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Headlines for April 11, 2019

UW researcher’s experiment being launched to space station

Astronauts on the International Space Station will help out with a University of Waterloo kinesiology professor’s research into astronauts’ cardiovascular health and the connection between physical activity and insulin resistance.

Toronto Star
Network outage affecting colleges, universities could spell trouble for students trying to submit assignments online

The Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION), a college internet service provider founded in 2001, began experiencing failures on Wednesday, affecting all colleges and universities in Ontario.

Global News
Staff stretched thin as report says half of UNB students in counselling deal with suicidal thoughts

A recent report conducted by the director of counselling at the Univeristy of New Brunswick found that over the last 10 years, the number of students seeking counselling has ballooned by 40 percent and half of those students say during their first appointment with a counsellor that they’re having suicidal thoughts.

Montreal Gazette
“Predatory” company uses Canadian universities to sell shoddy conferences

Omics International is still marketing junky science conferences in Montreal and Toronto this month despite a U.S. judge’s order to stop “deceptive” promoting of its conferences and academic journals.

Tuition bursary changes worry students, universities

The New Brunswick Student Alliance and public universities say the Progressive Conservatives may have acted too quickly to replace tuition relief programs that seemed to be working.

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