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John L. Climenhaga
Thinking about my dad on the 100th anniversary of his birth and Canada’s need for public post-secondary education | Nov 7 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Throughout his teaching career the author’s father, John L. Climenhaga, advocated strongly for the value of publicly supported post-secondary education.
Image: The Canadian Federation of Students
Students across Canada call for free education on the National Day of Action | Nov 4 2016 | Brent Patterson | The Canadian Federation of Students held a National Day of Action Wednesday to call for universal access to public, post-secondary education in Canada.
David Eggen
In the debate over home schooling and 'parents' rights,' we need to remember children have rights too | Nov 4 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Perhaps it is time in the interests of society to bring all home schooling in Canada directly under the supervision of a public school board.
Image: Flickr/dvs
Canadian post-secondary students literally going hungry for an education | Nov 3 2016 | Adam van der Zwan | A new report reveals that out of over 4,000 students surveyed from five universities across Canada, a surprising 39 per cent are food insecure.
Mump & Smoot
Clown costumes verboten today in Fort Mac schools … but costumed mimes can walk our streets! | Oct 31 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Seriously, dear readers, if you're driving tonight, slow down, keep your eyes peeled and your hands off your mobile device.
Canadian foreign policy and the institutions studying it remain intimately tied | Oct 25 2016 | Yves Engler | What do we make of a Canadian foreign policy discussion dominated by individuals with ties to the decision-making structures they study?
Photo: Wayne MacPhail/flickr
What are Canadian values anyway? | Oct 21 2016 | Rick Salutin | Values are slight and transient. You can't really pursue them. They're more like happiness or love: they tend to be by-products or end results of other experiences.
CFS Chair Bilan Arte
Let's make post-secondary education free for everyone | Oct 21 2016 | Bilan Arte | Post-secondary education must be strengthened and defended, like all public services, to grow our economy and invest in Canada's future.
Image: Facebook/U of Toronto
Studying while Black still tokenizing experience for many racialized post-secondary students | Oct 20 2016 | Julia-Simone Rutgers | A lack of commitment to prioritizing marginalized voices on campus means racialized students still struggle to find and build community at Canada's universities.
Image: Flickr/Ted Eytan
On Jordan Peterson's political correctness and the 'radical left' | Oct 20 2016 | Raluca Bejan | If claims for equality, diversity and 'that kind of thing' are ideological, so is the position of ignoring them.
Image: Instagram
Despite their best protests, Canadian universities still aren't safe spaces for diverse voices | Oct 12 2016 | Kevin Hurren | If you ask universities themselves, Canadian campuses are fertile settings for diversity and marginalized people. The problem is the students don't agree.
David Eggen
We don't need an inquiry -- we need to bring the hammer of defunding down now on scofflaw private schools | Sep 21 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | When the inquiry fails, can we just get on with defunding those schools, please?

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