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Religion, translation, Orientalists, purity and danger: ACIS in Prato

The keynote speakers at the ACIS Prato conference in July have very generously allowed us access to the videos of their presentations. Maurizio Isabella (QMUL), … 1,099 more words

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'Fear is the greatest factor:' Survey finds Canadians worry about rise of racism against Muslims

CALGARY — A survey suggests Canadians have a generally positive impression of Muslims but that view doesn’t apply to some of the religion’s leadership and beliefs. 501 more words


It adds up: The reason students' math scores are higher in Quebec than in the rest of Canada

MONTREAL — Ontario needn’t look too far to find ideas on how to improve its students’ math scores after Premier Kathleen Wynne’s announcement Wednesday her government would begin public consultations to overhaul the school curriculum. 521 more words


Languages and sciences a primary focus at AvH

At AvH, we consider learning a lifelong process. Our goal is to develop our students’ natural abilities and talents to enable them to meet the challenges of the future as multilingual, open-minded, self-confident citizens of the world. 510 more words


Josh Dehaas: Ontario doesn't need another Francophone university. Why is Wynne promising one?

Last fall, I spent a weekend reporting from a student recruitment fair in Beijing. Representatives of Toronto’s York University and Sudbury’s Laurentian University were all there, down in the basement of the China National Convention Center, handing out flyers in Mandarin and desperately trying to convince Chinese students to travel halfway across the planet to come to their schools. 772 more words

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An increase in Ontario francophones leads to the opening of new French-language schools

Two new elementary schools in Brampton and Etobicoke will make it easier for local francophone families to educate their children in French, and for their children to become truly bilingual. 705 more words


'You would never find this kind of lunacy in Paris': German MP driven 'up the wall' when waiters only speak English

By Justin Huggler

BERLIN — One of Germany’s most prominent politicians has spoken out about the increasing use of the English language and called for a crackdown. 445 more words