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BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 16 2017

CBC UBC alumna says school’s draft sexual assault policy an improvement but not perfect A UBC alumna with an ongoing human rights complaint against the school says the university’s new draft policy for addressing sexual assault on campus is a step forward. Toronto Star Victoria College pays no property taxes on pricey Bloor land As […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 15 2017

Sudbury Star Laurentian pays tribute to missing and murdered indigenous women with Red Dress Campaign Red dresses hung on bare branches and fluttered amid snowflakes at Laurentian University, a haunting tribute and a stark reminder of the need for change. Toronto Star Quebec philosopher reverses position on secularism after mosque shooting Charles Taylor formerly wrote […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 14 2017

Calgary Herald Alberta envoy to push for greater share of federal research and innovation funding in Ottawa Politicians and university leaders from Alberta will land this morning in Ottawa for two days of meetings to push for a greater share of federally sponsored research funds. Globe and Mail Criminal charges less likely in UBC sex-assault […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 13 2017

National Post Universities moving away from allowing students to judge sex assaults Universities in B.C. and Ontario are shifting away from allowing students to investigate sexual assault allegations against fellow students. Globe and Mail Sexual assault complaints need independent investigation, UBC policy says Under the new policy, an independent investigator would be responsible for examining […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 10 2017

Huffington Post Marie Henein, Jian Ghomeshi’s Lawyer, To Speak At Bishops University Despite Opposition A speech by Marie Henein, Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer, will go ahead at three Canadian universities Friday evening despite opposition from some students in Nova Scotia. Globe and Mail B.C. cancer researcher wins prestigious research grant A Canadian researcher is part of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 09 2017

570 News Canadians join global movement to boycott academic events held in the U.S. Hundreds of professors have joined more than 6,200 academics around the world pledging to stay away from international conferences held in the United States. CBC UPEI sees enrolment of Island students drop: MPHEC The University of Prince Edward Island is continuing […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 08 2017

Globe and Mail Quebec scientist Moineau wins prize for role in gene-editing breakthrough A decade after he helped to discover a bacterial defence mechanism, a Laval University microbiologist is enjoying some recognition from Canada. National Post Revolution AI: Why everyone wants in to Montreal’s deep-learning hub “Clearly it’s a place where everybody wants to be […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 07 2017

Toronto Star Youth Minister Trudeau: Is PM delivering on promises? The prime minister gave himself an extra portfolio after the 2015 election, but critics say he has a mixed record on youth issues. Globe and Mail Canadian universities aim to help students, faculty stranded by Trump order One of the most important ways universities have […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 03 2017

CBC Scientists to march against Trump’s stance on science Since a website was launched on Monday, more than 40,000 people have registered interest, saying they planned to attend the march or a satellite event. Global News Video: FSIN, University of Saskatchewan commit to help First Nations students succeed The two parties have signed a MOU outlining […]


Globe and Mail Campus support for Muslim students prompts talk about Islamophobia Muslim students at Canadian universities are welcoming the vigils, lectures and reflections taking place at their schools in the wake of Sunday’s shootings in Quebec City, but they also say the show of support is much-needed to combat persistent incidents of Islamophobia. Globe […]

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 01 2017

iPolitics Search for top science advisor delayed Science Minister Kirsty Duncan has pushed back the deadline to apply for the role until February 13. Globe and Mail Academics debate boycott of U.S. conferences over Trump immigration ban A growing number of academics are calling for stronger action than street protests or calls to MPs and […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 31 2017

Global News Iranian University of Manitoba student stopped from travelling to present at U.S. conference Elnaz Afshaipour said her nightmare experience at the Winnipeg airport began when she entered her booking information and the screen read “error.” CBC U.S. travel ban means an uncertain future for couple separated by the border He lives in California, […]


Globe and Mail Universities Canada speaks out against Trump’s U.S. travel ban Canada’s universities have issued a rare political statement, opposing the temporary ban on the entry of citizens from seven countries to the United States and the suspension of all refugee admissions. Global News UBC sets up $250k task force to assist students, staff […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 27 2017

Globe and Mail Ontario rejects colleges’ plan for new ‘salary frameworks’ Ontario colleges have been told by the province that their plans for raising salaries for presidents and other senior staff are “unacceptable.” Kingston Whig-Standard City of Kingston, Queen’s to tap into potential of Innovation Park The two parties have formulated a memorandum of understanding […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 26 2017

Guelph Mercury Death of Guelph student prompts calls for more mental health support Four students have died this school year in connection with mental illness. Winnipeg Free Press PC replaces NDP appointments on U of Manitoba board Education Minister Ian Wishart has appointed 11 new governors and re-appointed one student member to the 23-member University […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 25 2017

Global News Video: A look inside the University of Manitoba’s Feminist & Queer Review Here’s where you can read more about students publishing their own work in the University of Manitoba’s Feminist & Queer Review. Toronto Star Colleges explain why presidents need huge pay hikes If adopted, five of the 24 presidents could potentially be […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 24 2017

Globe and Mail Canadian universities see rise in U.S. applicants While the results of the U.S election may have stoked this year’s numbers, recruitment campaigns and the drop in the Canadian dollar likely played a large role, universities say. Times Higher Education University of Calgary cancels journal subscriptions The University of Calgary has cancelled subscriptions […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 23 2017

Cape Breton Post Both sides in CBU dispute confident settlement to be soon reached Cape Breton University students can breath a little easier knowing there will be no strike at the facility on Monday, if at all. Waterloo Region Record Students challenge Laurier on access to $90M flagship Wilfrid Laurier University will reconsider how it […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 20 2017

Toronto Star U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action A committee produced a 125-page report this month with 34 recommendations in response to 2015 call to action by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Dentistry tuition increased for first time in eight years to support […]

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 19 2017

Metro Dalhousie researcher’s discovery may lead to new heart treatments Dr. Alex Quinn is part of a team at the Halifax university that found scar tissue in damaged heart regions can connect with healthy tissue. Brampton Guardian Over 150,000 students to receive free tuition through ‘transformed’ OSAP More students will be eligible for free tuition […]