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Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Pandemic boosts Canadians’ faith in science: survey

Canadian skepticism in science has dropped from 29 per cent before the pandemic to 21 per cent, according to research conducted 3M. Before the pandemic only 25 per cent of respondents said they would stand up for science in discussions »

International, Society

Educating girls reduces poverty, reaffirms report

UNESCO predicts that over 11 million girls may never go back to school after the pandemic eases. The non-profit Plan International Canada says current setbacks to girls’ rights including education must be stopped. It reaffirms the view that advancing education »

Health, Society

Charity seeks to stem the decline in organ donation

During this pandemic, the province of Quebec has had its lowest organ donation and referral rate in the last five years. The Chain of Life charity boosts organ and tissue donation through an educational program that it runs in about »

Health

British Columbia implementing regulations on vape products this summer

The British Columbia government announced Monday that it is implementing a set of regulations on the sale and marketing of vape products by the end of the summer. The regulations, which are based on the province’s vaping action plan announced »

Environment & Animal Life

Climate change master’s degree being planned for Ilulissat, Greenland

With global temperature change transforming life in western Greenland, the home-rule government is looking at establishing a climate change master’s degree for local and international students in the community of Ilulissat to better understand the changing environment, especially in the »

Economy

Trudeau announces $9B in new COVID-19 funding for students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $9 billion in financial aid for post-secondary students and recent graduates feeling the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, amid criticism that young Canadians were left shortchanged by Ottawa’s existing emergency funding programs. Speaking »

Highlights, Society

University creates online tool for students now at home to keep up math skills

With schools closed across the country due to the pandemic, parents are concerned about children falling behind on lessons. While schools and teachers are trying in most cases to provide online lessons, additional resources are always helpful. To that end, »

Health

Ontario schools move online as school closures are extended 

Ontario schools won’t be open for students until at least May 4 to fight the spread of COVID-19, Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford announced in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. “The decision to extend school closures was not made lightly,” »

Health

Quebec releases online learning service while schools remain closed

Quebec’s Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge announced earlier today the launch of a bilingual online learning service for parents and children to use from home while schools remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The service, called Open School, or L’École »

Internet, Science & 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 »