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09/10/15

Education can make all the difference in the lives of refugee children

My partner and I were in Grand Bend over the weekend, marking the end of summer. The wonderful beach was full of happy families, large umbrellas and little kids playing along the shore. We all live in one world, but in vastly different realities. Refugees are all over the news these days — and refugees never make the news. What’s newsworthy about their daily hunger, struggle for documents, and lack of sleep? Refugees from the crop of modern wars have... +Read More
08/27/15

Prince Albert teacher honoured at Holocaust memorial event

Carlton Comprehensive High School teacher Kelly Klassen was honoured at a Holocaust Memorial event in Saskatoon for helping his students gain a deeply personal understanding of how individual actions shape history. At the May 6 event, Klassen was recognized for having led a student group to Europe to commemorate the 95th anniversary of Vimy Ridge in 2012.  In 2014, he took a student group on a Holocaust remembrance trip to Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.  During that trip, the... +Read More
08/27/15

Are We on Track for Our Global Education Goals?

The fast approaching deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is a reminder of vital commitments by all the global society on priorities vital for development. On July 6-7 2015, Norway hosted a global summit on education for development and attempted to do precisely this. The aim of Oslo Education Summit was straightforward: to boost global efforts in education. The summit was widely attended by government heads, ministers from 40 countries, international organizational leaders, and international advocates for the right to... +Read More
08/12/15

International students learn aboriginal perspective on Canadian history

U of S program Building Bridges allows international and aboriginal students to learn about culture About a dozen aboriginal and international students gathered at the University of Saskatchewan Monday night to learn about each other’s cultures. The Aboriginal Student Centre along with the International Student Centre hosted a potluck where immigrant students were able to learn a different perspective on Canada. Janelle Pewapsconias works at the Aboriginal Student Centre and helped create the program, called Building Bridges. “What I would... +Read More
07/21/15

Women’s Caucus and Official Opening of the 7th World Congress of Education International

Ottawa – Under the theme “Unite for Quality Education”, the 7th World Congress of Education International (EI) will officially open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 and run until Sunday, July 26 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. In their opening remarks, EI President, Susan Hopgood, and General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen, as well as many other representatives will share their perspectives on why education should be take a prominent role worldwide. Full article Education International World Congress website +Read More
07/08/15

Turning 18, Malala says she’ll remain ‘voice of children’

Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, urged an extra $39 billion a year for education worldwide on Tuesday and said she wants to remain the “voice of children” even after she turns 18 next week. The cash, to allow all children to attend secondary schools, was the equivalent of cutting global military spending for eight days, she told Reuters at an international education conference in Oslo. “The world needs to think bigger and it needs... +Read More
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