Opinion: Bill 148 offers hope to contract faculty at Ontario universities
September 11, 2017
For more than a decade, universities have been hiring more and more professors on short-term contracts, with low wages, no job security, and limited access to benefits.
Canadian law school students band together to help refugees banned by Trump
February 07, 2017
Law students from Canadian universities will take part in a research marathon to assist affected refugees
Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley slammed in consultant's report on harassment
November 17, 2016
'Well-liked' Mayor of Sarnia accused of creating 'poisoned' work environment.
Women still struggle to make it to the top leadership posts in academe
October 18, 2016
An article that examines gender parity in academe.
Brescia faculty reach agreement to close gender-based wage gap
October 17, 2016
A strike was avoided as the Brescia Faculty Association and the Brescia University College administration reached an agreement as part of the collective agreement, with steps towards closing the gender wage gap among professors.
Researcher developing low-cost, hand-held probe to find cancer, monitor vital signs
October 13, 2016
The benefit to humanity will be “tremendous” if a University of Windsor graduate student’s invention — a hand-held, low-cost medical diagnostic probe that detects cancer, maps out the heart and other organs, and monitors vital signs — turns out as hoped.
Who's teaching mandated Indigenous content? Students call for more training for professors
October 04, 2016
Two Canadian universities are making sure all their new students are taught Indigenous culture and history — no matter what faculty they're in. The University of Winnipeg and Lakehead University have both made Indigenous learning a requirement.
Homa Hoodfar, Concordia professor, released from Tehran jail
September 27, 2016
Concordia University Professor Homa Hoodfar has been released from Tehran's Evin prison, reports CBC. Hoodfar was originally detained by Iranian authorities on June 6, 2016 and accused of collaborating with a hostile government against national security and spreading propaganda against the state.
Reports of mental health issues rising among postsecondary students: study
September 12, 2016
The number of students feeling distressed or reporting having serious mental health crises has risen in the past three years, according to a national survey.
Ottawa unveils research fund winners
September 07, 2016
Thirteen projects led by Canadian universities will split a total of $900M in federal funding. Spread over seven years, the money will come from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, with the mandate of helping Canada’s top scientific researchers become world leaders in their fields.
U of W expands water-quality research programs in China
September 06, 2016
The University of Windsor has signed two new agreements with Chinese partners to support research in water quality and automotive engineering.
Dalhousie to recoup costs for sending Nova Scotia execs to MIT, spokesman says
August 30, 2016
Members of the faculty at Dalhousie University have criticized the institution’s recent move to pay over $300K CDN to send executives to an entrepreneurship-based program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dal English Professor Julia Wright called the decision a “bad start to the year,” and stated that students will be vocal about the expense at a time when they will be facing a three-per-cent tuition hike.