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Headlines for Feb. 16, 2018

By ANQI SHEN | FEB 16 2018

iPolitics
Ottawa unveils recipients of ‘supercluster’ funding

Each supercluster will take a piece of the $950 million the government has dedicated to the initiative.

CBC
Sask. wins federal bid that would help Canada become the world leader in supplying plant-based proteins

A Saskatchewan-based group will be receiving as much as $150 million or more from the federal government for agriculture innovation.

Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton to gain economically from ‘supercluster’ with Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo

A new advanced manufacturing “supercluster” of area research and industry players will pay enormous economic benefits for Hamilton, local business leaders say.

Chronicle Herald
Superclusters Initiative: Atlantic Canada’s golden ticket

Among the winners of the initiative, selected from a pool of about 50 applicants and nine finalists named last fall, was the so-called Ocean Supercluster.

London Free Press
Amit Chakma, who’s leaving London’s Western University next year, has been short-listed to head northeastern U.S. school

Chakma announced last November he wasn’t seeking a third term as Western’s president.

TheRecord.com
Laurier task force creating freedom of expression statement

A task force launched in the immediate aftermath of the Lindsay Shepherd incident is working toward a first draft of the statement, to be released end of March.

Montreal Gazette
Montreal opposition calls for summit on student housing

The city needs 5,000 new rooms in student housing over the next seven years, Lionel Perez says.

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