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Headlines for March 26, 2019


Toronto Star
U of T receives $100-million gift for artificial intelligence and biomedicine complex, the school’s largest-ever donation

The donation from the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation is the largest-ever in the university’s history.

Laurentian University to eliminate $10M in spending to balance budget

Laurentian University plans to balance its books for 2019-2020 but will have to eliminate $10.1 million in spending to achieve that.

Regina Leader-Post
Tentative deal reached between University of Regina, union

The agreement comes less than a week after the University of Regina Faculty Association gave the administration official notice that a strike could begin Thursday morning.

The Province
UBC Okanagan develops groundbreaking synthetic heart valves

Researchers at University of British Columbia Okanagan say they’ve made a breakthrough in their quest to make heart surgery safer and less invasive, by creating a synthetic heart valve.

Winnipeg Free Press
Province cuts postsecondary funding, bursaries for Indigenous, northern students

The Manitoba government has cut Access funding for postsecondary institutions by $1 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year, and slashed a bursary program for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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