Don't let neglect strangle our cities: David Suzuki

“About $1 billion is dedicated to smaller communities, but most of the funding will target urban areas, which makes sense,” co-wrote Faisal Moola, an adjunct professor at York University, in the Toronto Star. “Despite being a vast land of mountains, forests and ice, Canada is an urban nation.”

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Where the hot jobs are for graduates

“Big Data is sexy,” said Rob Hines, executive director of Schulich’s Career Development Centre, in The Globe and Mail. “It is so in demand that this year’s graduates [from Schulich’s master of science in business analytics] were placed before they finished first year [of the two-year program].”

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Why are Canadians not being told the truth about disease?

“It is now widely known that the primary factors that shape health are not the so-called ‘lifestyle’ factors of diet, physical activity and tobacco use, but rather the living conditions individuals experience throughout their life course,” wrote York University Professor Dennis Raphael in the Hamilton Spectator.

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It's the alcohol talking

Researchers at York University and the University of Warwick have built a functioning molecular-communications system using a battery-powered liquid sprayer, a desktop fan, breathalyzer sensors, cheap electronics and rubbing alcohol, reported The Economist.

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Ottawa considers softening marijuana laws

“The police turn a blind eye to marijuana quite often because they really don’t believe it’s a serious crime,” said Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Alan Young in The Globe and Mail. “However, if it’s simply a ticket, there’s a greater incentive . . . you’re just going to find police forces end up ticketing more than they charge [now].”

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