By Vicky Qiao— The federal government will work to increase drug supply for COVID-19 treatment and keep researching vaccine candidates, said Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam Tuesday. At the federal briefing, reporters asked about remdesivir, an antiviral medication used to treat Canadians with severe COVID-19 symptoms. Dr.
By Vicky Qiao— When Nicole Haggerty read through the social media posts on @Iveyatthemargins, she wept. Then she started a pledge. Launched last week, the Instagram account @iveyatthemargins has shared over 200 stories from past and current students, documenting their experiences with racism, gender-based aggression and other forms of injustice.
By Monika Sidhu— Starting September 2021, students going into Grade 9 will no longer have to choose between academic or applied level math courses. Premier Doug Ford announced this during his daily briefing on Wednesday as the first step to end streaming in the first year of highschool. This past
By Monika Sidhu— As someone who has dedicated her career to education in Indigenous communities, Leslee White-Eye says she has hope for change after the Ontario Government announced it would end streaming Grade 9 students into academic or applied level courses. “It’s very difficult in the current system to move
By Hayley Tubrett— Officials at the London Food Bank say they are expecting to see an increase in people facing food insecurity once CERB comes to an end. Numbers of people using food banks have been down since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, said co-director Glen Pearson. The London Food Bank
By Vicky Qiao— A group of King’s students are petitioning Western University to stop a planned hike on international tuition fees. The petition has received over 460 signatures on change.org over the past week. “As the whole world is in the middle of a pandemic, everyone has been affected financially,
By Hayley Tubrett — Prime Minister Trudeau said the government made the right decision taking on the debt of Canadians in today’s press briefing. The Prime Minister said 11 million Canadians received financial aid either through the Canada Emergency Response Benefits plan (CERB) or a wage subsidy. He said without
Monika Sidhu — A Peel Region group focused on social justice held an online workshop this week to help people understand what abolition means when it comes to policing. Acknowledging that while there have been calls to “abolish” and “defund” the police, many people have difficulty wrapping their heads around