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Waterloo MP Bardish Chagger sworn in as Minister of Small Business and Tourism

Waterloo’s new MP, Bardish Chagger, has been sworn in as part of Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet today in Ottawa. She was seen this morning at Rideau Hall with Prime Minister Designate Justin Trudeau and several Liberal MPs who will soon form his Cabinet. Chagger was officially sworn in as Minister of Small Business and Tourism this morning, along with Toronto MP […]

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Hope for post-grads

New surveys show employment for graduates has risen

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RCMP reports over 1,000 missing Aboriginal women

RCMP reports over 1,000 missing Aboriginal women

This year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police released a report stating that since the 1980s up until 2012 there have been a total of 1,181 cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. According to the report, 225 of these cases remain unsolved. The Native Women’s Association of Canada initially began collecting data before the report was compiled. However, […]

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The PCs want to make a push towards math and science in the university classroom (File photo by Nick Lachance)

PCs push for post-secondary math and science expansion

Changes may be in sight for post-secondary students if the Progressive Conservatives are elected on June 12. The PCs are proposing for extra emphasis to be placed on math, science, engineering and business programs in universities and colleges. They claim this push to expand post-secondary math and science education will help foster job creation and help Ontario’s economy adjust for […]

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Students work towards a more accessible Ontario

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act aims to make Ontario the most accessible province by 2025. Inspired by this, the Council of Ontario Universities held its annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility student competition on May 13. Max Blouw, COU chair and Wilfrid Laurier University president, explained the premise of the competition. “It is a celebration … I think of […]

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Measles outbreak in western Canada causes concern

Earlier this spring measles plagued western Canada, and health officials are calling it the largest outbreak in decades. Luckily, danger of the disease spreading is reportedly decreasing, however people still need to be cautious and avoid contracting the disease. The disease is extremely contagious and is caused by a virus. It can lead to dangerous symptoms that may even result […]

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Students gaining tech skills in the classroom

In response to the growth of technology’s role in the lives and careers of Canadians, some school boards in Ontario have agreed to allow a program into their elementary and high schools giving students the opportunity to develop computer-related skills. The program, TechU.me, is an initiative led by the Ottawa Network for Education. Its mentor program began in Jan. 2012 […]

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Social media revenue down, membership up

In the past few weeks, many of Silicon Valley’s major social networking companies have released earnings reports. In this round of report releases, many social networking giants have posted results that are more adverse than one might expect in an industry known for its rapid growth and prosperity. The prominent professional networking company, LinkedIn, faced a six per cent decline […]

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Liberal budget rejected by New Democrats

On May 2, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said she would not be supporting the minority Liberal budget that was to be implemented, resulting in an election in June. The budget supported by the Liberals is a 10-year economic plan that promotes job creation, changes in transportation and infrastructure and a provincial pension plan. According to Daiene Vernile, Liberal candidate […]

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Stabbing at UofC house party leaves 5 dead

A tragic stabbing in Calgary earlier this week left many heartbroken, confused, shocked and in disbelief. Matt de Grood, a 23-year-old graduate from the University of Calgary, has been accused of committing one of the worst mass killings to ever be recorded in Calgary history. de Grood stabbed five young people while at a house party in Brentwood early this […]

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