Catholic Education

Sex-ed opponents call for student strike

TORONTO - A parent group is calling for children to be pulled out of school during Education Week in Ontario to protest the province’s new sexual-education curriculum.

Catholic high school graduation rates better than public boards

Students at Ontario’s Catholic high schools are graduating at a significantly higher rate than those at public schools, according to data released by the Ministry of Education.

‘Code of silence’ keeps students in harm’s way, panel hears

TORONTO - Schools could be made safer by eliminating a “code of silence” among students that discourages them from informing on classmates, said the head of a panel on school safety.

Easter play shows students 'God's love changes everything'

TORONTO - Toronto Catholic students are bringing the story of Jesus Christ to life for their peers during Holy Week.

OECTA president to focus on relationship building

Over the next two years Ann Hawkins hopes to use her position as the new Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association’s (OECTA) president to build relationships and protect the Catholic classroom.

Schools to teach sex ed through Catholic lens

OTTAWA - Ontario Catholic authorities believe Catholic teaching is protected in the province’s new sex education curriculum, though pro-family groups don’t share in that optimism.

Studying death to appreciate life

At King’s University College in London, Ont., second-year student Mark Shelvock is hoping to teach others what he’s learned already: that the key to happiness can be found in the exploration of death.

Newman Centre takes ministry to the streets

TORONTO - On a large campus like the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, it can be hard for students to feel a sense of community. So the Newman Centre’s Student Campus Ministry (SCM) team is going out to let Catholic students on campus know it is there for them.

Richard Corneil to succeed Fr. Rosica as Assumption principal

Richard Corneil will be taking over as new chief administrator and principal of Windsor, Ont.’s Assumption University beginning in April.

Catholic colleges urged to tap into students’ faith

WASHINGTON - Catholic college presidents gathered in Washington earlier this month not only got ideas about ways to improve faculty development and fundraising efforts, they were also challenged to keep helping students embrace their faith or come to understand what it means.

Name now reflects college’s Catholicity

LANGLEY, B.C. - The Catholic college affiliated with Trinity Western University has rebranded itself.

Redeemer Pacific College, which teaches TWU-accredited courses from a Catholic perspective, has changed its name to Catholic Pacific College.

Preserving liberal arts in a tech crazy world

Prof. David Seljak has been standing up in front of classrooms and teaching young men and women how to think about their society for approximately a generation. There’s always been an ebb and flow of students, but lately the ebb has the upper hand.

'Three-continent endeavour' results in universities' joint Rome Center

WASHINGTON - What the president of The Catholic University of America called a "three-continent endeavour" has resulted in an agreement by the university in Washington and the Australian Catholic University to share a campus in Rome.