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Four recent cases of missing foreign students in Canada linked to ransom scam: police

In the News   |   November 14, 2017

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Four recent cases where foreign students in Canada went missing have now been linked to a scam targeting young overseas Chinese, police in Toronto and Hamilton say. All four missing young people were safely located... read more

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Ottawa researcher Mona Nemer named Canada’s new science advisor

In the News   |   September 27, 2017

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Mona Nemer, a specialist in the genetics of heart disease and a long-time vice-president of research at the University of Ottawa, has been named Canada’s new chief science advisor. The three-year appointment, announced Tuesday by... read more

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Prince Harry shares tough journey veterans face to compete in Invictus Games

In the News   |   September 26, 2017

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Prince Harry, a veteran of two Afghanistan tours, said he is heartened that the public has embraced the Invictus Games, a competition he started three years ago for ill and injured soldiers. Being held in... read more

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Stop doping or the sport will die, Usain Bolt cautions track and field athletes

In the News   |   August 2, 2017

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As he prepares to run his final race, Usain Bolt has issued a blunt warning to fellow track and field athletes: Stop doping or the sport will die. During a press conference in London on... read more

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Into the shadow

In the News   |   July 31, 2017

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On Aug. 21, North America will experience its most accessible total eclipse of the sun in decades. For those lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, the event promises to... read more

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Scientists brace for climate-fund cutoff

In the News   |   June 28, 2017

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Climate scientists across Canada are preparing to shutter research projects and lay off staff as time runs out on the federal program that supports their work. The break comes despite the Trudeau government’s repeated emphasis... read more

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Opioid sellers use Internet's dark corners to stump RCMP, China

In the News   |   June 19, 2017

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The RCMP and China’s Ministry of Public Security are being stymied in joint investigations to stem the smuggling of powerful synthetic opioids into Canada because the trade is largely conducted through the so-called Dark Web.... read more

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Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups with 2-0 victory over Nashville

In the News   |   June 12, 2017

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There was a moment in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs when things didn’t look so good for Sidney Crosby – or the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby happened to be in the wrong... read more

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Rediscovered fossil suggests surprising origin for human ancestors

In the News   |   May 23, 2017

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In the summer of 1944, workers digging a bunker in Nazi-occupied Athens came across a fossilized lower jaw with badly damaged teeth. The jaw was shown to a geologist named Bruno von Freyberg who brought... read more

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Astronomers discover musical link to survival of newly discovered solar system

In the News   |   May 11, 2017

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Some 2,500 years ago, the ancient Greek thinker Pythagoras pondered the “music of the spheres” – the notion that the orbital periods of celestial objects like the moon and the planets represent a mathematical harmony... read more

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Sidney Crosby’s concussion puts NHL rules in spotlight

In the News   |   May 3, 2017

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The scene was repeated on television networks all day long: The NHL’s best player, Sidney Crosby, is mauled by a pair of Washington Capitals players as he attacks the goal. Crosby is slashed by the... read more

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Maritimers, Quebeckers denounce CBC series as historically inaccurate

In the News   |   April 5, 2017

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Canada’s public broadcaster is facing a growing backlash over a much-vaunted historical series that has angered politicians in the Maritimes, insulted Acadians and been denounced as anglo-centric and offensive in Quebec. Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly... read more

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Astronomers close in on first direct view of a black hole

Articles of Interest   |   April 5, 2017

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If Avery Broderick’s wishes come true, the next 10 days will bring something new to humanity’s view of the universe. For the first time, the University of Waterloo physicist says, there could be “visceral, direct... read more

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Reaction to NHL’s decision to skip Olympics was predictable, but is it really that bad?

In the News   |   April 4, 2017

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A few weeks ago, in a conversation with Sean Burke, who played goal for Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team during the so-called “amateur” era, I had a change of heart about the 2018 Olympics in... read more

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Big screw-up, sure, but Hollywood really does seem to have changed

In the News   |   February 27, 2017

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It may not have been the biggest upset in Oscar history but it certainly was the biggest screw-up. As the creators of La La Land, the movie much favoured to win best picture at Sunday’s Academy... read more

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