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Headlines for April 2, 2019


The Globe and Mail
2019 Gairdner Awards: Winners hailed for discoveries on DNA replication and power of stem cells to fight cancer

Seven laureates – both international and Canadian – are being recognized this year by the Gairdner Awards for medical research.

Ottawa Citizen
Carleton students say sex assault survey raises ‘red flags’ about school policy

A week after the release of a survey indicating more than 1,300 Carleton University students had been sexually assaulted during the 2017-2018 school year, a group of graduate students urge the university to do more to acknowledge the extent of the issue.
Why the government’s campus free-speech policy is making universities nervous
Some universities are concerned that the new campus freedom-of-speech policy will lead to Charter challenges going forward, writes Steve Paikin.

The Globe and Mail
Program for future teachers in Ontario aims to boost math skills with lessons in coding

There are growing calls to both increase digital literacy in classrooms and change how math is being taught because of declining test scores in many parts of the country.

The Pie News
Canada: Simon Fraser U hikes international fees by 12 percent

New undergraduate international students at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia will see tuition fees increased by 12 percent on average, with business students facing a 20 percent hike.

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