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Does class size matter? Many teachers are adamant it is crucial

Articles of Interest   |   April 23, 2019

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In one of her high-school math classes of 18 students this semester, teacher Karen Ebanks has time to glance over shoulders, guide stragglers back onto the path of understanding fractions, lead them to comprehending equations... read more

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This is what a black hole looks like: Researchers photograph an abyss larger than our solar system

Articles of Interest   |   April 11, 2019

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From a distant galaxy, researchers capture evidence of a cosmic phenomenon that physics has only hinted at for decades. As an idea, black holes have been with us for more than a century. By degrees... read more

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Program for future teachers in Ontario aims to boost math skills with lessons in coding

Articles of Interest   |   April 2, 2019

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In a classroom at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, future teachers learn about patterns, angles, measurements and estimating – all by programming an animated cat to move along a computer screen. It was... read more

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University of Toronto announces largest donation in school’s history for construction of new centre, institute

Articles of Interest   |   March 26, 2019

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Billionaire investor Gerald Schwartz and Indigo chief executive Heather Reisman announced Monday that they will donate $100-million to the University of Toronto for the construction of a new centre for innovation and entrepreneurship as well... read more

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Parents financially supporting thirtysomething kids? It’s happening

Articles of Interest   |   February 28, 2019

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We’re in a new age of parenting where it’s common to support your children financially until well into their 30s. A survey released Thursday commissioned by Royal Bank of Canada found that 96 per cent... read more

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Rising teacher absenteeism spurs Ontario school boards to hire non-certified replacements

Articles of Interest   |   February 25, 2019

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An increase in teacher absenteeism and a shortage of supply teachers in Ontario has forced several school districts to take an unusual approach to filling the gap: They’ve hired non-certified emergency replacements to supervise classrooms.... read more

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As more students seek mental-health care, they face long waits – or pay out of pocket – as universities struggle to meet their counselling needs

Articles of Interest   |   February 15, 2019

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High demand for counselling is changing how Canadian campuses get students the help they need – but many still feel they’re falling through the cracks. Julia Burnham knows the symptoms well: a simple stop in... read more

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Shortage prompts school boards to hire teachers who can speak French only slightly better than students, report says

Articles of Interest   |   February 15, 2019

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Growing demand from parents for French immersion has created a shortage of teachers in many parts of the country, with some school boards settling for educators who can speak French only slightly better than their... read more

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The new Canada’s Food Guide explained: Goodbye four food groups and serving sizes, hello hydration

Articles of Interest   |   January 22, 2019

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Health Canada’s updated manual for healthy eating offers fewer hard-and-fast rules and broader advice about how to live better. Here are some of the highlights. The federal government has dramatically overhauled its iconic Canada’s Food Guide, introducing... read more

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Ontario government expected to cut tuition fees for Canadian students by 10 per cent

Articles of Interest   |   January 16, 2019

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Tuition fees at Ontario universities and colleges will be slashed by 10 per cent under a new framework expected to be released by the Ford government later this week, but the fate of student assistance... read more

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‘It was my time’: Toronto woman graduates with bachelor’s degree at 79

Articles of Interest   |   January 3, 2019

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Osra Lindo immigrated to Canada from Jamaica and raised four children while finding work in banks around Toronto. When she enrolled at York University, the commute from her Scarborough home included both the bus and... read more

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Ontario colleges adopt single free-speech policy as universities rush to meet deadline

Articles of Interest   |   December 17, 2018

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Ontario’s colleges have adopted a single free-speech policy that will apply at all of the province’s 24 college campuses, a move that has already raised opposition from the faculty union. The province’s universities, meanwhile, are... read more

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One in four Ontario postsecondary students lack basic literacy, numeracy skills, studies say

Articles of Interest   |   November 28, 2018

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About a quarter of graduating students in Ontario’s postsecondary programs lack adequate literacy and numeracy skills, according to new research from the government agency that monitors the system. The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario... read more

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Canada’s Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize

Articles of Interest   |   October 2, 2018

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Donna Strickland, a University of Waterloo professor who helped to pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of applications, has been named a winner of this... read more

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Lakehead University program helps elementary school children break barriers

Articles of Interest   |   October 2, 2018

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Eliza Paul was building paper race cars in the engineering department at Lakehead University when she was nine years old. She also learned how to monitor someone’s heart rate, studied Indigenous history and earned financial... read more

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