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Headlines for Nov. 7, 2017


The Economist
How Canada’s unique research culture has aided artificial intelligence

The country has made a virtue out of limited resources to found “Maple Valley.”

Q&A: Why Montreal has emerged as an artificial intelligence powerhouse

Yoshua Bengio, a deep learning expert, believes the city has become an AI leader due to its combination of great universities, great companies, and an ethos of cooperation among elite minds.

Globe and Mail
Teacher shortage translates into threat for French immersion even as demand booms

Enrolment in French immersion has climbed about 20 percent between 2011-12 and 2015-16, and public school districts say they are struggling to find qualified French teachers.

Tuition + rent + food = hard lesson for Toronto university students using food banks

As demand increases, Ryerson student referendum looking to secure funding for campus food bank.

Police officers, judges wanted for UPEI study on dealing with sexual assault cases

‘We might be able to move into better practices.’

Ottawa Citizen
Court to examine whether school can be blamed for suicide

Massachusetts’ highest court will hear arguments in a case on whether the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can be held liable after a student killed himself on campus.

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