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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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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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