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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 13 2019

The Guardian Memorial University names first female president in 94-year history Memorial University made a historic choice in selecting its 13th president and vice-chancellor — Vianne Timmons, who has held the same position for the last 11 years at the University of Regina, was announced Thursday as the successor to current president Gary Kachanoski. Global […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 12 2019

The Globe and Mail University of Toronto law school dean apologizes for assignment that used ‘troubling’ Indigenous stereotypes The dean of the University of Toronto law school has apologized for a class assignment that he said relied on racial stereotypes about Indigenous people. Edmonton Journal MacEwan mulls tuition hikes up to 9.7 per cent in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 11 2019

Ottawa Citizen After four student suicides, uOttawa group demands better mental health services A group of University of Ottawa students is demanding better mental health support on campus after the fourth student suicide there this year. The PIE News US & UK more vulnerable to drop in Chinese students than Canada, Aus As the number […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 10 2019

CBC – Front Burner What Canadian universities gain, and lose, by accepting Huawei funding Guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud is joined by Peter Armstrong, CBC’s senior business reporter, to talk about the risks and rewards of accepting Huawei’s money. The Globe and Mail Ontario government fighting to restore directive that made many fees optional for post-secondary […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 09 2019

Global News University of Alberta deans stand with Ukrainian community: ‘The Holodomor is a fact’ The University of Alberta, as well as two deans, have issued statements about the Holodomor after a sessional instructor called it a myth on his personal Facebook page. The National post Alberta professors cite free expression in defending lecturer who […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 06 2019

CBC How engineers of the Montreal Massacre generation are changing the world On Dec. 6, 1989, Marc Lépine walked into École Polytechnique de Montréal and fatally shot 14 young women who were studying to be engineers. Montreal Gazette Opinion: Closing the gender gap in engineering requires a culture change “Yes, the needle has moved” in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 05 2019

North Delta Reporter University of the Fraser Valley union demands free menstrual products for staff, students Petition calls it a human rights issue, asks for products at Chilliwack/Abbotsford campus washrooms. The Tyee From Classroom to Courtroom: UBC Prof’s Indigenous Studies Brings Change Part of a series on innovative thinkers in BC’s schools. The Province Opinion: […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 04 2019

Maclean’s Students of colour on connecting with their cultures on campus The years students spend in university can be both overwhelming and eye-opening. Global News Sask. government aims to make immigration easier for entrepreneurial international students A new category is being added to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program for international students looking to stay in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 03 2019

CTV News Polytechnique: Gun used to kill 14 women still not banned in Canada Heidi Rathjen was just 21 years old when a shooter walked into École Polytechnique with the intent to kill women simply because they were studying in the sciences. The National Post McGill student leader blames anti-Semitism for reprimand for over free […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | December 02 2019

The Hill Times New cabinet, old fears, what does it mean for Canadian research and science? On Nov. 20, the Trudeau government announced its new cabinet and House leadership appointees. Surprising many in the research community, the minister of science was eliminated, with the science portfolio being absorbed by the renamed ministry of Innovation, Science […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | November 29 2019

iPolitics Do we have enough scientists in Parliament? Let’s look at the data. Global News On-campus food bank sees increase in number of N.B. college students struggling to buy food More New Brunswick college students are struggling with food insecurity as food banks at NBCC colleges across the province see an increase in the number […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | November 28 2019

Edmonton Journal Alberta announces round-the-clock mental health resources for postsecondary institutions The United Conservative government will spend $22 million to fund mental health and addiction supports at the province’s 26 post-secondary institutions. The PIE News At the 2019 CBIE conference, outward mobility was a key concern While there has been a recent surge in international […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | November 27 2019

Star Calgary Why experts say Kenney’s critique of a Calgary professor is a strike against academic freedom After a University of Calgary professor’s credibility was questioned by the premier Monday on the floor of the Alberta legislature, some reacted with worry about the effect it could have on academic freedom. The Tyee The Second Year […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | November 26 2019

The Globe and Mail Some Canadian universities cancel student exchanges to Hong Kong over safety concerns Some Canadian universities are cancelling their student exchanges to Hong Kong for the next term over concerns about the deteriorating safety situation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Ottawa Citizen University of Northern B.C. offers credit, other options, as strike […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | November 25 2019

The Globe and Mail Scientists disappointed by elimination of federal cabinet post Canadian researchers are raising concerns that the loss of a dedicated science minister signals a reduced voice for their agenda around the federal cabinet table. Global News UVic threatens disciplinary action if athletes speak about coach investigation Three rowers who accused coach Barney […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 22 2019

CBC Doug Ford’s measure allowing Ontario students to opt out of fees for ‘non-essential services’ struck down Ontario’s Divisional Court has unanimously ruled to quash a measure by the government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford allowing post-secondary students to opt out of paying for services deemed “non-essential.” CBC Hundreds of public sector workers protest post-secondary […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 21 2019

Global News UBC says most of its exchange students are out of Hong Kong as protests rock universities The University of British Columbia has cancelled its second term for exchange students in Hong Kong as it works to bring those students back home from the territory over safety concerns. The PIE News Universities around the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 20 2019

CBC ‘It’s literally life or death’: Students say University of Toronto dragging feet on mental health services Despite several deaths, U of T won’t say how long waiting list for therapy is. Ottawa Citizen Survey reveals high levels of psychological distress among Quebec students A wide-ranging survey completed by roughly 24,000 Quebec university students revealed […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 19 2019

CTV News Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home Some Canadian universities are urging their exchange students in Hong Kong to consider returning home as the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is beset by escalating violence between government officials and pro-democracy protesters. CBC York University and U of T calling exchange students home […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 18 2019

Globe and Mail Canadian universities urge exchange students in Hong Kong to return home as protests escalate on campuses Canadian universities are advising their students on exchange programs in Hong Kong to return home, a result of the escalating violence on college campuses in the city racked by increasingly violent anti-government protests. Toronto Star Thousands […]