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Headlines for Aug. 30, 2017

By ANQI SHEN | AUG 30 2017

CBC
Dalhousie bans booze during orientation week in ‘harm-reduction’ effort

The student union says the aim will be to educate rule-breaking students, not fine them.

Ottawa Citizen
Opinion: Standing up for female scientists and researchers

“I am no longer going to promote, sponsor or attend meetings that do not have a significant number of female speakers,” writes Kristin Baetz, director of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology.

Global News
Tuition in Canada spiking for in-demand undergrad programs: CIBC report

Fees for STEM and business-related undergraduate programs have risen by nearly 40 per cent in the past decade, while less popular programs have gone up by about 25 per cent.

Montreal Gazette
Montreal’s Neuro and AI community at heart of world ‘open science’ movement

Montreal’s world-famous brain research centre is in the middle of conducting an experiment on what could be its most ambitious subject: itself.

CBC
Groundbreaking Nova Scotia battery-tech start-up gets federal cash

The start-up was spun off from Herzberg Medal-winner Jeff Dahn’s ground-breaking battery lab at Dalhousie University.

CBC
MUN engineering students ‘pretty excited’ after making hyperloop history

The team designed a revolutionary travel pod and rubbed shoulders with Elon Musk.

CBC
Anti-drinking ad in university women’s washroom blasted for being sexist

Ad warning women against heavy drinking blames the victim, some critics charge.

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