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Headlines for Feb. 8, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 08 2017

Globe and Mail
Quebec scientist Moineau wins prize for role in gene-editing breakthrough

A decade after he helped to discover a bacterial defence mechanism, a Laval University microbiologist is enjoying some recognition from Canada.

National Post
Revolution AI: Why everyone wants in to Montreal’s deep-learning hub

“Clearly it’s a place where everybody wants to be if we want to tap into that talent,” says Nagraj Kashyap, corporate vice-president of Microsoft Ventures in San Francisco.

Canadian scientist working to improve autonomous vehicle tech wins fellowship

Raquel Urtasun has won the NSERC fellowship for research into artificial technology.

Globe and Mail
Scientists propose vast network of cameras for North American forests

Wildlife, get ready for your close-up.

Statistics Canada set to release first batch of census data for 2016

The agency will release the first batch of data today from the 2016 census.

Editorial: Academics must protest against Trump’s travel ban — but they should do so productively

Boycotting US conferences will not help scientists from any country.

Waterloo Region Record
Six UW grads have founded firms worth more than $1 billion

The University of Waterloo is among top-ranked postsecondary institutions in the world when it comes to graduates who create unicorns.

Peterborough Examiner
Interfaith prayer service held at Trent University in Peterborough in wake of Quebec City mosque shootings

About 25 people were in attendance for thoughts and prayers going out to the mosque victims and family members.

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