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Headlines for Aug. 16, 2019


Globe and Mail
Opinion: Science is pure, but scientists are human
How might scientific misconduct be better handled in Canada? Like any disease, it warrants a combination of prevention and treatment, writes Jim Woodgett.
Opinion: The myth of conservative persecution on campus
The myth of conservative persecution on campus is repeated so often, and so aggressively, it has taken on a kind of common-sense. It is preposterous.

Sudbury Star
Laurentian University-China ties deepen
Laurentian announced details of a $250,000 donation that will help provide scholarships to support exchanges between Canadian and Chinese students.
Laurier picked for national pilot program aimed at advancing equity in research
Wilfrid Laurier University is among a select group of Canadian colleges and universities picked to join a federal pilot program, called Dimensions, aimed at boosting equity, diversity and inclusion in research.

Peterborough Examiner
Opinion: The dumbing down of Canadian universities
The Trudeau government is determined to implement a new program called “Dimensions: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” at all Canadian universities. Under this program, prospective employees will be judged, at least in part, by the colour of their skin and their sexual orientations rather than by the quality of their work.

CBC News
Young Quebec voters want answers on Indigenous affairs, diversity issues this federal election
Immigration and Indigenous issues were front-of-mind for young voters who took part in an election panel at the third annual Bishop’s Forum held at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke.

Times Colonist
UVic astronomers caught in Hawaii’s telescope storm
University of Victoria astronomers are holding their breath as protesters, saying they are protecting ancestral land, block construction of a leading-edge telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea mountain.

Hamilton Spectator
McMaster students strip Dominion Club’s status due to alleged white supremacist ties
Students at McMaster University have stripped a club of its official status after concerns about racist affiliations were raised.

CBC News
Worldwide database for spinal cord research launches at U of A
A new, open-source database of spinal cord injury research through the University of Alberta could make it easier for researchers and healthcare professionals to access information.

Peterborough Examiner
Canadian researchers find ‘silent’ strokes common for seniors after surgery
Canadian researchers say so-called “silent” strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later.

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