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Edmonton Public Schools becomes first jurisdiction in Alberta to commit to collecting race-based data – Edmonton Journal

Sep 23, 2020 Edmonton Public Schools will develop a model to collect race-based data in an effort to dismantle systemic racism and racial discrimination, making it the first school jurisdiction in the province to commit to doing so. Trustees voted unanimously during a board meeting on Tuesday to pass the recommendation to collect the race-based […]

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Lethbridge U: Care labour the focus of Liberal Education Symposium

The global pandemic has shone a light on many different facets of society but perhaps none more than on those who provide care. Care labour — what is it, what does it mean to you, how does it affect the economy, how is it related to ethics, gender, sexuality and ability? These are just some […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202017 Views

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Executive Team Development helps college weather the 2020 storm

September 18, 2020 Portage College, along with Vivo Team, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze award for excellence in learning in the Best Team Development Program category. “Organizations around the world highly value Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards – so much so that we received a record number of applications in the middle of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202030 Views

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U of Alberta: Moccasins for President Flanagan

The Scope and Work of the Moccasins The making of President Flanagan’s moccasins was a collaborative effort between two employees at the Faculty of Native Studies, Janet Delorme and Lana R. Sinclair. Janet took the lead on beading the vamps for the president, and Lana assembled the soles and vamps to make the moccasins. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202026 Views

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New Cultural Venue Coming to Portage College Lac La Biche Campus

A proposed new cultural venue in Lac La Biche can now go ahead thanks to grant funding from the federal and provincial governments. Portage College’s Indigenous Smudging and Cultural Awareness Venue is one of 18 infrastructure projects in Northern Alberta to receive funding through the Canada Infrastructure Plan. The grant will cover 40% of eligible […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202022 Views

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U of Calgary: Let’s talk about reimagining better policing that reflects racial communities

Join us on Sept. 17 for this critical online conversation and discover what’s next Defunding the police has become an often-misunderstood term that has triggered divisive debates in Canada and the U.S. It’s a growing sentiment in response to the death of George Floyd this past May. The University of Calgary aims to advance the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202028 Views

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U of L students create secure platform for digital political engagement

The face of political engagement, everything from how you vote to how you interact with public representatives, may soon undergo a massive shift thanks to a new virtual platform created by University of Lethbridge students. Veras Technologies INC. is a blockchain-driven, secure voting platform that allows users to sign in virtually and cast ballots from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202022 Views

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University professors in Calgary invited to participate in two-day strike protesting systemic racism – CTV

September 9, 2020 CALGARY — Universities in Calgary and across the country have made the move to support professors in pausing their teaching and administrative duties on Wednesday and Thursday as part of the push for racial justice. The two-day event, known as Scholar Strike Canada, is aimed at protesting anti-Black policies, racism and police […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 202018 Views

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Motion to rename Oliver, Dan Knott schools before EPSB Tuesday – CTV Edmonton

September 8, 2020 EDMONTON — Edmonton’s public school board will discuss on Tuesday a motion to rename two of its schools, whose namesakes were affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan and racist government policies. The proposal by trustee Michael Janz suggests the board follows the same process for naming new schools and gathers community feedback […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202029 Views

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Child advocates ring the alarm as new report highlights unprecedented impact of COVID-19

Calgary, September 1, 2020 – A new report documents how Canadian children have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings of Raising Canada 2020 reveal that many of the top threats to childhood, including mental illness, food insecurity, child abuse, physical inactivity and poverty may be increasing – or are in danger of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 202022 Views

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