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Pink Shirt Day 2021 Campaign focused on high levels of cyberbullying

The switch from in-class to virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented teachers, students and families with some unique challenges. And unfortunately, staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston (BGCK) say one of them is a marked increase in cyberbullying. “With everything moving online, we have been

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RMC sending students home for remainder of term

The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) will be sending cadets home for the remainder of the term on Thanksgiving weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-year students had been brought to campus in order to undergo some of the basic training necessary to begin their studies and training

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COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens on Queen’s University Campus

A new satellite COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Queen’s University is opening this week as part of the University’s ongoing efforts to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston. The Assessment Centre is located adjacent to Student Wellness Services in Mitchell Hall. Operated by Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the facility has

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Queen’s addresses tuition costs during remote course delivery

For the past few months, thousands of students across Ontario have taken to social media, expressing confusion over why tuition costs will remain the same when most courses are being delivered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Kingston, a number of Queen’s University students have done the same.

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Details from the LDSB on the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year

Following a special meeting of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, The Kingstonist interviewed Board Director Krishna Burra. The interview took place on a packed news day, with two other major developments in Ontario education on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. In the early afternoon, Ontario’s

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ALCDSB releases statement on report cards and upcoming school year

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) released information on how report cards are going to work and an update on the upcoming school year in statements made on Thursday, Jun 25, and Friday, Jun. 26, 2020.  According to a letter addressed to parents, they will be receiving

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Queen’s shares residence update for first-year undergraduates

Queen’s University has confirmed that up to 2,300 students will be able to live in on-campus residences this fall, while maintaining compliance with physical distancing and public health requirements. “This is approximately 50 per cent of our normal capacity, therefore not every first-year student will be able to live in

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Opinion: Ontario education replacing ‘3 Rs’ with ‘3 Ss’ – surf, stream, and share

The structure of Ontario’s Kindergarten to grade 12 schools and Ontario public education is in the process of a sea-change, and not just as a result of school site closings and the COVID-19 pandemic. The global influence of technology and the implementation of access to increasingly sophisticated and comprehensive local,

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