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Headlines for April 5, 2022


The National Post
Superclusters seek $1.5 billion renewal, but government advisors recommend program prioritize domestic firms, IP

Policy experts have previously warned the program’s lofty economic goals may not be achievable.

The Globe and Mail
2022 Gairdner Award winners celebrated for breakthroughs related to vaccines, blood and evidence-based medicines

Each year, the Toronto-based Gairdner Foundation bestows five international awards to honour the most important medical discoveries made anywhere in the world.

CTV News
Opinion: Universities are indispensable in reforming the health-care system

Close collaboration between medical faculties and decision-makers is critical to properly plan workforce training in the coming decades across all sectors.

CBC News
Auditor general to scrutinize spending, operations at Memorial University

Province provides 76% of university’s revenues, well above national average.

Kamloops This Week
TRU dealing with declining domestic enrolment

The university is expecting $4.2 million less in domestic tuition revenues in the coming year than in the previous year, a drop of 5.7 per cent.

The PIE News
South Africa: Canada sees “70% surge” in students

An immigration consultant in South Africa has claimed that students in the country are “increasingly” looking to go to Canada for higher education – with work permits being a key incentive.

The Conversation
Academic freedom can’t be separated from responsibility

Recent issues at the University of Ottawa expose ongoing challenges of balancing academic freedom with university community members’ rights to respectful and safe classroom and campus spaces.

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