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Headlines for June 18, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 18 2020

Global News
Trudeau announces nearly $500 million additional annual funding for scientific research program

Addressing Canadians on Wednesday in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government would be providing nearly $500 million in additional annual funding for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s Discovery Grants Program, which deals with scientific research.

CBC
Posthumous degrees for U of A students killed in Iran plane crash a reminder of talent lost, says graduate

As the COVID-19 pandemic cancels graduation ceremonies around the world, the University of Alberta has awarded posthumous degrees to five students killed in the Ukrainian Airlines flight shot down by Iran in January.

Globe and Mail
Huawei hires lobbyists to expand artificial intelligence research in Canada

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has hired lobbyists in Ottawa to discuss artificial intelligence research in Canada and how the government supports foreign investment – a sign the company is seeking to further benefit from Canadian expertise in a branch of computing science vital to technology companies and to China itself.

Winnipeg Free Press
‘You can learn, and you can learn well’

Distance learning succeeds with proper strategies, flexibility: U of W instructor.

The Chronicle Herald
Nova Scotia researchers aim to bolster disease testing capacity

Nova Scotia researchers are looking for ways to ramp up testing with the goal of curbing outbreaks of diseases such as COVID-19.

Global News
Calgary university trains more nurses during COVID-19 pandemic

More frontline help is on the way in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global News
Outgoing president says University of Alberta essential to province’s success

As they face battles on two fronts, the University of Alberta’s outgoing president says they will survive.

SI News
What you should know: Work and study permits for international students in Canada

Canada has introduced many travel restrictions and temporary changes to its immigration policy in light of COVID-19. This has affected the study permit and the Post-Graduation Work Permit.

CBC
These journalism grads wanted Canadian media to do a better job on Black stories. So here’s what they did

When it comes to journalism, the people who decide what stories we see and hear matter just as much as the stories themselves.

Queen’s Journal
Queen’s new anti-racism initiatives are reactive, not proactive

Queen’s committed to three anti-racism initiatives on June 10 in response to student calls to action. This response, The Journal Editorial Board feels, is only a reaction to pressure from students, rather than a proactive measure that should’ve come years earlier.

Global News
University of Alberta suspends Canada West participation of 6 teams for 2020-21 season

The University of Alberta has suspended men’s and women’s hockey, basketball and volleyball for 2020-21 season for what the university says are “financial reasons.”

Global News
Storytelling project examines Indigenous youth experiences in foster care

A team of professors from the University of Lethbridge is putting together a storytelling project, to help understand the experiences Indigenous youth face in southern Alberta when transitioning out of government care.

CBC
Students continue fight to save original film, theatre program at Thorneloe University

Students at Thorneloe University in Sudbury continue to fight to save the Theatre and Motion Picture Arts Program, saying they’re being denied the education they paid for.

Globe and Mail
Researchers believe they’ve cracked mystery of dinosaur eggs missing from fossil record

Researchers believe they have cracked the mystery of why fossilized eggs of only a few types of dinosaurs have been found.

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