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Headlines for Feb. 27, 2020


CBC – The Current
How Canada’s scientific community is moving forward after ‘unbelievable’ losses in Flight 752

A former student and research assistant of one of the many members of Canada’s scientific community killed in the downing of Flight 752 says his team wants to continue the work of their former lab head.

The Toronto Star
Ontario’s first French-language university finds a home in downtown Toronto

A bustling waterfront arts community, nestled in downtown Toronto, will soon be the home of Ontario’s first French-language university.

UBC researcher part of team working on new COVID-19 treatment

Research from a University of British Columbia scientist will help support a pilot clinical trial of a drug that doctors hope can be used to treat COVID-19.

The Toronto Star
Regina professor taking university to court over research funding info

A professor taking the University of Regina to court to find out who’s funding research into oil and gas as well as climate change says a dangerous precedent could be set if the information stays secret.

The Guardian
Too few counsellors on campus: why students are turning to mental health apps

Universities are struggling to cope with soaring demand for mental health services. Can technology plug the gap?

The Toronto Star
Fraternities at UBC permanently ban open social events following drugging allegations

The UBC InterFraternity Council has permanently banned open social events at the University of British Columbia because it said it could not ensure safe conditions.

Regina Leader Post
Faculty members sign letter criticizing U of R’s handling of Indigenous issues

University president plans to create VP (Indigenous) role in wake of controversy over poet’s proposed lecture.

Halifax Chronicle Herald
Faculty association at Université Sainte-Anne critical of board’s decision to change clause regarding term length for president position

A spokesman for the faculty association at Université Sainte-Anne says changes proposed by the association with regard to the selection and hiring of the university president reach beyond the scope of a philosophical dispute between the union and the university’s board of governors.

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