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Headlines for March 27, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 27 2017

Ottawa Citizen
Carleton University president to step down for ‘new leadership opportunity’

After nine years at the helm, Roseann O’Reilly Runte has announced her resignation as president and vice-chancellor of Carleton, effective July 31.

Ottawa Citizen
Editorial: Carleton University President Runte served the academic community well

In Runte’s time, Carleton has shed the last vestiges of its onetime reputation as “Last Chance U,” writes the Ottawa Citizen editorial board.

Globe and Mail
McGill principal defends necessity of Andrew Potter’s resignation

Suzanne Fortier is strongly defending how the university has handled the resignation of a high-profile director of one of its institutes.

Toronto Star
Opinion: It was shoddy journalism that cost Andrew Potter his job at McGill

The former Ottawa Citizen editor failed to let the facts get in the way of a good rant, writes Chantal Hébert.

National Post
After four students commit suicide, University of Guelph officials go door-to-door for mental health checks

Top officials took the unusual step of going door-to-door at campus residences three nights this week to check on the mental health of students.

Financial Post
IBM and Queen’s University Smith School of Business unveil five-year partnership with ‘the Cube’

The partnership will give Smith students and faculty access to IBM’s cloud, its cognitive computing engine, Watson, its expertise, and assistance with curriculum.

U of R engineering professor found guilty of plagiarizing student’s work

Shahid Azam has been reprimanded for professional misconduct by a engineering association in Saskatchewan.

Huffington Post
Katimavik Youth Program Receives 11th-Hour Reprieve From Trudeau Liberals

The federal government has granted the national youth volunteer program half a million dollars — money that could keep it afloat.

Globe and Mail
Asbestos found in U of T labs stokes concern from faculty, students

Canada has banned asbestos use, by 2018, though the U of T case illustrates the challenges of dealing with the mineral’s legacy.

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