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Headlines for June 26, 2017

By ANQI SHEN | JUN 26 2017

Global News
U of A students create robotic submarine, now headed to international competition

Engineering students raised over $35,000 to construct the submarine.

Syrian doctor barred from U.S. under travel ban resettles in Toronto

Khaled Almilaji was reunited with his wife, Jehan Mouhsen, and plans to pursue studies at the University of Toronto.

Vancouver Sun
Opinion: Medical schools can solve Canada’s rural doctor shortage

Canada is short primary care doctors in part because graduates of Canadian medical schools are growing more reluctant to pursue careers in family medicine, writes Sandra Banner.

Edmonton Journal
MacEwan sessional professors upset over exclusion from pay-grade vote

At the faculty association’s last annual general meeting, its board put forward a motion that would, to varying degrees, standardize pay for sessional instructors.

Kamloops This Week
Million-dollar health research grant largest ever at TRU

A $1-million grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research will fund studies into First Nations and Indigenous health issues at Thompson Rivers University.

Sault Star
Algoma U stresses student exchanges

Algoma University wants 3 per cent of its students to study elsewhere. During the 2016-2017, “just over” 1 per cent went on exchange.

Globe and Mail
Proposed Calgary tower aims to meet student-housing demand

A budget motel and a Boston Pizza in northwest Calgary could soon be replaced with the city’s first privately developed student accommodation tower.

Globe and Mail
When helicopter parents hover, all the way to the workplace

The hovering is abetted by a full complement of real-time communications options and fueled by the desire to see a return on investment.

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