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University of Waterloo visits China to strengthen bonds with research partners

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Hamdullahpur will meet with representatives from five of China’s top universities: Tsinghua University, Nanjing University, Beijing Jiao Tong University, Zhejiang University and Soochow University. Hamdullahpur will also learn more about China’s education policy through meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Education. “It is essential that we build strong relationships with Chinese institutions as we seek to provide researchers and ... Read More »

University of Guelph leads higher learning project

University of Guelph

By  Rob O’Flanagan A post-secondary student may get a passing grade in an exam or course, but that doesn’t mean they learned the most crucial skills and knowledge needed to succeed at the next course level or in the world beyond the campus grounds. A long-term, $6-million research project lead by the University of Guelph and using interactive and integrated ... Read More »

IIT-Madras ties up with 5 universities for PhD research

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IIT-Madras has joined hands with five universities from across the world, including one in China, for collaboration in research. After more than a year of negotiations, Universite de Technologie de Troyes in France, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo in Canada, University of Liverpool in UK and National Tsing Hua University in China have tied up with ... Read More »

The fear of offending is sapping universities of common sense

York University

BY EMMETT MACFARLANE It is tempting to view the recent controversy at York University, in which the administration apparently admonished a professor who refused a student’s request to be excused from work with female students on religious grounds, as just another in a long line of “reasonable accommodation” disputes in Canada. The need for reasonable accommodation lies at the core ... Read More »

University students balk at bus fare hikes

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University student union representatives say they may have to reconsider a transit pass for students if the Region of Waterloo won’t limit fare hikes to the consumer price index. At a regional budget input meeting this week, Adam Garcia, vice-president of education at the University of Waterloo Federation of Students, said rate increases for the U-Pass are unaffordable. He said ... Read More »

Canada’s Association of University Teachers calls on Universities to Close Confucius Institutes

Sonia Zhao

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is calling on universities and colleges to cut their ties with Confucius Institutes, which it says are “subsidized and supervised by the authoritarian government of China.” CAUT, which represents close to 70,000 academic professionals in Canada, passed a resolution in December asking Canadian universities and colleges with Confucius Institutes (CIs) to shut down ... Read More »

Ontario universities working together to create more online learning opportunities for students

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Ontario universities are joining forces to expand online learning for students in the province and beyond, and are using technology to meet the growing demand for courses and programs delivered outside the traditional classroom setting or courses that blend both traditional and electronic delivery. The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) is creating a consortium called Ontario Universities Online (OUO) that ... Read More »

University of Waterloo closing its Dubai campus

Opening a University of Waterloo campus in Dubai was an experiment that didn’t work, says Sallie Keller, vice-president academic and provost. The United Arab Emirates campus — which opened three years ago — will close and students there can finish their studies at the campus in Waterloo starting in September. The students can also enrol in other programs in the ... Read More »

University of Waterloo ranked top comprehensive research school

The University of Waterloo is being recognized for the research efforts of its faculty for the fifth year in a row. Waterloo ranked first among Canadian institutions in the comprehensive category for Research Infosource Inc.’s list of the 50 top research universities in the country. The University of Guelph and the University of Victoria ranked second and third, respectively. “It’s ... Read More »

Canadian universities copying US schools to woo top students

How badly does York University want Isabel Ng-Lai as a student? A York recruiter drove to her Scarborough high school this week to hand the Grade 12 super-star a juicy four-year $24,000 scholarship face to face. With her principal and teacher giving high-fives and taking photos, Isabel also got the promise of a single room in the residence of her ... Read More »

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