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Headlines for Jan. 24, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 24 2020

Global News
Quebec grants new funding to Montreal institutions in effort to improve mental health support

The Quebec government is granting the Douglas Mental Health University Institute $2 million to conduct studies to help identify areas where major upgrades are needed.

Edmonton Journal
‘Everything is a challenge:’ Edmonton lawyers join effort to help victims of Iran plane crash

Edmonton-based lawyers are joining a national initiative to offer pro bono legal services to families impacted by the Iran plane crash.

The Signal
Dalhousie students fundraise for bursary honouring victims of Iranian plane crash

A group of Dalhousie University students have established a bursary fund to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the Ukrainian plane crash earlier this month.

Ottawa Citizen
Saskatchewan lab joins global effort to develop coronavirus vaccine

As Canadian public health agencies prepare to deal with a new viral illness, a specialized lab in Saskatoon is using its research on different strains of the coronavirus to help develop a vaccine.

The Telegram
MUN extends winter semester for class time lost during state of emergency

As Canadian public health agencies prepare to deal with a new viral illness, a specialized lab in Saskatoon is using its research on different strains of the coronavirus to help develop a vaccine.

Prince George Citizen
Professor calls for non-confidence vote in UNBC president

UNBC professor Peter Jackson is challenging the leadership of UNBC president Daniel Weeks.

Maclean’s
Alberta’s post-secondary funding problem is staring them right in the face

The thousands of students who attend Alberta’s post-secondary institutions every year are used to their work being graded. But now, thanks to a new policy announced by the provincial government, the people running those universities and colleges will be getting their own report cards.

The Globe and Mail
On post-secondary education funding, Jason Kenney gets it right

There’s a pattern developing around many of the policy announcements being made by the Alberta government of Jason Kenney.

Policy Options
Can universities bridge the graduate skills gap?

In trying to make graduates more job-ready, universities will have to guard against inadvertently compromising some of their offerings.

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