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Thousands of scientists and their supporters, feeling increasingly threatened by the policies of President Trump, gathered Saturday in Washington under rainy skies for what they called the March for Science, abandoning a tradition of keeping the sciences out of politics and calling on the public to stand up for scientific enterprise.
In a visit to a tool manufacturer in Wisconsin on Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order to overhaul the H-1B visa program, which he said should be limited to "only the most skilled and highest-paid applicants." Colleges fear that, as with his previous orders banning travel from some majority-Muslim nations, the president’s latest move could deter foreign students from seeking to enroll on American campuses.
Indigenous knowledge is valid scientific knowledge.
That is the core value of a new institute at McMaster University dedicated to advancing indigenous research.
The facility, which launched in January, is made up of seven indigenous faculty members who teach at the university across multiple disciplines and a research co-ordinator.
The panel charged with reviewing the federal government’s support of fundamental science released its final report on April 10, laying out a multi-year strategy that includes greater investment in independent investigator-led projects, better coordination between the four core research funding agencies and the creation of an oversight body called the National Advisory Council on Research and Innovation.
The long-awaited review of Ottawa’s science funding apparatus, commissioned by Ms. Duncan and unveiled on Monday, is described as the most comprehensive in four decades. And while that apparatus is mostly unseen and largely impenetrable to those who do not rely on federal research funds, it carries the lifeblood of Canada’s scientific enterprise and its downstream benefits to innovation and commercialization.
In a new program launching in the fall of 2017, Selkirk College will offer a two-year diploma in Law & Justice Studies. Students will acquire skills, training and support and be well suited upon graduation to continue pursuing their legal career, an in-demand profession
Budget negotiators struck a deal late Friday that could make New York the largest state to offer tuition-free public higher education.
The $153 billion state budget agreement includes the Excelsior Scholarship, which covers tuition for any New Yorker accepted to one of the state’s community colleges or four-year universities, provided their family earns less than $125,000 a year.
Preliminary results of a survey of nearly 300 American universities released earlier this month showed that nearly four in 10 universities were seeing application declines and that many universities were reporting concerns on the part of international students about a perceived unwelcoming climate in the U.S. and about visa policies.