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Headlines for Aug. 6, 2019


Globe and Mail
McGill AI project could change the way brain surgeons are trained
An artificial intelligence algorithm tracks the neurosurgery resident’s every movement – ready to classify his performance as part of a research project at McGill University.

Toronto Star
Opinon: Closing Canada’s universities gender pay gap: Women professors remain underpaid
The vast majority of universities in Canada are publicly owned and publicly funded. We have the chance and the choice to rectify inequities in the institutions that we own and control, right now.

Edmonton Journal
Alberta postsecondary scholarship applications delayed until late fall, leaving students in financial limbo
A “major technology upgrade” to the province’s student aid system is delaying all scholarship applications until late fall rather than the beginning of August, as per prior years.

Calgary Herald
U of C to create telehealth treatment model for combating opioid crisis
A federal grant will help the University of Calgary tackle opioid addiction issues in Alberta’s Indigenous communities though the creation of a telehealth treatment model.

CBC News
New ‘Lennon Wall’ goes up at SFU as tensions run high over Hong Kong protests
The Simon Fraser University Student Society has voted to put a mobile “Lennon Wall” on campus after a similar fixture with messages supporting Hong Kong protesters was vandalized.

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