New superintendent of education at Wellington Catholic District School Board – Guelph

The Wellington Catholic District School Board welcomes a new superintendent of education. Daniel Pace takes over from Tyrone Dowling, who moved into the role of director of education at the Waterloo Regional Catholic District School Board on Sept. 1. According to a news release, Pace has 24 years of service in Catholic education with over … Read more

School board lacked authority to suspend trustees over alleged bullying: B.C. judge – BC

A BC Supreme Court judge has ruled the Greater Victoria School Board lacked the authority to censure and suspend two elected trustees over allegations of harassment and bullying. Justice Briana Hardwick says in a written decision that the trustees argued the board breached procedural fairness by relying on events other than the findings of investigative … Read more

Alberta diploma exams to be weighted at 20% this year: education minister

Alberta Education is reducing the weighting of diploma exams this school year. For the 2022-23 school year, diploma exam weighting will be reduced to 20 per cent. The province said the decision comes as students continue to address pandemic-related learning challenges. Alberta Education said it received feedback from students, parents and education partners about learning … Read more

B.C. Musqueam history, heritage and culture showcased in FIFA 23

The hit EA Sports FIFA video game has gone back to its roots with its new edition, literally. FIFA 23, developed primarily in EA Vancouver, recognizes the history, heritage and culture of the Musqueam Indian Band by including artwork and assets from Musqueam artists in its new edition. Read more: Kelowna, BC artist crafts twist … Read more

Ontario CUPE education workers start voting on whether to strike

Ontario education workers including librarians, custodians and administrative staff are set to start voting today on whether to strike – and their union is recommending they vote yes. The Canadian Union of Public Employees has called Ontario’s initial contract offer, which it made public, insulting. The government has offered raises of two per cent a … Read more

How to Recognize the Signs of ‘Sensory Processing Disorder’

Photo: myboys.me (Shutterstock) sensory processing disorder (or SPD) is a neurological condition in which someone cannot interpret external or internal stimuli the way a “neurotypical” person would. You know your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. A person with SPD might not like bright lights, loud sirens, or pungent smells. However, there are … Read more

Lethbridge’s Word on the Street Festival returns to celebrate literacy, books – Lethbridge

The Word on the Street Festival celebrated reading for all on Saturday as people, dogs and Lethbridge celebrity Boots the goat welcomed back the annual in-person event. Boot’s owners Susan Eymann and Jeff Macdonald said it’s great to see people back out in the community harnessing the power of books. “I think it’s important, and … Read more

COVID-19 harmed literacy development of younger N.B. students: minister – New Brunswick

by staff The Canadian Press Posted September 13, 2022 3:25 pm narrower font Descrease article font size –a Larger font Increase article font size a+ New Brunswick’s Department of Education says mental wellness remains a concern as students return to class after two years of disruptions due to the pandemic. The 2021-22 provincial assessment results … Read more

Students are now paying 25% more for housing than the average Canadian renter — and that’s pushing rents up for everyone

When Ivana Perkucin was an undergraduate student at Western University three years ago, she was paying $500 a month for a rental unit in London, Ont. After moving to Toronto in 2020, where the 25-year-old is currently a biomedical engineering PhD student at the University of Toronto, her rent more than quadrupled. Perkucin and her … Read more

New Antiviral Therapy May Block COVID-19 Transmission

The single-dose, intranasal treatment also reduces symptoms of multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — By the time you test positive for COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has already taken up residence in your respiratory system. With each breath, you expel invisible viral particles into the air—a process known as … Read more