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Headlines for Feb. 28, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 28 2017

‘Hateful’ and sexual mass emails targeting Moncton student originated outside country

RCMP are seeking a person of interest after three emails containing sexual images sent to about 1,000 students and professors.

Free tuition program for low-income students falls far below target

Some 2,000 fewer students took advantage of new program than the New Brunswick government predicted.

Globe and Mail
Timing is everything for science-based startups seeking funds

Success is too often stymied by long and uncertain development times of up to 10 or 15 years from innovation to production, according to a new study.

Vancouver Sun
In rental crisis, B.C. has no plan for housing foreign students

“Rents are going straight up. But the provincial government is doing nothing,” says research scientist Gary Liu, who represents Housing Action for Local Taxpayers.

Global News
Edmonton’s MacEwan University gives students option of ‘changing their identified gender’

A statement posted to the university’s website on Monday said the policy would take effect immediately.

University of Guelph and CUPE 3913 reached tentative agreement Saturday

The two sides worked with a provincially appointed mediator to come to an agreement, which now requires approval from both parties.
Research into Indigenous dementia gets $1M boost

CIHR is funding two projects that will bring culturally-adapted approaches to address the needs of Indigenous people living with or at risk of developing dementia.

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