The 25th Hour: Away from home for the holidays
For many international students, this December will be the first time they experience Canadian holiday traditions. Many of whom have never even seen snow! Vaishnavi Dinesh and Lujain Sharafeldin are students at Carleton University experiencing their first Canadian holiday season.
The displacement effect: Ontario’s ‘disconnected’ online school system pushing educators to breaking point
When asked about teaching during the pandemic, Meaghan Beatty’s shoulders sink and her fingers fidget with the edges of her cup. Beatty, who has taught kindergarten north of Toronto for 16 years, is a victim of what psychologists are describing as an epidemic of “educator burnout.” “I felt guilty not being the teacher I used to be,” she said in…
Viral video of Queen’s student defying COVID-19 public health travel restrictions sparks online controversy
Queen’s University student posts viral anti-COVID-19 travel restrictions video on Instagram sparking outrage and support.
Teaching Black history and culture needs to be a mandatory part of the Ontario curriculum, advocates say
Experts say education about Black history and culture is an essential part of combating racism both inside and outside of the classroom.
Canada’s child welfare system needs to be torn down and rebuilt to end its anti-Indigenous racism, critics say
The overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the Canadian welfare system accelerated throughout the 1960s, as a result of the Sixties Scoop. This is where Indigenous children were ripped away from their homes and placed into the child welfare system. The goal was to assimilate Indigenous children by placing them into white homes.