Education

Published on Wed, 12/09/2015 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Barbara Reid, award-winning Canadian author and illustrator, is named Honourary Chair of Family Literacy Day 2016!

Barbara Reid, award-winning Canadian author and illustrator, is named Honourary Chair of Family Literacy Day 2016!

December 9, 2015 – (Toronto, ON)  Each year January 27th marks Family Literacy Day in Canada. This annual celebration of families learning together happens in schools, libraries, learning centres and homes from coast to coast to coast. Created by ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) in 1999, Family Literacy Day also presents the opportunity for organizations to raise awareness around the importance of reading and engaging in literacy activities as a family.

Published on Tue, 12/08/2015 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Literacy Tweet Chat

Family Literacy Tweet Chat

Event Information

12/10/2015 @ 1:00
12/10/2015
Ontario

Thursday December 10

1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern)

To celebrate Family Literacy Day, ABC Life Literacy Canada is Hosting a Family Literacy Tweet Chat.

This event may be of interest to reporters writing about Family Literacy Day, or to newspapers that are considering planning or supporting an event.

Published on Thu, 11/12/2015 by Universities Canada

Media Advisory: Canadian Universities Welcome Members of Parliament to Campuses

Media Advisory: Canadian Universities Welcome Members of Parliament to Campuses

Event Information

11/16/2015
11/27/2015
Nationwide

November 12, 2015

OTTAWA – Canada’s universities are inviting their local Members of Parliament for behind-the-scenes campus experiences to showcase how universities are preparing students for the future and building stronger communities.

WHO: Local Members of Parliament, local universities

Published on Mon, 09/28/2015 by Universities Canada

New knowledge and fresh thinking: Businesses can’t afford to miss the student talent advantage

New knowledge and fresh thinking: Businesses can’t afford to miss the student talent advantage

By Paul Davidson
President, Universities Canada

Young people across Canada recently headed off to university for the fall semester. Those of us a little older may feel a twinge of envy, as we remember our own time on leafy campuses in September. But in fact their experience is quite unlike ours. More than ever before, these students are learning by doing.

Published on Mon, 09/21/2015 by Universities Canada

We ignore the liberal arts at our peril

We ignore the liberal arts at our peril

By Alan Wildeman

Who would have thought it would come to this.  Academics around the world are having to explain why there is value in studying history, English, philosophy, psychology, creative arts and the other subjects that collectively make up what we loosely refer to as the liberal arts, or the humanities and social sciences.  It is the equivalent of masons having to justify mortar and plumbers having to justify pipes.

Published on Fri, 08/28/2015 by RBC Insurance

Be sure to pack your insurance before heading off to school this fall

Be sure to pack your insurance before heading off to school this fall

For parents and post-secondary students making final arrangements to return to school this fall, there are a lot of things to think about. For those students who are living on their own for the first time, the “to-do” list seems to be never-ending. One item that many people overlook is the need for insurance.

Published on Tue, 07/14/2015 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Summer holidays shouldn’t be a holiday from learning

Summer holidays shouldn’t be a holiday from learning

Fun activities from HSBC Family Literacy First keep skills sharp while school is out!

Published on Mon, 06/29/2015 by Universities Canada

Reconciliation: our challenge for Canada Day

Reconciliation: our challenge for Canada Day

For most of us, Canada Day is time off from work, a red and white cake and fireworks as the sun goes down. Like any birthday celebration, it can be a bit inward-focussed; celebrating “us” with barely a nod to the world Canada entered. This year, with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission fresh in our minds, it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the 148-year federation, how we all fit in and who we want to become through reconciliation.

Published on Mon, 05/04/2015 by HIPPY Canada

HER EXCELLENCY SHARON JOHNSTON RECEIVES ONE OF TWO “BECAUSE MOTHERS MATTER” AWARDS FROM HIPPY CANADA

HER EXCELLENCY SHARON JOHNSTON RECEIVES ONE OF TWO “BECAUSE MOTHERS MATTER” AWARDS FROM HIPPY CANADA

May 4, 2015

OTTAWA - Home Instruction Program for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Canada, is celebrating fifteen years of serving more than 6,500 low-income newcomer and Aboriginal mothers and to celebrate this milestone an inaugural “BECAUSE MOTHERS MATTER” award has been established.

Published on Tue, 04/28/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Bees, moths and butterflies oh my! Create a pollinator oasis right at home

Bees, moths and butterflies oh my! Create a pollinator oasis right at home

Did you know that about one-third of the world’s food crop production relies on pollination? Perhaps due to this connection, the plight of pollinators (bees in particular) has recently become highly publicized worldwide. Todd Farrell, conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) says that while bees have been the poster child in the media, other pollinators such as butterflies and moths that are facing similar challenges should not be left out.

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