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Education, Health, Lifestyle, Society

Toronto school bans phones in class, other schools say bring them.

The Earl Grey Public School in Toronto has banned mobile phones from the classroom and the school hallways. The ban goes into effect today. The 12 and 13 year-old students  at the junior high school (grades 7-8) were told their» 

Education, History, Society

Black history month, Important? Yes, but…

February is Black History Month in Canada, but while advocates say it’s important to highlight blacks contributions to the country, it’s also time to think that it shouldn’t be relegated to just one month Annette Henry PhD is a professor» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Society, Sports

Is Black History Month necessary?

Black History Month has only been an official celebration during the month of February since 1995 in Canada. As a result, a first generation of young Canadians has grown up with a greater knowledge of the contribution of many black» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Science and Technology, Society

Montreal ‘Best City in the World for Students’

Montreal is now rated ‘The Best City in the World for Students’, beating out Paris and London for the first time. This according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts. Montreal came out on top of Paris, which held» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

The Weeknd’s gift to U of T brings Ethiopian language to life

The Weeknd will be entertaining millions tomorrow night when he makes his appearance on the American Grammy Awards in a performance with some other artists in what is sure to be a memorable mash-up of styles and sounds. He is» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, International, Society, Sports

The legacy of Jackie Robinson as told by hip-hop artist Annakin Slayd

Funny that hold Jackie Robinson can have on people. Take Annakin Slayd, born 23 years after Robinson retired from baseball, six years after Robinson died. And yet, here is Slayd, a kind and gentle hip-hop artist, touring Montreal schools to» 

Economy, Education, International, Society

The world’s changing job market and males left behind

Traditional male areas of employment such as manufacturing, are disappearing, and men , especially older men are being left behind as the job market, and jobs change. Gerald Swartz is a private consultant, and and instructor in business and economics» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Society

Bringing Canadian black history and experience to schoolkids across Canada

It began several years ago as a non-profit project to provide access to the arts for underprivileged youth, called Overture with the Arts. It was created by Akilah Newton, who later added an important aspect in connection with Black History Month.» 

Education, International, Politics, Society

Canadian universities act on Trump travel ban

Canadian universities are opening their doors to students and academics struggling with uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel and immigration order. While the order temporarily barring people from Muslim countries has been suspended by the courts, the legal battle will» 

Education, Society

The woman who helped in making Black History Month official in Canada

Rosemary Sadlier (B.A,, B.Ed, MSW) has long been an advocate of expanding awareness of black history and issues in Canada. Currently president of the Black Canadian Network, she is an author, consultant, speaker,  educator, and former volunteer president of the»