Award-winning Laurentian PhD candidate from Iran says her 'heart goes out' to protesters

Maryam Pourmahdavi, a PhD candidate of Natural Resource Engineering in Engineering Science at Laurentian University, is the recipient of the prestigious Gordon M. Ritcey PhD award. (Supplied) Maryam Pourmahdavi, a PhD candidate of Natural Resource Engineering in Engineering Science at Laurentian University, is the recipient of the prestigious Gordon M. Ritcey PhD award. (Supplied)

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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin acquitted on 1988 sexual assault charge

A Quebec civilian judge has acquitted Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of sexual assault over an allegation that dates back to 1988. Judge Richard Meredith said he believes the complainant was sexually assaulted, but said the Crown did not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that it was Fortin who had assaulted her.