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A culture of memes and private suffering: Mental health in Canadian universities | Dec 19 2014 | Jessica Prupas | We need a more nuanced approach when talking about anxiety in an academic context.
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Economics 101: Questioning conventional economics as we know it | Dec 17 2014 | David Pringle | Complex realities necessitate complex policies at a time when we are confronted with the confounding challenges like climate change and growing income inequality. Is conventional economics enough?
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Education has changed, administrative structure has not | Dec 15 2014 | Ralph Surette | Getting the administration of education straight would untie one of the most twisted knots in our governance and would boost that elusive sense of things-going-right that we're looking for.
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Child care is a human right: Solving the childcare crisis | Dec 15 2014 | Lynell Anderson, Melanie Anderson | There is no institutional voice to raise public awareness about the commitments that Canada and B.C. have made to women's and children's rights, and in particular families with young children.
Ontario universities take first steps in combatting sexual assault | Dec 11 2014 | Jessica Prupas | Ontario universities are developing policies to better support survivors.
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Changing the course of the Canadian Federation of Students | Dec 9 2014 | Nora Loreto | By emphasizing campaigns and organizing, the time is now to renew the CFS.
Are educational spaces in Canada safe for women? On December 6 and academic life | Dec 5 2014 | Lucia Lorenzi | 25 years after the December 6 massacre, are educational spaces in Canada safe for women students and scholars? We've still got a long way to go.
Concordia becomes first Canadian university to partially divest from fossil fuels | Dec 4 2014 | Jessica Prupas | This week, Concordia established a $5-million sustainable investment fund, but Divest Concordia denounced the move.
Reading the world, ecologically | Nov 30 2014 | Lizanne Foster | If we learned to read our environment, we would have personal knowledge of changes wrought by climate change, knowledge that could not be 'spun' by the fossil fuel industry into lies and denial.
Woeful literacy rates show Aboriginal children deliberately left behind | Nov 28 2014 | Charlie Angus | We continue to see Aboriginal students falling behind and giving up. They aren't the failures. The failure lies with the policies of this federal government.
Photo by Stephen Thomas, Nov. 2014
Push for fossil fuel divestment gains momentum | Nov 20 2014 | Jennifer Mills | Will divestment from fossil fuels in Canada stop extreme resource extraction? Maybe not, but it's a step and an important part of the change!
Photo: Steven Lee
Students demand action on student debt and youth unemployment | Nov 20 2014 | Ella Bedard | The Canadian Federation of Students say that politicians are willing to pay lip service to student issues, but offer little more than that.

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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...
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