higher ed

EDMONTON -- It’s a monumental year for Newman Theological College, which is celebrating both its 50th anniversary and the canonization of its namesake, Blessed John Henry Newman.

Jesuit influence on rebound in Sudbury

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Jesuit Fr. John Meehan believes Catholic post-secondary education is facing the same issue at the University of Sudbury that Catholic colleges and universities are facing around the world: it’s quite fragile in a world that is increasingly secular.

Liberal arts ‘never been more important’

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VANCOUVER -- University of British Columbia president Santa Ono watched the news in horror last spring as the burning spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris toppled and crashed during a fire at one of the world’s most famous churches.

The King’s philosopher: new principal looks to create meaning in the lives of students

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David Malloy may be the philosopher in charge at King’s, but he’s no philosopher-king.

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. 

Award-winning teacher uses innovative techniques to inspire students

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EDMONTON -- Whether she’s bringing a beehive or a squid into her classroom, Tonya Byrne believes that teaching is all about engaging the students.

Book built with words, art … and passion

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The students at St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy in Toronto didn’t grow up on a reserve or have Indigenous roots, but after a semester learning Grade 11 Indigenous Studies English, they knew they could still be allies to their native brothers and sisters. 

Program offers ‘a sense of belonging’

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At 18, Joshua Bujold is about to return to high school. It’s been a few years since he’s been surrounded by classmates and he hopes this time things will be different when he attends Toronto’s Msgr. Fraser High School.

Online courses a huge challenge

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A decision by the Ontario government to force high school students to earn four credits through online courses has put Catholic schools on notice. 

Niagara University falls for opportunity in Vaughan

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Students in Southern Ontario have another option for a post-secondary Catholic education with the expansion of Niagara University to Vaughan, Ont.

St. Augustine course bridges historic gap between Catholics and Protestants

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VANCOUVER – Catholic and Protestant scholars at the University of British Columbia are finding ways to actually use the Reformation to bring them closer together.