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Universities to stick to online classes for now to slow spread of COVID-19

Articles of Interest   |   January 21, 2022

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A majority of Canada’s research universities have pushed classes online until the end of January or even later in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, leaving some campuses divided over how and when... read more

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Disinformation campaign against former MP Kenny Chiu a disturbing precedent, researchers say

Articles of Interest   |   January 10, 2022

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Two researchers at McGill University say a disinformation campaign against a Conservative Party candidate during the 2021 election race is a disturbing demonstration of how propaganda tactics could be used by hostile foreign actors to interfere... read more

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Several Canadian universities cancelling in-person final exams amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Articles of Interest   |   December 14, 2021

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Several postsecondary institutions across the country have cancelled in-person final exams for the remainder of the school year because of rising COVID-19 cases among students. Students at the University of Victoria, Dalhousie, Queen’s and St.... read more

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Two-thirds of Canadians worry their pay won’t keep up with inflation, survey suggests

Articles of Interest   |   December 8, 2021

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The rising cost of everyday items such as food and gas is a top economic concern, and two-thirds of Canadians are worried their pay will not keep up with inflation, according to a new Nanos... read more

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Montreal pianist Bruce Liu rockets to stardom after winning Chopin competition

Articles of Interest   |   October 27, 2021

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A young Montreal classical pianist is suddenly an international star. After winning the prestigious 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw last week, his career path has been dramatically altered. But Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu... read more

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These are your excuses for still using cash to pay for stuff

Articles of Interest   |   October 1, 2021

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For years, I tossed any coins in my pocket into a change jar at the end of every day. Once or twice a year, I’d roll the coins, deposit them at the bank and put... read more

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Wool faces a reckoning as interest declines for the age-old fabric

Articles of Interest   |   September 28, 2021

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The small flock of sheep scampered quickly across London’s Southwark Bridge, driven forward by a group of cheerful men and women in long robes and floppy hats. Every now and then, the shepherds stopped to... read more

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It is over: Afghan mission ends as U.S. sends last flight out of Kabul

Articles of Interest   |   September 3, 2021

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The U.S. has pulled its last troops out of Afghanistan, ending a two-decade war and sealing victory by the Taliban’s theocratic terrorists over a coalition of armed forces of the world’s wealthiest countries and their... read more

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Poll shows three quarters of Canadians don’t see the election as necessary

Articles of Interest   |   September 3, 2021

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More than halfway through the federal campaign, a new poll suggests that three out of four Canadians do not think the coming election is necessary. The poll, which was conducted by Nanos Research and sponsored... read more

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Kabul safe houses set up by Canadians for Afghan interpreters under threat of collapse

Articles of Interest   |   August 16, 2021

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A volunteer humanitarian effort to bring former interpreters to safe houses in Kabul while they wait for flights to Canada is collapsing as Taliban forces take over the Afghan capital. A group of Canadian veterans and volunteers have... read more

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Did you hear the Olympics? Advanced technology brings Tokyo’s action into living rooms like never before

Articles of Interest   |   August 5, 2021

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A staggering number of high-tech cameras and microphones overcome the awkward silences of empty stadiums. Even without fans, this means every gasp and even athletes’ heartbeats can be heard. If you find yourself watching a... read more

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Masks, physical distancing top Ontario’s COVID-19 back-to-school plan

Articles of Interest   |   August 4, 2021

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Ontario students will be required to wear masks and maintain physical distancing indoors wherever possible when they return to the classroom next month, but will be allowed to participate in many extracurricular activities that had... read more

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Managing your personal finances on a smartphone? It’s addictive

Articles of Interest   |   July 27, 2021

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My smartphone ate my wallet, and I couldn’t be happier about it. In the past six months, I have migrated a lot of my banking, investing and monitoring of reward cards to my phone. My... read more

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Ryerson statue toppled as calls amplify for name change at Toronto university

Articles of Interest   |   June 8, 2021

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Ryerson University is facing growing calls from its faculty to change the name of the university after a campus statue honouring its namesake, Egerton Ryerson, was toppled following a sit-in to honour the victims of... read more

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Federal initiative to help Hong Kongers immigrate to Canada sees significant jump in applications

Articles of Interest   |   May 21, 2021

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A Canadian government program to help Hong Kongers immigrate to this country in the wake of Beijing’s crackdown on the former British colony has received more than 5,700 applications in its first three months, roughly triple the number that... read more

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