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Will schools return to ‘normal’ in September? Health experts say it depends on various factors

In the News   |   June 21, 2021

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One morning this week, Jeff Crane pulled into the parking lot of the public school where he has worked for more than eight years, but this time, he had to show identification to gain entry.... read more

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Vancouver School Board phases out honours programs in high schools

In the News   |   June 16, 2021

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The Vancouver School Board is cutting honours courses in math and science in its high schools because the school district says they do not comply with the equity and inclusion goal of ensuring that all... read more

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Ryerson statue toppled as calls amplify for name change at Toronto university

Articles of Interest   |   June 8, 2021

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Ryerson University is facing growing calls from its faculty to change the name of the university after a campus statue honouring its namesake, Egerton Ryerson, was toppled following a sit-in to honour the victims of... read more

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Ontario students won’t return to in-person learning for the rest of school year, Doug Ford announces

In the News   |   June 3, 2021

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Ontario’s two million public school students will learn remotely for the last four weeks of the academic year as the government looks to keep its large-scale reopening plans for the summer on track, rather than... read more

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Alberta calls for national security rules for academics to prevent intellectual property transfer to China

In the News   |   May 25, 2021

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Alberta is urging the federal government to set strong national standards to ensure that Canadian universities and researchers are not transferring scientific data and intellectual property to China that benefits its military and security apparatus.... read more

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Ontario’s graduating teacher candidates rush to write math competency test

In the News   |   May 10, 2021

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Graduating student teachers across Ontario will be scrambling to write a math proficiency test the provincial government is making available on Monday, following a months-long delay that has prevented would-be educators from clearing a final... read more

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The kids are not all right: Educators worry about absences as COVID-19 challenges continue for parents, students

In the News   |   May 4, 2021

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Every Thursday for the past five months, Todd Perrier has dropped off bags of groceries at the doorstep of as many as 20 families in Thunder Bay. Most times, he will steal a few minutes to... read more

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Federal government willing to assist financially troubled Laurentian University

In the News   |   April 29, 2021

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The federal government says it is willing to provide funds to assist financially troubled Laurentian University and is in discussions with the Ontario government about how best to support French-language postsecondary education in the province. Official Languages Minister Mélanie... read more

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Hope wanes that Ontario students will return to in-class learning before the end of the school year

In the News   |   April 27, 2021

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The head of Canada’s largest pediatric hospital believes children in Ontario shouldn’t return to the classroom until educators have received at least one dose of the vaccine and there is low community spread – conditions... read more

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Ontario to keep schools closed as COVID-19 infections soar

In the News   |   April 13, 2021

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The Ontario government is closing schools across the province and moving to online learning indefinitely, a decision that comes after the Education Minister publicly pledged to keep classrooms open. The sudden switch was made as... read more

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Laurentian fires professors, slashes programs

Articles of Interest   |   April 13, 2021

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Laurentian University fired dozens of professors and slashed its program offerings in an unprecedented round of cuts on Monday aimed at tackling the university’s insolvency. The Sudbury school announced the elimination of 58 undergraduate and... read more

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TDSB tells staff to brace for online learning amid concerns over increase in COVID-19 cases

Articles of Interest   |   March 30, 2021

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The Toronto District School Board has warned its school staff to be ready to switch to remote learning as concern grows about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province. An e-mail sent to... read more

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Canadian universities announce plans for in-class learning in September

In the News   |   March 10, 2021

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A growing number of Canada’s universities say they’re planning a return to in-person instruction this fall as the rollout of vaccines gathers pace and institutions turn their attention to the year ahead. B.C. Provincial Health... read more

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COVID-19 has changed everything about the Canadian high-school experience

In the News   |   March 2, 2021

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In normal times, the stairwells at Fleetwood Park Secondary School, in Surrey, B.C., would get to be so crowded that Tanvi Pandhi could barely find a few inches to herself during the hustle between classes.... read more

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University students lash out at tuition hikes, poor quality of remote learning

In the News   |   February 22, 2021

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A winter of discontent is brewing among postsecondary students as patience with online classes wanes and the prospect of rising tuition fees raises questions about value for money. The anger spilled over at a meeting... read more

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