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Headlines for Jan. 5, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 05 2017

As Nova Scotia teachers nix reference letters, universities rethink applications

Scholarship and program applications often require a reference letter, but teachers aren’t writing them.

Nunavut law program set to return in 2017 as application deadline looms

This is the first time a law program has been offered in the territory for more than a decade.

Astronomers pinpoint location of fast radio burst from faint galaxy

In March 2016, McGill University PhD student Paul Scholz found that a previously discovered fast radio burst was repeating, which was a first.

Cape Breton Post
Contract negotiations between CBU, faculty association resume Thursday

CBUFA has been in a legal strike position since Dec. 26 and could walk off the job or be locked out by the university with 48 hours notice.

Yukon’s female engineers are looking to ‘make a few waves’ in gender diversity

‘I think the whole country has their work cut out for ’em,’ says Sandra MacDougall, an engineer in Yukon.

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