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Premiers' summit overshadowed by pipeline debate despite progress on other issues

While the recent premiers summit in Halifax was largely overshadowed by debate over the future of the Northern Gateway pipeline, it did highlight some accomplishments made on some important issues.  UTSC political science professor Christopher Cochrane sat down with CTV News Channel to discuss the major issues covered during the summit and the potential divisions that emerged.

In official Canada, is non-ethnic still the norm?

The Bank of Canada recently airbrushed the features of an Asian-Canadian scientist in the mockup for the new $100 bill to look Caucasian. The result was a media firestorm and an official apology from BOC governor Mark Carney. So what does the decision say about Canada? UTSC geography and journalism professor Minelle Mahtani weighs in on the recent controversy in her column for the Globe and Mail.

Let’s Get Digital

Laptops, netbooks, smartphones and customized apps are just some of the new ways information is being sent to students in modern post-secondary classrooms. In fact, many post-secondary educators are embracing this change and encouraging their students to use gadgets in the classroom. UTSC instructor Tim Richardson discusses how modern university and college classrooms are embracing the use of technology in surprising ways.  

 

 

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