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Students with ADHD face inequity, says advocacy group

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common disorders that cause learning impairment in students, but it has not been recognized by education officials or the government, says the advocacy group, Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC). That,» 

Education, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Wi-fi, the internet of things, and your personal information

We are becoming more and more involved with technology that helps us keep track of things in our lives. However it’s also collecting personal data on us, and in some cases sending that information to third parties, whether it be» 

Education, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Shooting stars in October, the Orionids

Shooting stars are getting more familiar by their official, or scientific names. An astronomer observes the Orionids at a Bulgaria observatory in 2009. Sunday night to dawn on Monday will be the peak of this year’s Orionid meteor shower. © AP/Petar» 

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. Kate Welsh came up with ‘Equity Buttons’. An artist, educator and self-described activist, Welsh» 

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»