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Headlines for Nov. 9, 2017

By ANQI SHEN | NOV 09 2017

Arctic climate research lab funding renewed for two more years: Duncan

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan says $1.6 million will be provided to keep the Polar Environmental Atmospheric Research Laboratory, or PEARL, running until the fall of 2019.

Memorial teepee honours Indigenous veterans across Turtle Island

Standing front and centre at the First Nations University of Canada’s Regina campus is a large glass teepee that can be seen as you drive northbound on Ring Road from the city’s south end.

Global News
Western University student under investigation in wake of FOCO gathering

One of the roughly 11,000 people who gathered on Broughdale for the so-called FOCO, or fake homecoming, is under investigation.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
End Canada’s criminal ban on contentious CRISPR gene-editing research, major science group urges

Canada is among the few countries in the world where working with the CRISPR gene-editing system on cells whose DNA can be passed down to future generations is a criminal offence.

Toronto Star
U of T’s endowment, pension funds have investments in two offshore tax havens

There is nothing illegal about U of T’s investments, yet for publicly funded institutions of higher learning, the move into secretive offshore tax havens comes with risks, experts say.

Harnessing the power of the microbiome at U Calgary’s new germ-free facility

The research could help us better understand and treat diseases such as asthma, autoimmune disease and cancer.

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