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Acadia seeks nominations for next Chancellor

January 15, 2018 Dr. Libby Burnham’s term as Chancellor of Acadia University expires in June 2018. Having served two terms, Dr. Burnham, Acadia’s 6th Chancellor and first woman to hold the post, has decided to not seek re-appointment. Therefore, Acadia’s Board of Governors has authorized, in accordance with Board Policy C.020 Chancellor, Appointment and Renewal, the establishment of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 20188 Views

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Petition calls for Acadia prof to be fired for social media posts – CBC

Acadia psychology professor Rick Mehta says he’s a free speech advocate An Acadia University professor said a petition calling for him to be removed from teaching classes at the school is “rather surreal and absurd.” Rick Mehta — who has taught psychology at Acadia for 14 years, is under fire for social media posts on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20187 Views

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MUN: Researcher and honorary degree recipient named to Order of Canada

Jan 12th, 2018 Two members of the Memorial community are among 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. The announcement was made by Governor General Julie Payette. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7,000 people […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201810 Views

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UNB awarded $2.9 million in funding from federal government to enable the development of Arctic surveillance capabilities

Two projects led by a University of New Brunswick physics professor are enabling the development of next-generation sensors and systems to enhance surveillance and detection capabilities for continental defence. The projects are part of the Department of National Defence (DND) All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) program and will provide valuable information about the Canadian Arctic […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 20189 Views

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Connecting Coastal Classrooms to Ocean Science Technology – Government of NL

January 12, 2018 Atlantic Canada’s ocean technology industry is home to world-renowned institutions and innovative businesses which are creating jobs and helping to grow the region’s economy. With support from the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, secondary school students will learn about careers in dynamic ocean-related industries through three new hands-on programs being […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201812 Views

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Racist, discriminatory incidents on the rise in Halifax-area schools – CBC

‘What happens in society spills over into the school,’ says board representative Archy Beals Jan 10, 2018 The number of reported incidents of racist and discriminatory behaviour at schools in the Halifax Regional School Board increased last year, a new report shows. In 2016-2017, 360 such incidents were reported, up from 327 the year before. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201813 Views

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Mi’kmaq activist’s announcement at former Cornwallis school heavy with symbolism – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 10, 2018  By Adina Bresge THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ When Rebecca Moore walked through the hallways as a teenage student at Cornwallis Junior High, she was inundated with reminders of the man she sees as an oppressor of her Mi’kmaq ancestors: His name was emblazoned on sweatshirts, trophies and the building’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 20187 Views

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Out in the Open: Memorial University releases President’s Report 2017

DATE: Jan. 9,2018 Memorial University offers a look back on the last year with the release of the 2017 President’s Report: Out in the Open. This year’s report is based on fiscal year Apr. 1, 2016 – Mar. 31, 2017 and academic year Sept. 1, 2016 – Aug. 31, 2017. In addition to celebrating the achievements […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 201812 Views

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Government of Canada and Government of Nova Scotia are making early learning and child care more accessible and affordable for Nova Scotian families

Governments sign a bilateral agreement January 10, 2018                      Bedford, Nova Scotia The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are making significant investments in early learning and child care systems so that each and every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 20189 Views

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Positive Progress Being Made on Premier’s Task Force on Educational Outcomes – Government of NL

December 21, 2017 Great strides have been made to action a number of the recommendations included in the report of The Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes. The task force was established in 2016 to examine the Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system and make recommendations to improve student outcomes. The 82 recommendations, which […]

by pmnationtalk on December 21, 201732 Views

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