Highlights / university

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Household disinfectants and childhood obesity

New study shows a possible link The commercials say over and over, protect your family from bacteria and use our disinfectants and eliminate all those nasty bacteria. Parents of course want to protect their children from all harm or danger,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

University to hire a “conjuring arts” professor

Carleton University in Ottawa is looking for someone to fill a newly created chair. The “magician” or conjuring arts chair is to help understand how people are led to believe something that didn’t happen. The idea is related to how» 

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, Society

University limits job posting to minorities only

Dalhousie University in Halifax is seeking a new vice-provost of student affairs, a position created in 2016. But in a move that has sparked debate, the institution has declared that it is seeking  a “racially visible” or Aboriginal candidate only.» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ancient mystery: Canadian computer works on decoding

It is most certainly intriguing. In 1912, a Polish antique book dealer Wilfrid Voynich found a 240 page manuscript amongst a lot of old books he purchased in Italy. However, while heavily illustrated with plants and naked women, and symbols» 

International, Society

University decreases tuition for international PhDs

The University of Toronto has announced that starting this September most international doctoral students will pay tuition fees equivalent to those of Canadian students. Annual tuition for international PhD students used to be about $23,000. The domestic rate is about» 


University freedom of speech: complaint was fake – controversy continues

A somewhat shocking finding has been uncovered in an issue which made major domestic and even international headlines. The incident  involved university attitudes toward freedom of speech, academic freedom, and transgender concerns. An independent inquiry into the incident at Ontario’s» 

Health, Society

Drop-in mental health clinic offers after-hours help to students

Health authorities have set up a new after-hours, mental health clinic at Western University in London, Ontario. It is running during the stressful exam period from mid-November to December 14th, three days a week from 5pm to 9pm. During the» 


Canadian university embroiled in free speech controversy

(public commenting open on all RCI stories- scroll to bottom of page for submission form) On its website page on Values, Vision, and Mission, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, prides itself on a commitment to several aspects of critical» 


Ontario’s first “100 %” smoke-free university

Ontario is the most populous province in Canada and has some 22 university institutions. Although many have strict smoking policies and are subject to provincial anti-smoking rules, McMaster University in Hamilton , Ontario, is set to become the first 100%» 


Ontario plans to create a French university

The majority of Francophones in Canada live in the province of Quebec which has several universities to serve them, but now the province of Ontario wants to create its own first, French-language university. Demand for education in French has grown»