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An investment in a national school food program today is an investment in a stronger Canada tomorrow. (Shutterstock)

Beyond the cafeteria: The economic case for investing in school meals

From reducing families’ grocery bills to boosting the economy, school meals offer far-reaching benefits, fostering both immediate well-being and long-term economic prosperity.
An increasing focus on training undergraduates for the labour market shortchanges students. Students and attendees seen at a job fair in Atlanta, March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Sliz)

Does a university undergraduate degree lead to a ‘good job?’ It depends what you mean

Students should know that a key part of the value of their undergraduate degree lies in taking advantage of all the opportunities for learning that universities offer.
A study saw racialized students in Ontario French immersion programs write monologues and stories about their experiences, and also invited immersion stakeholders like teachers and parents to give feedback on race and racism in Ontario immersion programs. (CDC)

Anti-racist, culturally responsive French immersion: Listening to racialized students is an important step towards equitable education

Listening to voices of racialized students in French immersion matters for creating more inclusive schooling.
People march in front of the Midtown Mall during a province-wide, one-day strike organized by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation in Saskatoon, Sask., Jan. 16, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Saskatchewan teacher strike: It’s about bargaining for the common good

Chronically underfunded classrooms with fewer supports to meet student needs is a core issue for Saskatchewan teachers.
Universities are ideal spaces to forge co-operation across research fields, an imperative of developing responsible AI. (Shutterstock)

Why student experiments with Generative AI matter for our collective learning

Learning about Generative AI should include supporting collaborative interdisciplinary research and writing ethical prompts to help discover what it can do.
Campuses have to balance a duty of care with treating their students as responsible adults. Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn., seen in 2016. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

How universities relate with students changed in the past century, but a duty of care remains

Especially since the Second World War, an increasingly diverse university student body and advocacy for student rights have affected how universities understand a duty of care for students.
Visitors to an exhibit about graduate students’ experiences of online hate, ‘Bearing Witness,’ look at the artwork titled ‘Evincing’ by Shanique Mothersill. (Leticia Marques)

Trolling and doxxing: Graduate students sharing their research online speak out about hate

To inform university responses to online harassment affecting graduate students, artist-researchers created original artworks in response to interviews with their peers who experienced online hate.
An Oct. 19, 2023, rally in New York City’s Times Square demanding the freeing of hostages taken in the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Antisemitism has moved from the right to the left in the US − and falls back on long-standing stereotypes

Antisemitism in the US is growing – and that growth appears to be related to the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas. It also reflects a different political ideology than in the past.

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