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Laurentian University to waive tuition for students who grew up in child welfare system

Articles of Interest   |   August 18, 2019

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Laurentian University is offering to waive tuition for students who have been in the child welfare system, regardless of their age, the latest addition to a movement that aims to provide more educational opportunities to... read more

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If you love to judge people on their spending habits, this website’s for you

Articles of Interest   |   August 2, 2019

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Money Diaries, an online feature which people reveal their spending habits in minute and sometimes painful detail, launched in Canada on Tuesday. Can we handle it? In its U.S. version, Money Diaries has generated discussions... read more

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TFSAs have been a disappointment in getting Canadians to save more

Articles of Interest   |   July 19, 2019

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Everyone loves tax-free savings accounts – this is not in dispute. But how good are TFSAs for the country? A study recently published in the Canadian Tax Journal raises some doubts. “The key question that... read more

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Ontario French school boards face potential constitutional challenge over admitting too many English students

Articles of Interest   |   July 15, 2019

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Franco-Ontarian parents have long complained that the province’s French-language schools admit too many pupils who aren’t French speakers, putting in jeopardy their children’s linguistic development. Now, Ontario’s French school boards are facing the prospect of... read more

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Former Dragon David Chilton: ‘One day I got 53 requests for lunches from companies looking for investment’

Articles of Interest   |   May 6, 2019

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Wealthy Barber and ex-Dragons’ Den star talks fintech, startups and entrepreneurship. The enormous success of David Chilton’s 1989 personal finance classic The Wealthy Barber left him with the funds and the profile to become an angel investor.... read more

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Mental health-boosting video game Sparx aims to help Indigenous youth

Articles of Interest   |   April 24, 2019

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On an April morning in Iqaluit, Ayesha Eyegetok sits down to test-drive a new video game. The scenery of snow and rock resembles the Nunavut landscape. A stone centrepiece fountain is decorated with arctic animals,... read more

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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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