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BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 26 2021

APTN National News Universities should publicly apologize for perpetuating Indigenous identity fraud: chief Kitigan Zibi Chief Dylan Whiteduck says institutions should be soliciting information from local communities when vetting Indigenous hires. CBC News These MUN students are grappling with the rising cost of living along with tuition increases Increasing school costs and high inflation could […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 25 2021

Global News Western University to host national forum on reconciliation in higher education Western University is set to host a national forum next year that explores how to better implement reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Canada’s post-secondary system while providing concrete steps that relevant institutions can take. CBC News Dalhousie University switching to mandatory proof […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 24 2021

CBC News Todd Mondor named newest president of University of Winnipeg, returning to school after 34 years Mondor graduated from U of W in 1987 and is now coming back as the president and vice-chancellor. CBC News Kelowna RCMP apologizes for failing to investigate sexual assault complaint at university campus Superintendent says response was not […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 23 2021

Globe and Mail UBC professor Pieter Cullis awarded for role in COVID-19 vaccines When Pieter Cullis rolled up his sleeve last March to receive his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19, he couldn’t help but remark on what the moment meant for him as a scientist. Toronto Star Brandon profs act in wake […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 22 2021

Global News Shorter winter break in sight for students as U of Manitoba strike enters 3rd week The University of Manitoba and its professors will enter its third week of strike action Wednesday. The stress is heightening for students like Lindsy Degagne, as the weeks go by and classes continue to be cancelled. Global News […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 19 2021

Calgary Herald U of C, MRU among Canadian universities to sign charter on anti-Black racism The 22-page Scarborough Charter requires those signing it to respect certain principles as they develop their own action plans to foster Black inclusion. The Record Bishop’s principal commits to next steps regarding sexual assault policy Wednesday evening around 5:30 p.m. […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 18 2021

Toronto Star Some profs cross picket line, head back to class Some faculty members at the University of Manitoba who went on strike earlier this month have ditched the picket lines and returned to work amid an ongoing stalemate in negotiations. Global News Faculty association holds rally as bargaining stalemate with University of Lethbridge continues […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 17 2021

CBC News Physicist who found a way to trap light wins $1M science prize University of Toronto professor Sajeev John is 2021 winner of $1M Herzberg medal. CBC News Faculty union’s mock search party ‘insult’ to families of missing, murdered, advocate says UMFA changed their plans to hold a mock search party for Premier Heather […]

BY IAN MUNROE | NOV 16 2021

CTV News Students staging lockout at U of M admin building as strike continues A group of students is standing outside the doors of the University of Manitoba administration building on Monday to prevent administration staff from entering the building. CBC News Memorial University has an accessibility problem, say students As tuition rises and government […]

BY IAN MUNROE | NOV 15 2021

Ottawa Citizen Academic freedom debate still simmers at uOttawa in wake of Bastarache report Fallout from a report on academic freedom continues to swirl at the University of Ottawa with a group of active and retired professors saying the school hasn’t done enough to support academic freedom, while another group is circulating a petition complaining […]

BY IAN MUNROE | NOV 12 2021

CTV News Bishop’s University students, alumni erupt in protest over decades of sexual violence allegations Students at one of Canada’s supposed top “party schools” are holding their administration to account —and questioning whether that very “party” label is putting them in danger. National Post Colby Cosh: Carrie Bourassa’s evolving Indigenous identify a years-long con Newspapers […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 11 2021

CTV News Former student says U of A knew of sex assault allegations against drama teacher A former student of a University of Alberta drama professor accused of sexually assaulting a teen actress says the school was aware of those allegations for more than a decade and did nothing. Global News Anonymous message near Bishop’s […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 10 2021

CBC Ontario won’t challenge appeal decision on post-secondary student fees Province’s top court quashed Ford government’s appeal over controversial initiative in August. Hamilton Spectator Group calls for universities, institutions to stamp down Indigenous identity fraud Universities need to put a system in place that stops non-Indigenous people from claiming Indigeneity and taking the positions and […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 09 2021

CTV News University of Calgary holds first in-person convocation since 2019 This year, students at the University of Calgary will be able to cross the stage at their convocation for the first time since COVID-19 hit in 2019. CBC News MUN to lift class capacity restrictions for winter semester University planning to have in-person class […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 08 2021

Ottawa Citizen uOttawa professor in standoff with Twitter over ‘tar and feather’ post University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran remains in a standoff with Twitter over a post he believes offered fair criticism of government delays in vaccinating children, but that the platform has labelled “abusive.” Global News Unruly parties at University of Victoria […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 05 2021

CBC News ‘It’s so disheartening’: three small Sudbury universities try to survive after being set adrift by Laurentian Three formerly federated universities ran on tuition money from Laurentian students. Globe and Mail University of Ottawa must protect academic freedom, says report A report on academic freedom at the University of Ottawa prompted in part by […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 04 2021

CBC News International students especially eager for an end to University of Manitoba faculty strike Labour dispute leaves many in limbo, far from home while paying steep tuitions. CTV News ‘Brink of rioting’: Saanich police to introduce roadblocks, more patrols due to escalating UVic parties Saanich police say they’re upping enforcement at the University of […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 03 2021

Globe and Mail Queen’s University launches process to verify claims to Indigenous identity Queen’s University is launching consultations on how to assess Indigenous identity claims in hiring, a first step in establishing what could be a national model for universities struggling to deal with allegations of identity fraud among their faculty. Burnaby Beacon Students call […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 02 2021

CBC News Laurentian teams back in action after COVID-19, but playing in the shadow of the university’s financial crisis Laurentian cut its hockey and swim teams and closed its pool as part of financial restructuring. Times Colonist Hundreds gather at UVic for unruly parties, fireworks shot at crowd TV sets, pumpkins, bottles thrown from buildings, […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 01 2021

CBC News Outrage brewing after U of S and CIHR support professor who falsely claimed to be Indigenous Carrie Bourassa offers no genealogical evidence that she is Métis, Anishnaabe and Tlingit, as she has claimed. MyPgNow Post-secondary schools feel COVID-19 testing would be hard to implement BC’s post-secondary schools have taken different approaches to COVID-19, […]