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Headlines for April 3, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 03 2017

SFU Chair appointed to new role in substance use research

Kanna Hayashi will take a leading local role to advance understanding in substance abuse.

Edmonton Journal
Joint survey could help determine extent of sexual assaults at Alberta universities, colleges

Campus climate surveys are a common way to collect data on attitudes, behaviours and reporting of student sexual assaults that help shape strategic plans.

Globe and Mail
University of Toronto’s faculty, staff demand asbestos audit

Test results on Feb. 1 showed asbestos present in dust in some labs at the University of Toronto’s medical-sciences building on the sixth and seventh floors.

Global News
Amit Chakma returns to sunshine list, leaves Western’s double-dip salary scandal in past

According to the annual sunshine list, 1,337 employees at Western made $100,000 or more in 2016.

Sunshine List: Toronto university presidents, professors well represented on Sunshine List

Nearly 10-thousand professors and associate professors in Ontario made more than $100,000 last year, the Sunshine List reveals.

2016 Sunshine List shows top earners at region’s post-secondary schools

The provincial government annual list of Ontario civil servants paid over $100,000 per year was published Friday.

Globe and Mail
Totem pole raised at UBC honours victims of residential schools

The Reconciliation Pole, carved by Haida Nation hereditary chief James Hart, honours the victims and survivors of Canada’s residential school system.

Groundbreaking AI researcher hopes for ‘radically different’ ideas from Toronto lab

One suggestion: Problem-solving software modelled on the sparse connections in the brain.

Financial Post
“This is not the right place to live right now,” says tenured Ivy League AI research prof, looking to leave the U.S.

When a top Ivy League university researcher says he’s pulling up stakes to move to Canada, it says a lot about the shift in the artificial intelligence landscape.

Montreal Gazette
Concordia student newspaper The Link to become monthly magazine

The Link newspaper at Concordia University has decided to stop printing a weekly edition.

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