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Headlines for Jan. 30, 2020


CBC – The National
Flight 752: Universities grapple with loss of researchers

From pioneering research on greenhouse energy, to fighting a deadly parasite, The National’s Ioanna Roumeliotis looks at three of the bright minds lost in the crash of Flight 752, and how their respective universities are coping with the loss.

CTV News
One University of Waterloo student is in Wuhan, school says

At least one student from the University of Waterloo is currently in Wuhan, China.

Max 104.9
N.S. universities, colleges meet to discuss coronavirus strategies

Nova Scotia’s top doctor met with post-secondary institutions across the province Wednesday as worldwide coronavirus developments change by the minute.

Carleton winning few friends over Facebook exec’s appointment

A project between Facebook and Carleton University on election integrity is coming under fire by faculty and politicians, with one MP dismissing the partnership as “ridiculous.”

The Globe and Mail
Britain has let Huawei in. Will Canada follow?

The British government announced on Tuesday its long-simmering decision on Huawei and next-generation 5G telecommunications development. This is a decision that will ring around the world – in Beijing, in Washington and in Ottawa.

The London Free Press
Western University in talks with private company to educate some would-be students from abroad

Talks that could see Western University forge a partnership with a private education company to recruit and educate some international students before they can go on to Western already are drawing criticism.

Canadian Immigration News
How Canadian schools are responding to the growing numbers of international students

Canadian post-secondary institutions are boasting about the number of international students coming through their doors, and some are even calling for more.

Global News
UQAM’s new bilingual program on “The Montreal Experience”

UQAM’s École de langues is offering a new cultural certificate program in both French and English for newcomers to Quebec. Global’s Andrea Howick is joined by the university’s director of English programs, Martyna Kozlowska, to talk about this first-in-Canada course.

The Hill Times
Why Canada lags behind peers in cultivating talent in health research

Were the funding targets recommended to the federal government by David Naylor in the Fundamental Science Review actually implemented, then both the elite and the more broadly based project grants could continue without abandoning our health research leaders.

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