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Headlines for March 16, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 16 2017

New OSAP rules mean ‘free’ tuition for mature students

Students applying to college and university for the September 2017 semester will be the first to benefit from the new OSAP.

Globe and Mail
Ottawa threatened to pull research project over health-care dispute: Manitoba Premier

“A threat was made to renege on a previous commitment and we think that’s unfortunate,” the Progressive Conservative premier said Wednesday.

Globe and Mail
UBC professor presents alternative to public opinion polling

Werner Antweiler believes the buying and selling of shares in political parties is a more accurate way of predicting election results than public opinion polling.

Vancouver Sun
Opinion: B.C. students are definitely voting, and do care

Students are organizing across B.C. to build on momentum from the Canadian federal election, writes B.C. Federation of Students’ chairwoman Tl’ehskwiisimka Marshall.

Globe and Mail
Toronto man appealing sex assault conviction says judge was biased

Lawyers for Mustafa Ururyar argued he deserves a new trial on seven grounds, including allegations that Justice Marvin Zuker’s reading on rape and domestic violence “clouded his objective view of the evidence.”

Global News
University of Saskatchewan students ask to be spared in provincial budget

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) launched a campaign this week called “Usask Matters” to ask the province to support post-secondary students.

University of Waterloo play addresses campus rape culture

The play Unconscious Curriculum highlights different experiences students may face. Some of the real-life stories involve students who are directly involved in the play.

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