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Confessions of a former mean girl

How I bullied to fit in at school<p><i>This essay first appeared in The Ryersonian.</i><p>When I think back to Grade 7, most things are a haze. I had just started …

Paralympian forced to wet herself on train without accessible toilet

An award-winning Paralympic athlete and disabilities campaigner says she was “completely robbed of her dignity” after a train company failed to provide an accessible toilet on a three-hour journey.<p>Anne Wafula Strike, 42, a British wheelchair racer who has no use of her legs, is a board member of UK …

Disability

A group of Google employees spent their '20% time' making Google Maps wheelchair-friendly

Google Maps is now wheelchair-friendly.<p>The wildly popular map app will now tell you whether locations are suitable for people with access needs — and it's thanks to a group of Googlers who worked on the feature in their "20% time."<p>It's a famous policy of the Californian search giant: Employees can …

Google Maps

For the love of God, stop donating canned goods to the food bank

By Tristin Hopper, National Post<p>It’s one of Canada’s most cherished holiday practices, and it may also be unwittingly robbing resources from some of …

6/7 splits and technology

In your Grade 6/7 split class(es), what access do the Grade 6 students have to technology (iPads, Chromebook, laptops, etc). How many devices do you …

12 Hand-picked Gift Ideas that Promote Inclusivity and Peace for the Activists in your Life

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, …

APIs

Stuff You NEED for Your School Makerspace

The journey of building and maintaining a makerspace in our school is never-ending. Less than one year ago, we opened the doors of our Learning Lab …

Makerspaces

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, …

Education

This Toronto Photographer’s App Is Remapping Accessibility Around the World

Photographer Maayan Ziv has developed an app that uses crowdsourcing to collect and share accessible spots around the city, giving mobility-challenged people the freedom to find ways to do what they want.<p>Maayan Ziv was born with muscular dystrophy which she says has helped her build up a sense of …

Disability

Mental Health Education At School Could Have Prevented My Deepest Moment Of Despair

Earlier this year I visited a secondary school to give a talk about mental health.<p>Whenever such a talk finishes pupils will always approach me to …

Mental Health

EU acts against dangerous (animal) immigrants

Welcomed - or feared and hated: Europe is home to hundreds of nonnative animal and plant species. They affect ecosystems and harm biodiversity - and …

European Union

Major B.C. earthquake could put ‘national economy in jeopardy’

The economic impact of a large earthquake would lead to massive financial losses and "put the national economy in jeopardy," according to a new report.<p>The Conference Board of Canada projected the costs of a major earthquake off the coast of British Columbia over a 10-year period after the disaster …

British Columbia

How a Canadian app is helping refugees find food, clean water and medical care

A new web app called Services Advisor by a Canadian nonprofit can be accessed using a smartphone or computer, and is available in both English and Arabic<p>For the hundreds of thousands of refugees still navigating the often treacherous journey from the Middle East to Europe, the challenges don’t end …

North Africa

Gentle giant polar bear cuddles up with dog in Churchill

They make an odd couple, but a big-bodied polar bear and diminutive dog threw caution to the tundra winds and cuddled up in northern Manitoba over …

Pets

First home brain implant lets ‘locked-in’ woman communicate

A paralysed woman has learned to use a brain implant to communicate by thought alone. It is the first time a brain–computer interface has been used …

Developer behind ‘Muslim housing project’ in Montreal says anyone with shared values welcome

MONTREAL – Nabil Warda says he just wants to make it easier for Muslims who believe that paying interest is a sin to buy a house. So last month he …

Dr. Zena Sharman on making health care more inclusive for LGBTQ patients

Sean Saifa Wall is a black intersex man, born with ambiguous genitalia and raised as a girl, whose testes were removed at the age of 13 without his input.<p>Xeph Kalma is a trans woman who walks out of a hospital emergency department despite feeling suicidal because she is humiliated by the very …

Health Care

We Finally Know How London's Famous Killer Fog Formed

On December 5th, 1952, a veil of fog rolled over the city of London. It was the start of the deadliest air pollution disaster in British history, and …

Gigantic Shield Moves Into Place To Cover Exploded Chernobyl Reactor

This time-lapse photography shows the giant shield that is being moved to cover the Chernobyl reactor in Ukraine that exploded in 1986. It will take up to five days to move the shelter over the reactor.<p>In Chernobyl, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, a giant protective shield is slowly …

Chernobyl

Turn Your Device ON: Technology, Accessibility, and Inclusiveness

By: Nancy Kawaja<p><i>Join Nancy Kawaja & other advocates for accessibility & inclusion in a video chat on Thursday, January 12 at 8–9PM ET.</i> <i>Details here</i><i>.</i><p>As …

Education Technology

Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think

<b>A busy day at Darien (CT) Public Library’s LEGO Club.</b><p>Has the maker movement taken hold in your library yet? Would you like it to? Fortunately, …

Ontario schools are missing ‘perfect opportunity’ to address mental health amid rash of youth suicides

Chelsea<p>Chelsea Lall remembers the first time she saw pill bottles and razor blades taped to her high school locker.<p>Lall had been struggling with …

Mental Health

Nearly a quarter of Canadians worry about being able to pay for groceries: poll

TORONTO – A new study suggests nearly one-quarter of Canadians are worried about how to pay for groceries, with more than 50 per cent shifting their …

Dalhousie University

Sketcho Frenzy: The Basics of Visual Note-taking

The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>Two new books tout the benefits of drawing for the brain—even for the unartistic. | Nursing Education<p>‘Doodling helps …

Grief’s geography: Interactive map of Toronto’s First World War dead

When Britain declared war in August of 1914, Canada, as part of the empire, entered the conflict automatically and with a minimum of debate. In the …

Remembrance Day

We are BrightBites. - BrightBites

Toggle navigation Log In<p>Boost school nutrition. Receive recognition. One bite at a time.<p>Earn Your First Badge<p>What is BrightBites?<p>Students need …

Food Pantries Try Nutritional Nudging To Encourage Good Food Choices

You see "nudging" all of the time at the grocery store, but you probably don't realize it. Think 12-packs of soda stacked in a pyramid near the register, or tortilla chips and salsa placed side-by-side at the end of an aisle.<p>"Nudging" — a sales tactic that tries to make food look more appealing and …

New Jersey

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