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Headlines for April 24, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 24 2017

Toronto Star
‘Defiance for science’: thousands march in U.S., Canada and around the world

They came in numbers that were mammoth if not quite astronomical.

‘Let our Indigenous voices be heard’: Indigenous scientists join March for Science

Over 1,500 Indigenous scientists supported the march, also calling out treatment of Indigenous communities.

Globe and Mail
McGill’s actions in Andrew Potter resignation threaten academic freedom: letter

Directors of 11 institutes at McGill University have sent a letter to McGill’s principal questioning its support for academic freedom in the wake of Andrew Potter’s resignation.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Three years later, is Canada keeping its Truth and Reconciliation Commission promises?

Most Canadians do not know enough to know what they don’t know about Indigenous issues and histories, write Tracy Bear and Chris Andersen.

Global News
Canada’s complicated history with scientific freedom

Many who followed marches for science on social media may not have known that Canada has a unique connection to these rallies.

New post-secondary sexual assault policies a start but fall short, experts say

Every public post-secondary school in B.C. to have sexual misconduct policy in place by May 19.

Are universities doing enough to support mental health?

Students report feeling overwhelmed while their schools struggle to address the demand for help.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Why we need agenda-free science more than ever

Even in Trumpless Canada, there is a sense that these are precarious times for science, writes Timothy Caulfield.

Sudbury Star
Indigenous research institute chooses leaders

Celeste Pedri-Spade has been named the first director of the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute at Laurentian U, and David Fortin has been named assistant director.

Dalhousie in search of a new musical composition for its 200th birthday

The university is seeking a celebratory piece written for brass quintet by a Canadian composer.

Waterloo Region Record
U of Waterloo researchers developing tool to access government-censored websites

Researchers are developing a tool allowing people living in countries where the Internet is censored to access restricted websites without being detected.

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