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Headlines for Aug. 14


Globe and Mail
Canadian hospitals scrambling as Saudi med students withdraw from duties ahead of deadline

The early departures are the latest development in a chaotic situation that’s having a “destabilizing effect” on parts of Canada’s health-care system, says one hospital administrator.

Is seeking refugee status a good option for Saudi students?

“It’s a rigorous, lengthy and stressful process,” says immigration lawyer.

The PIE News
Manitoba HEIs supporting int’l students’ health

Institutions are gearing up to support their international students who, as of September 2018, will lose access to the free provincial healthcare program they had been included in since 2012.

Globe and Mail
Fuzzy numbers: How math instruction varies widely for teachers-to-be across Canada

A Globe and Mail analysis has found the amount of classroom time elementary student teachers spend on math in university training programs across the country varies from 36 hours to 100.

Concordia unveils Canada’s first genome lab where ‘robots do biology’

University says the facility, known as the Genome Foundry, will speed up experiments and increase accuracy.

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