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Headlines for Sept. 11, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 11 2017

Times Colonist
UVic shares in $515 million in new research grants

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan was at the University of Victoria to announce the funding, which supports NSERC and its Discovery Grants.

Edmonton Journal
New federal funding allows researchers to take risks on the ‘cutting edge,’ U of A researcher says

Restoration ecologist Justine Karst says the funding allows Canadian researchers the freedom to take necessary risks on the frontier of scientific discovery.

Globe and Mail
Ontario intervenes in case of proposed Trinity Western law school’s ban on sexual activities

The Supreme Court has set aside two days this fall to hear arguments on whether law societies in Ontario and B.C. may refuse to license graduates of TWU’s proposed law school in B.C.

National Post
So far 185,000 post-secondary students in Ontario have received free tuition

Ontario’s minister responsible for post-secondary education says 185,000 students have received free tuition this year under a new government program.

Montreal Gazette
Former McGill chancellor and prominent Montreal journalist Gretta Chambers dies at 90

The first female chancellor of McGill University passed away Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal.

‘English is the key’: Controversy in Quebec as more francophones choose English CEGEPs

Parti Québécois delegates will debate and possibly vote on resolution to cut funding to English CEGEPs.

Toronto Star
A Canadian is poised to shake up Cambridge University – the first non-Briton in 800 years

Stephen Toope of U of T’s Munk school has experienced intellectual triumph and shocking personal tragedy. On October 2, he becomes the new vice-chancellor. He’s the 346th person and first non-Briton to hold the job.

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