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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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Ontario to end academic streaming that splits students into applied, academic tracks

In the News   |   July 7, 2020

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Ontario plans to end streaming in Grade 9, a practice where high-school students must choose to pursue an academic or applied track and that has been criticized for sidelining a disproportionate number of Black and... read more

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The 2020-21 academic year will be the best ever for postsecondary students who need a hand financially

Articles of Interest   |   July 2, 2020

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All that is fun about university and college has been pretty much wrecked by COVID-19 and physical distancing. But what students give up on the social side of their postsecondary education will be offset by... read more

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High school graduates weigh the benefits of taking a gap year as September looms

In the News   |   June 17, 2020

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There were all sorts of things Aiden Rylott was looking forward to about his first year at Carleton University this fall: living in residence in Ottawa, attending crowded lectures, the campus clubs and social life.... read more

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Universities see strong early numbers for the fall

In the News   |   June 11, 2020

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Ontario students are taking up university admission offers at almost the same rate as before the pandemic, suggesting the shift to online education may not drive away as many new students as feared. The first... read more

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Canadian Paediatric Society urges doctors to discuss cannabis use with teenagers

In the News   |   June 4, 2020

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Clinicians should routinely ask adolescents about their cannabis use to help identify patterns of misuse that can lead to depression, anxiety, problems at school and other mental and physical health issues, according to Canada’s national... read more

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A fall semester without students threatens economies in Maple League university towns

In the News   |   June 2, 2020

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For a handful of Canada’s oldest liberal arts colleges, the pandemic-induced pressure to shift to online education threatens to undermine the personal contact that is their selling point. The universities of the Maple League, with... read more

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Debate continues over best way for teachers to educate students online

In the News   |   May 20, 2020

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For two hours every day, Martine Gagnon’s fifth-grade class learns about geometry, the French language and social sciences from a well-appointed nook in her Ottawa-area kitchen. She has two whiteboards, a laptop, another computer screen... read more

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Summer enrolment up at universities despite online shift during pandemic

In the News   |   May 19, 2020

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Enrolment in spring and summer courses has jumped at many Canadian universities despite the shift to online classes. The increase likely reflects a depressed summer jobs market, but may also raise hopes that online learning... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 13, 2020

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Many graduation events will have to be conducted remotely or deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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McGill, UBC among universities to offer majority of fall semester online

In the News   |   May 12, 2020

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A number of Canadian universities announced that their classes will be held primarily online in the fall, acknowledging that restrictions required to contain COVID-19 may remain in place for months. McGill University, the University of... read more

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House of Commons approves $9-billion student aid package after Liberals agree to opposition changes

Articles of Interest   |   April 30, 2020

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The House of Commons approved a $9-billion package of new measures for students during a brief sitting Wednesday afternoon, after the minority Liberal government agreed to several opposition requests. The Senate will now sit Friday... read more

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Ottawa creates new benefit to help students, recent graduates without summer jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic

In the News   |   April 23, 2020

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The federal government revealed a $9-billion package of emergency measures for postsecondary students Wednesday, including expanded summer job grants, up to $5,000 for community volunteers and a new $1,250-a-month benefit for students who can’t find... read more

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Universities, donors amass millions in grants for students struggling with financial implications of COVID-19

In the News   |   April 21, 2020

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Universities and colleges are funnelling millions in emergency grants to students struggling to cope with the financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s a moment unlike any ever faced in university student aid offices across... read more

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How different provinces have handled the school closures

In the News   |   April 16, 2020

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As an elected official, New Brunswick Education Minister Dominic Cardy is used to people telling him he’s wrong. Those comments arrived in waves again in March when parents told him closing schools was unacceptable, that... read more

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