03 novembre 2018

Can new models of public interest journalism survive?

The ConversationOver the past year, 34 students at four Canadian journalism schools — Concordia, Ryerson, Regina and the University of British Columbia — joined together with senior journalists at three national news organizations — the Toronto Star, Global News and the National Observer — in an unprecedented reporting collaboration. More...

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In a time of robots, educators must invest in emotional labour

The ConversationTechnology critics and defenders alike argue that human jobs are being eliminated by workplace automation, minimizing the need for human interaction. More...

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Why history education is central to the survival of democracy

The ConversationStatues and names of prominent Canadians have also been the centre of vigorous debate across the country this year. One of these debates has focused on the statue of Edward Cornwallis in a public park in Halifax — the military officer who founded Halifax for the British in 1749, but also offered a cash bounty to anyone who killed an Indigenous person. More...

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Student grades: How confidence can hinder success

The ConversationAt this time of year, university students across the country are preparing for exams. Some will happily get higher-than-expected marks. But a larger group instead will be surprised by lower scores. More...

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Raising hope: Parenting in an anti-Black environment

The ConversationThe world my children live in is divided in two, as Frantz Fanon wrote in 1952 in The Wretched of the Earth. It is a world divided in endless opposites, a world still pained by the atrocities of the past, the endless generation of trauma in the present, guaranteeing even more atrocities for their future. More...

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Freedom of expression is under attack at our universities

The ConversationTolerance is one of the most familiar words in the English language. By definition it is neither virtue nor vice and may be either, depending on context. Its subject matter is usually negative; we don’t tolerate things we like — we endorse or affirm them. We tolerate things we do not like but that we know we must not suppress or prohibit. More...

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Don’t be a bystander: Five steps to fight cyberbullying

The ConversationNever in the history of humanity has bullying been so inventive and thus destructive. Cyberbullies exploit this digital age to spread hate. They intentionally and repeatedly use the internet to cause harm, fear or distress to people. Their behaviour includes harassing individuals they consider weak and defenceless, denigrating them and harming their reputation, typical of hate speech spreaders. More...

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How youth activism is kicking unpaid internships to the curb

The ConversationIt’s job search season for students and fresh graduates, which means a bump in media interest in internships. More...

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The truth about cannabis on Canadian campuses

The ConversationCanadian youth are consuming cannabis at higher rates than in most nations of the world. And now they are talking about it. More...

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The secret formula for becoming an elite athlete

The ConversationIn addition to the belief that starting early is a path to success, the popularity of the 10,000-hour rule has given rise to the belief that a certain numeric value of time must be acquired for an individual to become an expert. More...

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