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Headlines for Jan. 3, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 03 2017

Toronto Star
How do you become a Rhodes scholar?

The path to becoming a Rhodes Scholar isn’t so clear cut — as long as you are academically brilliant and show a strong sense of community and leadership.

Globe and Mail
Chinese billionaire seeks ideas from Canadian universities for education prize

Each year, an independent board of the Yidan Prize Foundation will award two prizes for educational research and development.

National Post
‘A powerful force for good’: Humanitarian, former U of T chancellor Rose Wolfe dies at age 100

Rose Wolfe, a former chancellor of the University of Toronto and a lifelong champion of humanitarian and Jewish causes, died Friday.

Globe and Mail
Why world-beating tropical drugs are so hard to get in Canada

Doctors say they’re needed badly, but drug makers say the market is too small for them to turn a profit.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Young Canadians can be the innovators the world needs

“I believe the world’s current crises provide Canada with a clear opportunity to become a global knowledge leader,” writes Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Canadian-made blood test for concussions could radically simplify diagnosis

Medical researchers in London, Ont. say they have developed a simple blood test that can detect if someone has suffered a concussion with more than 90 per cent accuracy.

The Province
SFU criminology students make waves with anti-extremism campaign

At the time, they had no idea how relevant it would become in their own back yard.

Ottawa Citizen
This ‘predatory’ science journal published our ludicrous editorial mocking its practices

A website accused of publishing fake science has posted an editorial saying that it, and others like it, are “predators” that treat legitimate scientists as suckers.

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