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Headlines for Dec. 14, 2016

By ANQI SHEN | DEC 14 2016

Globe and Mail
New program allows scientists to get involved in federal policy-making

Most of the participants in the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship are postdoctoral researchers who receive year-long postings in various departments.

David Strangway, UBC President for 12 years, dead at 82

The influential president was credited with shaping the university’s priorities over the last 30 years.

The Guardian
UK considers plans to nearly halve international student visas

The threat is being greeted with dismay by university heads, who say some good overseas applicants are already being refused visas on spurious grounds.

Ottawa Citizen
uOttawa’s $115M STEM complex to group four disciplines

Pamphlets distributed at the unveiling promised that the complex will include “open-concept ‘super labs,’ 3D-printing Makerspaces, and multidisciplinary spaces.”

Hamilton Spectator
Wynne mission to Tokyo results in McMaster MOU

As part of new business agreements between Ontario and Japan, McMaster University, Centennial College and Seneca College signed six memorandums of understanding with Japanese academic institutions.

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