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Headlines for September 29, 2023


Global News
Canadian university names first-of-its-kind chief AI officer. More may be coming

In an example of the wide-reaching and growing impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) worldwide, Western University has created a senior executive role dedicated to overseeing a university-wide AI strategy.

Prince George Citizen
U Sports drops first-year grade requirements for participation, scholarships

Canada’s governing body of varsity sports is changing its policies to allow students entering universities to be eligible to participate in sports and receive athletic scholarships regardless of their grades.

CBC News
CBU officials say new medical school is on track to open in fall 2025

Campus will be built amid a number of other major construction projects in CBRM.

Toronto Star
University of Toronto to waive tuition for students from nine First Nations

Indigenous students from the continental U.S. will also be charged domestic Ontario tuition fees, the university announced earlier this month.

Montreal Gazette
McGill, Concordia unlikely to be hampered by new immigration rules: minister

The immigration minister does not believe universities like McGill and Concordia will be hampered in their recruitment efforts owing to new rules imposing more French on international students.

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