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Headlines for Jan. 4, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 04 2017

19-year-old B.C. inventor makes 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Ann Makosinski, a second-year student at UBC, created a flashlight powered by the heat of the human hand and a mug that can charge a phone battery via hot coffee.

Vancouver Sun
UBC president apologizes to Furlong for cancelling speech

John Furlong was scheduled to speak at a scholarship breakfast on Feb. 28, but his appearance was cancelled to avoid controversy over past unproven allegations against him.

Edmonton Journal
MacEwan University revamps program in anticipation of huge demand for psychiatric nurses

The number of psychiatric nurses in Alberta will need to quadruple over the next 25 years to meet demand, according to the college that oversees them.

A delicate conversation: How to talk about suicide in the public sphere

‘We need to be cautious about how we have these kinds of conversations,’ a Memorial University researcher says.

WWF study says renewable energy will work, save money in Arctic communities

The study says there could be millions in cost savings and greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by up to 74 percent.

Toronto Star
Opinion: Time to move health research into the community

Changing how we educate our health experts will improve our health-care system, write Stephen Bornstein, director of the Centre for Applied Health Research, and Adalsteinn Brown, expert adviser with

New program helps northern Ontario students find jobs close to home

College graduates across northern Ontario can now work closer to home thanks to a free program called Stay North, launched in September 2015.

Youth mental health charity opening 6 new chapters at GTA schools

‘Peer to peer connection’ is the key to success of the program, its founder says.

Globe and Mail
The art of the matter

The most influential gig in style right now is the artist-in-residence.

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