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Headlines for Oct. 2, 2018


Globe and Mail
Canada’s Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize

A University of Waterloo professor who helped pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of applications, has been named a winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in physics.

Globe and Mail
Former student sues Queen’s University over allegations of ‘series of physical and sexual abuse’

The plaintiff alleges that the university failed to have adequate policies or procedures for victims of sexual violence on campus, and failed to provide sufficient aid when the assaults were reported.

The Hill Times
Opinion: Strategic research investments vital to building workforce of the future

Now is the time for Canada to be bold and ambitious, to showcase our creativity and secure our competitive advantage through research.

Ottawa Citizen
Canada ‘caved’ on intellectual property provisions in USMCA trade deal, experts say

The agreement lengthens the protection on copyright, undermines the ability of governments to enact data localization policies and extends patent protections on drugs in a way that will increase costs for the Canadian health care system.

The Hill Times
Opinion: SSHRC, RIC bridging the gap between interdisciplinary research and real-world impact

Forty years ago, SSHRC established the foundations for doing research with impact. RIC has been active maximizing the impact of research for the public good in local and global communities.

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