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Headlines for Jan. 24, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 24 2017

Globe and Mail
Canadian universities see rise in U.S. applicants

While the results of the U.S election may have stoked this year’s numbers, recruitment campaigns and the drop in the Canadian dollar likely played a large role, universities say.

Times Higher Education
University of Calgary cancels journal subscriptions

The University of Calgary has cancelled subscriptions to hundreds of journals in a bid to save C$1.5 million (£910,000) in fees.

Global News
Radioactive cancer-killing ‘smart’ drugs being developed at University of Saskatchewan

A team at the University of Saskatchewan is developing cancer-killing “smart” drugs and medical imaging technology.

Crowdsourcing the cursive: UPEI turns to social media to decipher old postcards

Librarians are getting some help from the public via social media to decipher the cramped swirls and loops of cursive handwriting on vintage postcards.

Winnipeg Free Press
Feds, province pledge $32 million for two new U of M research facilities

Ottawa and the Pallister government will hand the University of Manitoba $32 million Tuesday afternoon to help finance the construction of two new research buildings.

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