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Canada’s summer job market for students is booming as positions top prepandemic levels

Articles of Interest   |   June 29, 2022

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After two years of downturns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer job market for university and college students in Canada is starting strong as employers are hiring more applicants and reporting a high number... read more

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How should children learn to read? In Canada, two schools of thought struggle for supremacy

Articles of Interest   |   June 20, 2022

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Kindergarten teacher Kristen Wilson helps Anna Pascoe, 4, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic school in Marysville, Ont. FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL As educators get pupils caught up on fundamentals after the pandemic’s disruption,... read more

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Canadian universities still partnering with Huawei despite 5G ban over security

In the News   |   June 9, 2022

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Leading Canadian universities say they intend to continue research and development with Huawei Technologies Co. – which reaps intellectual property from the partnerships – after Ottawa’s decision to ban the Chinese telecommunications giant from 5G... read more

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Prominent researchers urge Ottawa to increase top science scholarships above poverty line

In the News   |   May 12, 2022

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Federal scholarships intended to support some of Canada’s most accomplished graduate students in science have become so devalued by inflation that those who receive them are effectively earning below the poverty line absent any additional... read more

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Ryerson will be called Toronto Metropolitan University after board approves name change

In the News   |   April 26, 2022

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Ryerson University will now be called Toronto Metropolitan University after a proposal to change its name was approved Tuesday by its board of governors. Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi recommended the Toronto Metropolitan name from a... read more

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For some children, online learning had unexpected benefits

Articles of Interest   |   February 22, 2022

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Before the pandemic, when students were in classrooms and the term “remote learning” was mostly just a theory, Kearie Daniel’s eldest child, now 11, required a nudge to complete homework. He was a bright young... read more

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Review recommends University of Western Ontario introduce mandatory sexual violence education for incoming students

In the News   |   February 8, 2022

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All incoming students at University of Western Ontario will have to complete online training in gender-based and sexual violence before they arrive on campus under an initiative to address a toxic culture that prompted a... read more

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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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Canadian universities have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic without impact on enrolment or achievement

In the News   |   January 17, 2022

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When the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 forced Canadian universities to delay the winter term or begin it online, it was a blow for many students, who feared yet another portion of their... read more

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Shakespeare’s First Folio acquired by UBC in ‘once-in-eternity’ purchase

In the News   |   January 13, 2022

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An exceedingly rare and valuable complete first edition of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies – known as the First Folio – has been acquired by the University of British Columbia. The purchase of the nearly 400-year-old... 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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Universities not back to full in-person classes yet, but campus activities are increasing

In the News   |   December 6, 2021

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Many of Canada’s largest universities say they will offer more on-campus activities and in-person lectures next term, as they come under pressure from students eager for a return to something resembling prepandemic campus life. But... read more

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Ontario to end streaming for all Grade 9 courses next school year

In the News   |   November 11, 2021

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The Ontario government plans to end streaming for all Grade 9 courses in the next school year – a practice that has forced high-school students to choose between two academic tracks and has disproportionately affected... read more

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University of Toronto to divest from fossil fuel investments by end of 2030

In the News   |   October 28, 2021

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The University of Toronto will divest from fossil fuels as part of its commitment to combatting climate change, the school announced Wednesday. The university said it would end any direct investment in fossil fuel companies... read more

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Standardized test results show most Canadian students’ math skills improving

In the News   |   October 13, 2021

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Students in Ontario and Saskatchewan were the only ones in Canada who did not improve in math over a nine-year-period, according to the latest results of a standardized test administered by the Council of Ministers of... read more

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