Canada

At UBC, roiling from a president's resignation, board chair is accused of interfering in academic affairs

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The board chair at the U of British Columbia objects to a professor's blog post on the president's sudden resignation -- fueling further concerns about that university's still unexplained leadership transition.

At Capilano U., administrators seize a sculpture caricaturing the president

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At Canada's Capilano University, the administration confiscates a professor's work caricaturing the president on the grounds that it constitutes "harassment."

Clashes over religiously motivated gender segregation at Canadian, British campuses

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If a student or group requests a gender-segregated setup for religious reasons, does the university have a responsibility to accommodate? 

An academic press sues a librarian, raising issues of academic freedom

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A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.

Canada university's partnership with think tank raises academic freedom questions

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Depending on whom you ask, York University's $30 million partnership with a think tank is either a sensible agreement or an attack on academic freedom.

Ontario college to stop operating male-only campus in Saudi Arabia

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Ontario college cites financial reasons in withdrawing from its male-only campus in Saudi Arabia, but others, citing human rights grounds, question the original decision to be there.

Indigenous professor denied tenure claims narrow focus on peer-reviewed publications is discriminatory

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A professor of indigenous ancestry who lost a tenure bid due to a lack of peer-reviewed publications is claiming the university was biased in discounting her "nontraditional" scholarship.

After his sculpture caricaturing the university president was seized and dismantled, professor creates new piece

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After university officials seized and dismantled a professor's sculpture caricaturing the university president, he created a whole new piece consisting, in part, of the original components. 

In Canada, a push for international students -- and immigrants

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Country steps up its recruitment of international students with a goal of attracting more skilled immigrants.

Foreign universities consider how best to enter the MOOC market

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Non-American universities consider different options for entering the MOOC market, which to date has been dominated by elite U.S. institutions.

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