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'The education world has been turned upside down’: Online learning may reshape the classroom

In the News   |   March 26, 2020

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Online learning is poised to transform public education across the country as provinces and school boards scramble to complete the academic year – a paradigm shift that could reshape education long after the COVID-19 pandemic... read more

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Families turn to schedules to maintain children’s routines during coronavirus outbreak

Articles of Interest   |   March 23, 2020

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When Andrea Traynor’s two children wake up at 7 a.m., they get 30 minutes of quiet time reading in bed. Then breakfast. At 8:30 a.m. it’s time for a walk, a hike or a scooter... read more

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Homeschooling Your Kids in These Anxious Times? It’s a Great Time to Talk With Them About Money

Behind the Breaking News   |   March 19, 2020

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Well, what extraordinary times we are living through – likely unprecedented in all of our lifetimes. It will be fascinating to see what comes of this time, how we come out of it and what... read more

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Canadian universities plan for video lectures, remote exams if coronavirus epidemic worsens

In the News   |   March 6, 2020

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Two of Canada’s largest universities are developing contingency plans to hold lectures via video conference and administer exams remotely if the spread of the novel coronavirus prompts calls to cancel public gatherings. The University of... read more

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Want to upgrade your credentials this summer?

Research & Findings   |   March 4, 2020

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With four months remaining in this school year, you may be searching for summer courses to upgrade your credentials. To this end, we have assembled suggestions for your consideration, from an international teaching experience to... read more

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High-school research program cancelled amid funding dispute with Ontario government

Articles of Interest   |   February 28, 2020

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A funding dispute with the Ontario government has forced the abrupt closing of an elite research co-op program, leaving about 30 students in the lurch, with some concerned about earning enough credits to graduate on... read more

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Canada should spend more on early childhood education, new report says

In the News   |   February 20, 2020

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Canada risks its competitiveness if it fails to invest in the learning and development of the country’s youngest children, according to a new report that is calling on the federal government to spend more on... read more

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What’s on teachers’ minds?

Research & Findings   |   February 14, 2020

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As Ontario prepares for teacher walkouts and a possible strike, we take a look at member associations of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation to see what’s at or near the top of their agendas this month—quite... read more

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E-learning in Ontario: Way of the future or an ineffective teaching model?

In the News   |   February 12, 2020

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For the past decade, the Michigan education system has been an e-learning laboratory, with students required to do some of their coursework online in order to graduate from high school. The experience of Michigan, along... read more

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New review of evidence suggests association between excessive screen time and mental distress in teens

In the News   |   February 10, 2020

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A new paper by Toronto researchers says smartphones and social media are likely contributing to a rise in self-harm and mental distress among children and teens, the latest finding in the debate over whether excessive... read more

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Extracurriculars stop at all Ontario public elementary schools as labour action escalates

In the News   |   February 3, 2020

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Extracurricular activities will cease in all Ontario public elementary schools this week, on top of two strike days, as labour action escalates following the breakdown of talks between the teachers’ union and the province. After... read more

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Schulich Leader Scholarship program doubling number of scholarships to 100 this year

In the News   |   January 24, 2020

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By 21, Emma Mogus had been the chief executive officer of a non-profit, an intern at Tesla, a biomedical inventor and had even had a moment on late-night television. “I keep busy,” the fourth-year McMaster... read more

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Ontario school strikes: A look at the key issues, from teacher wages to class sizes

In the News   |   January 20, 2020

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For the first time in more than 20 years, Ontario’s main education unions are all involved in job action at the same time, from work-to-rule to one-day walkouts, as contract negotiations stall with the provincial... read more

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Wide-ranging ideas to help in the classroom

Research & Findings   |   January 15, 2020

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Research and Findings launches the new year with a grab-bag of offerings, from checking predictions for educational technology in 2020 as envisioned five years ago, to helping students develop a global mindset, to busting LGBTQ... read more

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A devastating loss rips through Canada’s academic community in wake of Flight 752 tragedy

Articles of Interest   |   January 10, 2020

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Research groups across Canada are reeling in the wake of a disaster that has claimed the lives of scores of fellow students and colleagues, leaving a gaping hole in the fabric of the country’s academic... read more

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