Children in a forest nature program learn about the ‘mitigomin’ (red oak acorns) not buried by the ‘miadidamoo’ (eastern grey squirrels).
Earth-centred children's programs that seek to build ethical partnerships with Indigenous communities have an important role in learning about weathering climate change.
All is not well in the world just because stock markets are up – particularly when it comes to climate change.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Don't let stock markets reports convince you that when the markets are up, all is well in the world. When the market is up, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is up, and the global environment is down.
Children in the Willows forest nature program in the Humber Valley in west Toronto are drawn to water and sticks, simple materials for exploring and investigating. Here the children explore water accumulated from spring rains.
When parents walk in the forest with their children and us and see how children are drawn to spiral snails, together we see how connections with the land are critical for the Earth's future.
The future of local news is sobering but not without some measure of hope. By illuminating both the values and challenges besetting local journalism, we can reimagine a new day for local news.
Local news is in peril. Here's what can be done to save it.
A recent research project about the 2015 Canadian election showed social media is no substitute for local news coverage.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Local news is as important to communities as clean air, but the failing business model of traditional journalism has left the local news industry in rapid decline.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees arriving in Canada in December 2015.
News organizations have a powerful role in informing the public about refugee and migrant issues. Research shows they've struggled to do so in a way that humanizes Syrian refugees.
Universities portray campus life as idyllic, but may be missing an opportunity to truly connect with students.
Universities could dramatically transform their role in society through better use of social media
We can be more imaginative.
The belief that technology can automate education and replace teachers is pervasive. Framed in calls for greater efficiency, this belief is present in today’s educational innovations, reform endeavours…