The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. A national survey suggesting physical activity levels of Canadian children plummeted during the pandemic has researchers hoping the summer serves as a reboot for families. The survey was published last week in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Tilted ‘Impact of the […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. More than 100 parents from across the province have penned an open letter to Premier Stephen McNeil highlighting what they call a “failure to put children and their right to education” at the centre of Nova Scotia’s pandemic response. The group, Parents for a Pandemic […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. The fact that Jessie-Lee McIsaac’s toddler wanders into the room while the Mount Saint University professor is being interviewed about her latest project highlights just how different life is for families in a COVID-19 world. The researcher and her team at the university’s Early Childhood […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. As Alice Cooper might proclaim, “School’s out!” – until at least May 1 in Nova Scotia. Public school classes for students in Primary to Grade 12 are cancelled for this newly extended period to protect the public from further spread of COVID-19. Premier Stephen McNeil […]
“And all the news just repeats itself Like some forgotten dream that we’ve both seen” —John Prine It’s April 2006. The African Nova Scotian Advisory Committee has just released a new report criticizing the Halifax Regional School Board for “failing to adequately address the challenges faced by African Nova Scotian learners, citing as evidence...
Later today, St. Francis Xavier University will sign a memorandum of understanding with Maritime Launch Services. For a company with some disreputable partners, and which is still searching high and low for investors to bankroll its proposed spaceport in Canso, to be hooking up with a reputable Canadian university looks like quite a PR coup...
On June 2, Black graduate student Shelby McPhee was accused by two white women of stealing a laptop while he was attending the Black Canadian Studies Association session at the 88th annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held at the University of British Columbia. The white women, Congress attendees, asked to see proof that […]
“In my view, kids should be in class.” Premier Stephen McNeil March 2019 “Something is happening here But you don’t know what it is, Do you, Mr. Jones?” Ballad of a Thin Man Bob Dylan (1965) One Friday. Two student protests. Two very different (immediate) results. On Friday at noon — less than 24 hours...
A proposal by Dalhousie’s Budget Advisory Committee to raise tuition next fall for the seventh year in a row drew criticism during a budget presentation to the Dalhousie Senate this week. “You can’t put all the burden on students because we just can’t take it anymore,” said Senator Masuma Khan, vice-president for Dal Student Union. […]
INTRODUCTION On Monday afternoon, Dalhousie students protested the welcoming reception for incoming president Peter MacKinnon. As Tim noted on Tuesday, “The students are particularly riled over MacKinnon’s book, University Commons Divided: Exploring Debate & Dissent on Campus.” One of the serious issues students identified in their press release is MacKinnon’s declaration in the book that blackface […]