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BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUL 03 2020

CBC Doubt cast over Trudeau’s assertion that only WE Charity can run $900M student grant program Officials point to need for extensive ties to local non-profits, which they say WE lacks. Policy Options Cutting postsecondary budgets during COVID a bad move Governments keen to balance budgets are cutting post-secondary funding. But this will hurt the […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUL 02 2020

Globe and Mail Canadian corporate leaders back Ryerson’s Black Innovation Fellowship A number of prominent technology and other corporate leaders have rallied together in the past week to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to expand Ryerson University’s Black Innovation Fellowship. The Hill Times Opinion: Canada’s future workforce must be truly diverse and highly skilled […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 30 2020

CBC Feeling like ‘cash cows’: International students at Lakehead University upset by tuition hike during pandemic International tuition for engineering increases by almost 13% for 2020/2021 school year at Thunder Bay school. CTV News Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine ready to start human trials soon In a couple weeks, a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in Quebec will […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 29 2020

CBC NSCAD president removed after 1 year on the job Aoife Mac Namara, the president of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, has been removed from her position after one year. The Province Santa Ono: What COVID-19 can teach us in our fight against climate change I am heartened by the way university leaders […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 26 2020

The Globe and Mail Ottawa announces winners of $109-million in additional COVID-19 research funding From vitamin D to the disease-fighting potential of sewage, the latest research funded by Ottawa shows how rapidly the science surrounding COVID-19 is evolving. The Toronto Star Ottawa outsources student-grant program to a Toronto charity that works with Justin Trudeau’s wife […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 25 2020

The Globe and Mail UVic appoints Ry Moran as Indigenous reconciliation librarian The new reconciliation librarian at the University of Victoria says he hopes his unique role will help Canadians better understand Indigenous culture and what they have faced through history. National Post Long-awaited details of federal student service grant to be unveiled today The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 24 2020

National Post UBC nursing student suing RCMP officer for alleged assault after health check A B.C. nursing student alleges she suffered physical and emotional injuries at the hands of an RCMP officer after her boyfriend called emergency services to request a health check. CBC UBC’s board chair is gone. But the issues that led to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 23 2020

iPolitics Qualtrough says work underway to provide help for international students Ottawa says it is working on ways to support international students in Canada currently left out of existing COVID-19 emergency aid programs. CBC Margaret Wente resigns from senior fellow appointment at Massey College Former Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente has resigned from a […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 22 2020

National Post Top UBC official quits after liking anti-Black Lives Matter tweets A senior official at the University of British Columbia has resigned after he liked a series of Tweets that criticized the Black Lives Matter anti-racism campaign, the university and local media said. CBC Massey College reviewing Margaret Wente appointment amid campus uproar News […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 19 2020

Global News International students feeling helpless as COVID-19 leaves semester hanging Seven months ago, Aydolu Simsek quit her human resources job in Istanbul, hoping to leave behind Turkey’s economic crisis for a better life in Canada. Little did she know she would find herself in her own economic crisis as a result of the COVID-19 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 18 2020

Global News Trudeau announces nearly $500 million additional annual funding for scientific research program Addressing Canadians on Wednesday in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government would be providing nearly $500 million in additional annual funding for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s Discovery Grants Program, which deals […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 17 2020

The Globe and Mail High school graduates weigh the benefits of taking a gap year as September looms There were all sorts of things Aiden Rylott was looking forward to about his first year at Carleton University this fall: living in residence in Ottawa, attending crowded lectures, the campus clubs and social life. Global News […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 16 2020

Global News ‘All options are on the table’: Trent University discusses petition for mandatory anti-racism course A petition to include a mandatory anti-racism course within Trent University’s curriculum is making rounds online. The Associate Vice President of Students for the university says nothing is certain, but “all options are on the table.” The Hamilton Spectator […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 15 2020

Global News International students in limbo, left out of government benefits International students in Canada are raising concerns about their ability to get a higher education. CBC – Cost of Living with Paul Haavardsrud What happens if international university students skip school … for a whole, pandemic-filled year? Most Canadian Universities going online for the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 12 2020

CBC University of Windsor releases action plan for tackling anti-Black racism on campus Following a previous apology over its official statement on the death of George Floyd which was heavily criticized by multiple student groups, the University of Windsor has outlined an action plan for tackling anti-Black racism on campus. Global News Petition urging mandatory […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 11 2020

The Globe and Mail Universities see strong early numbers for the fall The University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean has been a home for French education for more than 100 years, but now, thanks to reduced funding by the Alberta government and a freeze on reserve funds, nearly half of its courses could be axed. Global […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 10 2020

Global News Campaign aims to save French courses at University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean The University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean has been a home for French education for more than 100 years, but now, thanks to reduced funding by the Alberta government and a freeze on reserve funds, nearly half of its courses could be […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 09 2020

CBC Sask. student co-hosts online youth network to give teens a place to talk A Saskatchewan university student is trying to help teenagers cope with isolation, stress and other mental health problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sudbury Star LU reopening labs for researchers Laurentian University is reopening some of its labs to support researchers […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 08 2020

The Globe and Mail Amplify: New grads face a future they didn’t plan for: ‘It’s like a story that didn’t get an ending’ For students in the class of 2020, graduation isn’t exactly going according to plan. University World News Students upset as some universities hike tuition fees Some Canadian universities are raising tuition fees […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 05 2020

City News Major Canadian universities call for unity against racism amid demonstrations Most of Canada’s major universities are condemning anti-black violence and xenophobia in North America in response to the ongoing demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality. The Toronto Star Five Black artists and design experts are now professors at OCAD University Angela Bains. […]