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Headlines for Jan. 2, 2020


Regina Leader-Post
Automation, climate change, AI: schools prepping students for jobs of the future

As automation and artificial intelligence continue to transform Canadian workplaces, post-secondary institutions across the country say they are working to prepare students for jobs that may not even exist yet.

The Globe and Mail
Doubling of health coverage fees adds to financial squeeze for B.C. international students

When Mashal Butt, a graduate student from Pakistan at the University of British Columbia, heard that her monthly health-care fee was doubling to $75 next year, she was “shocked” at the increase.

The Toronto Star
Why York University spent $90,000 on ‘bird-friendly’ window patterns

Bridget Stutchbury has a chest freezer stuffed with songbirds, a makeshift morgue that troubles her heart.

Ottawa Citizen
Pressure mounts as government moves closer to 5G decision on Huawei

The opposition Conservatives are pressing the Liberals to deny Huawei a role in assembling the country’s 5G infrastructure, alleging it will allow Beijing to spy on Canadians more easily.

The Globe and Mail
University of Victoria humanities course upends classroom dynamics, bringing together students and inmates

Audrey Yap says teaching a course inside a Vancouver Island prison, with a mix of inmates and regular university students, upended the usual dynamics of a classroom.

Global News
Students binge drink less when cannabis is legal: study

Students are less likely to drink heavily in U.S. states that have legalized cannabis than in those that haven’t, a study shows.

The Globe and Mail
B.C. Appeal Court OKs class-action lawsuit against University of Victoria

A British Columbia Appeal Court panel has certified a class-action lawsuit against the University of Victoria over a wage freeze that employees say the institution wasn’t legally authorized to make.

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