Highlights/education

Society

Students call for free post-secondary education

Many Canadian students get loans to cover their tuition and living expenses for college and university, and they often graduate with an average of between $25,000 and $30,000 of debt. The debt is even larger for those who studied management,» 

Indigenous, Society

Inuit organization accuses Nunavut’s education system of ‘cultural genocide’

An Inuit organization in charge of overseeing the implementation of the Nunavut Agreement that created Canada’s newest Arctic territory 20 years ago told a United Nations meeting Monday that both the federal and territorial governments are complicit in “cultural genocide”» 

Health, Society

British Columbia students to get free menstrual hygiene products

All public schools in British Columbia will be required to provide free menstrual products for students in school washrooms by the end of 2019, the Western province’s education minister announced Friday. Rob Fleming said research indicates that one in seven» 

Indigenous

U.N. Year of Indigenous Languages: Spotlight Nunavut

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The United Nations has designated 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages. The goal is to to make people more aware of the languages and their role in» 

International, Politics

Humanitarian groups warn of growing attacks on schools in Afghanistan

A global coalition of NGOs working to advance education of children in conflict zones says recent gains in expanding access to education that have allowed millions of Afghan boys and girls to enroll in school are at risk due to» 

Internet, Science and Technology

$125.2 million announced for high-speed internet in Inuit region of Arctic Quebec

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  Ottawa and the province of Quebec announced $125.2 million this week to help improve high-speed internet in Nunavik, the Inuit region of northern Quebec. The money will go» 

Indigenous

Feature Interview: International Inuit leader stresses importance of Indigenous voices on world stage

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  As global players ramp up interest in the Arctic, the organization representing the world’s Inuit wrapped up their general assembly in Alaska in July with a pledge to» 

Indigenous

Visit an Arctic College class in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. Ever wondered what goes on in one of Nunavut’s Arctic college learning centres? While many people are aware» 

International, Society

Humanitarian NGOs call on Canada to invest $500M in education for girls

A coalition of Canada’s leading humanitarian NGOs is calling on the Liberal government to back up its talk of international leadership in empowering women by contributing $500 million over the next three years towards setting up a global fund dedicated» 

International

Canada doubles funding to educate world’s children

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Canada will double its annual contribution to provide education for children, and especially girls, in developing countries. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he said Canada will contribute $180 million to»