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Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Digital learning resources being offered during COVID-19 outbreak

With most schools across Canada closed to slow down the spread of COVID-19, some Canadian companies are offering support to families who may find themselves in uncharted territory. To help families, Pearson Canada, a company that works with teachers on» 

International

French language group petitions to extend Bill 101 to Quebec CEGEPs

A French language group in Quebec has launched a petition to extend Bill 101 to CEGEPs, also known as colleges, across the province. The petition from the Mouvement Québec Français (MQF) warns that an increase in the number of English» 

Society

Location of first French Ontario University revealed

The Université de l’Ontario français revealed on Feb. 26, that it will be located in downtown Toronto on 9 Lower Jarvis. “This is a historic milestone for Université de l’Ontario français. We express our complete gratitude and sincere thanks to» 

Politics, Society

Quebec reveals new plans for public schools

The Quebec government announced this morning a plan to build and renovate hundreds of schools around the province, according to a press release from Premier’s cabinet. “It’s been over a year since I promised to Quebcers that I would attack» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian company releases guide on teaching basics of artificial intelligence

A Canadian science and technology company named Actua has released an AI Education Handbook that guides teachers on how to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to elementary and high school students. “AI is an emerging technology that will be» 

Society

Parents sue school board for teaching their daughter ‘girls are not real’

A Canadian couple have filed a human rights complaint against an Ontario school board for telling their six-year-old daughter during a lesson on gender identity that “there’s no such thing as boys and girls.” Pamela and Jason Buffone have filed» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Ontario classrooms: mobile phone ban now in effect

Announced by the Ontario government earlier this year,  students in the provinces classrooms will not be allowed to use their mobile phones in class. The exceptions are if they’re needed for part of a classroom lesson, or for special needs» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Statistics Canada launches new Education Statistics Portal

Statistics Canada, the government agency that produces statistics to help better understand Canada, has released a new Education Statistics Portal to help people easily understand all aspects of the education system. The new portal will allow users to access data» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Another school bans cellphones

A school in Montreal has joined a growing list of school which have restricted or outright banned cellphones. While some have banned them in class, others have gone further and banned use during recreation or lunch on school property. Teenage» 

Society

Canadian, Icelandic universities team up for migration conference

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Canada’s University of Manitoba and the University of Iceland’s Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at will team up later this month for a conference looking at migration. The»