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Indigenous, International, Society

Survey finds Canada’s post-secondary education institutions are ‘diverse’

With deep concerns rumbling through Canadian society and in other countries around the issues of racism and diversity in positions of responsibility, it seems that’s not an issue for Canada’s institutions of higher learning. A new survey sponsored by Innovation, »

Sports

U Sports makes exception to football player eligibility rules

U Sports, the national brand of university sports in Canada, announced that it is making an exception to its age policy so that football players that are currently 24 years old do not lose their final year of eligibility due »

Health, Society

University requires COVID liability waiver, students object

After early shutdowns this spring and a variety of online efforts for students to complete the year, most educational institutions are preparing to reopen this fall. However, with ongoing concerns about spreading the coronavirus, some institutions, especially those of higher »

Health, Society

Researchers in Saskatchewan developing COVID-19 saliva test

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are leading the development of a new test that will be able to detect SARS-Cov-2 proteins in saliva, according to a press release from the University of Saskatchewan last Thursday. Dr. Walter Siqueira of »

Society

Location of first French Ontario University revealed

The Université de l’Ontario français revealed on Feb. 26, that it will be located in downtown Toronto on 9 Lower Jarvis. “This is a historic milestone for Université de l’Ontario français. We express our complete gratitude and sincere thanks to »

Society

Ontario set to open first French university in 2021

A historic decision is giving birth to the Université de l’Ontario Français. Jointly funded by the provincial government of Ontario and federal government of Canada, the school is set to open its doors in Toronto in 2021. It will be »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canadian universities in world rankings

The Times Higher Education world university ranking has just released its 2019 analysis of almost 1,400 reserch intensive institutions in 92 countries. The analysis, independently audited by Price-Waterhouse, is based on “13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Researching a new tool against the devastating mountain pine beetle

A tiny beetle has caused enormous damage to Canada’s forests. The mountain pine beetle has been around for millennia, but the Canadian climate had previously kept their numbers and spread in balance. As the climate has changed however the small »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian students win international solar competition

Universities are a source of great innovation and ideas. With concern about the environment, alternatives to fossil fuel power are always being sought, solar power among them and Canadian universities are actively working on solutions, including in the transport sector. »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Honours for Canadian discoverer of world’s oldest water

A University of Toronto researcher has been awarded one of Canada’s top science prizes for her work related to the discovery of the oldest water on Earth. Earth sciences professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar has just been awarde the 2019 Gerhard »