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Headlines for March 3, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 03 2017

Edmonton Journal
Province to hire outside consultant to review Alberta university and college funding

Their assessment will form part of a final report to government that will shape how universities and colleges are funded in the future.

Minister pressed on why credit checks are necessary for ‘free tuition’

New Brunswick’s postsecondary education minister has asked staff to track the number of students turned down for a tuition access bursary because of bad credit.

‘I am her’: U of M students rally in support of ‘revenge porn’ victim

‘The student is not winning right now’: students angry over administration’s refusal to shut down email system.

Montreal Gazette
Talk to us if you have a problem, Concordia Muslims say a day after bomb threat

A hand-drawn sign — “Muslims are welcome” — on the door of a health-food co-operative Thursday morning was the only evidence that the university had been on high alert a day earlier.

Globe and Mail
AI reaches new milestone as system beats professional players at poker

Games provide an important testbed for artificial intelligence because they offer a well-defined arena where programming approaches can be evaluated and compared.

Toronto Star
They beat Harper. Now Canadian scientists are trying to save science from Donald Trump

“All life on earth now depends on maintaining efforts in environmental and related sciences,” says an open letter from scientists calling on Canada to protect science under threat from Trump.

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