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Headlines for Nov. 22, 2017

By ANQI SHEN | NOV 22 2017

Inside Higher Ed
The Interrogation of a TA

Wilfrid Laurier University’s president has apologized after a recording revealed how a graduate student was questioned by faculty over use of a video of debate on nontraditional pronouns.

Guelph Mercury Tribune
Opinion: Neither Wilfrid Laurier University’s methods nor teaching assistant’s debate helped trans people

The actions come across as high-handed thought-policing that plays right into the hands of the intolerant, Shree Paradkar writes.

CBC
Auditor criticizes cheating and misconduct at Royal Military College

Staff examined 54 ‘serious’ incidents involving drunkenness, drug abuse and mental distress.

CTV
PhD student makes groundbreaking discovery that may prevent spread of cancer

Caitlin Miron, a PhD student in the chemistry department at Queen’s University, has identified a chemical compound that may be able to “switch off” cancer cells in order to stop them from spreading.

Hill Times
Postsecondary advocacy groups praise Global Skills Strategy’s work permit exemptions

NDP science critic Kennedy Stewart and Universities Canada’s Paul Davidson say the visa fast-tracking bodes well for Canada’s international research collaborations, but increased research funding must also play a role.

CBC
Canada lags on patent applications by women

Canada trails most other countries in the proportion of women inventors applying for patents, says a new study billed as the first to focus on the use of intellectual property by Canadian women.

CBC
Ontario appoints first chief scientist to ‘make government smarter’

Dr. Molly Shoichet’s new position is part of the government’s plan to create an innovation-based economy.

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