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Headlines for May 9, 2017

By ANQI SHEN | MAY 09 2017

Globe and Mail
Universities say they accept new rules to boost diversity of research chair candidates

Universities say they welcome the challenge from Ottawa to improve diversity among the ranks of the Canada Research Chairs, under threat of funding cuts.

CBC
The academic who coined ‘creative class’ now says it’s causing more problems than he thought

Young intellectuals brought prosperity but also gentrification, says writer Richard Florida.

Waterloo Region Record
Laurier raises 152 women’s salaries after equity report

Wilfrid Laurier University is giving pay hikes worth almost $4,500 on average to 152 female professors after a study concluded they are unfairly paid less than men.

Winnipeg Free Press
Pallister evades NDP questions about interfering in U of M talks

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister ducked questions Monday on scathing testimony about alleged government interference in last year’s University of Manitoba bargaining.

The Province
Foreign students at UBC squeezing out domestic applicants, prof’s paper argues

The university is allowing international students with lower qualifications into some academic programs, say a UBC economist and a University of Alberta law student.

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