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Headlines for May 4, 2023


Globe and Mail
Too much intellectual property from Canadian universities ends up in foreign hands

Some prominent Canadian universities, including McGill, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia, have drawn criticism for their researchers’ continuing collaborations with Chinese telecom giant Huawei – partnerships that transfer Canadian-funded intellectual property offshore.

Globe and Mail
University of Waterloo cuts ties with Huawei over federal security rules

The University of Waterloo is cutting ties with research partner Huawei, citing the government of Canada’s mandatory risk-assessment framework for university researchers, introduced two years ago to safeguard intellectual property from authoritarian governments.

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