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Headlines for Feb. 1, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 01 2017

Search for top science advisor delayed

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan has pushed back the deadline to apply for the role until February 13.

Globe and Mail
Academics debate boycott of U.S. conferences over Trump immigration ban

A growing number of academics are calling for stronger action than street protests or calls to MPs and American lawmakers.

Times Higher Education
International mature students ‘look to Canada’

Changes to government’s immigration system might lead to rise in adult students who are seeking permanent residency in country.

Toronto Star
Laval University community ‘shaken’ over accused gunman

Alexandre Bissonnette was arrested after a shooting at a Quebec City mosque which left six dead.

U of Winnipeg academic workers get 10 to 23% wage hike in 1st agreement

On Tuesday, the Public Service Alliance of Canada announced after 18 months of negotiations, the university and union reached their first-ever collective agreement.

Montreal Gazette
Scrap McGill medical school in the Outaouais: francophone groups

Quebec should instead let a francophone university run the program in the predominantly French-speaking region, say the heads of the Société Saint-Jean Baptiste (SSJB), Impératif français and the Mouvement Québec français.

Iranian U of M med student cancels plans for coveted conference in U.S.

Aman Montazeri is a permanent resident but is worried about the confusion around travel ban.
Facing enrolment drops, cost pressures, LU looks to trim workforce

With the university-age population in this part of the province declining and operating costs on the increase, Laurentian University is looking to reduce its workforce.

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