UPop Montréal: A free, grassroots 'université populaire' | Feb 18 2015 | Scott Neigh | Étienne Lepage talks with me about the work of UPop Montreal to create grassroots community spaces for learning, encounter, and critical dialogue.
Justice for First Nations children: A talk by Cindy Blackstock | Feb 18 2015 | Redeye Collective | Every child has the right to grow up safely at home, go to a good school and be healthy. But the federal government chronically underfunds services for First Nations children on reserve.
Image: Facebook/ubc350
Campus divestment campaigns an investment in young activists | Feb 13 2015 | Moira Donovan | The divestment campaigns sweeping across Canada bring together students from diverse backgrounds. They are changing the conversation around fossil fuels and learning valuable skills in the process.
Why are Quebec schools leaving the Canadian Federation of Students? | Feb 13 2015 | Jessica Prupas | Quebec schools are dissatisfied with the current state of the CFS.
Photo: Flickr/Cybrarian
Unions rally over possible school closures in Toronto | Feb 11 2015 | Ella Bedard | Schools are community hubs, say parents and teachers, and any closures need to be reviewed by City Council and the communities affected.
Image: Flickr/johncohen
Dear contract academic faculty: I see you | Feb 11 2015 | Erin Wunker | National Adjunct Day of Action is February 25. This letter is addressed to everyone served by that day.
Photo: Brent Theodore Peiser/flickr
Predictably depressing: Defending post-secondary education in Nova Scotia | Feb 10 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Last week's student march on Province House has become an annual rite of the winter season, not unlike its usual accompanying, storm-tossed February headline salad.
Image: wikimedia commons
Suicidal student kicked out of dorm because he might negatively impact other students | Feb 10 2015 | Anne Theriault | A suicidal student at Acadia University was told to pack his bags and get out -- essentially, to "go die somewhere else."
Photo: Flickr/Partha S Sahana
Because Dalhousie: A closer look at restorative justice | Feb 5 2015 | Moira Donovan | Following the posting of misogynistic Facebook comments by several male dentistry students, Dalhousie University talked a lot about restorative justice. What is restorative justice?
Photo: GmanViz/flickr
Should Dal's whistleblowing dental student be suspended or thanked? | Jan 28 2015 | Stephen Kimber | We have a complicated relationship with those who blow whistles on bad behaviour: think Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning… and, now, Dalhousie dental student Ryan Millet.
Photo: flickr/Eugenia Vlasova
Ontario school board democracy is on the chopping block | Jan 22 2015 | John Cartwright | The Ontario government has ordered the Toronto District School Board to make drastic changes, and is clearing the way to close up to 100 schools.
The 'Greatest Canadian Migration': The Tar Sands Pipeline (wink) | Jan 20 2015 | Keith Brooks | The tar sands are no laughing matter but this video sure is.

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