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Headlines for Nov. 6, 2019

BY NATALIE SAMSON | NOV 06 2019

Montreal Gazette
Quebec backs down on acquired rights of foreign students, temporary workers

The CAQ government has been faced with mounting protests over its attempts to reform a popular international student program that fast tracks citizenship.

The Guardian
‘Alarming’ Chinese meddling at U.K. universities exposed in report

Chinese embassy appears to be coordinating efforts to curb academic freedom, says British foreign affairs parliamentary committee.

Global News
More than 11,000 scientists declare global climate emergency in signed letter

An open letter signed by thousands of scientists from around the world may be the clearest demonstration yet of their near-unanimous agreement over the globe’s emerging climate crisis.

CBC
5G-powered ‘smart campus’ launched at UBC to boost research into uses for ultra-high-speed wireless

Researchers can now test applications in real time, ahead of Rogers’ national network rollout next year.

Calgary Herald
Opinion: Postsecondary sector needs to learn efficiency, frugality

Alberta’s higher education system has a problem and we need to take bold action now to create stronger universities and colleges, writes provincial Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides.

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