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Headlines for Oct. 4, 2018


Globe and Mail
New Brunswick universities struggle to hire for cannabis research chair roles

More than a year after the creation of two cannabis research chairs, the positions remain unfilled at a time when the private sector is attracting academics to its ranks.

Hamilton Spectator
Mentoring of women in academic medicine said to be suffering due to #MeToo movement

A group of women who hold leading positions in Canada’s health-education system say male physicians and scientists to avoid mentoring female colleagues by claiming they fear false accusations of sexual misconduct.

The PIE News
Report calls for better support – CASA

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations has released a policy paper advocating for “simpler systems and better supports” for international students in Canada.

Canadian Insider
Montréal philosopher wins SSHRC’s 2018 Gold Medal

University of Montréal philosopher, Jean Grondin, has advanced knowledge in the fields of German philosophy, metaphysics and hermeneutics.

3 women have a Nobel Prize in Physics. This UBC prof aims to eliminate the gender bias

Donna Strickland became the first woman to be honoured since Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963.

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