International students flock to Canadian universities

With the end of 2017 near, Maclean’s has published their annual review of Canadian universities, showcasing where out-of-province and international students are flocking. From the foreign student category, the University of British Columbia (UBC), McGill University, and Bishop’s University took gold, silver, and bronze on their number of enrolled international students. However, Carleton was ranked 18th on this list, with 12.5 per cent of the first-year undergraduate population travelling from foreign countries to enroll. From the out-of-province category, Mount Allison University took first with 51.2 per cent of its first-year student population coming from different provinces. From this section, Carleton stands at 26th place, with only 8.8 per cent of the undergraduate student body coming from out-of-province. What are universities […]

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Women’s hockey wins at home against McGill

The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey beat the visiting McGill Martlets 3-1 on Nov. 10. It was the Ravens’ first game after a long two-week break as both sides traded chances in a scoreless first period. Carleton forward Hannah Dinovitzer hit the post five minutes in while McGill’s Stephanie Desjardins’ shot missed wide in front of the net shortly afterwards. Ravens forward Katia Boulianne was stopped by Martlets goalie Tricia Deguire on a two-on-one break as McGill outshot Carleton 9-6 after the first 20 minutes. The Martlets opened the scoring as defenseman Cassidy Bell’s point shot snuck in past goalie Katelyn Steele through traffic two minutes into the second period. McGill continued peppering Carleton with shots from the blue line but […]

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McGill U investigates allegation of anti-Semitism surrounding board election

McGill University has launched an investigation into the case of a Jewish student who was not ratified to the Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) Board of Directors (BoD). He was not voted in allegedly for supporting Jewish causes and opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. The BDS movement aims to put economic and political pressure on Israel through various boycotts against it. Noah Lew, a third-year student at McGill, along with two other students were not ratified to the SSMU’s Board of Directors, according to his public Facebook post. According to SSMU’s website, the Board of Directors supervises the management and administers the business and affairs of the SSMU. The vote took place at the SSMU’s general assembly on Oct. 23, […]

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Editorial: Divisive issues distract in student government

A student at McGill University is alleging that he was removed from the university’s student government Board of Directors based on his religious background and his opposition to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The BDS movement is a global campaign that calls for economic and political pressure on Israel. The student, Noah Lew, alleged that he had been singled out in protest materials written by a student organization in support of the BDS movement against Israel, which claim his support for anti-BDS efforts made him unfit to serve on the board. When his ratification for a term as director was put to a vote, he lost. Lew’s story is a reminder that when a student leader’s political opinions […]

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Four Canadian universities rank among the top 100

Of the top 100 universities listed on the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings for 2018, four Canadian schools made the final cut. The University of Toronto (U of T) is the highest-ranking school of the four, landing in the 22nd spot. Next up is the University of British Columbia (UBC), ranked 34th, followed by McGill University in 42nd, and finally McMaster University, ranked 78th. Times Higher Education is a company that provides an annual ranking of universities across the world and provides them with data, analysis, and insight to achieve their strategic goals. The top-ranking Canadian school, U of T, could not respond to the Charlatan’s questions. Larysa Woloszansky, media relations at U of T, said that the school gets too […]

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