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Headlines for Aug. 1, 2018


Globe and Mail
LG, University of Toronto partner on artificial-intelligence lab

South Korean consumer electronics giant LG Electronics Inc. is turning to the University of Toronto to build its artificial-intelligence muscle, as the university hopes to build a better reputation in applying its sought-after research in the real world.

Toronto Star
Genomics internship aims to rebuild trust with Indigenous communities

Biology students, lawyers, and reporters from across Canada are at Simon Fraser University this week to learn how genomics — the large-scale study of groups of genes — can help shrink the health-care gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

Edmonton Journal
New federal funding allows researchers to take risks on the ‘cutting edge,’ U of A researcher says

As the federal government invests billions in scientific research, a University of Alberta restoration ecologist and assistant professor says the funding allows Canadian researchers the freedom to take necessary risks on the frontier of scientific discovery.

The Province
Women’s hockey player starts up UBC mental-health website aimed at athletes

On its front page, the website states: “When we’re dealing with a medical condition like depression or anxiety, toughing it out does NOT help us get better. The good news is that help is available.”

The Record
Opinion: He’s controversial, but Jordan Peterson has a message for a lost generation

It was astounding to see an audience so completed rivetted to and engaged in what was a nearly two-hour, intermission-free lecture, Michael Redfearn writes.

Toronto Star
Student stress more likely to hurt grades than drinking, loss of sleep, study says

As students prepare to move in to campus, they will inevitably encounter stress from tests, deadlines and adapting to a new lifestyle.

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