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Ford government scraps controversial Ontario sex-ed curriculum

In the News   |   July 12, 2018

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Ontario schools will revert to teaching the old sex-education curriculum, which did not include topics such as same-sex marriage and online safety, when students return in the fall. The province’s new Education Minister, Lisa Thompson,... read more

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Why it’s not your fault it’s so hard to understand investing

In the News   |   July 6, 2018

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If investment-industry websites were books, the reviews would be brutal. “The problem with the copy that we’re reading and analyzing is that it is turgid, dense and complex,” said Fergal McGovern, chief executive of VisibleThread,... read more

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The teacher who changed your child’s life deserves more than a gift card

In the News   |   June 29, 2018

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The teacher who changed my life didn’t get a bottle of Riesling or a gift card from the neighbourhood coffee franchise. I don’t believe my mother even sent a thank-you card. Such tokens of gratitude... read more

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‘We feel like pawns’: York University students grow increasingly angry over strike

In the News   |   May 11, 2018

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Students at York University are postponing applications to graduate school, losing jobs and facing delayed graduation, as the toll from the strike by part-time instructors and teaching assistants at the Toronto-area school mounts. If the... read more

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First Nations students ask federal government for a residence to keep them safe while attending high school

In the News   |   May 4, 2018

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Seven First Nations teenagers from a high school in Thunder Bay that teaches students from fly-in reserves are in Ottawa to ask for a residence that would ease the loneliness of being far from home... read more

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Toronto arts student receives more than $2-million in scholarship offers

In the News   |   April 23, 2018

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When Rachel Burns, a graduating student at the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto, totalled up the scholarship offers that have come in over e-mails and letters, she found that she has shattered records... read more

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More Canadian medical-school graduates than ever failed to secure residency

In the News   |   April 18, 2018

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More graduates of Canadian medical schools were shut out of residency placements this year than ever before, meaning the skills of dozens of doctors-in-training could be going to waste while many patients in Canada struggle... read more

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To teach or not to teach?

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2018

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It’s a common saying: not everyone is cut out to be a teacher. This month we take up the question: why do some teachers quit the profession and why do some stay? Some of those... read more

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Canada 150 research chairs draw scientists fleeing Trump, guns and Brexit

Articles of Interest   |   March 29, 2018

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The day after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, a prominent professor of chemistry at Harvard University, picked up the phone and called Canada. For Dr. Aspuru-Guzik, who specializes in developing advanced... read more

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Shoot for the top

Cartoons   |   March 19, 2018

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Many people, including President Trump, have called for US teachers to carry guns to deter school attackers.

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Philosophy for children

Research & Findings   |   March 14, 2018

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This month, we offer a grab-bag of educational issues and developments, ranging widely from philosophy and ballroom dancing for elementary students to a list of 52 inspirational quotes for teachers. Plus, Australia is often described... read more

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University science, tech programs should be reformed to appeal to more women: report

Articles of Interest   |   March 12, 2018

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University curriculums in science and technology programs should be reformed to strengthen their appeal to women by emphasizing inclusiveness and support rather than competitiveness between students, according to a new report by a cross-border women’s... read more

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Programming gender gap starts early, study suggests

In the News   |   February 21, 2018

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The Canadian software sector’s pervasive gender gap is already well established before kids graduate from high school, a new study reveals. The survey released today, commissioned by Canadian coding education advocacy and outreach group Actua,... read more

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Teaching about sexual harassment

Research & Findings   |   February 15, 2018

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Sexual harassment is in the news daily, and students are talking about it. Teachers and schools need to respond with appropriate lessons and activities, but often teachers fear treading in what they might view as... read more

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Study of University of Toronto PhD graduates finds few end up in private sector

Articles of Interest   |   February 1, 2018

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A new survey of the labour market outcomes of PhD graduates has revealed that those who earn a doctoral degree are far more likely to find jobs at a university at the end of their... read more

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