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Headlines for Aug. 20, 2019


Globe and Mail
Top staffers and board members leave Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
The president, the chair of the board and two senior staff of the provincial postsecondary education advisory body are all leaving their posts.

Lobby Wrap: Université de Sherbrooke looks for feds support for creation of International Anti-Doping Chair
The Université de Sherbrooke is seeking support from the federal government to establish an International Anti-Doping Chair at the school.

Why some professors welcome new lab members with clear expectations—in writing
In 2008, Steven Cooke experienced an ordeal he wouldn’t wish on any lab head. One of his Ph.D. students plagiarized half of his dissertation proposal, giving Cooke—a professor of biology at Carleton University in Ottawa—no choice but to kick him out of the lab.

Global News
Halifax poet launches literary journal to help survivors of gender-based violence heal
Survivors of gender-based violence are using creative expression to heal themselves and build a community of people who care for one another.

Ottawa Citizen
Queen’s University corrects website suggesting white males not eligible for fund for scholars
A list of recent recipients includes several white men — a Dutch expert in mathematical models in biology, a British expert in patient safety, an American biologist.

Toronto Star
Silicon Valley looks north as tech giants expand in Toronto
There has been so much activity that Silicon Valley Bank, the Santa Clara, Calif., financier for some of the world’s largest venture-capital firms and startups, opened an office in Toronto in March after 19 years of handling Canadian business from Seattle and Boston.

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