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University of Toronto researcher awarded Canada’s top science prize

In the News   |   November 11, 2020

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A University of Toronto researcher who served as Ontario’s first and only chief scientist until Premier Doug Ford scrapped the position has been awarded Canada’s top science prize. Molly Shoichet, an expert in polymer chemistry... read more

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Students miss out and teachers feel overwhelmed as school boards blend in-person and virtual classes

In the News   |   November 2, 2020

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During the first month of online learning when school resumed this fall, Afrooz Cianfrone’s older son, Jobim, was thriving. But since his school board changed direction and required teachers to teach both in-person and remote... read more

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Parents, experts worry that online learning is exacerbating the digital divide

In the News   |   October 13, 2020

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When schools shut down last spring, Nero Persaud balanced working from home and her two children’s remote-learning needs by “playing musical chairs” with her older laptop and iPad. But after deciding to enrol her son... read more

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International students to be allowed into Canada as long as they have a 14 day quarantine plan

In the News   |   October 6, 2020

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Universities, colleges and language schools will soon be able to welcome thousands of new international students to Canada, even if many will still be studying primarily online. The decision to open the border to new... read more

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University of Toronto medical school to get record $250-million donation

In the News   |   September 24, 2020

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A $250-million gift to the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine will provide funding for a new centre for artificial intelligence in health care, support for underrepresented students and money to attract research talent. James... read more

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Museums looking for new ways to reach students amid COVID-19 restrictions

In the News   |   September 8, 2020

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A trip to the Galt Museum and Archives is a regular part of the grade-school experience in Lethbridge, Alta. Roughly 10,000 students from schools throughout the region arrive each year on field trips to learn... read more

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Colleges, universities expecting large financial losses from drop in international students

In the News   |   September 4, 2020

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Colleges and universities say they’re anticipating financial losses possibly in the billions of dollars due to a drop in international enrolments caused by the global pandemic. The government of Canada last week took additional steps... read more

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Leading research universities hold their places in latest Times Higher Education rankings

In the News   |   September 3, 2020

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Canada’s leading research universities held their places in an annual global ranking, with the University of Toronto rated among the top 20, the University of British Columbia and McGill in the top 40 and the... read more

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‘It’s really stressful’: Why the decision to opt kids in or out of public school this fall is so difficult

In the News   |   August 17, 2020

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There is one question on the lips of nearly every parent Jeffrey Schiffer encounters these days: Are you sending your kids back to school? As a father of two boys entering Grade 4 and junior... read more

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Carleton criminologists end student internships with police, prisons

In the News   |   August 13, 2020

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Criminologists at Carleton University say they will stop steering their students toward internships within prisons and police forces – including the RCMP – because they feel such organizations amount to “rotten institutional structures.” The step... read more

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Ontario students to return to school full time in the fall, with no class-size limits for youngest learners

In the News   |   July 31, 2020

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Ontario schools will reopen this fall with no class-size limits for its youngest learners, a mix of in-class and remote learning at the secondary level, and the country’s only mandatory mask requirement for middle- and... read more

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Unions protest University of Toronto’s fall plans for in-person classes

In the News   |   July 28, 2020

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University of Toronto faculty and staff unions are protesting the university’s plans for in-person classes in the fall, which contrast with other Ontario institutions that have chosen to teach the semester online. The unions fear... read more

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Teachers express concerns about returning to school in the fall

In the News   |   July 14, 2020

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Thérèse Forsythe usually spends some of her summers planning course work for September, despite being on break. The preparations give the Wolfville, N.S., high-school math teacher time to focus on building relationships with her new... read more

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Canadian universities scramble to maintain flow of international students and the revenue they bring

In the News   |   July 13, 2020

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Canadian universities are trying to salvage the incoming class of international students as travel restrictions, quarantine rules and the move to online learning threaten to disrupt what has become a crucial revenue source. Chauffeur service... read more

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Ontario government tells school boards to maximize time children are in the classroom

In the News   |   July 9, 2020

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The Ontario government has told school boards to maximize the time children are in the classroom, a directive that would prevent them from taking any days away from in-class instruction to clean their buildings. Facing... read more

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