21 avril 2019

Ban leggings on campus? Ludicrous – wearing leggings allows women to move like superheroes

The ConversationI’m writing this at my office computer wearing leggings and a short skirt. I wear the leggings because I ride my bike to work and they keep my legs warm. I add the skirt when I get to the office because most here would consider leggings alone inappropriate work attire for a middle-aged academic administrator. More...

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How to woo French teachers to stay in Canada’s schools

The ConversationFrench-English bilingualism is a star act on the stage of Canadian multiculturalism. French language programs in Canadian schools — which consist of core French, extended French and French immersion — are renowned throughout the world. More...

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War, terror, neglect: How Canadian schools could tackle child trauma

The ConversationThe callous bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May has focused Western eyes on the alarming trend of deliberate targeting of children by terrorists. Meanwhile, child refugees from Syria’s war suffer trauma so extreme that a new term has been coined for it: “human devastation syndrome.” And every year many thousands of Canadian children are victims of crime, abuse and neglect. More...

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Pickett’s Charge: What modern mathematics teaches us about Civil War battle

The ConversationThe Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the American Civil War, and Gen. George Pickett’s infantry charge on July 3, 1863, was the battle’s climax. Had the Confederate Army won, it could have continued its invasion of Union territory. More...

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Immigrant youth help to build nations

The ConversationHowever, immigrants and immigrant youth can help build nations like Canada. They are a great source of economic potential, while also contributing to a rich cultural mosaic. But immigrants must be supported with appropriate education and training policies. More...

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Disconnected: Can universities surpass brand image to make their social media relevant?

The ConversationUniversities fail to exploit social media’s most compelling features, tending to broadcast their brands instead of engaging students and the public online, new research suggests. More...

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No new Einsteins to emerge if science funding snubs curiosity

The ConversationAll of the great scientific findings of the past emanated from the initiative of individuals spurred by unimpeded curiosity and determination. More...

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Is law a social science? Lessons from a Canadian law school

The ConversationFrom their very first lectures, law students are told not to equate legal ethics with morality, to ignore emotional responses to cases and to ignore any idea of reforming the law. More...

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Why universities can’t be expected to police copyright infringement

The ConversationAs the new school year approaches, Canadian universities are grappling with the Federal Court of Canada’s recent copyright decision against York University. More...

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How to help your kids transition to high school

The ConversationThe sheer size of a high school building can be overwhelming to the uninitiated. The potential loss of social status among a larger group of peers and the increased number of teachers — each having different styles and expectations – can be intimidating for newcomers. Add to this the hormonal changes that accompany puberty and drive physical, emotional and cognitive growth, and the demands on young people can be overwhelming. More...

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