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Parents, are your kids away at university or college properly insured?

In the News   |   September 18, 2018

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This is a delicate time to dump extra expenses on students living away from home and their parents, but $200 or so for tenant insurance could be a smart purchase. Students attending university or college... read more

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How to verify facts

Research & Findings   |   September 13, 2018

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Mark Twain once wrote, “How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and how hard it is to undo that work again!”[1] Ironically, Twain is also often cited as having said, “It is... read more

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Report calls for standardized math course for all student teachers in Ontario

In the News   |   September 12, 2018

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A standard, basic math course should be a requirement for elementary student teachers at all university faculties of education in Ontario, according to a report that comes after the number of children meeting provincial standards... read more

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Topping the list of must-have school supplies: internet access

In the News   |   September 10, 2018

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This September, there are only two students in Riham Mohamed’s house, instead of three. She’s the one not going back to school: Ms. Mohamed is finally licensed as a pharmacist in Canada, able to practice... read more

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Queen’s University parties spur new policy requiring those charged to appear in court

In the News   |   September 6, 2018

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More than 100 people are being sent to court after the first weekend of the new school year at Queen’s University under a new city pilot project aimed at controlling intoxicated crowds in public. These... read more

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Tackling tech: How some teachers are attempting to limit students' cellphone use

In the News   |   September 4, 2018

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When students arrive in Matthew Acheson’s high-school classroom this week, they’ll be allowed to take their phones to their desks, but only once they’ve tucked them inside a specialized pouch that then locks, blocking any... read more

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Doug Ford says Ontario postsecondary schools will require free-speech policies

In the News   |   August 31, 2018

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford has warned universities and colleges they will face funding cuts if they fail to adopt free-speech policies that defend controversial speakers on campus and decline to stop shielding students from opinions... read more

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Falling Ontario test scores add to national math debate

In the News   |   August 30, 2018

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Math has become a flashpoint in many parts of the country as falling test scores have ignited debate about how the subject is being taught in schools. The discussion has been particularly intense in Ontario,... read more

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Doug Ford extends Ontario education consultation beyond sex ed

In the News   |   August 23, 2018

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s much-repeated campaign promise that he would consult widely on rewriting the sex-education curriculum has now expanded into a sweeping rethink of the province’s education system of which sex ed will only... read more

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Why Canadian medical students should be offered free tuition

In the News   |   August 21, 2018

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The New York University School of Medicine announced last week that it will now be offering free tuition to all its students. “There is a moral imperative to reduce the amount of debt people have,”... read more

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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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