Thank you, Bill Davis

With the passing of Bill Davis on Aug. 8, education and Ontario lost one of the last voices of reasonableness and optimism in an otherwise adversarial and tribal approach to problem solving. 

Ontario schools navigate vaccine landscape

The Government of Ontario has not tipped its hand yet if it will institute mandatory vaccinations for teachers and staff, but education unions are trying to persuade Premier Doug Ford to make that choice.

  • By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Romeo at home with London Catholic school board

Vince Romeo, the London Catholic District School Board’s new director of education, has a connection to the southwestern Ontario city — and the board — that runs deep.

  • By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

The great outdoors: where class gets gritty

Educator and environmental advocate Anne Corkery believes there’s no greater learning environment for children than in the great outdoors.

  • By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Border issue makes for a tough choice

With the United States extending its non-essential travel restrictions at land border crossings until at least Sept. 21, Windsor, Ont.’s Avery Comartin finds herself in a difficult bind.

  • By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Prestigious Schulich Scholarship awarded to two Catholic grads

Kiara Mavalwala is heading to York University this fall to study engineering in hopes of one day being able to ensure all people living in Canada have access to clean drinking water.

  • By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Nothing about this year will be normal

Anyone who believes this coming school year will be normal is kidding themselves or is a politician preparing for an election.

Social justice at the core of new Brescia president

The new president of Brescia University College is a political scientist who wants to liberate social justice from politics and an educator who wants to free teaching from the classroom. Lauretta Conklin Frederking has been named the 13th principal and the new president of Canada’s only Catholic women’s college. The London, Ont., college was founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1919. Its 1,500 students also attend Western University.

Family, colleagues shape Daly’s trustee service

A well-known face in the corridors of Ontario Catholic education, Patrick Daly credits the support of family and colleagues for his effectiveness and longevity as a leader.

  • By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Pride flag to fly at schools

The Pride flag will be flying over Ontario Catholic schools in a number of jurisdictions, including Toronto, in the month of June.

  • By Catholic Register Staff

New OECTA president ready for challenges

As the newly elected president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), Barb Dobrowolski vows to advocate for educators to ensure they have the support they need.

  • By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register