VIDEO: York U and U of T teaching assistants take their strike to Queen’s Park

Picketers marched to Queen’s Park Wednesday March 4, 2015 to drum up support for their labour dispute with York and the University of Toronto. But as Observer Television News’ Veronica Agudelo reports, some students worry the strike will cost them their semester.

Teaching assistants on strike at U of T

Picket lines are up and teaching assistants are on strike at all three University of Toronto campuses. On Thursday, a tentative agreement was unanimously approved by CUPE Local 3902 Unit One bargaining team, but the 1,000 Unit One members who attended a meeting Friday voted against it. CUPE Local 3902 represents approximately 6,000 teaching assistants, lab […]

Former student says new sex-ed curriculum will prompt safer sex

For Ashley Stolk, Ontario’s new health and physical education curriculum came too late. “My mom was never open with me about intercourse,” Stolk said. In 2008, Stolk, then 17, gave birth to her daughter Hailey. “Some (people) think all young moms pawn off their kids to go and party,” she said. “In my case, Hailey […]

Westwood public speaker wins Macphail Award

For Eden Bridge-Cook winning at public speaking was only a part of the objective. “I’m very passionate about animals,” she said, “so I was happy to share (my views) with everybody.” Eden, a Grade 6 student at Westwood Middle School, in East York, won the 2015 Agnes Macphail Award for her speech on factory farming at the 18th edition of the contest.