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UPEI unveils The Sisters’ Teaching and Knowledge Garden

Four faculties at the University of Prince Edward Island have announced a joint initiative that will support efforts to indigenize the curriculum. This is another step being undertaken by the University to honour its commitment to the recommendations and calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. The Faculty of Education, Faculty of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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CBC Investigates – ‘The rose-coloured glasses are off’: Why experts, students suspect racism under-reported on campuses – CBC

CBC News investigation finds many universities received few or no racism complaints in past 5 years Mar 22, 2017 A CBC News investigation has found many Canadian universities received few or no complaints of racial discrimination on campus over the past five years, but experts and students — and even a couple of the universities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20177 Views

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StFX grad Maggie MacDonnell honoured for teaching excellence, philosophy of hope and kindness, in prestigious $1 million U.S. Global Teacher Prize

March 20, 2017 It’s such an inspiring story about such an inspiring person. Maggie MacDonnell, a 2002 StFX graduate and former Coady Institute intern, has won the coveted 2017 $1 million U.S. Global Teacher Prize—she was singled out from over 20,000 candidates nominated from 179 countries across the globe—for her teaching excellence and philosophy of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 20178 Views

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More Graduates Get Help to Launch Their Careers in Nova Scotia

March 21, 2017 11:16 AM Government is enhancing the Graduate to Opportunity program to encourage more businesses to hire women, people with disabilities and other diverse graduates. Employers will now receive an additional 10 per cent subsidy in the first year for diverse and international hires. Premier Stephen McNeil announced the new bonus to help […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 20178 Views

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Op-ed: Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo – MUN Gazette

March 20, 2017 Research in the North has too often focused on answering the questions that the South has about the North. Increasingly, Northern organizations, governments, researchers, and communities are calling for more leadership when deciding how research and education will be conducted, what research is a priority, and how funding will be controlled and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 20177 Views

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Post-Secondary Students in Atlantic Canada Recognized for their Efforts to Build a Greener Canada

(HALIFAX) 20 March 2017 – Students from Nova Scotia Community College – Waterfront Campus came up with a unique way to help the 3.8 million Canadians that have a mobility disability and the high aboriginal unemployment rate. Their social enterprise, Rampage, employs First Nations community members to manufacture portable accessibility ramps using recycled end-of-life tires. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 20178 Views

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Canadian wins $1M global award for teaching excellence – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 19, 2017  By Aya Batrawy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201710 Views

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Four honorary degrees to be conferred at UPEI Convocation

Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Prince Edward Island, announced today that four exceptional leaders in their respective fields will be awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degrees at Convocation ceremonies on May 13, 2017. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon Indigenous leader and Elder Ms. Judith Clark of York, PEI; […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201711 Views

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UPEI President announces Indigenous Advisory Council

The University of Prince Edward Island took further steps today to honour the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report when President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz announced plans for an Indigenous advisory group. “UPEI is committed to being fully aware of the role our institution must play in promoting a better understanding of Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201712 Views

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CBU: Embracing the L’nu Document – Unama’ki College Draft Strategic Plan

EMBRACING THE L’NU (INDIGENISATION) OF CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY1 Cape Breton University recognizes its foundation on Mi’kmaq Territory and traditional homelands and is committed to honouring and embracing the knowledge, wisdom, and traditions of the Mi’kmaq throughout its teaching, research and community engagement. The University does this by ensuring that all students graduating from Cape Breton […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201712 Views

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