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Education, Health, Society

‘Please offer me a seat’ campaign in Toronto

‘Please offer me a seat’ is the great idea one woman in Toronto developed to help herself, and many other transit users in Canada’s largest city. A Toronto woman created a simple, quick and polite way for people with episodic» 

Economy, Education, Health, Politics, Society

Best and worst places for women in Canada

Victoria, British Columbia on the west coast, is still the best city in Canada for women, and Windsor, Ontario in southern Ontario, is still the worst. These are the findings of an annual study by Kate McInturf of the Canadian» 

Education, International, Science and Technology

Google part of growing AI cluster in Montreal

The Google Brain Team was established in Montreal in 2016, with Hugo Larochelle as its lead. Larochelle, also an adjunct professor at the University of Montreal, is comfortable defining this cutting edge field of study and development. He describes artificial» 

Education, International

Strike affects a half-million college students

Faculty at 24 colleges in the province of Ontario went on strike early Monday morning after management rejected the latest offer from the union.  The walk-out by professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians affects more than 500,000 students, some of them» 

Economy, Education, Science and Technology

Women in Tech World crossing Canada

Women in Tech World is the social start-up by a group of women, to take stock of the role of women and the presence of women in the growing high tech industry. Despite the boom of tech industries in Canada,» 

Education, History, Indigenous, Society

“Chief” no longer a title at TDSB

“Chief”,  was the word used to describe someone in charge, at the Toronto District School Board. But now, inspired by the final report from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, (TRC) the board is dropping the word “Chief” and replacing it» 

Education, Society

Group to study homophobia, other attitudes in school

Egale Canada’s stated mission is “to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada” and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues.” The acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and two-spirit people. In 2012, the group» 

Education, Environment, Indigenous

International Children’s Peace Prize nominee

 Autumn Peltier, is the only young Canadian nominated this year for the International Children’s Peace Prize. Autumn Peltier with Chief Perry Bellegarde (left) and Regional Chief of Manitoba Kevin Hart at the July 2017 Chief Assembly in Regina Saskatchewan © courtesy» 

Education, International, Science and Technology

Canadian scientists propose how life began

(if images do not appear-refresh page) Life may have had start 4 billion years ago. Two scientists at a Canadian university say their research gives credibility to Darwin’s comment on the origins of life on Earth. The research says that» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Society

As Edmonton attack sparks fears of Islamophobic backlash, an Alberta Imam speaks out

This weekend’s attack in Edmonton (see accompanying story) is once again sparking fears in Canada’s Muslim community about an anti-Islamic backlash in the country. Those fears, of course, go along with other Canadians’ fears about extremist acts carried out in»