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MacEwan University

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Through learner-centred teaching, the university connects with students to create a unique post-secondary experience that opens up diverse pathways for their achievement and growth.

MacEwan provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive environment where creativity and innovation thrive. Faculty focus on teaching, and many are also engaged in ground-breaking, internationally recognized research, scholarly and creative activity that enhances their teaching and the curriculum – and creates opportunities for student involvement in research as well as engagement with community partners.

The university’s six faculties and schools offer more than 65 programs in areas including business, communications, community studies, continuing education, fine arts, healthcare, liberal arts and sciences. With an array of programming including undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, diplomas, certificates, continuing education and corporate training, the university serves more than 14,000 full-time students.


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Chinese paramilitary police stand duty in People’s Square where hundreds of Uighers first started a protest that erupted into rioting in July 2009. Five years later, China started imprisoning Uighers in “re-education hospitals.” (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The ominous metaphors of China’s Uighur concentration camps

The metaphors used to defend the 21st century’s largest system of concentration camps are chillingly similar to Nazi Holocaust-era justifications.
In this March 2019 photo, Central American migrants wait for food in a pen erected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process a surge of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in El Paso, Texas. The migrants were then destined for detention centres. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Concentration camps have deep roots in liberal democracies

Concentration camps are by no means only synonymous with Nazi terror or totalitarianism. In fact, concentration camps have deep roots in the culture and politics of Anglo-American liberal democracies.
Thousands of copper nails representing thousands of Indigenous children who died in Canada’s residential schools were hammered into the Reconciliation Pole before its raising at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on April 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

This is why most teachers need Indigenous coaches

Many Canadian teachers worry about how to incorporate Indigenous content into the classroom. For one sociology professor, finding Indigenous mentorship was richly rewarding.


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