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Headlines for July 23, 2018

BY ANQI SHEN | JUL 23 2018

Globe and Mail
University of Waterloo engineering applicants sell themselves differently based on gender, new research says

Students applying to engineering programs at the University of Waterloo must answer a simple essay question: Why do you want to be an engineer? New research suggests young men and women answer differently.

Edmonton Journal
Delayed inquiry report launches scathing criticism of gaps, worrying practices at Royal Military College

Those included the use of ‘suicide watches’ with other students — even though studies showed such watches raised the risk of suicide among the watchers.

National Post
Opinion: Who needs science advice anyway? Governments, for one

What is the role of a “chief scientist” within government? Canada has had a spotty history with such scientific advisory positions, writes Jim Woodgett.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Canada’s ‘innovation economy’ has been over-hyped and needs a reality check

“At its worst, the current discourse entrenches a stranglehold on Canada’s innovation inputs by universities, regional innovation centres and foreign tech giants,” write Neil Desai and Graeme Moffat.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: When sexual-assault acquittal is not vindication

Criminal prosecution is our bluntest instrument of social policy, writes criminal lawyer David Butt.

Hamilton Spectator
McMaster University nabs Global Teaching Excellence Award

The award is given to universities that support and promote teaching excellence.

Toronto Star
The city wants to help Toronto seniors rent out their unused rooms to cash-strapped millennials

Elizabeth Hill will never forget the minor incident that might have cost her her life, if it wasn’t for the help of a newcomer student she was housing.

StarMetro Vancouver
B.C. engineers develop artificial-skin technology for robots

Engineers are still trying to design flexible sensors that would allow humanoids to pass the ultimate test — holding an egg without cracking it.

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