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The Conversation: Canada identifies international students as 'ideal immigrants' but supports are lacking

The Conversation: Canada identifies international students as 'ideal immigrants' but supports are lacking

Isaac Garcia-Sitton, a Ph.D. student of Education: Language, Culture & Teaching at York University, writes about the federal government identifying international students as a key source of talent for the growth and sustenance of the Canadian economy, and to address the skilled labour shortages.

The Conversation: We need to pay attention to the experiences of children in Ukraine during the Russian invasion

The Conversation: We need to pay attention to the experiences of children in Ukraine during the Russian invasion

All war is always war on children. As a vulnerable population, children’s lives are at the mercy of the adult community. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has threatened children’s lives and severed them from their everyday lives. Overnight, their lives have become unimaginable.

The Conversation Canada - Why children must be involved in research in the aftermath of COVID-19

The Conversation Canada - Why children must be involved in research in the aftermath of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect the lives of children even after transmission of the virus is contained. And yet, not much is known about the long-term mental health effects of large-scale disease outbreaks, and experiences such as prolonged school closures and strict social distancing measures on children and youth.

The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask

The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask

Already a month into the school year, and after two years of disrupted learning by COVID-19, students with special education needs have been deeply affected. Individual education plans (IEPs) have become a crucial part of the education system. And the number of students on IEPs is growing across Ontario public schools.

The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

As we move towards Sept. 30, many schools and universities will be talking about observing the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. When it comes to all of our institutions — and educational institutions in particular — it’s critical to move far beyond a single day of remembrance.