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Headlines for Aug. 30, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 30 2017

Dalhousie bans booze during orientation week in ‘harm-reduction’ effort

The student union says the aim will be to educate rule-breaking students, not fine them.

Ottawa Citizen
Opinion: Standing up for female scientists and researchers

“I am no longer going to promote, sponsor or attend meetings that do not have a significant number of female speakers,” writes Kristin Baetz, director of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology.

Global News
Tuition in Canada spiking for in-demand undergrad programs: CIBC report

Fees for STEM and business-related undergraduate programs have risen by nearly 40 per cent in the past decade, while less popular programs have gone up by about 25 per cent.

Groundbreaking Nova Scotia battery-tech start-up gets federal cash

The start-up was spun off from Herzberg Medal-winner Jeff Dahn’s ground-breaking battery lab at Dalhousie University.

MUN engineering students ‘pretty excited’ after making hyperloop history

The team designed a revolutionary travel pod and rubbed shoulders with Elon Musk.

Anti-drinking ad in university women’s washroom blasted for being sexist

Ad warning women against heavy drinking blames the victim, some critics charge.

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