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A tumour in our schools: The case for better mental health resources on university campuses | Jan 14 2016 | Jen Halsall | Mental illness runs rampant on campus, as stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden students prepare for a bleak future. With so little invested in mental health services, it's not likely to change.
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Nova Scotia can afford to respect its public sector workers | Jan 13 2016 | Ben Sichel | Any teacher will tell you that appreciation coming from the kids is a great motivator. But it'd be nice if we also got it from the government that employs us.
Lori Sigurdson
Board appears to openly defy Notley government as Athabasca U crisis deepens | Jan 13 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | If Athabasca University is to survive, Alberta's government may have no choice but to fire the board as permitted under the Post-Secondary Learning Act.
Power and policy: Building a responsible sexual assault strategy in Canada | Jan 7 2016 | Emma Partridge, Sophie Sutcliffe, Vassilena Sharlandjieva | After the University of British Columbia was widely criticized for its handling of sexual assault cases, it's making some changes. Other schools across Canada should take notice.
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Canadian university libraries threatened by soaring academic publisher prices | Jan 5 2016 | Cory Collins | As university libraries struggle with subscription costs, some believe for-profit scholarly publishers are far too powerful and perhaps unnecessary. Are non-profits and open access the solution?
Against the current: 12 blogs that fought back in 2015 | Dec 23 2015 | Michael Stewart | Well, it's been a helluva year. Here are 12 blogs that didn't take 2015 lying down.
Organizing against racism and anti-Blackness on a very white campus | Dec 23 2015 | Scott Neigh | Cicely-Belle Blain talks about recent anti-racist organizing at the University of British Columbia.
The children Christy Clark forgot | Dec 23 2015 | Lizanne Foster | During this Christmas season, when the birth of a child is celebrated with largesse, I think about the children the B.C. government has conveniently forgotten.
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Teachers' contract talks raise questions of education reform | Dec 18 2015 | Ralph Surette | When Nova Scotia teachers turned down the province's contract offer, they said it wasn't about the money but about the worsening conditions in which they have to do their jobs.
One year later: Looking back on the Dalhousie dentistry scandal | Dec 18 2015 | Jen Halsall | Last December, Canada first learned of the now infamous "Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen." Now a year wiser, are Canada's universities ready to confront sexism, homophobia, and racism on campus?
Marcus Gee, The Globe and Mail
'We're just trying to challenge you': White responses to anti-racism on campus | Dec 14 2015 | Nora Loreto | Conservatives are reframing anti-oppression activism as protecting whiney and coddled students. Why activists should resist this narrative.
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Nova Scotia teachers brace for government reprisals as strike looms | Dec 10 2015 | Nora Loreto | Nova Scotia's teachers rejected the contract that had been negotiated. Why, and what's in store for these talks?

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