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You're doing a PhD? Let me tell you how stupid that is! | Sep 1 2015 | Laura Brightwell | A summary of the last week and my response to it.
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Ontario Elementary Teachers' job action targets management not students | Sep 1 2015 | Vivian McCaffrey | To move negotiations forward, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has adopted a work-to-rule campaign that puts pressure on school administration and has minimal impact on students.
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Fact-checking the Liberals: Tax credit for school supply purchases | Aug 26 2015 | Nora Loreto | Will educators benefit from a new Liberal tax credit?
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Rape is no joke: Federal language program comes up short in sexual assault policy | Aug 21 2015 | Kyla Jamieson | Concerned the Explore program staff at the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières thought a skit that trivialized rape was an appropriate way to combat sexual assault, students call for a new policy.
Activists meeting, learning, and recharging in rural Nova Scotia | Aug 19 2015 | Scott Neigh | Hillary Lindsay and Omri Haiven talk about the Tatamagouche Summer Free School that happens each August on Nova Scotia's north shore.
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Fresh Food Fuels Change: An innovative pilot evaluation | Aug 19 2015 | Joyce Slater, Mihiri Witharana | While having adequate income is the best solution to food insecurity, community-based educational programs that increase life skills, including food skills, can be part of an overall solution.
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Is men and masculinity studies really radical? | Aug 18 2015 | Laura Brightwell | Men and masculinity studies is old hat, so why is The New York Times pretending it's new?
Politically sidelined (trigger warning) | Aug 15 2015 | J. Baglow | Another wave of moral panic threatens the academy. Time to pile up the sandbags.
Simon Fraser University's poor labour relations is shameful | Aug 13 2015 | Tamara Connor | Simon Fraser University student, Tamara Connor, explains why she is ashamed to be an SFU student.
Contraceptive controversy | Aug 7 2015 | Melinda Tuhus | Looking at the history of the struggle for reproductive rights in America.
Corporatization of Canadian universities leaves students and faculty on the brink | Aug 6 2015 | Michael Stewart | The corporatization of Canadian universities is a startling reality. Academia Inc. reveals the astonishing scale and scope corporate influence has on our universities.
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Universities Canada turning a blind eye on Palestinian cases | Jul 29 2015 | Alan Sears, Gregory Shupak | There are 5,820 Palestinian political prisoners detained in Israeli jails, yet Universities Canada follow the Harper government in supporting Israel and silencing Palestinian cases.

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'Tuition fees are socially unjust' NorthReport said... Of course they are, but our so-called progressive politicial parties are just floundering in a sea...
Visions of centralization, social programs and the fiscal imbalance Sean in Ottawa said... The Conservative position avoids the contradictions present in the Canadian federation by reducing...
Moving to Winnipeg Webgear said... Stay in Edmonton. in
Aboriginal education bill epaulo13 said... ..i begin here to show the atleo position. Bill C-33, the First Nations Control of First Nations...
Early Childhood Education Issues In Manitoba Aristotleded24 said... Cue the Barenaked Ladies: If I had 5.5 Million Dollars... Quote:The Manitoba budget will include $5...
Chicago: Northwestern University football players seek to unionize Catchfire said... This is definitely a cool story. NCAA had a predictable response:  This union-backed attempt...
Why the timing is good for parties from the left in Canada socialdemocraticmiddle said... Exactly. The Conservative economic record is NOT good, and we need an alternative. Moreover, if the...
The latest drama in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Catchfire said... My own thoughts are conflicted, but I find myself siding with the pro-CFS folk in this particular...
Labour market, University and politics-- interesting, incomplete argument from Andrew Jackson JKR said... Paul Krugman just wrote about this topic: Paul Krugman: How do we maintain a middle class? Quote:...

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