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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» 

Indigenous

Canadian researchers to establish Indigenous-led centre focused on HIV rates among First Nations, Inuit & Métis

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded a federal grant to First Nations researchers at Canada’s University of Saskatchewan to establish an Indigenous-led centre devoted to addressing» 

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. Ever wondered what goes on in one of Nunavut’s Arctic college learning centres? While many people are aware that Nunavut’s Arctic College was set up to provide» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada’s long summer school break and literacy concerns for children

In Canada, school children have long breaks of a little over two months. During this time, some studies have shown that  a percentage of children tend to lose some of the literacy and math skills acquired during the previous school» 

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”»