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Headlines for Jan. 24, 2018


Globe and Mail
Globe editorial: Giving a tuition break to foreign PhD students is an educated idea

The University of Toronto announced last week that it will slash annual tuition for international PhD students from roughly $23,000 to the much lower domestic rate of roughly $8,000, starting in the fall. Let’s hope this becomes a trend.

Globe and Mail
Globe editorial: Science-loving government cuts funding for science

It’s hard to understand why Ottawa isn’t renewing the Climate Change and Atmospheric Research program.

Hill Times
New Indigenous Services Ministry takes over responsibility for infrastructure, healthcare, and education in Indigenous communities

Minister Jane Philpott said the goal of the new department was to facilitate the transfer of Indigenous health and education systems to Indigenous leaders.
Polytechnic application delaying Sheridan’s request for university designation

Sheridan College previously said it aimed to apply for university status by now – early 2018

The Pie News
‘Dreamers’ pursue degrees in Toronto

A group of 10 ‘Dreamers’ living in Ontario, Canada with uncertain immigration status have been given the opportunity to study for a degree as part of a pilot program launched by York University and FCJ Refugee Centre.

Global News
University of Calgary talking options with registered sex offender Connor Neurauter

The University of Calgary says it’s talking to a student who pleaded guilty to a sex charge about options to pursue his studies.

CBC News
University of Guelph postpones decision to divest from fossil fuels

A student group is pushing the university to end its $33 million investment in fossil fuel companies.

CBC News
UPEI offering master’s degree in tourism

Among other topics, students will address the challenges for island tourism destinations like P.E.I. or Iceland.

Hamilton Spectator
Six Nations Polytechnic launches master’s course in professional education

Six Nations Polytechnic is strengthening its partnership with Western University to offer a Master of Professional Education program.

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