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FORMER SASKATOON TEACHER FOUND GUILTY OF CHILD LURING March 11, 2015 Jayson Kennard, who was accused of luring a former student, was found guilty at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. The trial centered on whether or not Kennard, 40, was aware the boy was under the age of 18 when he began sending him sexually explicit messages on Facebook. (Photo courtesy: CTV Saskatoon)
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA TO IMPLEMENT NEW SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICIES January 30, 2015 University of Ottawa’s president says he will be implementing measures to improve the school’s response to sexual harassment and violence. A task force recommended that the university begin mandatory training for all senior administration on causes and solutions to sexual violence as well as prevention and response training for athletes, coaches, new faculty and residence overseers. (Photo courtesy: Wikimedia)
YOU CAN'T GET PAID FOR EVERYTHING; DEAL WITH IT (Opinion) January 28, 2015 The government-sponsored contest to find a new logo for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration has outraged the graphic design community, or more specifically, graphic design students who feel entitled to compensation for their ideas, win or lose. But do they deserve it? (Photo courtesy: Shannon Baldwin)
RYERSON BOOKSTORE TEXTBOOK RETURN POLICY SLAMMED January 21, 2015 If you bought a textbook from the Ryerson bookstore and no longer need it, don’t expect to receive a refund. Retail management student Mat Catangui learned this lesson the hard way after purchasing his textbook only to find a used copy at a fraction of the price the next day. He returned to the bookstore, and instead of being reimbursed as he had hoped, he was given a store credit.
CANADA'S PROBLEM ACCESSING INFORMATION October 2014 Access to information is regarded as the capstone to the rights and freedoms that Canadian democracy gives its citizens. Yet, the current system in place to deal with access to information requests continues to operate in severe state of disrepair. Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault has voiced her concerns about the health of the current access to information system and how it is harming Canadians’ right of access.
ON WATCH FOR SAMSUNG'S NEW WEARABLE GADGET April 2014 The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are the two brand new smartwatches added to the Samsung family in hopes that wearable tech will help profit growth in the upcoming financial quarters. (Photo courtesy: Samsung.com)
TAI CHI SOCIETY INSPIRES LOCAL VOLUNTEERISM December 2013 It's nearly 3 p.m. and a long line of people snake up and down the alley behind the Taoist Tai Chi Society. Some have been waiting since noon. "There are too many people. This might be one of the busiest days I've seen in a while," says Steve Streadwick, today's volunteer cook. (Photo courtesy: Taoist Tai Chi Society)