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Headlines for July 26, 2019


Global News
How Atlantic Canada’s largest university learned a hard lesson in social media identity
An attempt by Dalhousie University to refresh their social media identity earlier this year met harsh criticism from donors, alumni and current students.

CBC News
‘Truly irreplaceable’: University lecturer killed in Northern B.C. dedicated career to studying plant life
Leonard Dyck was a sessional lecturer in botany at the University of British Columbia.

Global News
Canadian team invents gel made from viruses that eat bacteria
McMaster University researchers say they’ve come up with a way to convert common types of viruses into a gel with potential for a wide variety of medical and environmental uses.

Cape Breton Post
Premier calls on Nova Scotians to act against racism
The statement came out on the same day the Cape Breton Post published a story detailing the experiences of some Indian students attending Cape Breton University about incidents of racist harassment.

CBC News
McMaster student union suspends club over possible ‘white supremacist’ connections
The president of McMaster University’s students union has revoked a club’s privileges, citing the club’s possible connections with outside groups who promote “white supremacist and xenophobic attitudes and activities.”

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