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Headlines for Oct. 28, 2019


Global News
Post-secondary schools focus on mental health as students feel the stress

Nearly two-thirds of students reported experiencing “overwhelming anxiety,” according to the latest Canadian national college health assessment.

Public education advocate questions why religious post-secondary universities were spared cuts

A public education advocate is concerned the provincial government’s grant funding cuts appear to favour religious colleges and universities over other post-secondaries.

Global News
Alta. universities, colleges say UCP funding cuts are ‘significant’, ‘a challenge’

Alberta universities and colleges are bracing themselves for the fallout from cuts to post-secondary education as a result of the province’s 2019 budget.

Student union budgets take hit as Ford government allows students to opt out of services

Programs and services on Ontario campuses are taking a hit as student unions finalize their fall budgets.

National Post
The problem with AI: When hard skills are automated and soft skills are needed, the next generation is in big trouble

Artificial intelligence is approaching critical mass at the office, but humans are still likely to be necessary, according to a new study by executive development firm, Future Workplace, in partnership with Oracle.

MUN defends presidential search process panned as too secretive by critics

Memorial University has been put on the defensive over the way it is selecting a new president, but is not backing down on a formula that some influential groups are describing as too secretive.

Revelstoke Review
B.C.’s tuition waiver program for former youth in care continues to grow

The tuition waiver program in B.C. has reached one if its first major milestones, with more than 1,000 former youth in care using the funds to pursue post-secondary education.

Ottawa Citizen
Queen’s University contemplates more funding to city, police

Queen’s University’s senior leadership group is calling unsanctioned Homecoming behaviour unacceptable, and while not sure what to do about it, it’s contemplating providing more funds to the City of Kingston.

There’s a reason tech startups are launching from Memorial University, as new award shows

There’s been a steady stream of good news announcements on the St. John’s tech scene lately, and this one might explain why the success stories keep coming.

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