De-streaming high schools won’t solve deep-rooted divides in education
De-streaming high schools in Ontario is a step in the right direction, but isn’t the solution.
Remembering a century-old fight for French-language rights in Ontario
A recent talk presented by the Historical Society of Ottawa recalled a significant event in the battle for French-language education and culture in Ontario.
High cost of law school makes a legal career an exclusive pathway for the rich
Capital Current’s Izzie Helenchilde shows the implications for our society of sky-high law school tuition
Journalism is a discipline of verification, but false reports expose serious failings
Examples of clear reporting failures spawned during the crisis in Iran concern Capital Current’s Hermona Kuluberhan.
‘It’s so normalized’: Jewish students, teachers confront rising antisemitism
Ottawa teachers and members of the local Jewish community are pointing to growing antisemitism in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board after an increase in reported anti-Jewish hate crimes across the city in the past year. “It is not pretty,” said David Sachs, a community relations specialist with the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. Sachs is handling concerns from Jewish parents who…
$10-a-day childcare plan threatened by worker shortage across Canada
As Canadian children head back to school this fall, their parents continue to hear politicians extolling the virtues of $10-a-day childcare. The $30-billion plan, introduced in the 2021 federal budget, aims to make $10-a-day childcare available to all, including parents who live in rural areas, work unusual hours or have children with special needs. But while every province and…
Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities hope mourning of Queen’s death will spark new era of apologies and social change
On a dreary Monday in downtown Ottawa, mourners recently gathered to mark the death and commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Members of the RCMP marched down Elgin Street to the steady beat of drums and the piercing timbre of bagpipes. While many are saddened by the Queen’s passing, Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities are grappling with complicated emotions…
Part-time language professors at University of Ottawa vote to strike if needed
Another group of part-time professors at the University of Ottawa voted to make strike action an option.
Keep online learning an option, Carleton law professor says
A Carleton University professor said online learning can be convenient for students with work or COVID concerns.
Selfies with a mammoth: Ottawa museums test drive augmented reality as a way to grab visitors and viewers
Ottawa museums are looking to augmented and virtual reality to complement their exhibits.
The burnout graduating post-secondary students are feeling has a name: Senioritis
The pressures put on graduating post-secondary students is so prevalent that it now has a syndrome called senioritis.
For Ravens veteran Madison Reid, juggling basketball with podcasting was the ultimate balancing act
Ravens basketball star Madison Reid talks to Capital Current about juggling her sport, her education and her podcasting job as graduation looms.