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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 17 2022

The Globe and Mail Nigerian students challenge English language proficiency requirements as unnecessary, discriminatory Students from African countries have begun challenging the policies, which they say are costly, unnecessary and discriminatory. The Sault Star Laurentian board, unions urge creditors to vote for plan to save university Ahead of a vote that could well determine Laurentian […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 16 2022

Niagara Falls Review New Brock president hopes to help university soar to new heights Western University vice-president of research will take over the job Nov. 1, after what Brock called an ‘international search’ for its next leader. CBC News Promised SFU medical school still years from opening despite doctor shortage NDP pledged in 2020 to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 15 2022

CBC News Athabasca University staff, faculty frustrated over lack of consultation Staff and faculty at Athabasca University want to be included in talks about staff relocation after the provincial government asked to have 65 per cent of university staff live in the region or risk losing some of its public funding. CTV News Canadian universities […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 12 2022

Globe and Mail Student scientists demand action on federal scholarships Scientists and researchers hold a petition with over 7,100 signatures calling on the federal government to increase funding for graduate and post-doctoral scholars, during the ‘Support Our Science’ rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Aug. 11. Global News Relocation dispute between Athabasca University and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 11 2022

Global News Hundreds of scientists set to rally for more federal funding Organizers of the “Support our Science” rally say they will present an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Science and Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne that has been signed by thousands of scientists and measures more than 60 metres long. Globe and […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 10 2022

Globe and Mail Alberta relaxes some restrictions on university partnerships with links to Chinese government The Alberta government has eased some restrictions on the province’s four major universities that prevented them from forming new partnerships with entities or individuals linked to the Chinese government. CTV News Sask. university prepares for dental therapy program to open […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 09 2022

CTV News Laurentian University staff union to take LU administrators to court One of Laurentian University’s biggest unions is considering taking some members of the university’s administration to court. Global News International research team uncovers genetic defects that lead to heart failure Health Matters August 8: An international research team, including University of Alberta scientists, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 08 2022

Global News Advanced Education minister says Alberta will help with the relocation of 500 Athabasca University school staff Alberta’s Advanced Education minister says he is willing to help Athabasca University with whatever it wants — including money — to relocate 500 employees to the small town that’s the school’s namesake but says the school has […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | AUG 05 2022

CTV News Terminated faculty call for a ‘no’ vote to Laurentian’s plan of arrangement A committee representing some terminated faculty members at Laurentian University have issued an open letter, calling on creditors to vote against the school’s plan of arrangement. The Province Replacing Santa Ono: Hiring a university president is exciting, but oh, so challenging […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 04 2022

Toronto Star B.C. government contributes $77.8 million for collaborative post secondary school campus on Vancouver Island The money is on top of $19 million from Royal Roads University and $27 million from the city of Langford for a total of $125 million to develop a West Shore campus for Royal Roads, the University of Victoria, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 03 2022

Toronto Star Canada rolls out measures to help international students stay — and work — in this country After weeks of delays, Canada is rolling out interim measures to allow international students who have been left in a kind of immigration limbo due to pandemic backlogs to stay and work legally in this country. Global […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 02 2022

Global News $7.1 million in funding announced for post-secondary education in French in Saskatchewan Three projects related to post-secondary education in French in Saskatchewan are receiving funding from the federal and Saskatchewan governments. CTV News Bill 96 ignores students with ‘invisible’ disabilities trying to obtain higher education degrees Students with disabilities say they’re worried about […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUL 29 2022

CTV News Laurentian creditors to vote Sept. 14 on debt repayment plan Unsecured creditors of Laurentian University will vote Sept. 14 on a proposal to settle debts, following a ruling from the Superior Court of Justice on Thursday. Peterborough Examiner For all the cheerleading, science still has an equity problem We are enthusiastically recruiting girls […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUL 28 2022

CTV News ‘Should we have hope or just give up?’: U of G residence crunch has students considering other options The school says it isn’t able to accommodate all first-year students due to a record high enrollment. Soo Today Algoma University expands Indigenous studies The goal of the Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies is to facilitate […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUL 27 2022

Niagara Falls Review Brock University facilities workers vote unanimously to strike, which would be its first in 52-year history Facility management workers at Brock University are putting the school on notice that they are willing to strike if they can’t reach a new contract. Ottawa Citizen Time running out for non-profit daycare. ’50 spots will […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUL 26 2022

Globe and Mail University of Saskatchewan unveils new Indigenous identity-verification policy The University of Saskatchewan says it is introducing a new policy that leaves verifying Indigenous identity up to those communities and their governments. CBC News Laurentian University needs to hire more faculty members, says association Association wants commitments to transparency, more professors as Sudbury […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUL 25 2022

Global News Canada’s Immigration Department updates anti-racism strategy following backlash The federal Immigration Department has updated its anti-racism strategy following criticism during the Ukrainian refugee crisis, but groups representing applicants and refugees say it’s unclear what will change for people who rely on the system. National Post Faculty welcome the departure of Laurentian University administrators […]

BY IAN MUNROE | JUL 22 2022

CTV News Laurentian president stepping down as university nears end of insolvency process Laurentian University president Robert Haché and provost Marie-Josée Berger will formally leave their posts when the university emerges from the insolvency process, which is expected to happen in this fall. Global News University of Calgary dealing with student housing shortage If you […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUL 21 2022

Toronto Star Draft report on future of troubled Laurentian University expected this week Laurentian University must replace the 20 professors who have left during the its court-ordered restructuring — positions that have gone unfilled on top of the mass firings when the financially troubled school first announced that it was seeking creditor protection, says its […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JUL 20 2022

Financial Post ‘Surviving just by the skin of my teeth’: Students face high inflation for first time In June, students were burdened with an 8.1 per cent inflation level — the highest its been since 1983 — and an economy hampered by COVID-19, labour shortages, supply chain challenges and recession predictions. CTV News University of […]