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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 21 2020

CBC – Ottawa Morning International students at Canadian universities and colleges on the rise A professor at the University of Toronto explains how a federal policy aims at revitalizing Canadian universities is keeping us globally competitive. Winnipeg Free Press Virus affects Chinese students’ applications in Manitoba Manitoba universities are making application exceptions for prospective Chinese […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 20 2020

The Globe and Mail Queen’s track coach fired after criticizing University of Guelph’s handling of Dave Scott-Thomas allegations Queen’s University has dismissed a long-time track and field head coach, who said he was terminated Wednesday because he was outspoken about how the University of Guelph handled allegations against a star coach. Times Colonist Post-secondary students’ […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 19 2020

The Globe and Mail Canadian universities extend English exam deadlines for prospective students in China Canadian universities are extending deadlines for English proficiency exams for prospective students in China or looking for other ways to remotely assess language skills after the tests were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. CBC An English major is not […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 18 2020

CBC ‘You just spiral’: UBC president who overcame mental health crisis determined to help Canadian students Santa J. Ono was afraid to speak out about his mental illness; now he’s a champion for mental health on campus. CBC UNBSJ offering students 24/7 mental health services Ashley Cook says a program aimed at getting University of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 14 2020

Global News University of Montreal doctor doing his part to battle coronavirus Virologist Levon Abrahamyan has been studying viruses for decades and believes lessons from his work can help in the fight against the strain that originated in China. Global’s Dan Spector reports. The Peterborough Examiner Self-care plans promoted for students at Trent University in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 13 2020

Ottawa Citizen uOttawa, Carleton student leaders call for mental health investments following another death by suicide Maybe it was naive to expect he could lean on his school during one of the hardest times of his life. Nevertheless, it’s what Jonathan Di Carlo was hoping for when he enrolled at the University of Ottawa. CBC […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 12 2020

CTV News Ontario university student diagnosed with coronavirus no longer infected with virus Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says the province has resolved a case of the novel coronavirus for the first time. CBC ‘It is a crisis’: U of O president sounds mental health alarm after another student death The president of the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 11 2020

CBC Report calls for province to develop sexual violence policy for universities A report released Monday is calling on the Alberta provincial government to do more to prevent sexual violence at post-secondary institutions. Calgary Herald University students urge province to take action against sexual violence on campus University students are calling on the province to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 10 2020

Global News Professor evacuated from Wuhan provides glimpse at ‘quarantine’ life at CFB Trenton An Ottawa professor staying at CFB Trenton after arriving from the epicentre of China’s coronavirus outbreak showed a glimpse of what life was like under quarantine. CityNews Feds to fund urgent research into new coronavirus, including social impacts The Canadian Institutes […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 07 2020

CBC New Brunswick MLAs ponder performance-based funding for universities Ontario, Alberta governments are moving to tie funding to the achievement of certain targets. Winnipeg Free Press New mandate: post-secondary schools await instruction from province Manitoba’s post-secondary schools are anxiously awaiting further instruction about the future of their programs and new “performance”-based funding model, almost two […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 06 2020

The Globe and Mail Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid coronavirus fears As concerns about China’s virus outbreak spread, universities all over the world are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are cancelling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Global News University of Lethbridge launches new program […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 05 2020

Montreal Gazette Quebec student coalition announces strike to force action on climate change A new coalition of Quebec students is organizing a weeklong strike to press the federal, provincial and municipal governments to address climate change. CBC UPEI suspends travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak UPEI is suspending travel to China for programs and […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 04 2020

Global News Queen’s principal asks for ‘dignity and respect’ following coronavirus-themed party A Queen’s University trustee has apologized for attending a coronavirus-themed party over the weekend, and the university’s principal has warned of an “insidious social challenge” emerging on campus in light of the outbreak, which originated in China. Aldergrove Star Langley universities tackle health, […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | February 03 2020

Global News Labour dispute forces cancellation of classes at New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University The administration at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick has cancelled all classes scheduled for Monday, citing uncertainty around an ongoing labour dispute. CTV News Canada’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was the first medical doctor to play in a Super Bowl This doctor […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | January 31 2020

Global News Federation of N.B. Faculty Associations rejects performance-based university funding The Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations (FNBA) released a position paper Wednesday against the funding of public universities on the basis of performance measurement. CBC News UNBC president, vice-president off the job weeks after faculty strike UNBC president Daniel Weeks is on indefinite […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 30 2020

CBC – The National Flight 752: Universities grapple with loss of researchers From pioneering research on greenhouse energy, to fighting a deadly parasite, The National’s Ioanna Roumeliotis looks at three of the bright minds lost in the crash of Flight 752, and how their respective universities are coping with the loss. CTV News One University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 29 2020

The Globe and Mail Ryerson’s student union turns to courts to restore funding after university terminates agreement The Ryerson Students’ Union has turned to the courts to restore its funding and status after the university axed its operating agreement, saying the union had failed to comply with conditions following a financial scandal. Global News N.S. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 28 2020

Global News Some Ontario universities, colleges warn of fake coronavirus alerts circulating online Three Ontario universities and colleges are warning students and the public of fake notices circulating, which supposedly report positive novel coronavirus cases on each of the institution’s campuses. Ottawa Citizen University of Regina cancels travel to China due to coronavirus A Saskatchewan […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 27 2020

Global News No plans to recall U of A exchange students in China, Edmonton school board monitors situation ahead of field trips Edmonton schools and universities are keeping a close eye on the coronavirus situation in China right now, with some students either already there or planning to visit in the near future. The Record […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 24 2020

Global News Quebec grants new funding to Montreal institutions in effort to improve mental health support The Quebec government is granting the Douglas Mental Health University Institute $2 million to conduct studies to help identify areas where major upgrades are needed. Edmonton Journal ‘Everything is a challenge:’ Edmonton lawyers join effort to help victims of […]