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July 17, 2018 12:42 PM Algonquin College warns students, alumni after hackers infiltrate databases

The school, which also has campuses in Perth and Pembroke, says an investigation has not found any direct evidence that any data was accessed or taken, nor was any financial or health information exposed in the incident. The college says it alerted 4,568 people via email on Monday that their information, including birth dates and home addresses, may have been exposed 5

July 9, 2018 6:07 PM Ford government moving forward with Indigenous lesson plan despite austerity push

New Democrat MPP Peggy Sattler (London West) worried that the Tories are up to something. “Doug Ford needs to come clean with families, teachers, educators and students about what’s going on here,” said Sattler. “The curriculum in Ontario’s public schools is outdated, and we simply have to do better for our children,” the NDP member said. “If it’s true that Ford has scrapped 10

July 6, 2018 2:05 PM Donald Trump makes 100 false claims for second consecutive week

After shattering his old record by uttering an astonishing 103 false claims two weeks ago, an average of 14.7 per cent, Trump delivered precisely 100 false claims last week, an average of 14.3 per day. As usual, part of the explanation for the barrage of lies and other dishonesty was simply that Trump talked a lot. He tends to make more false claims 34

July 4, 2018 8:19 PM Lawsuit against Royal Winnipeg Ballet, photographer who sold intimate photos to proceed

TORONTO—A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit can proceed against the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a photographer who is alleged to have taken intimate photos of students. Lawyer Margaret Waddell says about 60 people have been identified so far as potential class-action members in the lawsuit against the ballet company and Bruce Monk, who worked 81

June 25, 2018 9:00 AM Students in poorer neighbourhoods may miss out on ‘vital programs,’ report says

The number of Ontario schools offering before- and after-school care has jumped dramatically in the last six years — but families in the poorest neighbourhoods are less likely to benefit, a new report shows. While school boards must provide child care for elementary students where there is a demand, “there may not be equitable access to these vital programs 9

June 15, 2018 9:24 PM Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower on personality traits, lawsuit says

Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than others on traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday by a group representing Asian-American students in a lawsuit against the university. Asian-Americans scored 13

June 15, 2018 6:17 PM TWU law school ruling: 'limiting diversity' or 'a game-changer for LGBTQ rights'?

Supreme Court ruled that law societies do not have to accredit Trinity Western's students Trinity Western University says it is disappointed with a Supreme Court verdict that law societies in B.C. and Ontario can refuse to accredit its graduates because of the school's internal code of conduct. TWU, a small Christian university in Langley, B.C., has a community 10

June 15, 2018 2:36 AM Shree Paradkar awarded 2018-2019 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy

Shree Paradkar, the Toronto Star’s race and gender columnist, is the winner of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy for 2018 to 2019. Paradkar will investigate the failure of the Canadian public education system to provide equitable outcomes for racialized and Indigenous students. “I feel honoured, of course, but I also feel also a rush of gratitude 13

June 14, 2018 12:03 PM Nunavut members of legislature to hold non-confidence vote on whether to remove Premier Paul Quassa

A simple majority of the legislature’s 22 members would be enough to bring Quassa down. There are 13 regular members. Legislature clerk John Quirke said if Quassa is dismissed, a new premier could be in place as early as Friday morning. New Nunavut premiers traditionally huddle with their colleagues at the start of their first session to determine the government’s 16

June 8, 2018 9:17 PM Smithsonian exhibit highlights the life and times of Oprah Winfrey

Yearlong exhibit chronicles social events in the U.S. linked to stages of Winfrey's life One of the most recognizable openings in television history blares on a video screen: "I'm Oprah Winfrey, and welcome to The Oprah Winfrey Show!" The crowd goes wild. At the centre of it all, a dancing young Oprah. This moment, televised more than 30 years ago, is now part of a yearlong 30