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Educators are reconsidering how they grade students after COVID-19 upended school life

In the News   |   September 6, 2022

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For high-school teacher Stacie Oliver, the past two years have given her a new perspective on how to best assess students. For a long time, she’d wrestled with the usefulness of assigning marks, researching its... read more

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Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet leader who helped end the Cold War, dies at 91

In the News   |   August 31, 2022

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Mikhail Gorbachev, who presided over the peaceful collapse of the Soviet empire, only to see that legacy succumb to Vladimir Putin’s revanchist Russia, died Tuesday at the age of 91, after a prolonged illness. Few... read more

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Canadian universities are rushing to address critical shortage of student housing

In the News   |   August 29, 2022

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A hot rental market across Canada is squeezing postsecondary students with universities and private companies trying to meet growing demand with a mini-boom in residence building. Universities have been adding new residence spaces, with several new... read more

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International students waiting for visas from Ottawa at risk of missing start of classes

In the News   |   August 26, 2022

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Delays in processing student visas have put a large number of international students at risk of missing the start of fall classes this year, as the federal Immigration Department struggles to keep up with what it... read more

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Michelle O’Bonsawin on making history as first Indigenous Supreme Court nominee

In the News   |   August 25, 2022

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Even as a little girl, Michelle O’Bonsawin knew she wanted to be a lawyer. In high school, she was told that perhaps law wasn’t the right path for a francophone girl from Northern Ontario. “Okay,... read more

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Russia’s war damaged Ukraine – but dashed Moscow’s boldest geopolitical aspirations

In the News   |   August 24, 2022

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The six months since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his war of aggression have been marked by deprivation and destruction, in Russia as well as Ukraine. While the damage done to Ukraine since Feb. 24 – the cities... read more

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Parks Canada unveils climate change and traffic congestion targets for mountain destinations

In the News   |   August 23, 2022

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Parks Canada has outlined a series of targets designed to mitigate climate change and traffic congestion in a handful of the country’s premier mountain destinations, including Banff National Park. The federal government recently tabled management... read more

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The hot trend for times when you can’t afford what you’re buying

In the News   |   August 18, 2022

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Scariest financial number of the summer: By 2026, nearly one-quarter of all global online purchases will be made with a buy now, pay later option. Did you think I was going to quote the inflation rate or... read more

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Finding a theory of everything: Top physicists gather in Vancouver to discuss quantum mechanics and general relativity

In the News   |   August 17, 2022

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In October, 1927, a group of academics assembled outside the Solvay International Institute for Physics in Brussels for what has since been called the most intelligent picture ever taken. Among those in attendance were Albert... read more

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How renting could financially damage a generation of young adults

In the News   |   August 16, 2022

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There’s a rule of personal finance that says average earners are spending foolishly by paying the average rent in their city. According to this rule, monthly rental costs should account for no more than 30... read more

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One year after Taliban takeover, Afghans left behind feel betrayed by Canada, fear for lives

In the News   |   August 15, 2022

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Usman’s father, who used to guard Canada’s embassy in Kabul, made a rare trip outside their place to pick up some food a week ago and never returned. Usman fears the Taliban have taken his... read more

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Student scientists demand action on federal scholarships

In the News   |   August 12, 2022

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Canadian graduate students in the sciences took to Parliament Hill on Thursday, pressing their case that the funding system which supports them at levels unchanged in nearly two decades is woefully inadequate. The protest was... read more

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The U.S. Senate just passed a historic climate bill. What you need to know about the Inflation Reduction Act

In the News   |   August 11, 2022

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After months of negotiations, the U.S. Senate passed new legislation focused on reducing carbon emissions and steering consumers toward green energy. The US$430-billion bill represents the country’s largest single investment to combat climate change, earmarking... read more

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Trump fires back with video as supporters rush to former U.S. president’s defence after FBI executes search warrant

In the News   |   August 10, 2022

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Not long after FBI agents searched his Mar-a-Lago home Monday, Donald Trump unveiled a new video that casts him as the best person to once again lead the world’s pre-eminent superpower. “It is time to start... read more

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Ottawa’s pledge to plant two billion trees is proving difficult to execute

In the News   |   August 8, 2022

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Standing atop an old landfill, Francis Allard is in his element. Mr. Allard is co-founder of Ramo, whose business is planting willows and poplars to help remediate landfills, mines and marginal land. At the Ste-Sophie... read more

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