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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 »

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 »

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 & 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 »