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"Financially, it would be catastrophic": A university principal on Quebec’s tuition hikes

Sébastien Lebel-Grenier, principal and vice-chancellor at Bishop’s University, says that Bishop’s could lose 90 per cent of its out-of-province students—forcing the university to slash a quarter of its budget

The Maclean’s University Guidebook is here to help

Introducing the ultimate guide on how to navigate the application process and get into the best school for you
University admissions roundtable

What universities really think about your application

We asked admissions officers from three top schools to talk about how they’re choosing this year’s class of students 
The University of Victoria divested its working capital fund of fossil fuels after students held a protest at the school’s administrative building (Colin Smith)

Inside the student-led movements urging Canadian universities to divest from fossil fuels

University students across Canada are frustrated by the slow pace of halting dangerous climate change, and they are wielding their power to do something about it
People in Katoomba, Australia, saw these scattered bushfires on the horizon in December 2019 (Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Six Canadian university students on how they’re fighting climate change

University students in Canada are paying more attention to climate change than ever before. It’s their future that’s in limbo, they say, and they want companies and governments—and their own schools—to start listening.
Needles containing COVID-19 vaccine wait to be administered to patients at a clinic in Ottawa on March 30, 2021 (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

Canada’s universities and colleges are failing science

Amir Attaran and Jacob Shelley: By not requiring COVID-19 vaccination like the world’s top institutions, Canada’s universities are making themselves the dunces of COVID-19

University of Victoria’s Indigenous law degree is a world first

The school’s new degree for a new era is based on old precedents

What really happened at Wilfrid Laurier University

Inside Lindsay Shepherd’s heroic, insulting, brave, destructive, possibly naïve fight for free speech
Navdeep Bains

Q&A: Navdeep Bains on selling ’superclusters’

The Liberal innovation minister on how he’ll pitch the ’supercluster’ plan, picking economic winners and what really motivates him

How universities are working to shatter the ivory tower

Academic life is slowly becoming more engaged with the outside world—and students are leading the way