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Headlines for Aug. 3, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 03 2017

Dal Student Union opening centre for sex assault survivors, relaunching helpline

Each student at the university will contribute $2.50 to the centre, which will run a 24/7 helpline.

‘Blazing the trail’: University of Calgary research could lead to cures for autoimmune diseases

New advances in ‘nanomedicine’ may one day help people suffering from MS, diabetes and many other diseases.

Globe and Mail
Supreme Court justice offers explanation for LGBTQ decision

Justice Wagner has been under fire since Thursday, when he rejected all four LGBTQ groups that applied to intervene in the case of a Christian law school, Trinity Western University.

Globe and Mail
A look at the long history of race-based admission policies in the U.S.

With the Department of Justice planning to investigate how affirmative action polices are used, Simona Chiose looks at what affirmative action means in America.

Opinion: Why Canada’s Indigenous principles document matters

Canada faces a moment of truth—and a new document from Canada’s Department of Justice can help show a way forward, writes John Borrows.

Global News
Acadia bailout leaves Cape Breton University officials ‘furious’ and confused

CBU officials were “angered” to learn a total of $24.5 million had been given to Acadia from 2011 to 2017 while their own calls for additional funding have received no response.

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