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Headlines for Aug. 21, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 21 2017

National Post
After campus events cancelled, Andrew Scheer says universities have right to decide who gets space

“I respect the right for universities to determine which outside groups they give a platform to. And so that’s within their purview,” said the Conservative Party leader.

Montreal Gazette
In Quebec, more anglophones are choosing French universities

A growing cohort of English students are attending francophone universities to improve their French, and to maximize their chances of finding work and staying in the province.

Vancouver Sun
Opinion: UBC erases boundaries between engineering and health

“Our new school of biomedical engineering will bring health scientists, clinicians and engineers together on a daily basis,” write Dermot Kelleher and James Olson.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
New U of R course is designed to make better math teachers

Several years in the works, the program is geared mainly to elementary teachers who enjoy teaching math or want to get more comfortable with the subject.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
U of S asking government for $90 million bond to cover ‘critical’ renovations

The cash-strapped university’s board of governors in June signed off on the proposal, which would raise funds to pay for “renewal” of five campus buildings.

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