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Meeting at the mosque—Reaching out in solidarity

January 29, 2018 marks one year since the deadly mass shooting in a Quebec mosque shocked Canadians and inspired many solidarity rallies across the country. A new campaign, www.rememberJan29.com has been launched online to encourage Canadians to post on the website or social media about where they were on January 29, 2017, and how they felt when…

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Students find safe haven in Black Lives Matter

Eighteen-year-old Eden and her two friends hopped the SkyTrain, excited about the concert they were about to attend. Several young men started taunting them: “You fucking Black people. Why are you here? You guys built our country and now you’re done, so you can leave NOW.” Bystanders looked down, and no one said a word….

Accepting “they” as a singular pronoun: Writing gender-neutral report cards
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Accepting “they” as a singular pronoun: Writing gender-neutral report cards

The ever-expanding knowledge of gender fluidity has resulted in more and more students feeling comfortable understanding their gender identity. With this evolution, teachers are looking to explore different ways they can give constructive feedback without using gendered pronouns on report cards. This practice allows students and teachers to work together and not feel anxious about…

BCTF president to take welfare food challenge
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BCTF president to take welfare food challenge

Starting on World Food Day, Sunday October 16, BC Teachers’ Federation President Glen Hansman will join other concerned citizens in participating in the 2016 Welfare Food Challenge. For one week participants will try to meet the challenge that British Columbians living on welfare face every week: surviving on a meagre food budget of $18. The challenge…

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