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Headlines for October 18, 2023


National Post
Tuition increase is not a move against anglophones, Legault insists

Premier François Legault said Tuesday that increasing tuition for out-of-province students is not an act against anglophones, but a move to stop the decline of French, which he says is “threatened” by the presence of so many English-speakers.

Global News
1st U of A innovation fund recipient aims to improve drinking water quality using artificial intelligence

An Edmonton startup has been picked as the first recipient of a new innovation fund launched by the University of Alberta. As Sarah Reid explains, RL Core Technologies’ idea is to improve sustainability and clean water by using artificial intelligence.

CSIS chief opens up about China’s interest in Canadian universities

The head of Canada’s intelligence agency spoke openly about China’s interest in partnering with Canadian universities to gain a military edge during a conference with his Five Eyes counterparts on Tuesday.

Calgary Herald
‘We’re growing the wrong way’: Union calls on University of Alberta to end plan to increase enrolment

A union representing more than 4,000 staff is calling for the University of Alberta to end precarious work for educators amid the strategic planning policy that plans to increase enrolment to 60,000 students by 2030.

The Asian Pacific Post
Foreign students struggle in Canada with drugs, suicides

According to a 2021 report by One Voice Canada, a non-profit that supports vulnerable migrants and students, overdoses are often due to financial pressures that can lead to mental health crises in international students.

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