30 août 2016

More indigenous judges needed in lower courts to develop skills for Supreme Court

thestar.com logoBy . Canada’s top judge says the best way to one day see an aboriginal person named to the Supreme Court of Canada is for governments to appoint more indigenous judges to lower courts. More...

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LU grads will 'Teach for Canada' in fly-in First Nations village

By . A couple that recently graduated with teaching degrees from Laurentian University will be spending the next two years teaching in a fly-in First Nations community in Northwestern Ontario. More...

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University of Waterloo must resolve the root causes of the pay gap between male and female faculty members

thestar.com logoA University of Waterloo study has found there is a wage gap between male and female faculty members. It’s done the right thing by giving female professors a raise, but the wrong thing in not making it retroactive and not researching the root causes of the gap. More...

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New Vancouver Island University course looks at refugee writing

By Richard Watts. A new literature is arising, born in the refugee experience of dislocation instead of geographically stable cultures, a Vancouver Island University English professor says. More...

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Assyrian brother and sister fled Syria and got scholarships to London's Western University

By Dale Carruthers. Fleeing their war-torn village in Syria, Nineb Yousef and his sister Ninwe left their family, friends, home and middle-class life behind.
But the siblings made sure to pack their high school transcripts, knowing the documents would be their ticket to a better future in Canada.
Ten months later and more than 9,000 kilometres travelled, Nineb and Ninwe are two of 10 Syrian refugees selected for all-expenses-paid scholarships at Western University. More...

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Which Universities Are Most Generous to Refugees

By Joe McCarthy. Going to college can feel like living in a bubble — you’re usually surrounded by like-minded people, you take a range of theoretical classes, your needs are, for the most part, met without much effort, and you’re not always connected to issues in the broader society. More...

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Open letter regarding U of T partnerships - Faculty comment on U of T "three priorities" in letter sent to the president

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "thevarsity.ca canada logo"On June 7, 2016 The University of Toronto News published an article entitled, “Parks, planning and public spaces: Toronto can learn lessons from Jerusalem say U of T students.” Reporting on a recent field course that took urban studies students to Jerusalem, the article celebrates the apparently innovative approach the city takes to urban planning, heralding it as a model for Toronto. More...

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Ban Ki-moon praises Canada's openness to refugees during visit to Calgary

Juliana Weberman says that she doesn't have the room to take on all of the knick knacks, kitchen items and furniture her parents want to give her.United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his gratitude Friday for Canada's response to the refugee crisis, praising citizens who extended "caring, warm hands" to people who had nowhere else to go.
In a speech at the University of Calgary, Ban said he was grateful for the "generous and compassionate" commitment of the Canadian government to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees. More...

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Indigenous students get early glimpse of grad school life

Juliana Weberman says that she doesn't have the room to take on all of the knick knacks, kitchen items and furniture her parents want to give her.Intensive summer program pairs 22 indigenous students from across Canada with researchers at McMaster University.
Growing up on a reserve on Manitoulin Island, Shanna Peltier thought her dream of going to grad school would remain just that — a dream.
But that dream is now a little closer to reality thanks to a summer program at McMaster University that gives indigenous students from across Canada an early taste of graduate school life. More...

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University of Toronto hires new librarian to focus on indigenous issues

Juliana Weberman says that she doesn't have the room to take on all of the knick knacks, kitchen items and furniture her parents want to give her.By . New role part of an effort to include more indigenous voices at the school.
Students at the University of Toronto will soon be able to check out more indigenous books and other materials from the school’s library. More...

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