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Headlines for Oct. 2, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 02 2017

Canada’s new Chief Science Adviser answers your questions

Quirks & Quarks asked their audience if they had questions for Dr. Nemer about how she’d advise the Prime Minister. Here are some of her answers.

Mental health housecalls new student strategy at University of Guelph

It’s a follow-up to a program the university ran in the winter semester earlier this year after reports four students died by suicide at the school.

Montreal Gazette
Dissolution of Quebec’s ASSÉ student union could begin this weekend

If ASSÉ dissolves, only one of the three big Maple Spring student unions would be left standing.

Big names want to join Montreal’s tech scene, but Canada should nurture local talent, says AI pioneer

Computer Science professor Yoshua Bengio believes Canada’s global stature in AI has been reinforced by its ability to attract the best researchers from around the world.

Globe and Mail
Massey College professor resigns over racially offensive remark, cites lack of ‘due process’

The resignation comes after an incident during a lunch last week that gave rise to a petition that was signed by almost 200 students and faculty at U of T.

Indigenous community reacts to alt-right posters on two university campuses in Fredericton

The posters included one showing a drawing of a man and woman, who appear to be white, with the text “We have a right to exist.”

Cape Breton Post
Cape Breton University to build legacy room to honour residential school survivors

Cape Breton’s first Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Room will be built inside the library at Cape Breton University.

U of Ottawa eyeing total smoking ban

A survey of students and staff in the spring found 69 per cent were in favour of a complete smoking ban.

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