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Second strike in one academic year hits students in joint York University-colleges programs
AGAR: Mulroney's private school response just weak
Bishop’s University student dies in spring break fall in Dominican
Meanwhile in Montreal: Mohawk students learn to make maple syrup
'Take shelter': 2 dead after shots fired at Central Michigan University campus
Georgia teacher fired handgun inside classroom, barricaded himself: police
Georgia teacher fires gun, barricades self in classroom
A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog saliva
2018-04-19 04:58:15 A Canadian naturopath claims she treated a 4-year-old boy's behavioral problems with a controversial homeopathic remedy — this is, saliva from a rabid dog. The recent claims have caused concern in the medical community and prompted questions about why the saliva — known as lyssinum, lyssin or hydrophobinum — has been approved by the Canadian government as a legitimate homeopathic product   Read More ...
Syrian scholarship students now seeking refugee protection
2018-03-12 09:05:34 Five Syrian scholarship students have applied for refugee protection and some say it's because they feel let down by the renowned Toronto charity that brought them to Canada. The students were part of a group of seven young women who received full-ride scholarships last year to study English in Toronto as part of the Daughters For Life Foundation. Thirteen months later, five of the students have applied for asylum, while the other two continue with their scholarships and remain in the country on student visas   Read More ...
U of Regina suspects 'significant' number of students cheated in law and ethics class
2018-03-12 03:02:37 A "significant" number of students at the University of Regina are suspected of cheating during, of all things, a law and ethics exam, CBC's iTeam has learned. This apparent breach is just the latest instance of academic dishonesty in the university's faculty of engineering. In February, George Sherk handed out a quiz to his fourth-year law and professionalism class, then left the students under the supervision of teaching assistants   Read More ...
Schools brace for massive student walkouts over gun violence
2018-03-11 16:32:54 RICHMOND, Va. -- As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over gun control. Some have taken a hard line, promising to suspend students who walk out, while others are using a softer approach, working with students to set up places on campus where they can remember the victims of the Florida shooting and express their views about school safety and gun control   Read More ...
3 lessons Canada Reads finalist Craig Davidson learned by being a bus driver | CBC Books
2018-03-10 14:17:07 Craig Davidson knows readers aren't the only ones learning life lessons from stories. Writing a memoir about the year he drove a school bus for children with special needs illuminated parts of Davidson's own life and taught him a few very important lessons. The memoir is called and it is being defended by tornado hunter Greg Johnson during 2018. The debates, which will be hosted by Ali Hassan, take place March 26-29, 2018   Read More ...
WALLACE: Liberals plan to scrap Grade 3 and literacy testing?
2018-03-10 10:28:19 The Ontario government is denying rumours it plans to axe Grade 3 testing and eliminate requirements for Grade 10 students to pass a literacy test to graduate high school. There’s been persistent chatter from education bureaucrats that Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals are planning to scale back province-wide student testing, which the Liberals deny. “That is incorrect,” was the clear and unequivocal reply from an education ministry spokesman when asked whether rumours about provincial review of standardized testing changes were accurate   Read More ...
Second strike in one academic year hits students in joint York University-colleges programs
2018-03-09 20:05:40 Chelsea Lecompte is suffering through a second strike in one academic year. Lecompte, a design student, is in her final semester in a joint program between York University and Sheridan College. “The colleges and universities don’t care as much because they already have our money, so they’re more willing to make these strikes go as long as possible because they have all the money and the power,” she said   Read More ...
Federal gov't focuses on career college students in bid to collect more student loans
2018-03-09 13:03:06 A University of British Columbia student studies as leaves begin to change colour on the campus in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday October 30, 2013. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS) OTTAWA - Federal officials, as part of the government's latest efforts to crack down on bad debts, are trying to figure out why graduates from private career colleges are more likely to have problems repaying their student loans   Read More ...
Teenage girl killed when school bus rear-ended by gravel truck north of Redwater
2018-03-08 00:10:09 A teenage girl died Wednesday when a school bus was rear-ended by a gravel truck in heavy fog near Redwater. Thirteen students from kindergarten through high school were on the bus travelling to Thorhild Central School, said the superintendent of the Aspen View Public School Division. "I'm shaken up because I'm a teacher, I'm a superintendent, I'm a father and these are the worst days for schools and the worst days for communities and it impacts us all," said Mark Francis   Read More ...
Teenage girl killed in school bus, semi-tractor crash north of Redwater
2018-03-07 21:10:10 A teenage girl died in a crash involving a school bus and a semi-tractor north of the town of Redwater northeast of Edmonton today. Thirteen students from kindergarten through high school were on the bus travelling to Thorhild Central School, said the superintendent of the Aspen View Public School Division. "We grieve this immeasurable loss with the student's family, loved ones and the entire Thorhild Central School community," said Mark Francis in a news release Wednesday   Read More ...
Here's a toolkit for using Canada Reads in your classroom | CBC Books
2018-03-06 21:13:35 Calling all secondary school teachers! Do you love and wish you could share your passion with students? You can now find content on Curio.ca, CBC's streaming service designed with Canada's educational community in mind. The collection on includes teacher guides for all five of this year's contenders, videos featuring this year's , and discussion questions and suggested activities for how to activate in any secondary school classroom   Read More ...
AGAR: Mulroney's private school response just weak
2018-03-06 02:05:20 Following the PC leadership debate last week, candidate Caroline Mulroney was asked about her desire to be premier for all the people while putting her children in a private school many Ontarians can’t afford. She said: “We made the best choice that we could for our family and that’s all I’ll say about that.” That is a weak, insufficient and unprepared answer from someone claiming the ability to lead   Read More ...
Bishop’s University student dies in spring break fall in Dominican
2018-03-05 18:15:25 MONTREAL — A Bishop’s University student has been killed and another injured after a fall in the Dominican Republic. University officials say Ben Houtman, who was from Vancouver, died early Saturday morning. His family says in a separate statement that Houtman was the victim of an accidental fall. Houtman, 21, was part of a group of 30 students who had gone on a spring break trip that wasn’t organized by the university   Read More ...
Contract staff represented by CUPE begin strike at York University
2018-03-05 16:04:51 TORONTO - Contract staff at York University in Toronto went on strike Monday at one minute past midnight. On Friday the faculty members, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, research assistants and part-time librarians and archivists rejected what the university had said was its "best" offer. The bargaining team for CUPE 3903 and the school said they remained far apart on key issues, and no talks were held over the weekend to try to break the impasse before the strike deadline   Read More ...
York University contract staff go on strike
2018-03-05 14:10:23 TORONTO — Contract staff at York University in Toronto went on strike Monday at one minute past midnight. On Friday, the faculty members, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, research assistants and part-time librarians and archivists rejected what the university had said was its “best” offer. The bargaining team for CUPE 3903 and the school said they remained far apart on key issues, and no talks were held over the weekend to try to break the impasse before the strike deadline   Read More ...
York University teaching assistants, contract faculty on strike
2018-03-05 06:34:12 Teaching assistants, contract faculty, and graduate assistants at York University are officially on strike after a midnight deadline came and went with no new contract agreement in place. He described York as adopting a “take it or leave it” position. “So we find ourselves in a situation where the strike action will begin tomorrow unless the employer comes back with an improved offer,” Wilson said Sunday afternoon   Read More ...
Canadian scholar first non-Briton to lead Cambridge University in 800 years
2018-03-05 04:33:13 For 30 years, Stephen Toope enjoyed a distinguished career in law and academia that included high-profile leadership positions at some of Canada's top universities. But when the Montreal-born scholar learned that Britain's University of Cambridge was considering him for the vice-chancellor role, his first thought was: "That's just not possible." Toope's initial disbelief was replaced by a realization that he could not miss the opportunity to lead the venerable institution, where he had completed his PhD in the 1980s   Read More ...
Bishop's University student dies in accident in Dominican Republic
2018-03-05 01:36:35 A Bishop’s University student died in an accident Saturday in the Dominican Republic, the principal announced in a message to the Sherbrooke university community Sunday afternoon. Ben Houtman, a Williams School of Business student, was on vacation with several classmates in the Caribbean country, wrote principal Michael Goldbloom. The university’s dean of student affairs, Stine Linden-Andersen, has travelled to the Dominican Republic “to provide support to Ben’s family and the other Bishop’s students   Read More ...
Uber disagrees with MIT study that says Uber, Lyft drivers make just $3.37/hour
2018-03-04 22:32:30 A Massachusetts Institute of Technology research group that this week reported nearly three-quarters of Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc drivers earned below minimum wage is revisiting its study after a tweeted challenge by Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi. The study, by theCenter for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, found that drivers’ median pretax profit was $3.37 per hour, using results from a survey of more than 1,100 workers of the ride hailing companies   Read More ...
Gun in campus shooting belonged to suspect's dad: Police
2018-03-03 23:05:28 A 19-year-old student suspected of fatally shooting his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory had been acting so strangely the day before the killings that campus police talked to his mother and then took him to a hospital for suspected drug abuse, authorities said Saturday. University police Chief Bill Yeagley told reporters that James Eric Davis Jr.'s parents had just picked him up from that hospital and brought him to his dorm to pack up for spring break when Friday's shooting happened   Read More ...
Student shot parents to death at Central Michigan University: police
2018-03-03 01:32:41 MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- More than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, searched neighbourhoods near Central Michigan University on Friday for a 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a dormitory and then running from campus. The shooting at Campbell Hall happened on a day when parents were arriving to pick up students for the beginning of a week-long spring break   Read More ...
Teacher accused of firing gun in classroom had rifles taken away in 2016: police
2018-03-02 22:33:31 This Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 photo provided by the Dalton Georgia Police Department shows Jesse Randal Davidson. Davidson, a social studies teacher, allegedly barricaded himself in a Dalton High School classroom and fired a pistol shot through a window on Wednesday. Davidson was taken into custody with no students harmed. Students were evacuated from the school. (Dalton Georgia Police Department via Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) ATLANTA -- A Georgia teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom had three rifles taken away after setting the family car ablaze at his home two years ago, according to a sheriff's report obtained Friday by The Associated Press   Read More ...
Meanwhile in Montreal: Mohawk students learn to make maple syrup
2018-03-02 20:34:56 It’s the beginning of March break in Kahnawake but Dave McComber can still get a few students to tag along for a class project. McComber is teaching the teenagers to tap maple trees in the forest behind their shop class at the Kahnawake Survival School. “The main core of it is to show the students that they need to value the forest for what it has to offer,” says McComber, who has taught at KSS for 27 years   Read More ...
With talk of school choice, Caroline Mulroney teases with an actual conservative principle
2018-03-02 19:04:44 Many observers of Ontario politics seemed surprised on Wednesday evening when a reporter caught Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney flat-footed on a pretty basic question about her children’s education: private schools, or public? She at first failed to answer, but when pressed, she conceded they go to private school. “We made the best choice that we could for our family and that’s all I’ll say about that   Read More ...
'Take shelter': 2 dead after shots fired at Central Michigan University campus
2018-03-02 18:17:37 MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Two people were fatally shot at a residence hall at Central Michigan University on Friday, and investigators were searching for a 19-year-old suspect considered armed and dangerous, according to the school. Neither victim was a student at the university, and police believe the shooting “started from a domestic situation,” the university said. CMU police confirm two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning   Read More ...
Meanwhile in Montreal: Mohawk students learn to make maple syrup
2018-03-02 17:04:42 It’s the beginning of March break in Kahnawake but Dave McComber can still get a few students to tag along for a class project. McComber is teaching the teenagers to tap maple trees in the forest behind their shop class at the Kahnawake Survival School. “The main core of it is to show the students that they need to value the forest for what it has to offer,” says McComber, who has taught at KSS for 27 years   Read More ...
Georgia teacher fired handgun inside classroom, barricaded himself: police
2018-03-01 17:05:47 ATLANTA -- Police say they don't know why a popular teacher allegedly fired a handgun inside his classroom, causing a chaotic lockdown and evacuation of his Georgia high school. But it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators should be armed. As officers arrested Dalton High School social studies teacher Jesse Randal Davidson, his students spoke their minds on social media   Read More ...
Georgia teacher fires gun, barricades self in classroom, police say
2018-03-01 16:11:55 ATLANTA — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. No Dalton High School students were in the classroom when the teacher fired the weapon, and despite the chaotic lockdown and evacuation, the only injury was a student who hurt her ankle running away   Read More ...
Georgia teacher facing charges after firing gun at school
2018-03-01 06:05:03 Teacher taken into custody after standoff with officers Related Stories A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. No Dalton High School students were in the classroom when the teacher fired the weapon, and despite the chaotic lockdown and evacuation, the only injury was a student who hurt her ankle running away   Read More ...
Georgia teacher fires gun, barricades self in classroom
2018-03-01 05:07:24 ATLANTA — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. No Dalton High School students were in the classroom when the teacher fired the weapon, and despite the chaotic lockdown and evacuation, the only injury was a student who hurt her ankle running away   Read More ...
Islamic school teacher accused of molesting young student in Scarborough
2018-03-01 01:08:48 A teacher at an Islamic school in northeast Scarborough faces accusations that he removed a young boy from class and molested the child. Toronto Police alleged Wednesday that the crime happened Feb. 16 and involved a 10-year-old at The Islamic Foundation of Toronto — located on Nugget Ave. near Markham Rd., just north of Sheppard Ave. E. The boy “was taken from school grounds …by a man who was a teacher at the school,” Const   Read More ...
‘Comfort not curriculum’: Classes resume at Florida high school where 17 massacred
2018-02-28 23:34:44 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High’s students returned to class Wednesday morning, exactly two weeks after police say a former student, Nikolaus Cruz, opened fire with an AR-15 in a school building, killing 14 students and three school staff members. The massacre is among the worst school shootings in history. The event sparked a nationwide debate over school safety, and student survivors of the shooting launched a campaign to reform gun laws   Read More ...
Georgia teacher in custody after firing gun at school, police say
2018-02-28 21:09:00 A teacher barricaded himself inside a locked classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and apparently fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt their ankle running when Dalton High School was evacuated. Police spokesperson Bruce Frazier said the teacher was taken into custody after a 30- to 45-minute standoff with officers   Read More ...
'It brought me back': Former Columbine principal offers support to Florida school shooting students
2018-02-28 20:35:20 Former Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis is among those offering support for students in Parkland, Fla., as they return to classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, two weeks after a former student opened fire and killed 17 classmates and staff members. "It brought me back to April 20, 1999. When I saw the images of the students running out the building with their hands over their head, those were my students, Columbine students   Read More ...
Georgia police say teacher in custody after reported shooting at school
2018-02-28 20:05:25 Police in Georgia say a teacher is in custody after officers responded to possible shots fired inside a high school in Dalton on Wednesday.Police responded to a call of reports of “shot or shots” fired at Dalton High School just after 12 p.m. ET.“No children are injured or in danger,” the police force said on Twitter. One student apparently sustained an ankle injury running inside the school during the evacuation   Read More ...
Students return to school targeted in Florida mass shooting, amid high security
2018-02-28 15:13:03 'It shouldn't happen to anyone ever again,' says sophomore who survived attack About 50 uniformed police officers marched into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., early Wednesday as classes resumed for the first time since 17 students and teachers were killed by an expelled classmate with an AR-15, thrusting them into the centre of the nation's gun debate. The heavily armed police presence, designed to make the community feel secure, is also disturbing in itself, some students said   Read More ...
Students wary, hopeful, on return to site of school shooting
2018-02-28 12:32:37 PARKLAND, Fla. -- The walkway leading onto the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is lined with flowers and photographs, memorials to the 17 students and teachers killed in a Valentine's Day massacre that forever altered their lives and thrust them into the centre of the nation's gun debate. Alexis Grogan, a 15-year-old sophomore, planned to wear a Stoneman Douglas colour -- maroon -- on the first day back to class Wednesday, plus sneakers that say "MSD Strong, be positive, be passionate, be proud to be an eagle" and "2/14/18" in honour of those who died   Read More ...
John Abbott engineering tech students showcase their talents
2018-02-28 12:06:28 Students from the Engineering Technologies program at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue recently showed off their work projects, and their creativity. The showcase had the feel of a science fair, with students proudly displaying subject material near and dear to them in the atrium of the Anne-Marie Edward Science Building. Iaonnis Bakopanos and François Vachon, a couple of 19-year-old students from Pointe-Claire, built an eye-catching soccer goal-scoring machine made from a system of levers and pulleys that delivered a perfectly struck marble into a miniature soccer goal   Read More ...
'We stand with you': Bishop's reassures protesting U.S. students seeking admission to school
2018-02-28 03:37:05 Bishop’s University has issued a statement reassuring American high-school students that their involvement in the current student movement against gun violence will not negatively affect their admission to Bishop’s. “Some high schools and superintendents have indicated that students may face disciplinary action for doing so. If you are considering Bishop’s, we want to make it clear that we are inspired by you and stand with you: Admissions offers will not be adversely affected by suspensions or other disciplinary actions at your high school in support of your positive and constructive engagement in pursuit of your values and convictions   Read More ...
MACLEOD: Ontario lags B.C. in education choice and results
2018-02-28 03:11:05 A recent analysis found that Catholic school boards in Ontario are increasingly enrolling non-Catholic students, prompting calls to end non-Catholic enrolment, merge the separate and public school boards, or eliminate public Catholic schools altogether. However, there’s another approach that would both expand school choice across the province and be fairer to families of all faiths. Ontario is one of three provinces (along with Alberta and Saskatchewan) that provide fully-funded Catholic education within the public school system   Read More ...