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VIDEO : Rana Plaza activists rally in Toronto

Posted: Apr 30 2014 1:56 pm
Activists around the world gathered at The Children's Place offices to demand that the company pay compensation to the families of the victims of this tragedy


If not for Pathways to Education, ‘I would not be where I am today’

Posted: Apr 28 2014 4:39 pm
Mahendra Ramcharan is in his first year at Seneca College taking computer programming. Growing up where he did, the 18-year-old's path to post-secondary education wasn't always clear. “It’s been an up-and-down journey for my academics," he said. "But I can say that had it not been for Pathways [to Education] I would not be where I am today because of all the emotional and academic support they’ve given me.”


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Can’t stop sisu

Honk 4 Boston

Posted: Aug 8 2014 12:03 pm
The radius of the Boston Marathon bomb was 15 feet, but the effects of that day reached much further. They can be traced all the way to a small town on the outskirts of Toronto called Richmond Hill, where a teacher got an idea.


PREVIEW: USF Bulls make 3rd straight NCAA softball tournament run

Lefty Erica Nunn was 11-7 with a 2.79 ERA this season for the University of South Florida. Photo: USF

Posted: May 15 2014 10:01 pm
It’s tournament bound again for the University of South Florida women’s softball team. Led by star Sara Nevins, the American Athletic Conference’s top pitcher for 2014, the Bulls (41-15) are making their third straight NCAA tournament appearance in three seasons, starting May 15 at Tallhassee with the regionals.


Determined university football star’s road to CFL draft not an easy one

Posted: Apr 29 2014 3:45 pm
It's 6 a.m. at Monarch Park Stadium. It's quiet except for the sounds of a lone man's feet as he sprints down the track. Just then a roar pierces the near silence. “Toronto Argonauts! BC Lions! Hamilton Tiger-Cats!” “Calling out these team names gives me the willpower to keep going," York Lions running back Errol Brooks said later. "It helps me visualize where I want to be one day.”


Arts & Life

Art of the Danforth festival on now

Posted: May 2 2014 12:11 pm
The Art of the Danforth Festival, presented by East End Arts, is a 10-day-long event starting today, May 2, and is intended to reflect and connect the diverse identities of the East Danforth neighbourhood, stretching from Greenwood to Woodbine Station.


Features

Can’t stop sisu

Honk 4 Boston

Posted: Aug 8 2014 12:03 pm
The radius of the Boston Marathon bomb was 15 feet, but the effects of that day reached much further. They can be traced all the way to a small town on the outskirts of Toronto called Richmond Hill, where a teacher got an idea.


Opinion

Treat students fairly

Posted: Feb 13 2014 2:19 pm
And if the broader membership goes out on strike, so, of course, do the students. And it’s the students who will be among the hardest-hit. There’s a huge financial difference between middle-aged employees who’ve had the opportunity to set aside some savings and students who are still paying off their loans and trying to make ends meet.


Panel pontificates on pain of being a reporter in Canada

Posted: Dec 14 2013 5:13 pm
On Wednesday, during the monthly program CBC Connects, senior journalists shared personal and professional challenges in getting news at home or abroad. Carol Off, host of CBC’s long running current events show, As It Happens, thinks journalists face huge challenges when it comes to free expression in Canada. “We have a situation … where our […]


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