor and agribusiness giant Monsanto, but some current and former faculty disagree. CBC Mother earns PhD despite terminal cancer Precilla Veigas received her PhD at the University of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 09 2017

Globe and Mail Universities say they accept new rules to boost diversity of research chair candidates Universities say they welcome the challenge from Ottawa to improve diversity among the ranks of the Canada Research Chairs, under threat of funding cuts. CBC The academic who coined ‘creative class’ now says it’s causing more problems than he […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 08 2017

Winnipeg Free Press Tories embarrassed by U of M: official University of Manitoba associate vice-president of human resources Gregory Juliano testified at a Manitoba Labour Board hearing Friday. Ottawa Citizen Bergeron: We’re tossing our young scientists overboard through lack of funding The results of the CIHR’s grant assessment were devastation for most Canada’s premier young, talented […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 05 2017

Globe and Mail Ottawa to pull research chair funding unless diversity issue addressed at universities The federal granting councils that award the prestigious Canada Research Chairs say universities must offer up more diverse candidates or lose their funds. Maclean’s Why 30 percent more female professors still isn’t good enough The stats are promising, but Canadian […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 04 2017

Toronto Star Ontario announces increased funding for post-secondary mental health services Provincial support of on-campus mental health care resources in Ontario will rise from $9 million to $15 million per year. CBC Kathleen Wynne promotes budget to University of Waterloo students Premier Kathleen Wynne touted her government’s latest budget – and highlighted pharmacare for people […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 03 2017

Globe and Mail B.C. HIV/AIDS researcher among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize Julio Montaner is among scientists, writers, doctors and researchers receiving a prestigious prize for brilliant work in fields including health sciences, engineering and humanities. Maclean’s Opinion: What an all-white roster of astronaut hopefuls says about our schools Black Canadians aren’t entering the STEM […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 01 2017

CBC Lakehead University President Brian Stevenson to step down He announced Friday morning that he will step down at the end of the year. CBC Gerry Byrne’s accusations about MUN finances a ‘distraction’, says administrator Noreen Golfman calls the minister’s approach of making accusations to the media ‘Trump-style’ politics. Global News MacEwan University’s Jasper Place […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 28 2017

The Telegram MUN, Byrne at war over university finances Memorial University’s senior administration is in a full-blown verbal war with the provincial government minister responsible for universities. The Link Concordia Student Stuck in Palestine Unable to Give Birth in Canada After four months of trying to return to Montreal, Bissan Eid will be forced to […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 27 2017

Globe and Mail Science minister mulls forcing universities to attract more female researchers Canada’s science minister says universities aren’t doing the heavy lifting to appoint more female research chairs, so she wants to force their hands. Toronto Star Asian OCAD student’s mock resumé forces others ‘to see who I am’ Many of the pieces in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 26 2017

Global News Survey: How many Canadians would choose a different career path if they had the chance? A Monster Canada survey has found over half of working Canadians (53 per cent) would choose to pursue a different degree or diploma if they could turn back time. Financial Post Generation Lex: Law schools seek balance between […]


Times Higher Education Litmus test for science funding The Naylor report will test the willingness of Justin Trudeau’s government to overhaul research support, writes OISE’s Creso Sá. CBC Memorial University faculty, students divided as university grapples with financial crunch University proposing to offset government cuts with combination of cost-cutting and fee increases. CBC Canadian Space […]