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Headlines for May 24, 2023


The Globe and Mail
U.S. group urges Canadian universities to end research ties with Iran

Canadian universities are being urged by a U.S. lobby group to reconsider their research ties to Iran, but some of them say doing so would hinder their independence and academic freedom.

CTV News
How will migrants integrate into Canadian society? This 7-year program hopes to find out

As Canada looks to meet ambitious immigration targets, researchers from across the country are undertaking a multi-million dollar study of how migrants are integrating into Canadian society. Toronto Metropolitan University is leading the seven-year, $98.6-million research project, which also involves researchers from the University of British Columbia, Concordia University, and the University of Alberta. The project is being funded by the Canadian government.

University World News
US$1bn to be invested in university sustainability research

Eleven Canadian research universities are to receive CA$1.4 billion (US$1.05 billion) in new monies over the next seven years to conduct research on ‘critical challenges facing our planet’ carried out by equitable and diverse teams and in consultation with Indigenous and immigrant communities.

CTV News
University students impacted by new credit card transaction fees

For university students like Matthew Cooper, the new credit card transaction fees businesses are allowed to pass onto customers will make them much more conscious about how and where they use their credit cards.

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