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Headlines for Feb. 27, 2018

By ANQI SHEN | FEB 27 2018

Federal Budget 2018: 12 things to watch for

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has said science, gender equality and preparing Canadians for the jobs of the future will be key themes in Tuesday’s federal budget.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Graduate students seek seat on U of S Board of Governors

At its last meeting, the University Council voted to support the Graduate Students’ Association request for a seat on the board.

National Post
Acadia University launches investigation into controversial professor

Acadia University has launched a formal investigation into complaints against a professor over controversial comments he made on social media and in the classroom.

Toronto Star
Ryerson students to help remote First Nation grappling with overcrowding and youth suicide

A fundraising event, slated for Mar. 3 at Ryerson’s Kerr Hall Gym, will feature live music performances by Indigenous artists and a documentary film screening.

Winnipeg Free Press
Profs slam U of M for labour appeal

University of Manitoba professors are accusing school administration of driving relations below even pre-strike levels by appealing an unfair labour practice decision.

Algoma University partners with Northern College to offer more university programs in Timmins

There may not be a stand-alone English university in Timmins but two post-secondary institutions are working to have more options available for potential students.

Cape Breton Post
Program aims to get underrepresented groups into workplace

The program was co-developed last year by the Centre for Employment Innovation with St. Francis Xavier University and community partners, on behalf of the provincial government.

Video game helps adults imagine world through the eyes of transgender youth

An SFU prof says virtual reality can help social workers, counsellors and policymakers better understand of youth.

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