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BY ANQI SHEN | APR 24 2017

Toronto Star ‘Defiance for science’: thousands march in U.S., Canada and around the world They came in numbers that were mammoth if not quite astronomical. CBC ‘Let our Indigenous voices be heard’: Indigenous scientists join March for Science Over 1,500 Indigenous scientists supported the march, also calling out treatment of Indigenous communities. Globe and Mail […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 20 2017

P.E.I. Guardian P.E.I. students will soon be eligible to collect EI during postsecondary education Both college and university students will soon be eligible to have access to Employment Insurance while pursuing their studies in the province. Metro Tuition hikes mean students ‘less and less likely’ to go to university: MSVU protestors Protestors at Mount Saint […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 19 2017

Globe and Mail Schools and employers partner to curb youth underemployment Canada’s major banks and financial-service companies in the GTA are lining up behind an initiative to ensure that every postsecondary student has a work-integrated learning experience. Toronto Star Ryerson University students will disarm fake bombs with robots for final exam Computer science students will […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 18 2017

CBC UBC passes new sex-assault policy, will create centralized offices to respond All public universities in B.C. must have policies by May 19. Maclean’s Why does Canada give away its best ideas in AI? Artificial intelligence is catnip to cheque-wielding politicians. But their investments won’t pay unless we stop hawking patents. Vancouver Sun Opinion: Ensure […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 13 2017

Globe and Mail Sharp differences in career paths of PhD grads across fields, UBC study finds The study found about a third of UBC’s doctoral graduates end up working as professors, but there are sharp differences in graduates’ career outcomes across different fields. Globe and Mail U of T researchers uncover extent of China’s censorship […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 12 2017

Times Higher Education Canada science review: will funding plea be put into practice? Scholars applaud recommendation to increase cash for basic research, but question significance of post-budget release. Georgia Straight Opinion: Canada has two ministers of science, yet budget 2017 barely mentions science University researchers across Canada are stunned and puzzled, writes UBC mathematics professor […]


Ottawa Citizen Canadian science research eroding under ‘stifling preconditions’ of government funding, panel warns Canada has become less competitive in science research as federal funding has been “flatlining” in recent years, says an expert panel appointed by the federal science minister. Toronto Star Scientific research needs $1.3 billion in new money, system overhaul, report says […]


New York Times Canada tries to turn its A.I. ideas into dollars After years of losing its artificial intelligence scientists and start-ups to Silicon Valley, Canada is focusing on keeping its A.I. leaders in the country. Times Colonist Opinion: Science is an important part of public policy On April 22, people around the world will […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 07 2017

CBC MUN told to look for savings, as government cuts spending by $3M Memorial University will have to find $3 million in savings, without being able to increase tuition fees. CTV Alberta introduces bill to give professors, other academics right to strike Currently, collective bargaining disputes with academic staff in Alberta are settled through binding […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 06 2017

CBC U of T bungled 17-month sexual assault investigation, student alleges Tamsyn Riddle, 20, has filed a human rights complaint alleging the university failed to properly investigate an on-campus assault. CBC Resistance vs. resiliency: UNB elder to serve as Canada 150 ambassador Imelda Perley embraces her role as an opportunity to promote and advocate for […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 05 2017

Winnipeg Free Press NDP raises alarm over tuition rebates The NDP is stoking fears the Pallister government’s April 11 budget could kill a program that pays out more than $50 million a year in tuition rebates to graduates who stay in the province. Ottawa Citizen Ottawa research helps reduce women’s need for lifetime of blood […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 04 2017

Ottawa Citizen Ottawa academic’s release ordered from Paris jail for fifth time — prosecutors quickly block move Two French judges ordered the release of Ottawa academic Hassan Diab from a Paris jail Monday – the fifth time since being extradited to France two and a half years ago. National Post ‘An opportunity to make their […]

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 03 2017

CBC SFU Chair appointed to new role in substance use research Kanna Hayashi will take a leading local role to advance understanding in substance abuse. Edmonton Journal Joint survey could help determine extent of sexual assaults at Alberta universities, colleges Campus climate surveys are a common way to collect data on attitudes, behaviours and reporting […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 31 2017

Globe and Mail Opinion: Ethics and governance is getting lost in the AI frenzy Mike Ananny and Taylor Owen on the “troubling disconnect between the rapid development of AI technologies and the static nature of our governance institutions.” National Post Ryerson University president apologizes for student film that portrays Niagara Falls as a slum The […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 30 2017

Maclean’s Opinion: Threats to academic freedom aren’t just a white-guy problem Here’s the problem: Potter’s marginalization is precisely the kind that causes concern because it is what is known in social science as a least-likely case. Maclean’s Editorial: What the Andrew Potter affair was really about Maclean’s continues to believe in the vital importance of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 29 2017

Toronto Star New institute aims to make Toronto an ‘intellectual centre’ of AI capability The Vector Institute, an independent non-profit affiliated with the University of Toronto, will hire about 25 new faculty and research scientists. Times Colonist UVic’s international students cry foul as fee increases approved Despite pleas to the board of governors, international students […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 28 2017

CBC Cape Breton University moves forward in search for new president An executive search firm will be hired by June, says the board of governors chair. Maclean’s CAUT prepares investigation into McGill and Potter resignation A national group representing academic staff raises questions over Andrew Potter’s resignation. Hamilton Spectator McMaster group’s anti-racism initiative to unveil […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 27 2017

Ottawa Citizen Carleton University president to step down for ‘new leadership opportunity’ After nine years at the helm, Roseann O’Reilly Runte has announced her resignation as president and vice-chancellor of Carleton, effective July 31. Ottawa Citizen Editorial: Carleton University President Runte served the academic community well In Runte’s time, Carleton has shed the last vestiges […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 24 2017

CBC Audio: ‘It’s very much about laying out a long-term vision’: Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses budget concerns The Liberals committed to $5.7 billion in new spending over the next six years — not necessarily a large number for a government that talks a lot about “real change.” CBC University of Waterloo president writes faculty […]


CBC News – Montreal Retired Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar finally launches book after imprisonment in Iran Launch of book on Muslim women in sports delayed by time detained in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Waterloo Regional Record In wake of suicides, Waterloo universities focus on student wellness The University of Waterloo says it has reached out […]