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Gilda Soosay, president of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Parish Council in Maskwacis, Canada, where Pope Francis visited the site of a state school for Indigenous children. Cole Burston/AFP via Getty Images

Christianity was a major part of Indigenous boarding schools – a historian whose family survived them explains

A historian of the residential schools explains how religion played a key role in assimilationist systems for Indigenous children in Canada and the United States.
Undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska Omaha collaborate on a group assignment for a STEM course. Derrick Nero, University of Nebraska Omaha

Women are better at statistics than they think

Female statistics students had higher final exam grades than their male peers, even though they had less confidence in their statistics abilities at the start of the semester.
People gather outside Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto for a rally led by current and former international students calling for changes to immigration rules during COVID-19 in September 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Canada is foolish to snub international graduate students and scholars

International students are not only ideal candidates for settlement in Canada, they’re also vital to our prosperity. So why is it so difficult for them to come to Canada, especially those from Africa?
Universities throughout the country have obligations to ensure their graduates leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to interact in a culturally safe way with Indigenous people. T.J. Thomson

University journalism courses need to teach about cultural safety before students enter the workforce

Australian media have and do unfairly report on Indigenous affairs and toxic environments are leading to fewer First Nations journalists. Should universities put cultural safety in journalism courses?
Introductory science classes typically require students to memorize facts, rather than teaching them the basis of scientific thinking. Maskot via Getty Images

Improving science literacy means changing science education

College science classes often fall short of helping students see connections across subjects. Can a new approach make a difference?

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