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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 13 2022

CTV News University of Sask. ‘task force’ will help verify Indigenous identity The University of Saskatchewan says a new policy is in the works to verify Indigenous identity. CTV News Nova Scotia universities partner to help with province’s doctor shortage Cape Breton University is partnering with Dalhousie University to create five new medical school seats […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 12 2022

The Toronto Star Frozen funding rates for young scientists ‘robbing Canada of best and brightest’ Letter to Trudeau and Champagne says lack of increases in 19 years for some scholarships are leaving young scientists, grad students living below poverty line. The Globe and Mail University of Toronto sues tutoring service for copyright infringement The University […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 11 2022

Globe and Mail University of Toronto sues tutoring service for copyright infringement The University of Toronto and three of its professors are suing a tutoring company they allege charges students for course materials created by the professors, flouting copyright law and putting students at risk of breaking academic integrity rules. Sault Star Impact of Laurentian […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 10 2022

The Calgary Herald Varcoe: Post-secondary schools could hold key to downtown turnaround, new provincial report says The study discusses several priorities, including providing incentives to reduce the high vacancy rate, exploring ways to diversify the downtown and attracting new industries and housing into the area. CTV News University of Manitoba waiving application fees for students […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 09 2022

The Montreal Gazette Opinion: Quebec’s academic freedom bill would compromise higher education It should go without saying that academic freedom deserves robust protection. But such protection cannot take the form of a law that foresees state intervention in university policy. Global News UNB to be part of ‘peer support’ mental health pilot program The University […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 06 2022

Toronto Star Immigrant professors say they need to “act white” in Canadian academia Racialized faculty members not only carry the emotional labour in an academic institution, but they also find themselves constantly needing to “transform themselves” in order to be accepted by their colleagues and students, according to a Black professor at Edmonton’s MacEwan University. […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 05 2022

The Sault Star Laurentian dean leaving Sudbury to lead Nova Scotia university Joël Dickinson appointed president and vice-chancellor of Mount Saint Vincent University.

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 04 2022

CBC News University of Alberta dedicates memorial to community members lost on Flight PS752 A weeping spruce will honour the memories of 10 members of the University of Alberta community killed more than two years ago when an airliner was shot down over Iran. The Montreal Gazette McGill’s mask mandate to end May 24, but […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 03 2022

CBC News How new names, refreshed studies of history are inspiring change at Canada’s universities Social Sharing Changes show ‘what kind of society we would like to create,’ says history prof. CTV News Bankruptcy bill: LU charged $8.6M in legal, other fees as part of insolvency The firm overseeing the insolvency process at Laurentian University […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 02 2022

CBC News University of Sudbury receives $1.9M to transition to standalone institution Funding part of a three-year $121-million investment in francophone education in minority settings. CTV News MacEwan University celebrates 50 years MacEwan University kicked off a weekend of celebrations to mark its 50th anniversary on Friday. CTV News Vaccine requirements lift Sunday at most […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 29 2022

Ottawa Citizen Ontario university faculty and academic librarians give a failing grade to Ford’s election budget “This budget fails faculty, it fails staff, it fails students, and it fails Ontarians,” said Sue Wurtele, OCUFA President. Global News Tuition fees go up at the University of Saskatchewan for the first time in 2 years Students at […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 28 2022

CTV News Is Bill 32 the real threat to academic freedom? 130 Quebec professors speak out in open letter On April 6, the Quebec government tabled a bill purportedly defending “academic freedom,” Bill 32 — but it would do precisely the opposite. CBC News Brandon University apologizes after report finds soccer coach sexually harassed players […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 27 2022

The Globe and Mail Ryerson will be called Toronto Metropolitan University after board approves name change Ryerson University will now be called Toronto Metropolitan University, becoming the first such institution in Canada to change its name in response to recent debates over colonization and historical commemoration. The National Post Ontario university research positions restricted to […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 26 2022

The Toronto Star Another complaint over U of Guelph’s COVID-19 vaccination policy dismissed Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario determines issue was outside of its jurisdiction. The Cape Breton Post Memorial University lifting capacity limits for spring 2022 semester Effective May 9, classroom capacity limits will be lifted to reflect only the fire safety capacity limit. […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 25 2022

CTV News Federal government will let international graduates stay in Canada another 18 months International students who’ve graduated from Canadian post-secondary schools will be able to stay in Canada longer now that the federal government has offered a temporary program to help them qualify for permanent residency. The Toronto Star The need for Indigenous education […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 22 2022

CTV News Saskatoon students advocate for safe consumption site funding More than 100 students from the University of Saskatchewan, mostly from the College of Medicine, have penned a letter to the province calling for funding for safe consumption sites. Sudbury.com Haché denies AG report finding that Laurentian strategized to go insolvent Laurentian pres says ‘at […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 21 2022

CBC News Unsatisfying answers from Laurentian senate meeting, says professor Meeting focused on the auditor general’s ‘Preliminary Perspective on Laurentian University.’ CTV News Art gallery assets must be protected from LU insolvency, art council says As first reported by CTV Northern Ontario, the Art Gallery of Sudbury learned recently its assets are in danger because […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 20 2022

CBC News Why universities are failing to prepare students for the job market Universities in the 21st century face a host of challenges, from slashed budgets to overworked contract faculty. And in a competitive economy, some students are questioning if a university degree is still worth the time and money. CTV News Montreal university receives […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 19 2022

Global News Federal government gives additional $750 million for Canadian superclusters Overall, the five clusters have a goal of creating 50 thousand jobs and generating $50 billion in GSP by 2028. CTV News Changes needed to prevent another Laurentian fiasco, auditor says More oversight and a commitment to transparency would go a long way toward […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 14 2022

Global News Laurentian University could have avoided creditor protection, Ontario auditor says A report today from Bonnie Lysyk says Laurentian University could have done more to seek financial help from the government. CBC News Minister pushes back against Athabasca University president’s defence of virtual campus Alberta Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides says Athabasca University must […]