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Headlines for June 14, 2019


Calgary Herald
Calgary could host vital research on cannabis’s role in reducing opioid deaths

Calgary researchers are poised to study the merits of cannabis in tackling opioid addiction and slowing the rate of deaths from the painkillers, a senior physician said Thursday.

Times Higher Ed
Decline in soft skills ‘driven by trivialisation of humanities’

Treating the sciences and the humanities as separate worlds does employers and students no favours, says award-winning interdisciplinarian.

The Guardian
Jordan Peterson launches anti-censorship site Thinkspot

Right-wing academic enlists failed Ukip MEP candidate Carl Benjamin to test subscription-only platform.

Toronto Star
Acadia University warns Nova Scotia students to keep open food away from aggressive crows

An advisory suggests carrying an umbrella or wearing a hat and making eye contact should a crow approach. Wearing shiny objects is to be avoided.

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