The myth that educated women over 40 find it impossible to find a mate to marry prevails - but it has long been debunked. What are the actual impacts of higher education on a women’s ‘marriageability?’ Here a wedding pic from Cambridge Mill, Cambridge, Canada.
The old myth that it's impossible for educated women over 40 to get married still lingers. Actually, educated women are doing OK in the U.S. In China, however, the story changes.
In Rome, 70 per cent of ingredients in school meals are required by law to be organic. In Brazil, food is a constitutional right for children. Canada lags shamefully behind.
August 28, 2018
Back to School
There would be many benefits from a national school food program, including a chance to teach children healthy eating habits that could last a lifetime. Why can't it happen?
Regular exercise can go a long way towards keeping off the weight gain at college and you don’t have to be a serious athlete to participate.
August 23, 2018
Back to School
Research shows that young adults who don't exercise can expect an average eight kilograms of extra fat on their body by 28 years of age.
Leadership is replacing concepts of management in universities.
Stress and anxiety levels among academics are on the rise, and some of the blame lies with ideologies that expect scholars to be leaders.
The arts can help schools to really tackle the mental health crisis.
Mental well-being should be embedded into education.
Focusing on two determinants of mental health can help pupils prevent issues arising.
Research-intensive universities can produce world class researchers.
Working with African universities to effectively become research-intensive could transform sub-Saharan Africa's higher education landscape.
Gap released a back-to-school ad campaign a couple weeks ago which included a picture of a young girl wearing a hijab which raised many questions for many people.
Gap's recent back-to-school ad campaign was praised for its portrayal of the diversity of children. One of the girls in the ads was wearing a hijab: this raised a huge debate on social media.
The challenges of making new friends, managing schedules and the hormones of puberty can be overwhelming for new high school students.
An education psychologist offers tips for parents of new high school kids on everything from navigation to time management.
Understanding the source of child anxiety is important. Some fears may be easily soothed; others, such as fears of bullying, may require adult intervention.
As the first days of school approach rapidly, an educational psychologist offers strategies for combating anxiety in children and teens.
When we send children off to school, we are asking them to leave their secure base and head off into the great unknown.
Even kids who have attended daycare can find the first days of kindergarten stressful. The good news is that parents can take practical steps this summer, to prepare for the fall transition.
Men outnumber women in top-paying academic jobs and university leadership.
Without affirmative action through gender quotas and targets, we will have another 30 years of glacial progress on gender equity in academia.
Students are more vulnerable to food insecurity.
Food insecurity among students can impair academic performance or even lead to some dropping out.
The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) of Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia unanimously voted on March 5, 2018 to ban all smoking of marijuana products on campus — for health and safety reasons.
In advance of marijuana legalization in Canada, one university in British Columbia has taken a firm stance, banning all smoking of cannabis products on campus.
Astronaut Sunita Williams – not a ‘he’.
New research shows children's images of scientists are all too often male.
Girls are often the target of ‘moral’ dress codes, like no tank tops or ‘no bra straps.’
Dress codes in schools can mask a lot of inequality issues around gender, race and religion. Why not go with a simple policy that applies to everyone equally and discuss the underlying issues instead?
Brains vs. brawn: Does big-time college sports value black student-athletes?
Although University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died from heatstroke during practice, his death also resulted from a culture that exploits black players, says a professor who studies race and sports.
SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they’ve ever been.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
Make maths more fun with these tips
Stories take children on imaginary adventures.
Photo by Mazyar Hooshidar.
Reading styles vary in effectiveness. Here are six things you can do, based on research, to help your child get the most out of shared reading.