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Headlines for Feb. 2, 2017


Globe and Mail
Campus support for Muslim students prompts talk about Islamophobia

Muslim students at Canadian universities are welcoming the vigils, lectures and reflections taking place at their schools in the wake of Sunday’s shootings in Quebec City, but they also say the show of support is much-needed to combat persistent incidents of Islamophobia.

Globe and Mail
University of Victoria oceanographer Jay Cullen on Canadian astronaut shortlist

A University of Victoria oceanographer who is now on the shortlist to become one of Canada’s next astronauts says his experiences at sea on challenging research trips has helped prepare him for the rigours of space travel.

Montreal Gazette
McGill among 50 most international universities, according to new ranking

McGill University and four other Canadian institutions rank among the 50 most international universities, according to a ranking released Wednesday.

CTV News
Federal agency gives money to think tank with ties to Trudeau government

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council paid a $15,000 sponsorship fee to Canada 2020, a self-described “progressive” think tank run by Tom Pitfield, a longtime friend of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Times Higher Education
EU student applications to UK down 7% after Brexit vote

Ucas figures published on 2 February show that to date a total of 564,190 people have applied for full-time undergraduate study at UK higher education institutions for 2017, a decrease of 5 per cent compared with the same point last year.

CBC News – British Columbia
UBC dermatology head worried about possible medical school curriculum change

Dr. Harvey Lui says changes could leave graduating medical students not adequately trained in dermatology.

CTV News – Kitchener
Four suicide deaths at the University of Guelph has some students calling it a crisis

Since the beginning of the fall semester suicide has taken the lives of four students at the university.

CBC News – Saskatoon
Interest in U of S surges amid concerns over U.S. ban

The University of Saskatchewan’s hotline to field questions about the United States’ new travel and immigration policies has already received about a dozen calls.

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