COVID-19: MLHU would support mandatory vaccination at Western University

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it would support a mandatory vaccination policy at Western University, should the university wish to implement such a policy. Western announced in May that it … Read More

Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw boy walks for awareness: ‘That could have been me in one of those graves’

At age 11, Landyn Toney already has the strength of his convictions. On July 1, Landyn is walking for six days and 157 km from his house in Valley, N.S., … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec students could see no masks, end of classroom bubbles in fall

Quebec students can expect a certain “return to normalcy” when they head back to class this fall if certain COVID-19 vaccination levels are attained, according to the province’s education minister. … Read More

Quebec asks universities and colleges to reopen this fall without physical distancing

Quebec universities and junior colleges should prepare for in-person classes this fall without the requirement of physical distancing, Higher Education Minister Danielle McCann said Monday. The new directive will only … Read More

Students in Garden Hill First Nation to repeat school year lost to COVID-19, officials say

Catherine Monias can’t wait for the day she sees the buses pull up outside her office and the kids from her remote Manitoba First Nation stream back into the hallways … Read More

Very ill COVID-19 patients still had robust antibody response: London, Ont. researchers

Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University researchers, in partnership with local company Diagnostics Biochem Canada Inc. (DBC), say new data suggests the antibody response to COVID-19 is robust in … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec wants to offer teens first vaccination dose by end of June

Quebec has officially unveiled the details of its plan to vaccinate children aged 12 to 17 as the province’s COVID-19 immunization rollout ramps up. Health Minister Christian Dubé outlined during … Read More

Canadian doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

Doctors and other front-line professionals, backed by Canadian celebrities, have banded together to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. Read more: Have a vaccine … Read More

Why are COVID-19 cases quickly rising among Canadian university students?

Younger people are driving COVID-19 case counts across Canada but for those looking to play the blame game, experts are saying it’s not as simple as pointing fingers at party-goers … Read More

Doctors urge schools to make coping with anger part of curriculum amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pandemic-fuelled frustration has some teens expressing anger in unhealthy ways after a year of missed social connections that would typically help them mature and regulate their emotions, says a psychiatrist … Read More

Pandemic takes tragic toll on international students with rising deaths by suicide: report

International students are being pushed to the brink during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mounting pressures have led to a rise in death by suicide cases across Canada, according to … Read More

High school students need to be back in class, Quebec education minister tells English boards

Quebec’s education minister is ordering English-language school boards in the Montreal area to return to full-time in-person learning for all high school students despite concerns over the third wave of … Read More

COVID-19 outbreak at University of Waterloo swells to include all residences

The COVID-19 outbreak at the University of Waterloo has now spread to all of the school’s residences. “On Monday, March 29, 2021, Region of Waterloo public health informed us that … Read More

Opposition grows to Quebec’s return to class in pandemic red zones

Sir Wilfrid Laurier is the latest school board to go against the government’s decision to have senior students return to full-time in-class learning. The north shore board has suspended all … Read More

Montreal school boards take a staggered approach as senior grades return to class in red zones

While the majority of senior-grade high school students in Quebec red zones returned to class full-time as of Monday, a number of school boards opted for a staggered approach. Both … Read More

Increased screen time leading to increased eye issues in kids: optometrists

With long stretches of online learning, video calls instead of in-person gatherings, and less time spent outdoors, eye doctors across Canada are noticing an overall spike in eye issues, especially … Read More

Canada expected to revise COVID school guidelines this summer

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing has become the norm and an important tool, along with masking, in curbing the spread of the coronavirus. In Canada, … Read More

Toronto parents grapple with ‘confusing’ COVID-19 school guidelines

Toronto mother Nicole Colacci has had a stressful few weeks. Her two children tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and after 10 days of isolation with mild symptoms were … Read More

Montreal teachers in hot spots for COVID-19 variants will be vaccinated after all

Teachers, daycare educators and other staff in contact with school- and daycare-aged children in neighbourhoods where COVID-19 variants have taken hold will be part of targeted vaccination efforts, Montreal public health … Read More

Parents of schoolchildren in parts of Montreal being moved to front of COVID-19 vaccination line

Montreal public health is launching a pilot project to vaccinate the parents of school- and daycare-aged children in emerging hot spots for the COVID-19 variants in a bid to quash … Read More

London, Ont., team researching COVID-19 impacts on brain zero in on ‘microbleeds’

Experts in brain imaging, cognitive neurology, infectious disease and other fields based in London, Ont., are working together to use an ultra-high-field MRI scanner to try to find out whether … Read More

6 in 10 Canadians believe teachers deserve higher pay during COVID-19: Ipsos

Six out of 10 Canadians (58 per cent) believe teachers deserve higher pay during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to exclusive Ipsos polling done for Global News. Nineteen per cent of … Read More

COVID-19 expenses the bulk of EMSB’s record $15 M deficit

The English Montreal School Board is forecasting a record deficit of nearly $15 million for the current school year. The startling figures were announced in a council meeting Wednesday night, … Read More

Coronavirus: New Brunswick student starts petition to have prom reinstated

A student in Riverview, N.B., is still fighting to have her prom night reinstated after school districts across the province canceled formal ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have … Read More

Coronavirus: McGill University plans to return to in-person classes for fall semester

McGill University plans to return to in-person classes for the upcoming fall semester amid the COVID-19 health crisis. The Montreal-based post-secondary institution confirmed the decision in a public statement issued … Read More

Suspected coronavirus variant cases force some Quebec schools to shut down

In Quebec, new cases of COVID-19 suspected to be linked to variants of the virus have led to the partial or total closure of 10 schools across the province. Most … Read More

Coronavirus: How the rise of new variants in Canada could impact schools

After an extended period of virtual learning amid a COVID-19 lockdown, the return to in-person classes in Toronto comes as a relief to parents like David Wood. “I love my … Read More

Distancing more effective than school closures in reducing COVID-19 deaths: study

As more children in Canada’s largest province of Ontario resumed in-class learning this week, a new study has questioned the effectiveness of school closures in reducing COVID-19 deaths. The peer-reviewed … Read More

Coronavirus: Upcoming school break will go ahead in Quebec, education minister says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 2, 2021 3:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ In Quebec, the upcoming school … Read More

When should kids return to in-person learning? Western University researcher, colleagues finding answers

As students continue with online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers continue to grapple with two crucial questions: when and how should children go back to in-person learning? A … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

The Quebec government is inviting high schools to collect the disposable medical masks being distributed to students so they don’t end up in landfills. About 500,000 blue masks are being … Read More

‘We’re on the brink of a catastrophe’: Quebec teachers protest reopening schools amid pandemic

After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers in Quebec are headed back to the classroom — but the return has elicited a mix of emotions from concerned … Read More

Quebec high schools reopen after start date delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

After extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers in Quebec are headed back to the classroom Monday. High schools and adult education centres across the province are shifting back … Read More

Elementary students head back to class across Quebec as coronavirus surges

Children are heading back to class Monday as elementary schools reopen across Quebec while parts of the province remain on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Young students took … Read More

As Quebec kids head back to school, parents feel mix of relief and concern

Children are heading back to class Monday as elementary schools reopen across Quebec while parts of the province remain on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Young students took part … Read More

As Quebec kids head back to school, Legault calls reopening ‘a calculated risk’

Children headed back to class Monday as elementary schools reopen across Quebec while parts of the province remain on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Young students took part … Read More

Quebec nixes ministerial exams as schools prepare to reopen amid coronavirus surge

Quebec is cancelling ministerial exams for students as part of additional measures for schools amid a deepening second wave of the novel coronavirus crisis. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced the … Read More

Quebec nixes ministerial exams, stands by decision to reopen schools amid coronavirus surge

Quebec is cancelling ministerial exams for students as schools prepare to physically reopen amid the deepening second wave of the novel coronavirus crisis. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced a series … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, including 5 school-related cases

Nova Scotia health officials reported 13 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday and Saturday, five of which are linked to a private school in Dartmouth. The province says 11 … Read More

Coronavirus: Atlantic University Sport cancels winter season

Atlantic University Sport will not proceed with a 2021 winter season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced on Wednesday. In a press release, Atlantic University Sport … Read More

‘Shameful history’: Alumni urge Mount Allison to protect sexual violence survivors

A Mount Allison University alumnus says it’s long overdue that the school acknowledge sexual violence on campus. Last week, the New Brunswick university announced an agreement with Moncton-based organization Crossroads … Read More

Quebec expected to announce extended holiday school closings

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 19, 2020 8:26 am     Updated November 19, 2020 8:35 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Quebec set to announce decision on extending winter break for schools amid COVID-19 crisis

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 19, 2020 8:26 am     Updated November 19, 2020 10:10 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Quebec will likely extend coronavirus red zone rules as province weighs strategy for holidays

Quebecers are urged to abide by novel coronavirus restrictions to have a shot at family gatherings during the holiday season, and the province is mulling extending winter break in schools. … Read More

New report says racialized trans, non-binary Canadians face increased harassment, violence

A new report from Trans PULSE Canada suggests that trans and non-binary Canadians who also identify as, or say they are perceived or treated as, people of colour face increase … Read More

COVID-19-stricken B.C. school ‘should have been closed a week ago,’ say parents

Parents at a Surrey school grappling with a COVID-19 outbreak say they’re frustrated it took officials so long to close the facility down. At least seven cases, including at least … Read More

Global study suggests routine COVID-19 testing of elective surgery patients can save lives

A study involving researchers from around the world, including London, Ont., suggests that testing patients for COVID-19 before major elective surgery in regions experiencing a high spread of the virus … Read More

Schools still open amid Canadian coronavirus resurgence. But for how long?

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise across Canada — and showing no sign of slowing down — Quebec is now contemplating either shutting down in-person classrooms or extending the winter … Read More

‘We are sorry’: Mount Allison University announces sexual violence action plan

WARNING: This article contains sexual and explicit language and may be triggering for some readers. Discretion is advised.  New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University (MtA) has released a new action plan … Read More

Coronavirus: London, Ont., team creates tool to measure effectiveness, privacy of COVID-19 apps

A duo out of Western University in London, Ont., has created a new tool that they say will help provincial and national policymakers make decisions on which of the “near-endless … Read More

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