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School daze

Cartoons   |   March 19, 2019

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Around 50 Americans, some quite famous, have been charged in an alleged conspiracy to illicitly gain admission for privileged children to top colleges and universities.

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How to deal with propaganda

Research & Findings   |   March 12, 2019

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It’s election year in Canada and a feverish pre-election year for our neighbour to the south. As political ads, videos and social media posts explode across our collective vistas, we address the thorny question: What... read more

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In a shift on Canadian campuses driven by Trump policies, Indian students now outnumber Chinese

In the News   |   March 4, 2019

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Chinese students, an economic force that has poured billions of dollars into Canada’s schools, have been supplanted as the biggest foreign nationality on campuses across the country by students from India, who fear they are... 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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Amid measles outbreaks, chief public health officer vows to tackle vaccination misinformation

In the News   |   February 20, 2019

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Canada’s chief public health officer says the resurgence of measles around the world demonstrates the failure of health officials to stop the spread of false information online – a problem she is vowing to tackle... 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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When ignorance is a choice

Research & Findings   |   February 13, 2019

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In the depths of winter, Research and Findings invites you to get into the weeds somewhat, with a subject that can cause headaches and heartaches: Ignorance. As a teacher, you’re confronted by some students—or colleagues—who... read more

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McCall MacBain family announces $200-million scholarship fund for studies at McGill

In the News   |   February 13, 2019

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A new $200-million scholarship fund set up by a Canadian couple who made a fortune reinventing classified ads will allow students from coast to coast to pursue higher learning at McGill University that otherwise may... read more

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Female health scientists face large gender bias in access to federal research dollars, study reveals

In the News   |   February 8, 2019

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Female health scientists in Canada face a significant disadvantage when competing for federal research dollars in cases where grant reviewers are allowed to consider who is doing the science compared with when a project is... read more

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Ontario Tories rolling back Liberal-era student-aid reform

In the News   |   January 18, 2019

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Ontario is reversing unexpectedly costly student financing initiatives, cutting tuition and allowing students to opt out of campus fees as part of a package of changes to postsecondary education funding that drew criticism from students... 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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How to avoid confirmation bias

Research & Findings   |   January 14, 2019

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This month, in our continuing series on teaching clarity in thinking and reasoning, we tackle the common problem of “confirmation bias.” This is the tendency to overvalue evidence that supports a belief we already hold,... read more

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Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions

In the News   |   January 7, 2019

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Autism advocates in Ontario are calling on the province to remove a principal’s power to exclude students from school for an indefinite period, saying it is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets... read more

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At 21, this aerospace engineering student, former refugee has created her first invention

In the News   |   January 4, 2019

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This is part of Stepping Up, a series introducing Canadians to their country’s new sources of inspiration and leadership. The distance from Aleppo to the lab at Montreal’s Trudeau airport where a young engineer-in-training is... read more

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