Catholic Education

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

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

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.

Romeo at home with London Catholic school board

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

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.

The great outdoors: where class gets gritty

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

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

Border issue makes for a tough choice

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

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.

Prestigious Schulich Scholarship awarded to two Catholic grads

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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.

Nothing about this year will be normal

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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

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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

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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.

Pride flag to fly at schools

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

Sixty years later, girls of Loretto College School maintain a strong bond

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Sixty years ago, 13-year-old Clara Creglia’s homeroom teacher, Sr. Elaine, instructed the new Grade 9 class to pair up and choose their locker partners. Creglia didn’t really know anyone at Toronto’s Loretto College School on Brunswick Ave. so she decided to try her luck with the girl that sat behind her.