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Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University.

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Bruneau Centre

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Redpath Museum, a museum of natural history that belongs to the university.

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Outdoor learning pavilion on campus.

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Trent’s new president and vice-chancellor, Dr. Leo Groarke keeps a kayak in his office and often takes advantage of the Otonabee River just outside his door.

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Hans W. Klohn Commons in Saint John.

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Some of these campuses are not only beautiful, but they’re also known for their academics. In a recent report of the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 list, four Canadian schools, including the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, McGill University and McMaster University all made the top 100.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014

In 2013, 23 Canadian universities were represented on the global top 500 ARWU list of top academic institutions, but this year, the number has decreased to 21 schools.
 

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Dr. John H. Garden Memorial Park

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Mount Royal University pond and carillon.

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Autumn at Lakehead University’s Lake Tamblyn at its Thunder Bay Campus.

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Trinity College Quad

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

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Administration Building at night.

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Duchesnay Falls is a hiking destination for students on campus.

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Autumn at Nipissing University. This walkway beside the campus pond leads to over 20 km of hiking trails.

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Douglas Library building.

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Candace Maxymowich, 20, has announced that she intends to run for school trustee in the Louis Riel School Division Ward 4 in the upcoming October 22 election.

She wants creationism to be taught in public school science class alongside evolution

 

Should public schools teach creationism alongside evolution in science classes?

Have your say.

 
My position: No. Public schools should not teach creationism alongside evolution in science classes.

There is a role for discussing creationism in religious studies at schools, but it has “no place in science education“, according to the academic and television presenter Prof Alice Roberts.

She says: “Presenting a religious creation story as a scientifically valid theory is nonsense … I don’t have a problem with creationism being discussed in religious education lessons but it has no place in science education … I think creationism has the potential to ruin a scientific education.”

 
Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children
 

 
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Evolution Vs. Creationism Across Canada

British Columbia
Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years: 62%

God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years: 22%

Not sure: 16%

Alberta
Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years: 48%

God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years: 35%

Not sure: 17%

Manitoba/Saskatchewan
Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years: 54%

God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years: 24%

Not sure: 23%

Ontario
Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years: 60%

God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years: 24%

Not sure: 16%

Quebec
Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years: 71%

God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years: 13%

Not sure: 16%

Atlantic Territories
Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years: 58%

God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years: 27%

Not sure: 16%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

20. Hamilton, Ont.
19. Halifax, N.S.
18. Brampton, Ont.
17. Surrey, B.C.
16. Markham, Ont.
15. Richmond, B.C.
14. Windsor, Ont.
13. Gatineau, Que.
12. Mississauga, Ont.
11. Burnaby, B.C.
10. Kitchener, Ont.
  9. Ottawa, Ont.
  8. Winnipeg, M.B.
  7. Toronto, Ont.
  6. London, Ont.
  5. Edmonton, Alta.
  4. Regina, Sask.
  3. Saskatoon, Sask.
  2. Vancouver, B.C.
  1. Calgary, Alta.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Read more at   The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Critics

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Source: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

SHORTEST HOURS: Newfoundland – 264
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 264

Number of hours needed, 1975: 227

Percentage change: 16%

Quebec – 266
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 266

Number of hours needed, 1975: 214

Percentage change: 25%

Manitoba – 366
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 366

Number of hours needed, 1975: 183

Percentage change: 100%

British Columbia – 491
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 491

Number of hours needed, 1975: 175

Percentage change: 180%

Prince Edward Island – 570
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 570

Number of hours needed, 1975: 266

Percentage change: 114%

Alberta – 577
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 577

Number of hours needed, 1975: 174

Percentage change: 231%

Nova Scotia – 606
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 606

Number of hours needed, 1975: 308

Percentage change: 97%

New Brunswick – 613
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 613

Number of hours needed, 1975: 293

Percentage change: 109%

Saskatchewan – 639
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 639

Number of hours needed, 1975: 196

Percentage change: 226%

LONGEST HOURS: Ontario – 708
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 708

Number of hours needed, 1975: 260

Percentage change: 173%

WHO PAYS THE HIGHEST TUITION?

Source: CCPA

LOWEST: Newfoundland – $2,644
Average tuition, 2013: $2,644

Average tuition, 1975: $500

Quebec – $2,653
Average tuition, 2013: $2,653

Average tuition, 1975: $532

Manitoba – $3,779
Average tuition, 2013: $3,779

Average tuition, 1975: $435

British Columbia – $5,029
Average tuition, 2013: $5,029

Average tuition, 1975: $442

Alberta – $5,670
Average tuition, 2013: $5,670

Average tuition, 1975: $415

Prince Edward Island – $5,696
Average tuition, 2013: $5,696

Average tuition, 1975: $692

New Brunswick – $6,133
Average tuition, 2013: $6,133

Average tuition, 1975: $653

Nova Scotia: $6,185
Average tuition, 2013: $6,185

Average tuition, 1975: $689

Saskatchewan – $6,394
Average tuition, 2013: $6,394

Average tuition, 1975: 479

HIGHEST: Ontario – $7,259
Average tuition, 2013: $7,259

Average tuition, 1975: $610

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you’re happy and you know it, a new report suggests you might be from Canada.

The Centre for the Study of Living Standards says more than 90 per cent of Canadians surveyed report they are either satisfied or very satisfied with their lives.

The centre tracked numbers collected by Statistics Canada in its community health survey between 2003 and 2011.

Canadians have stayed happy through that entire period, with 91 per cent reporting life satisfaction in 2003 and 92 per cent saying so last year.

SEE: Canadian cities ranked by their increase in happiness, according to the report :

 
#1:   Montreal
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.7
Per cent change since 2003: 3.4 increase
#2:   Peterborough
Life satisfaction in 2011: 94.2
Per cent change since 2003: 3.2 increase
#3:   Saint John
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.6
Per cent change since 2003: 2.9 increase
#4:   London
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.2
Per cent change since 2003: 2.5 increase
#5:   Vancouver
Life satisfaction in 2011: 92
Per cent change since 2003: 2.3 increase
#6:   Quebec City
Life satisfaction in 2011: 95.4
Per cent change since 2003: 1.9 increase
#7:   Toronto
Life satisfaction in 2011: 90.9
Per cent change since 2003: 1.8 increase
#8:   Saskatoon
Life satisfaction in 2011: 92.6
Per cent change since 2003: 1.7 increase
#9:   Ottawa – Gatineau (ON)
Life satisfaction in 2011: 92.4
Per cent change since 2003: 1.6 increase
#10:   Saguenay
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.5
Per cent change since 2003: 1.6 increase
#11:   Trois-Rivières
Life satisfaction in 2011: 95
Per cent change since 2003: 1.6 increase
#12:   Ottawa-Gatineau (General)
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.2
Per cent change since 2003: 1.5 increase
#13:   Regina
Life satisfaction in 2011: 94.3
Per cent change since 2003: 1.5 increase
#14:   Ottawa – Gatineau (QC)
Life satisfaction in 2011: 95.1
Per cent change since 2003: 1.3 increase
#15:   Moncton
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.5
Per cent change since 2003: 1.0 increase
#16:   Oshawa
Life satisfaction in 2011: 91.4
Per cent change since 2003: 1.0 increase
#17:   Hamilton
Life satisfaction in 2011: 92.1
Per cent change since 2004: 1.0 increase
#18:   Edmonton
Life satisfaction in 2011: 92.5
Per cent change since 2003: 0.7 increase
#19:   Calgary
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.3
Per cent change since 2003: 0.5 increase
#20:   St. Catherine’s – Niagara
Life satisfaction in 2011: 91.7
Per cent change since 2003: 0.3 increase
#21:   Guelph
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.0
Per cent change since 2003: 0.1 increase
#22:   Halifax
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.3
Per cent change since 2003: 0
#23:   Kelowna
Life satisfaction in 2011: 90.5
Per cent change since 2003: 0 change
#24:   Thunder Bay
Life satisfaction in 2011: 91.4
Per cent change since 2003: 0.2 decrease
#25:   Sherbrooke
Life satisfaction in 2011: 94.2
Per cent change since 2003: 0.3 decrease
#26:   Victoria
Life satisfaction in 2011: 91.9
Per cent change since 2003: 0.4 decrease
#27:   Windsor
Life satisfaction in 2011: 91.1
Per cent change since 2003: 0.4 decrease
#28:   St. John’s
Life satisfaction in 2011: 93.3
Per cent change since 2003: 0.6 decrease
#29:   Fredericton
Life satisfaction in 2011: 92.8
Per cent change since 2003: 0.9 decrease
#30:   Barrie
Life satisfaction in 2011: 90.9
Per cent change since 2003: 1.1 decrease
#31:   Greater Sudbury
Life satisfaction in 2011: 90.2
Per cent change since 2003: 1.4 decrease
#32:   Winnipeg
Life satisfaction in 2011: 90.1
Per cent change since 2003: 1.5 decrease
#33:   Abbotsford
Life satisfaction in 2011: 89.8
Per cent change since 2003: 2.1 decrease
#34:   Brantford
Life satisfaction in 2011: 88.9
Per cent change since 2003: 3.1 decrease
#35:   Kingston
Life satisfaction in 2011: 88.4
Per cent change since 2003: 3.9 decrease
#36:   Kitchener
Life satisfaction in 2011: 87.2
Per cent change since 2003: 4.4 decrease

The centre says a Gallup world poll taken in February 2012 rated Canada as the second most satisfied nation, ranked only behind Denmark.

Centre executive director Andrew Sharpe said the numbers tell a compelling story about the standard of living most Canadians enjoy.

“We do have high levels of income. We have weathered the financial crisis better than other countries of the world,” Sharpe said in a telephone interview. “We do have a good health system. We complain about it, but at least there’s full coverage of all Canadians … We do have a lot of advantages as a country.”

“I think the goal should be to improve happiness. It sounds trite, but what’s it all about? It’s about the life satisfaction of Canadians,” Sharpe said.

“I don’t want to go to complacency. ‘Oh, aren’t we great,’ therefore there are no problems in Canada. That’s not where this is going,” he said. “We can do better.”


 
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The 30 Articles of the International Declaration of Human Rights
 
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Music – Coldplay “Life in Technicolor”

Three Canadian universities rank in the top 25 worldwide when it comes to quality of education. One climbs six spots

The University of Toronto was the top Canadian institution, ranked 16th, which was one spot better than last year. The University of British Columbia and McGill University in Montreal tied for 25th place, with UBC jumping six places. Read more….

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