Tag: University

Ontario university students, Alberta family among Iran plane crash victims

Early Wednesday morning, a passenger jet heading to Ukraine from Iran crashed minutes after taking off in the Iranian capital of Tehran, killing 176 people on board, including 63 Canadians and several people with connections to Canada, according to Ukrainian officials and friends of the victims. Ukrainian International Airlines has released a list of the…

Poet who edited work of convicted killer should speak: University of Regina

REGINA—The University of Regina says it would be against its principles to cancel a lecture by a celebrated Canadian poet who has worked with a convicted killer of an Indigenous woman. Richard Kleer, who is dean of the university’s faculty of arts, says George Elliott Clarke — who served as Toronto’s poet laureate for three…

Why York University spent $90,000 on ‘bird-friendly’ window patterns

Bridget Stutchbury has a chest freezer stuffed with songbirds, a makeshift morgue that troubles her heart. “There’s just so many in here,” says Stutchbury, a York University ornithologist, lifting the freezer’s lid in her lab and rummaging through stacked Ziploc bags. “Here’s an oriole, a grosbeak, a meadow lark, an oven bird — we get…

NFL provides University of Calgary $12M for concussions research

CALGARY—The University of Calgary is receiving $ 12 million from the National Football League for research into how to reduce concussion rates in young players. The funding comes from the league’s scientific advisory board and its Play Smart, Play Safe program. The university is the only Canadian school among five institutions in North America that…