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Headlines for March 18, 2019

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 18 2019

Edmonton Journal
University of Alberta president David Turpin leaving in June 2020

It was the “highlight of his academic career,” but University of Alberta president David Turpin is giving up the institution’s top job when his term is up next year.

Globe and Mail
U.S. college bribery scandal unlikely in Canada, but well-off families, students do have advantages

While most acknowledge there are fewer shortcuts to securing a spot in Canadian schools, advocates say the system is slanted to give well-off students a leg up.

CBC
Perfecting plastic: How MUN researchers are working toward a biodegradable plastic

Graduate students in chemistry at Memorial University are researching new materials that would make bags biodegradable.

CBC
Sexual assault charge against former U of M prof stayed

A sexual assault charge against a well-known former music professor at the University of Manitoba has been stayed.

Global News
U of R students worry what potential strike means for graduation

Talks between the University of Regina administration and University of Regina Faculty Association (URFA) are set to resume on March 25 and 26 with the help of a mediator.

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