The winner of last week’s duel on civil disobedience was Laila with 67%. This week’s topic: Did the strike vote by B.C. teachers help or hurt their cause? As results came in last week for the B.C. Teachers’ Federation strike … Continue reading →
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As a regular reader you will be well aware of my recent excursions into the use of comedy to promote a better public understanding of obesity. A very different (and I dare say more scientific) approach to harnessing the performing arts to promote a discourse on obesity is that taken by Sara Kirk and colleagues, […]
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This week, I am paying a brief visit to my friend and colleague David Allison at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). To those working in the field, David needs no introduction. He is certainly one of the most prolific researchers with hundreds of high-ranking papers covering an astonishing array of topics. As some […]
Alex Usher, one of Canada’s most well-known post-secondary education pundits, has just written a blog post offering some sober second thought on Minister Kenney’s recent enthusiasm for Germany’s apprenticeship system. Mr. Usher’s blog post can be accessed here.
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Folks, I would like to show an article here that I think exemplifies what is wrong with a lot of people in general! Here is a guy who was dead set against GMO’s (genetically modified foods) the same as some people are bent out of shape about fluoridation of water, immunization shots, climate change, nuclear […]
OTTAWA – Today on International Day of Pink, the Green Party of Canada joins with millions of Canadians nation-wide in celebrating diversity and calling for an end to homophobic bullying.
This year Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands will join other progressive leaders from across Canada in participating as an International Day of Pink Ambassador.
“It is a huge honour for me to have been invited to become an Ambassador for Day of Pink,” said May. “This is a day to stand up against bullying, to stand up against homophobia and discrimination of all kinds, and to say to young people who may be victims of bullying: speak up, and reach out.”
International Day of Pink is an anti-bullying initiative that began at a Nova Scotia high school in 2007, when two students were able to get their whole school to wear pink shirts in solidarity with a classmate who was a victim of homophobic bullying. Today, it is celebrated in communities across Canada and around the world.
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First, it started with IKEA, which has been locking out its Richmond, BC workers for 11 months. Then it expanded to a white Richmond farmer who isn’t all that happy with all the non-white farmers changing the complexion of farming in BC. So we’re all committing to #BoycottIKEA and boycotting W & A Farms products. […]
Is your family planning a vacation during the coming summer holidays? Family vacations are a great chance to get away, have fun and create lasting memories. But vacations rarely come cheap – and even less often when they involve children. Financial stresses can plague the vacation planning process and be a drag on the fun [...]
“When Centennial’s students found out Seymour couldn’t hold a pyjama day because many students didn’t have pyjamas, they fundraised to buy every Seymour student a pair last Christmas.” – When the Field Trip’s Too Pricey, Students ‘Self-Exclude’ When parents receive letters from their kids’ school asking for donations for playground upgrades or library books or […]
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This afternoon I gave a presentation to Professor Ted Jackson’s graduate seminar course on higher education, taught in Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. The link to my slide deck, titled “The Political Economy of Post-Secondary Education in Canada,” can be found here. Points I raised in the presentation include the following: -Tuition […]
This week, my daughter’s crowdsourcing campaign to fund her second children’s book Pom Pom – A Flightless Bully Tale (her first one was Our Canadian Lovestory) is in its final stages – only 5 days left to meet her funding goal (over 85% there). Please visit her site and join the “crowd” of 250 supporters […]
This afternoon I spoke on a panel on university governance at a conference titled Future U: Creating the Universities We Want, organized by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. Also presenting on the panel were Professor Glen Jones and Professor Claire Polster. Future U: Creating the Universities We want Future U: Creating the Universities […]
Sweet! Sweeter is the name of the law firm representing the students. ”Malik” is the the last name of two of the students and according to my “source” the family name “Malik” is either a Pakistani or Indian Muslim name. Don’t you just love it that the Muslim-heavy university which is run by a Muslim prez and a Muslim-heavy administration is getting sued by Muslims? Oh la la la …. Ca na da !!!
Honestly, I am super glad that the university is being sued. The lack of security on campus and the general administration and management of the university is deplorable and more like the running of universities in third world countries …. and that might be insulting to those universities. Maybe now at long last, the Ministries of Education…. both Provincial and Federal, might be forced to sit up and take notice of the extremely low standards in both security and education at the York University.
Of course, we can tell straight off that greed for big bucks plays the overall big role in this lawsuit. Good luck to the “lawfare” gang and to the lawyers as well. Why not?!
Sean Tepper writing at TheStar:
…..Eight students who witnessed a March shooting at York University have launched a $20.5 million lawsuit against the school
On March 6, Annie Malik, 19, and Namra Malik, 20, (no relation) were injured after a gun accidentally discharged in the food court of the university’s student centre at around 10:45 p.m.
The other six students are suing for psychological damages following the incident.
They are being represented by the law firm Diamond and Diamond.
“We are alleging a pattern of negligence, we’re alleging that security has been overlooked and our allegation is that steps could have been taken and measures could have been taken,” Sandra Zisckind of Diamond and Diamond said at a televised press conference.
Annie Malik, a third-year business administration and accounting student was shot in the leg while Namra sustained a shrapnel injury. Annie spoke to the media about the incident.
“As I was hiding under the table after my friends had told me to do so because there had been a shot fired, I was praying that there wasn’t going to be another shot fired and wishing that it wasn’t something like the Colorado shooting,” said Malik. “I have a bullet still lodged in my leg and I don’t know if it will cause even worse problems later on in my life.”……..
……….In addition to Annie and Namra Malik, the law firm is representing six bystanders who witnessed the event, whom according to Zisckind are suffering survivor’s guilt and psychological issue…….
Electronic media consumption has been linked to childhood obesity – but does monitoring your kid’s media use affect their body weight? This question was now addressed by Tiberio and colleagues in a paper published in JAMA Pediatrics. The researchers examined longitudinal data from a community sample in the US Pacific Northwest that indluced 112 mothers, […]
As a volunteer on a not-for-profit childcare centre Board, I can say with some authority that the FDK horse has left the barn. There has been some bumps on the road to implementation, but it has overall been a success. Furthermore, cancelling it now in its final stage of implementation would not only throw Ontario […]