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Canadian campuses working toward reconciliation have their work cut out | Jan 19 2017 | Emily Blake | Post-secondary institutions have been working to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- but some are concerned if colonial institutions can ever achieve that end.
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Canadian universities shifting to top-down, corporate governance are reading from the same playbook | Jan 13 2017 | Luke Kalfleish | The book is by Robert C. Dickeson and it's become a favourite of university administrators. Here's how to fight it.
Precarity in higher learning: Neoliberalism and contract faculty contract negotiations at WLU | Jan 9 2017 | Dan Kellar | As contract faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University negotiate a new contract, many in the union have recognized their struggle as a moment in the widescale resistance to neoliberal ideologies.
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Anticipated court scrap between government and home schoolers ends with whimper, not bang | Jan 6 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | Funding to a home-schooling association has been restored, but an agreement with the government of Alberta puts the group under the supervision of an administrator.
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Revolutionary program empowers girls with media literacy and activism skills | Dec 20 2016 | Tania Ehret | #HerDigitalVisions is an afterschool program that works with self-identified girls, building media literacy skills in order to better establish power in an online world.
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Political fiasco, Nova Scotia style! | Dec 9 2016 | Christopher Majka | In a panic, Nova Scotia government summoned the legislature to impose a contract on teachers working to rule. Ten minutes later it adjourned. What? I talked to my source, a fly on the wall.
Grassroots learning and education beyond school | Dec 7 2016 | Scott Neigh | Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter and Liam O'Neill Gordon talk about the Calgary School of Informal Education.
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New campus sex assault policies show Canadian universities still aren't listening to survivors | Dec 6 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Student activists and survivors of sexual violence have led the fight for policy development on Canadian campuses for decades. They've won important victories, but the fight continues.
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Queen's history of white supremacy much longer than one racist party | Dec 1 2016 | Kyle Curlew | National controversy flared up after the revelation of pictures from a party held near Queen's University campus where students dressed in racist costumes. But the problem is much deeper.
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Queen's racist costumes not 'just a party' for students and graduates of colour | Nov 30 2016 | Kevin Hurren | Attempts to shrug off the racist party at Queen's denies the real prejudice facing students and graduates of colour every day.
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A public school teacher's perspective on a decade of cuts | Nov 26 2016 | Redeye Collective | Rory Brown is President of the Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association, a local of the BCTF. He has taught in Vancouver since 1999 and witnessed firsthand the effects of years of cutbacks.
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Over a decade of cuts has led to crisis in B.C. public schools | Nov 25 2016 | Redeye Collective | Since 2002, the Liberal government has been cutting education funding in B.C. resulting in program cutbacks, overcrowded classrooms and now, for many children, the loss of their neighbourhood school.

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