Religion, Theology, and Tomorrow’s Society

September 23, 2015 2:11 pm

Religions in Crisis October 22, 2015, will mark the first anniversary of a tragic event that took place here in Ottawa: the shootings at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill. The attacker claimed he was acting on account of his religious beliefs. Since then, the media have reported that many young people from Canada have travelled […]

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Algonquin College Is Making Waves and Winning Awards

September 18, 2015 10:50 am

Cheryl Jensen is making an impact. Jensen became Algonquin College’s eighth President just over one year ago in August, 2014. She brought 31 years of experience as a professor, dean and vice president and a reputation for  creating strategies that responded to both industry trends and to the needs of students, employees, […]

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Understanding Communication

July 27, 2015 3:00 pm

By Professor Stephen A. Stuart Photo Credit: Ryan McGuire Philip Glass, arguably the most influential composer of the late 20th century, started his career with a question, “Where does music come from?” He spent the next six decades of his life trying to answer that question and, over the years […]

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Embracing eTextbooks: The Future of Learning

July 24, 2015 12:30 pm
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Photo courtesy of Algonquin College All the resources you need in just a click of a mouse—or a tap of a screen. Algonquin College is transforming education through the use of etextbooks. Imagine having access to all the academic resources you needed for school in just a click of a […]

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Universities Play Key Role in Reconciliation

July 22, 2015 2:00 pm

The success is staggering. The number of Aboriginal people and communities using education as a means to a greater future is rising. It’s a cause for celebration. Just 50 years ago, there were roughly 200 Status Indians taking courses at Canadian universities and colleges. In 2011, the number of self-identified […]

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Take Time for Truth

May 15, 2015 12:43 pm

By Professor Richard Feist. In his sonnets, Shakespeare pines over the sad fact that the great monuments we build in brass and stone—even the world’s boundless sea—are helpless before the onslaught of time. Time’s terrible hand will “blunt the lion’s paws” and “pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s […]

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Faith Seeking Understanding

March 30, 2015 3:00 pm

To many people, the presence of a faculty of theology within a modern, public university seems, at best an odd anachronism, perhaps useful for the training of future priests or other religious professionals, but not much else. Since it should be obvious that religion is not going to disappear from […]

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Education is Our Strongest Weapon

January 29, 2015 9:46 am

The day of the fatal shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on at the National War Memorial brought immense sadness to us at Saint Paul University, and we remain heavy-hearted and concerned. There was grief and heartbreak. Over the years, Saint Paul University has, with great pride, provided training and residential […]

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Integrative Education: The Ethical Citizen

January 13, 2015 3:32 pm

The usefulness of a Humanities and Social Sciences education has been questioned by students, the media, and the government. The criticism is the lack of specific, job driven training. In the eyes of some, the purpose of education is to provide a graduate with an advantage with respect to the […]

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Honouring Dr. Sidlauskas on Her 100th Birthday

February 14, 2014 10:04 am
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Have you ever used the term “If I live to 100”? Well, for Dr. Agatha Sidlauskas, founder of Venta Preparatory School in Carp, that is no longer an “if”. Last Wednesday, February 5th, Dr. Sidlauskas, affectionately known as Doc to all the staff and students at Venta Preparatory School, celebrated […]

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Multiple Peoples, Multiple Problems, Several Solutions

May 29, 2013 1:51 pm

Most Canadians are in favour of good quality education for Canadian children. Good education contributes to good jobs, good income, good health and good lifestyles, all of which are positive forces in society. But for mystifying reasons, kids who grow up on First Nations reserves are given far fewer chances […]

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Empowerment Programs Bolster Girls’ Self-esteem and Leadership

March 27, 2013 11:20 am
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By Saman Ahsan  As Canadian girls grow up, they’re told time and again that they can be whoever they want to be. The reality is far less ideal. A national report released this month on the main issues facing girls in Canada shows that despite having more educational opportunities than […]

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Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders

January 22, 2013 11:43 am
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“Leadership” is defined in so many different ways. It is often associated with verbs such as “guide,” “inspire,” and “influence,” and with nouns like “change,” “transformation” and “solution.” The critical aspect to any definition of leadership is simple: it starts with choice. Above anything else, leadership must be about a […]

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Government Puts Politics, Not Students, First When It Targets Education

October 15, 2012 12:06 pm

Sam Hammond is President of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. Ask any teacher and you will hear that teaching is a calling. That is what drives teachers to work hard and love the work they do. With that comes the responsibility to model values and positive behaviours for students […]

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NAIT Students & Graduates Highly Successful.

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NAIT is one of Canada’s largest polytechnics. As with other leading polytechnics worldwide, our education and research is technology based, and our learning is hands-on. Industry is a full partner in the educational process. Our research is industry driven. Our students’ experiences are shaped by two distinct advantages – NAIT […]

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Ontario Education Must Learn to Deal with Massive Spending Cuts

August 9, 2012 9:00 am

The public education system in Ontario will be hit with $2.6 billion in cuts over the next three years. The education cutbacks will have an enormous impact on students and teachers across the province. Ottawa Life spoke recently with Ken Coran, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.

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Education Series: Dr. Agatha Sidlauskas

June 20, 2012 9:28 am
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Meet Dr. Agatha Sidlauskas of Carp. A force to be reckoned with and truly inspirational, she is definitely a woman of wonder. Dr. Sidlauskas, a spritely 98, may not have biological children of her own but she has influenced the lives of countless children as a child psychologist and pioneering child educator.

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